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With in-depth cooking articles and step-by-step cooking videos, we’ll help you learn more about how to cook great food at home. Master cooking techniques that will make you successful in the kitchen, and take a closer look at some of our favorite ingredients. Learn everything from how to cure meats to making cheese at home, plus find Test Kitchen-approved techniques for getting tricky treats like hollandaise sauce and flaky pie crust to turn out perfectly.

Splash-Free Cherry Pitting

When pitting cherries with a handheld pitter, the juice usually splatters everywhere— especially on your apron and clothes, potentially staining them. Here's a less-mess way to pit cherries.

Platter Protection for Grilling

Why use two dishes and/or make two trips in and out of the kitchen when grilling? Here's a way to reuse the same platter for both raw and cooked meats.

Whipped Cream Stand-In

Most people don’t keep heavy cream on hand for whipping, but almost all of us have vanilla ice cream. Here's how you can turn ice cream into whipped cream in minutes.

How to Make Grease-Less Meatloaf

Meatloaf is notorious for being greasy when cooked in a loaf pan; it basically just sits in its own fat and cooks! Here's a simple trick to reduce the grease in your homemade meatloaf.

How to Make a Cake Collar for Decorating

Frosting a cake can be hard enough without having to clean the serving plate afterwards! To keep your cake plate clean while frosting, use this simple trick with parchment paper.

How to Make a DIY Pastry Bag

Here's an easy way to make a homemade pastry/piping bag out of something you probably already have in your kitchen! Perfect for all your frosting, filling, and piping needs.

Uses for Non-Skid Liner

Chop safer and more efficiently with this simple tip to keep your cutting boards from slipping and sliding. You can also use this handly liner to keep your foods safe when transporting in the car.

How to Evenly Cook Asparagus

Overcooked asparagus is a sad, mushy occasion! Here's a simple trick to ensure your steamed asparagus turns out perfectly every time.

How to Store Ice Cream to Prevent Ice Crystals

After you've opened a carton of ice cream, ice crystals quickly form on top which can ruin the texture of frozen dessert. Here's a simple way to prevent those pesky crystals from appearing!

Use a Cooling Rack for Bulk Dicing

Dicing and chopping eggs for salads like macaroni, potato, or egg can be time-intensive. Use a common kitchen item to help speed up the process!