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Test Kitchen Tips & Tricks

Cooking how-tos and advice from the most trusted kitchen in the South.

Put Up Your Peas! | We love seasonal field peas so much, we think they should be enjoyed year round. Use this test kitchen tip for freezing field peas in your kitchen and enjoy these little treasures for months to come. |

How To Boil Eggs | Like steak, eggs have different degrees of doneness. Boiling eggs is all about the timing. Here in the Test Kitchen we cooked dozens of eggs in search of the most consistently tender whites and evenly cooked yolks. |

How To Boil Eggs | Use our tips to learn how to boil and peel eggs so that they come out perfectly every time.

▶ Easy Ways to Freeze Soups & Stews | Brr it's getting cold out there! Learn the best way to freeze big batches of soups and stews with these easy steps. |

Two-Alarm Deep Fried Turkey | Whether adorning your holiday table or pleasing a crowd for a party, learn how to deep-fry your own turkey in four steps. |

Make a perfect pie with these simple steps to fit a homemade or refrigerated crust. |

Easy Freezer Meals | Use this simple, plan-ahead cooking strategy to save time and money with your freezer. |

How To Freeze Soup | Leftover soup will last up to 3 days in the fridge or up to 1 month in the freezer. Follow these steps on how to freeze soup so you'll be set all winter long. |

The Easiest Way to Freeze Casseroles | This tip on how to freeze a casserole will free up your baking dishes and help you stock your freezer with ease. |

Learn how to carve a chicken with this easy step-by-step guide.

How To Pound Chicken Cutlets | Learn how to pound chicken cutlets with this tip from Test Kitchen Director Robby Melvin. |

How To Use a Japanese Mandolin Slicer | Learn how to slice vegetables with a Japanese mandolin with this tip from Test Kitchen Director Robby Melvin. |

  • Anita Frank

    Can't believe this guy is showing how to use a mandolin without using a guard. Stupid.

  • Lindsay Coburn

    Amen to that! I had an unfortunate incident doing that myself, last year... I ended up spending a good portion of my night in Urgent Care. Ha! Rookie mistake.

  • Jennifer Nenni

    ITA....not showing the hand guard? I severely cut my thumb by NOT using a hand guard. Three trips to urgent care, $100's in guaze, and nearly 14 weeks of having my thumb continually wrapped. My thumb will be forever numb and misshaped!

How To Make a Smoky Dry Rub | Learn how to make a smoky dry rub with this tip from Test Kitchen Specialist Pam Lolley. |

How To Baste with Fresh Herbs | Learn how to baste using fresh herbs with this tip from Test Kitchen Specialist Pam Lolley. |

How To Cheat Ribs in the Oven | Learn how to cook delicious smoked ribs in the oven with this how to video from Test Kitchen Specialist Pam Lolley. |

How To Cut Watermelon Steaks | Learn how to cut watermelon steaks with this tip from Test Kitchen Director Robby Melvin. |

How To Make Patchwork Cobbler | Watch the Test Kitchen make this sweet Southern dessert. |

How To Make Candied Jalapeños | Watch the Test Kitchen make our new go-to summer condiment. |

How To Make Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole | Watch the Test Kitchen make this classic squash casserole. |

How To Make Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad | Watch the Test Kitchen prepare this Southern staple. |

How To Make Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken | Watch the Test Kitchen prepare this Southern Classic. |

  • Katie White

    I saw this in my Southern Living magazine the other day when it came in the mail...can't wait to try this one!

How To Fry Chicken | Follow our four-step guide for perfectly seasoned and evenly cooked fried chicken every time. |

How To Make Lemon-Coconut Cake | Follow along and see how easy it is to make this gorgeous white cake. |

How To Fry Okra | Fried okra is a time-honored Southern tradition. Learn how to make this tasty classic in four easy steps. |