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If you're looking to become a better cook, you've hit the jackpot with our extensive guide on how to cook. In our decades of cooking in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen, we've learned a thing or two -- and we're happy to share our tips on how to cook like a pro. We have cooking charts, essential for times and temperatures you need to know to cook meat, poultry, and vegetables to perfection. There are tips for testing doneness, too, in case you lose track of time. All cooking pros know how to improvise; if you run out of an ingredient in the middle of cooking, you can still pull off a delicious dish with help from our substitutions and equivalents guide. Adjusting recipes is especially important in high-altitude cooking, which often involves different recipe requirements -- we've got a guide for that, too. We also have fantastic how-to videos that allow you to see skills in action. Watch to learn how to master all kinds of kitchen skills, from basic to complex.

Vegetable Smoothie Recipes

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How to Make Alfredo Sauce

With just a handful of ingredients, 30 minutes, and a bit of know-how, you can...

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Maple syrup provides a sweet coating to this quick chicken main dish recipe....

14 Veggie-Rich Recipes

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10 Surprising Things to Do with Ripe Bananas

Banana bread, begone! There are so many other options for those ripe bananas o...

How to Boil Chicken Breasts

Make versatile boiled chicken breasts your go-to ingredient to get dinner on...

White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

A basic shortbread recipe requires nothing more than butter, flour, and sugar....

How to Cook Beef Tenderloin

The tenderloin is the gold standard of beef cuts. It's tender, versatile, and...

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy or Crispy

Weve got the best-ever chocolate chip cookie recipe for you! Get our tips for...

How to Make Rolled-Out Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a holiday staplemake your best-ever sugar cookie recipe with...

How to Melt Chocolate to Make Dipped Cookies

Make pretty decorated cookies with little effort. Melted chocolate adds a...

How To Cook Salmon

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How to Roast Vegetables

Roasting vegetables in a very hot oven gives them a caramelized exterior and...

How to Make Homemade Eggnog

When the holidays come around, treat your family and friends to homemade eggno...

Lemon Lime Bars

Be sure to pour the lemon filling over the crust immediately after you take it...

How to Oven-Bake Chicken Legs and Chicken Quarters

Baked chicken legs are the ultimate in effortless, budget-friendly cooking....

How to Cook Ham

Learn about the different types of ham -- and get step-by-step instructions on...

How to Make Fried Chicken

Homemade fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for a casual...

How to Make Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate takes 15 minutes or less -- the creamy-rich flavor is...

Canning Recipes

Discover the art of canning with one of our homemade canning recipes, includin...

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