Holiday Cooking Skills
Feel a little bewildered when it comes to carving a turkey, making gravy, or baking layer cakes? Learn these essential holiday cooking skills from our experts.
Carving a Turkey
Carving a turkey properly is an essential skill for getting the most meat possible from your bird.
Preparing a Turkey for Roasting
Your Thanksgiving turkey will be juicy and flavorful when you follow these tips for preparing a turkey for roasting.
Gravy is a key part of most holiday tables—and making your own is easier than you may think.
Decorating Gingerbread Houses
How to Make Royal Icing
Royal icing is an essential part of holiday baking, and oh so simple to make yourself.
Learn how to decorate gorgeous iced Christmas cookies.
Making a Spice Bag
Make your own spice bag for using in mulled wines or spiced ciders.
Making a Layer Cake
Learn tips for baking the perfect holiday layer cake.
How to Make a Pie Crust
While storebought pie crusts make a nice pie, it's so satisfying to make your own pastry crust. Learn how with this step-by-step video.
How to Freeze Cookie Dough
Freezing cookie dough ahead of time makes holiday cooking baking a truly stress-free activity. Our tips make freezing dough easy as pie.