How to Properly Set a Table for a Gathering of Any Size

Rejoice! Dinner gatherings are gently making their way back into our lives, albeit in smaller format, thanks to the lovely folks behind the vaccine rollout—you know the ones. Those of us accustomed to regularly welcoming friends and family into …

Rejoice! Dinner gatherings are gently making their way back into our lives, albeit in smaller format, thanks to the lovely folks behind the vaccine rollout—you know the ones. Those of us accustomed to regularly welcoming friends and family into our homes have surely been suffering this past year, missing the act of refilling wine glasses and setting dishes out on the table with a flourish—not to mention raucous dinner table conversation. With the increase of vaccinations and easing of the weather, there’s a good chance of gathering with loved ones on the forecast this summer.

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How to Make Mozzarella at Home

Dear Test Kitchen is back for season 2 and ready to take on all your kitchen conundrums. In this episode, Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen and cheese expert Elena Santogade are whipping up a batch of perfect, creamy fresh mozzarella. Watch them mix, st…

Dear Test Kitchen is back for season 2 and ready to take on all your kitchen conundrums. In this episode, Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen and cheese expert Elena Santogade are whipping up a batch of perfect, creamy fresh mozzarella. Watch them mix, stir, and stretch in the video above, then follow the step-by-step guide below to do it at home, and read on for the recipe at the very bottom.

How to Make Fresh Mozzarella at Home

 

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How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

Everyone loves a good jack-o-lantern, but not everyone feels confident about carving a pumpkin. We get it—sharp objects, tough gourds, the whole thing is a little risky. And even if you manage not to lose a finger, there’s the questions of the artistry…

Everyone loves a good jack-o-lantern, but not everyone feels confident about carving a pumpkin. We get it—sharp objects, tough gourds, the whole thing is a little risky. And even if you manage not to lose a finger, there's the questions of the artistry itself.

Enter our friends Marc and Chris, also known as the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, who were happy to show us how the pros do it. They were full of useful facts about fall's favorite squash, and had a bunch of tips for making your jack-o-lanterns last longer.

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