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Brown-Eyed Susan Cake
Published: October 2005
Brown-Eyed Susan Cake
In the 1950s, garden-themed cakes started cropping up in cookbooks like wildflow…
Published: October 2005
Brown-Sugar-Glazed Winter Squash
Roasted, glazed squash sometimes turns out soggy, stringy, and burnt. We wanted …
Split-Pea Soup with Ham
Published: October 2005
Split-Pea Soup with Ham
Don't have a leftover ham bone? No problem. Just buy a precooked ham steak.
Individual Mochaccino Bread Puddings
Published: October 2005
Individual Mochaccino Bread Puddings
Bread pudding should be simple, but it doesn't have to be plain.
After-Hours Southern Pecan Praline Pie
Published: October 2005
After-Hours Southern Pecan Praline Pie
We wanted to make a foolproof pecan praline pie with true Southern flavor-not ju…
Southern Pecan Praline Pie
Published: October 2005
Southern Pecan Praline Pie
We wanted to make a foolproof pecan praline pie with true Southern flavor-not ju…
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Published: October 2005
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Scalloped potatoes are often heavy and bland. We wanted a dish not overly rich a…
Savory Cheese Muffins
Published: October 2005
Savory Cheese Muffins
Replace sugar with cheese for an easy alternative to rolls. For a double dose of…
Down 'n' Dirty Rice
Published: October 2005
Down 'n' Dirty Rice
Dirty rice gets its name from chicken giblets, livers, and hearts. But we wanted…
Quick Jus
Published: October 2005
Quick Jus
No French Dip Sandwiches are complete without Jus for dipping.
French Dip Sandwiches
Published: October 2005
French Dip Sandwiches
Our hands-down favorite use for leftover roast beef is French Dip sandwiches. Bu…
Sunday-Best Garlic Roast Beef
Published: October 2005
Sunday-Best Garlic Roast Beef
We wanted to find an alternative to prime rib that's less expensive and faster t…
Chutney Cheese Rounds
Published: October 2005
Chutney Cheese Rounds
These Asian-inspired appetizers are sure to please any party.
Gingered Shrimp Toasts
Published: October 2005
Gingered Shrimp Toasts
These Asian-inspired appetizers are sure to please any party.
Sesame Chicken Bites
Published: October 2005
Sesame Chicken Bites
These Asian-inspired appetizers are sure to please any party.
Asparagus Puffs
Published: October 2005
Asparagus Puffs
Lighter fare doesn't have to lose any taste-these appetizers are the perfect lig…
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Published: October 2005
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Lighter fare doesn't have to lose any taste-these appetizers are the perfect lig…
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Published: October 2005
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Lighter fare doesn't have to lose any taste-these appetizers are the perfect lig…
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Published: October 2005
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Any fiesta needs appetizers-and this crowd-pleaser is packed with flavor.
Stuffed Jalapeños
Published: October 2005
Stuffed Jalapeños
Any fiesta needs appetizers-and these bite-sized crowd-pleasers are packed with …
Crispy Mexican Bites
Published: October 2005
Crispy Mexican Bites
Any fiesta needs appetizers-and these bite-sized crowd-pleasers are packed with …
Creamy Beet Spread with Endive Leaves
Published: October 2005
Creamy Beet Spread with Endive Leaves
These small bites are perfect for a cocktail party celebrating any occasion or h…
Baked Brie Cups
Published: October 2005
Baked Brie Cups
These small bites are perfect for a cocktail party celebrating any occasion or h…
Roast Beef Canapés
Published: October 2005
Roast Beef Canapés
Quick party foods for an elegant evening.
Smoky Joes
Published: October 2005
Smoky Joes
We wanted to revamp the classic sloppy joe recipe to be a little less sweet and …
Sloppy Josés
Published: October 2005
Sloppy Josés
We wanted to revamp the classic sloppy joe recipe to be a little less sweet and …
Published: October 2005
Sloppy Janes
We wanted to revamp the classic sloppy joe recipe to be a little less sweet and …
Sloppy Joes
Published: October 2005
Sloppy Joes
We wanted to revamp the classic sloppy joe recipe to be a little less sweet and …
Country French Pork Chops
Published: October 2005
Country French Pork Chops
This dinner is elegant enough to serve to company and simple enough for any nigh…
Spicy Beef and Noodles
Published: October 2005
Spicy Beef and Noodles
Save money and time by making this Chinese restaurant favorite at home.
Spicy Baked Shrimp
Published: October 2005
Spicy Baked Shrimp
We wanted to add a shrimp dish to our weeknight repertoire, and spicy, crunchy, …
Easy Tortilla Casserole
Published: October 2005
Easy Tortilla Casserole
We spiced up a boring casserole with Mexican flavors and still kept it simple en…
Harvest Supper Salad with Smoked Turkey and Apples
Published: October 2005
Harvest Supper Salad with Smoked Turkey and Apples
Bring all the flavors of fall together with this delicious, hearty, and simple s…
Hearty Fisherman's Stew
Published: October 2005
Hearty Fisherman's Stew
Stews are perfect for cool, crisp autumn days, but recipes usually call for long…
Cheesy Ravioli Bake
Published: October 2005
Cheesy Ravioli Bake
Baked pasta dishes are warm and inviting dinners, but can they be quick too? Our…
Chicken Cutlets with Bacon, Rosemary, and Lemon
Published: October 2005
Chicken Cutlets with Bacon, Rosemary, and Lemon
Chicken cutlets are a weeknight dinner staple, but the same tired flavor combina…
Monterey Melts
Published: October 2005
Monterey Melts
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good …
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
Published: October 2005
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good …
Little Italy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Published: October 2005
Little Italy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good …
Windy City Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Published: October 2005
Windy City Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good …
Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Published: October 2005
Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good …
Marmalade-Glazed Pork Roast with Parsnips and Onions
Published: October 2005
Marmalade-Glazed Pork Roast with Parsnips and Onions
Roast pork can be dry and usually needs gravy. But this doesn't have to be the c…
Sugar and Spice Apple Turnovers
Published: October 2005
Sugar and Spice Apple Turnovers
Store-bought puff pastry makes great turnovers if the dough is rolled thin, kept…
Easy Apple Turnovers
Published: October 2005
Easy Apple Turnovers
Apple turnover recipes often result in soggy pastry and leaky filling. We wanted…
Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing
Published: October 2005
Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing
We wanted a stuffing that was rich enough and packed with enough flavor that it …
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
Published: October 2005
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
We wanted a stuffing that was rich enough and packed with enough flavor that it …
Peppermint-Surprise Brownie Bites
Published: October 2005
Peppermint-Surprise Brownie Bites
If you're like us, you tend to buy Halloween candy that you wouldn't mind snacki…
M&M Clusters
Published: October 2005
M&M Clusters
If you're like us, you tend to buy Halloween candy that you wouldn't mind snacki…
Candy-Coated Caramel Apples
Published: October 2005
Candy-Coated Caramel Apples
If you're like us, you tend to buy Halloween candy that you wouldn't mind snacki…
Caramel Turtles
Published: October 2005
Caramel Turtles
If you're like us, you tend to buy Halloween candy that you wouldn't mind snacki…
Published: October 2005
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Snickers Bar Sauce
If you're like us, you tend to buy Halloween candy that you wouldn't mind snacki…
Fiery Oven-Fried Chicken
Published: October 2005
Fiery Oven-Fried Chicken
Crunchy-coated fried chicken is utterly irresistible, but it can be a real pain.…
Oven-Fried Chicken
Published: October 2005
Oven-Fried Chicken
Crunchy-coated fried chicken is utterly irresistible, but it can be a real pain.…
Quaker Bonnet Biscuits
Published: October 2005
Quaker Bonnet Biscuits
An old-fashioned recipe turns out to combine the convenience of biscuits with th…
Spicy Tuna Sauce
Published: October 2005
Spicy Tuna Sauce
This chunky sauce is best served with penne or ziti.
Artichoke Alfredo Sauce
Published: October 2005
Artichoke Alfredo Sauce
Artichoke hearts add another dimension to classic Italian Alfredo sauce.
Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Sauce
Published: October 2005
Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Sauce
A unique take on red sauce that doesn't need to rely on meat for flavor.
Cream Sauce with Sausage and Peas
Published: October 2005
Cream Sauce with Sausage and Peas
This quick pasta sauce pairs well with farfalle, or small shells, which cradle t…
Garden Pesto Sauce
Published: October 2005
Garden Pesto Sauce
Basil teams up with almonds, capers, anchovies, and tomatoes for a new twist on …
Published: September 2002
Does "Enhanced Pork" Mean Better?
The pork industry has introduced a product called “enhanced pork"—is it better t…
Published: October 2005
The Best Way to Cook Rice
Ever wondered how to cook rice so that the grains stay separate even when they c…
Published: October 2005
How to Cook Pasta
For perfect pasta, follow these test kitchen cooking guidelines.
Published: October 2005
Substituting Canned Beans For Dried
Is it wise to substitute canned beans for dried?
Published: October 2005
Packaged Chopped Nuts vs. Fresh Chopped Nuts
Could our tasters tell the difference?
Published: October 2005
Puff Pastry Tips
Here are some tips from the test kitchen for working with puff pastry.
Published: October 2005
Baking Blind
Here’s the test kitchen’s method for blind baking (or prebaking) a pie shell.
Published: October 2005
Hydrating Pie Dough
Keeping pie dough moist is the key to keeping cracks and crumbles at bay. 
Published: October 2005
How to Form a Single Crust
Here’s our simple, three-step method for forming a single pie crust in the pan.
Published: October 2005
Turkey Cooking Times
For perfectly done turkey, follow these guidelines—and always temp the turkey wi…
Published: October 2005
Juicing Lemons
Here are the test kitchen’s tips for getting the most juice out of lemons.
Indoor Grills
Published: October 2005
Indoor Grills
Does the champ reign supreme? We grilled hamburgers, salmon, zucchini, grilled c…
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