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Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Published: December 2010
Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Come holiday time, the oven is prime real estate. So we asked another appliance …
Pigs in a Blanket
Published: December 2010
Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket made from scratch? Absolutely. They’re worlds better, plus you…
Hazelnut-Lemon Curd Kisses
Published: December 2010
Hazelnut-Lemon Curd Kisses
We took the best part of a lemon meringue pie and ported it over to a cookie.
Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwiches
Published: December 2010
Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwiches
Why have just one cookie when you can make a sandwich?
Sparkling Coffee Snowflakes
Published: December 2010
Sparkling Coffee Snowflakes
Shortbread cookies are okay. Shortbread cookies infused with coffee are better.
Mama's Gumdrop Cookies
Published: December 2010
Mama's Gumdrop Cookies
The secret to this unique holiday cookie is in the candy aisle.
Eggnog Snickerdoodles
Published: December 2010
Eggnog Snickerdoodles
Combining cookies with eggnog—we wish we’d thought of this sooner.
Nutty Chocolate-Raspberry Thumbprints
Published: December 2010
Nutty Chocolate-Raspberry Thumbprints
Chocolate, raspberries, and toasted pecans. How could we go wrong?
Skillet Green Beans and Pearl Onions
Published: December 2010
Skillet Green Beans and Pearl Onions
We wanted crisp-tender beans and nicely browned onions--and we wanted them at th…
Italian-Style Pork Chops
Published: December 2010
Italian-Style Pork Chops
Pork chops don’t have to be a boring weeknight last resort.
Five-Alarm Chili
Published: December 2010
Five-Alarm Chili
Good chili doesn’t have to take a whole afternoon.
Chicken Adobo
Published: December 2010
Chicken Adobo
Finally: an adobo sauce that can be made for a weeknight dinner.
Chicken Normandy
Published: December 2010
Chicken Normandy
With a little help, even bland chicken breasts can be a crowd-pleaser.
Balsamic Steak with Roasted Tomato Salad
Published: December 2010
Balsamic Steak with Roasted Tomato Salad
A good steak is nothing without the right accompanying side dish.
Creamy Pasta with Lemon-Pepper Chicken
Published: December 2010
Creamy Pasta with Lemon-Pepper Chicken
We gave weeknight pasta a citrusy makeover.
White Bean Soup with Rosemary Croutons
Published: December 2010
White Bean Soup with Rosemary Croutons
We wanted the slow-cooked flavor of a great white bean soup, but we wanted it re…
Mustard-Onion Pork Cutlets
Published: December 2010
Mustard-Onion Pork Cutlets
Pork cutlets may cook up fast, but they need a little help in the flavor departm…
Chocolate Snowball Cake
Published: December 2010
Chocolate Snowball Cake
What’s wrong with a giant snowball? Absolutely nothing.
Reduced-Fat Beef Stroganoff
Published: December 2010
Reduced-Fat Beef Stroganoff
When the main ingredients are beef and sour cream, is it even possible to cut th…
Classic Cheddar Cheese Ball
Published: December 2010
Classic Cheddar Cheese Ball
Admit it—you like ’em. Well, you’ll love ours.
Grandma's Roast Beef with Gravy
Published: December 2010
Grandma's Roast Beef with Gravy
We wanted a recipe that could hold its own when compared with Grandma’s Sunday b…
Butter-Roasted Potatoes
Published: December 2010
Butter-Roasted Potatoes
How do you get rich, buttery flavor in every bite of potato?
Yorkshire Pudding
Published: December 2010
Yorkshire Pudding
Could we re-create this giant, meaty-tasting popover without the drippings?
Garlic Knots
Published: December 2010
Garlic Knots
Making this popular pizzeria treat at home gave us a chance to add real garlic f…
Chicken Riggies
Published: December 2010
Chicken Riggies
In Utica, New York, this spicy chicken pasta dish is so popular that it has its …
Utica Greens
Published: December 2010
Utica Greens
The cooks who invented riggies also love hearty vegetable dishes.
Herb Roast Chicken
Published: December 2010
Herb Roast Chicken
What’s the key to getting herb flavor into the chicken? Pass the salt.
Pancake Mixes
Published: December 2010
Pancake Mixes
What’s the secret to the best from-the-box pancakes? Here’s a hint: They don’t m…
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Homemade Stuffing Mix
Published: December 2010
Homemade Stuffing Mix
Stuffing mix from a box is predictably bad but convenient. By making our own, co…
Beef Rouladen
Published: December 2010
Beef Rouladen
Beef stuffed with bacon, mustard, onion, and pickles—what’s not to love?
Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Stew
Published: December 2010
Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Stew
Dumping a pile of ingredients into a slow cooker, waiting a few hours, and calli…
New Mexican Pork Stew (Posole)
Published: December 2010
New Mexican Pork Stew (Posole)
If you’re from New Mexico, you already know posole. For everyone else, the intro…
8-inch Flour Tortillas
Published: December 2010
8-inch Flour Tortillas
Homemade tortillas are not as difficult as you think.
Lane Cake
Published: December 2010
Lane Cake
You shouldn’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy this Southern special…
Morning Buns
Published: December 2010
Morning Buns
Decadent cinnamon buns meet flaky croissant pastry.
Ballpark Pigs in a Blanket
Published: December 2010
Ballpark Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket made from scratch? Absolutely. They’re worlds better, plus you…
Published: December 2010
Cheddar and Salsa Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket made from scratch? Absolutely. They’re worlds better, plus you…
Long-Slot Toasters
Published: February 2019
Long-Slot Toasters
With plenty of room for big bagels and oversize artisan breads, long-slot toaste…
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Published: December 2010
Everything-Bagel Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket made from scratch? Absolutely. They’re worlds better, plus you…
Bacon-Ranch Cheese Ball
Published: December 2010
Bacon-Ranch Cheese Ball
Admit it--you like 'em. And you'll love ours.
Published: December 2010
Beer Cheese Ball
Admit it—you like ’em. Well, you’ll love ours.
Antipasto Cheese Ball
Published: December 2010
Antipasto Cheese Ball
Admit it—you like ’em. Well, you’ll love ours.
Lemon-Herb Goat Cheese Ball
Published: December 2010
Lemon-Herb Goat Cheese Ball
Admit it—you like ’em. Well, you’ll love ours.
Cake Carriers
Published: December 2010
Cake Carriers
Take your cake on the road and a frosting-smeared trunk (or lap) is guaranteed.…
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Blackberry Bliss Bars
Published: December 2010
Blackberry Bliss Bars
The ultimate holiday cookie should have a little bit of everything.
Published: December 2010
Olives
All olives are harvested from October to January, whatever the variety. The time…
Published: December 2010
Freezer Bags vs. Regular Storage Bags
Besides the price, what is the difference between freezer and regular zipper loc…
Published: December 2010
Keys to Successful Slow Cooking
Here are the test kitchen’s keys to success—discovered over years of developing …
Published: December 2010
Vinegar in Pie Crust
 Why do some pie crust recipes call for vinegar?
Published: December 2010
Sugar in Brines
What does sugar do in a brine?
Published: December 2010
Boiling Vegetables with Baking Soda
We’ve heard the claim that baking soda is sometimes used when boiling vegetables…
Published: December 2010
Sour Milk
Although some old cake recipes call for “sour milk, ” this doesn’t mean that you…
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