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