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Elbow Macaroni
Published: August 2008
Elbow Macaroni
One candidate nudged out the rest of the competition.
Buy the Winner
Published: August 2008
Low-Fat New England Clam Chowder with Fresh Clams
Heavy cream and bacon are the main sources of flavor-and fat-in this classic sou…
Published: August 2008
Spanish Pudding
This reader submission was served as a dessert for the children at Thanksgiving.
Thai-Style Grilled Chicken Breasts
Published: August 2008
Thai-Style Grilled Chicken Breasts
Thai flavors breathe new life into this typically bland dinner entrée.
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Homemade Steak Sauce
Published: August 2008
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Homemade Steak Sauce
These easy grilled rib-eyes become extra special when dressed with a homemade st…
Steak Quesadillas with Roasted Peppers and Boursin
Published: August 2008
Steak Quesadillas with Roasted Peppers and Boursin
We took a restaurant appetizer favorite and made it a deliciously simple dinner …
Mediterranean Chicken Breasts
Published: August 2008
Mediterranean Chicken Breasts
Refreshing Mediterranean flavors breathe new life into this usually humdrum entr…
Pan-Seared Cod with Herb Butter Sauce
Published: August 2008
Pan-Seared Cod with Herb Butter Sauce
Using only a few pantry ingredients, we dress up tender cod fillets for a delici…
Rum-Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Published: August 2008
Rum-Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Flavors of early fall combine in a simple glaze to compliment our easy pork tend…
Tex Mex Burgers
Published: August 2008
Tex Mex Burgers
Adding south-of-the-border flavors only improved our easy, homemade burger recip…
Creamy Chicken Fettuccine
Published: August 2008
Creamy Chicken Fettuccine
We wanted to refresh this classic pasta dish and make it a worthwhile addition t…
Published: August 2008
Five-Alarm BBQ Sauce
This great-tasting, no-cook barbecue sauce can baste barbecued chicken, dress up…
Published: August 2008
Chinese-Style BBQ Sauce
This great-tasting, no-cook barbecue sauce can baste barbecued chicken, dress up…
Published: August 2008
Honey-Scallion Barbecue Sauce
This great-tasting, no-cook barbecue sauce can baste barbecued chicken, dress up…
Published: August 2008
Basic Pantry BBQ Sauce
This great-tasting, no-cook barbecue sauce can baste barbecued chicken, dress up…
Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
Published: August 2008
Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
Our version of the classic Italian trifle fills a ring of coffee-soaked lady fin…
Millionaire Pie
Published: August 2008
Millionaire Pie
This pie is so named because it's rich (from eggs and cream), it's gold (from lo…
Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake
Published: August 2008
Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake
A sweet-tart lemon sheet cake holds a lot of promise as a light summer dessert-b…
Curried Rice Salad
Published: August 2008
Curried Rice Salad
Adding bold flavors to rice salad won't camouflage mushy or starchy grains.
Grilled Sesame Asparagus
Published: August 2008
Grilled Sesame Asparagus
When it comes to grilled asparagus, don't get burned by a sugary glaze with very…
Published: August 2008
Lemon-Thyme Wood-Grilled Salmon
Salmon grilled directly on a cedar plank is a Northwest favorite. But can you en…
BBQ Wood-Grilled Salmon
Published: August 2008
BBQ Wood-Grilled Salmon
Salmon grilled directly on a cedar plank is a Northwest favorite. But can you en…
Published: August 2008
Chinese-Style Wood-Grilled Salmon
Salmon grilled directly on a cedar plank is a Northwest favorite. But can you en…
Wood-Grilled Salmon
Published: August 2008
Wood-Grilled Salmon
Salmon grilled directly on a cedar plank is a Northwest favorite. But can you en…
Greek-Style Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Published: August 2008
Greek-Style Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stuffing chicken breasts and grilling them over a smoky fire sounds like a great…
Published: August 2008
Tex Mex Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stuffing chicken breasts and grilling them over a smoky fire sounds like a great…
Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Published: August 2008
Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stuffing chicken breasts and grilling them over a smoky fire sounds like a great…
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Published: August 2008
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Great strawberry margaritas start with real strawberries-and lots of them.
Drunken Beans
Published: August 2008
Drunken Beans
Beans cooked with smoky pork, spices, and beer should be flavorful, but many rec…
Shredded Barbecued Beef
Published: August 2008
Shredded Barbecued Beef
Barbecuing a beef roast until it's smoky and tender sounds like a great idea. Bu…
Creamy Peppercorn Dressing
Published: August 2008
Creamy Peppercorn Dressing
We set out to make a dressing that actually tasted like pepper-without the burn.
Published: August 2008
Barbecued Chicken Skillet Pizza
Homemade pizza in just 30 minutes sounds like an impossibility. But with a littl…
Published: August 2008
Provolone, Olive, and Spicy Pepper Skillet Pizza
Homemade pizza in just 30 minutes sounds like an impossibility. But with a littl…
Published: August 2008
Fontina, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Skillet Pizza
Homemade pizza in just 30 minutes sounds like an impossibility. But with a littl…
Skillet Pizza
Published: August 2008
Skillet Pizza
Homemade pizza in just 30 minutes sounds like an impossibility. But with a littl…
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad
Published: August 2008
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad
In the heat of summer, a cool pasta salad tossed with a light, fresh vegetable p…
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Salad
Published: August 2008
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Salad
In the heat of summer, a cool pasta salad tossed with a light, fresh vegetable p…
Lemony Pea and Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad
Published: August 2008
Lemony Pea and Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad
In the heat of summer, a cool pasta salad tossed with a light, fresh vegetable p…
Sweet Corn Spoonbread
Published: August 2008
Sweet Corn Spoonbread
We remember our grandmother's spoonbread as a tall, creamy custard packed with s…
Smoked Pork Loin
Published: August 2008
Smoked Pork Loin
Smoke and spice sound like great complements for grilled pork loin-if you can pr…
Syracuse Salt Potatoes
Published: August 2008
Syracuse Salt Potatoes
A little salt sure makes everything taste better. But in Salt City (Syracuse, N.…
Cornell Chicken
Published: August 2008
Cornell Chicken
Invented in the 1940s by a Cornell University professor, this tangy, crisp-skinn…
Published: August 2008
Marinated Tomato Salad with Jalapeño and Queso Blanco
We wondered if a lively dressing and a little time could turn so-so tomatoes int…
Published: August 2008
Marinated Tomato Salad with Olives and White Beans
We wondered if a lively dressing and a little time could turn so-so tomatoes int…
Published: August 2008
Marinated Tomato Salad with Fennel and Blue Cheese
We wondered if a lively dressing and a little time could turn so-so tomatoes int…
Marinated Tomato Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese
Published: August 2008
Marinated Tomato Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese
We wondered if a lively dressing and a little time could turn so-so tomatoes int…
Beef and Vegetable Kebabs
Published: August 2008
Beef and Vegetable Kebabs
Leathery, blackened beef and bland, raw vegetables are common issues with beef a…
Low-Fat New England Clam Chowder
Published: August 2008
Low-Fat New England Clam Chowder
Heavy cream and bacon are the main sources of flavor-and fat-in this classic sou…
Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Ribs
Published: August 2008
Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Ribs
The best sweet and sour ribs brown in the oven while their sauce reduces to a po…
Blueberry Grunt
Published: August 2008
Blueberry Grunt
This oddly named dessert promises juicy berries topped with biscuity dumplings-a…
Ramen-Broccoli Slaw
Published: August 2008
Ramen-Broccoli Slaw
This creative slaw is a great way to get picky eaters to eat vegetables.
Sweet and Red Potato Salad
Published: August 2008
Sweet and Red Potato Salad
This dish incorporates midwinter flavors into an inventive summer salad.
Layered Mexican Salad
Published: August 2008
Layered Mexican Salad
This layered summer salad tastes even better than it looks.
Caesar's Three-Bean Salad
Published: August 2008
Caesar's Three-Bean Salad
This delicious summer salad combines the flavors of a Caesar salad with those of…
Cantaloupe and Blue Cheese Salad
Published: August 2008
Cantaloupe and Blue Cheese Salad
Melon shows its savory side in a refreshing salad with blue cheese, toasted peca…
Published: August 2008
Baking Soda and Beans
Why do some recipes add baking soda when cooking beans?
Published: August 2008
Meat Tenderizing
Hand-held meat tenderizers are used to physically break down tough protein stran…
Published: August 2008
Cake Flour Substitute
If you don’t have cake flour on hand, use this simple substitution.
Published: August 2008
Baking with Spreadable Butter
Can packaged spreadable butter be used interchangeably for sticks of butter in b…
Published: August 2008
Whipping Cream
Is it necessary to refrigerate the bowl and beater before whipping cream? Does i…
Published: August 2008
Cutting Corn off the Cob
Cutting the kernels off ears of corn can be tricky, as the cobs can roll around …
Published: August 2008
Fresh Fennel Primer
How to handle this oddly shaped vegetable in the test kitchen.
Published: August 2008
Salting Tomatoes
Watery tomato salads are all too common—unless you start with this simple step.
Published: August 2008
Egg Whites 101
What does a soft or a stiff peak look like? How will I know if I’ve over-whipped…
Published: August 2008
Queso Fresco
What is queso fresco and how can I use it?
Published: August 2008
Pasteurized vs. Fresh Eggs
How are eggs pasteurized? Can they be substituted for normal unpasteurized eggs?
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