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Canned Corn
Published: June 2009
Canned Corn
We wanted canned corn with a vibrant, fresh corn taste.
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Frozen Strawberries
Published: June 2009
Frozen Strawberries
Does the brand of berry matter and what makes one brand different from another?
Canned Baked Beans
Published: June 2009
Canned Baked Beans
A sweet discovery helped us see which baked beans are best.
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Icebox Strawberry Pie
Published: June 2009
Icebox Strawberry Pie
Diner-style strawberry pies always look inviting, but these no-bake desserts oft…
Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Published: June 2009
Green Chile Cheeseburgers
This New Mexican classic may just be the best burger you've never had.
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Published: June 2009
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
The soggy, doughy reality is that onion rings fried in beer batter are rarely go…
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Published: June 2009
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Hawaiians cook their macaroni until it's "fat." Turns out they know what they're…
Huli Huli Chicken
Published: June 2009
Huli Huli Chicken
This Hawaiian favorite discourages even the most adventurous grillers. We wanted…
Minty Sugar Snap Pea Salad
Published: June 2009
Minty Sugar Snap Pea Salad
Good technique and a few surprise ingredients transform mint and peas into a sop…
Lemon Potatoes
Published: June 2009
Lemon Potatoes
Creamy and bright, these Greek-inspired potatoes deserve wider play in American …
Grilled Rosemary Pork Loin
Published: June 2009
Grilled Rosemary Pork Loin
In theory, rosemary, garlic, and pork make a perfect trio. Turning theory into d…
Raspberry Lime Rickey
Published: June 2009
Raspberry Lime Rickey
Call us picky, but a raspberry lime rickey should taste of raspberries and lime,…
Easy Chocolate Ice Cream
Published: June 2009
Easy Chocolate Ice Cream
With just 10 minutes of work, we made creamy chocolate ice cream without an ice …
7UP Pound Cake
Published: June 2009
7UP Pound Cake
In the early 1950s, soda companies began marketing their products as more than m…
Stained Glass Cake
Published: June 2009
Stained Glass Cake
A 1950s advertisement for Jell-O made Stained Glass Cake famous. Also known as C…
Greek Rice Salad
Published: June 2009
Greek Rice Salad
When two become one, the problems can multiply. We set out to translate the vibr…
Dilly Beans
Published: June 2009
Dilly Beans
Canning takes time, effort, and special equipment. We wanted to make these crisp…
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Published: June 2009
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Add another dimension to chocolate cake with summer's favorite vegetable.
Angel Pie
Published: June 2009
Angel Pie
Despite its rich appearance, as the name implies, this pie is actually very ligh…
Chicken Spiedies
Published: June 2009
Chicken Spiedies
These grilled sandwiches are upstate New York's best-kept secret. Marinated chic…
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Published: June 2009
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Forget about ordering in. You can make delicious homemade pizza in the same amou…
Published: June 2009
Texas Barbecue Sauce
Why open a bottle when our tangy, peppery barbecue sauce is just as easy-and tas…
French Country Chicken with Herbs and Honey
Published: June 2009
French Country Chicken with Herbs and Honey
Savory herbs and sweet, sticky honey turn simple chicken breasts into a deliciou…
Texas Barbecued Beef Ribs
Published: June 2009
Texas Barbecued Beef Ribs
Traditional Texas beef ribs are placed in pits for up to 10 hours. Could we stre…
Steak Tips with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese
Published: June 2009
Steak Tips with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese
The savory combination of mushrooms and blue cheese can't be beat when added to …
German Potato Salad
Published: June 2009
German Potato Salad
It's easy to understand why Americans claimed this lively German classic as our …
Pasta with Chicken, Tomatoes, and Feta
Published: June 2009
Pasta with Chicken, Tomatoes, and Feta
Feta cheese, olives, and tomatoes create a potent trio in this perfect summer pa…
Block Party Beans
Published: June 2009
Block Party Beans
Boston Baked Beans meet Sloppy Joe in this easy, crowd pleasing dish.
Portuguese-Style Grilled Pork Cutlets
Published: June 2009
Portuguese-Style Grilled Pork Cutlets
Using only a few pantry items, we created a unique, tasty sauce to compliment ba…
Teriyaki Flank Steak with Scallions
Published: June 2009
Teriyaki Flank Steak with Scallions
This steak dish makes such an impressive presentation, no one would ever guess i…
Seared Salmon with Mango-Mint Salsa
Published: June 2009
Seared Salmon with Mango-Mint Salsa
Mango and mint combine for a deliciously unexpected complement to easy seared sa…
Published: June 2009
Corn Chowder with Prosciutto and Sage
Thick, chunky chowder has always been a humble food made with whatever is around…
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Published: June 2009
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich
We took a classic comfort food sandwich and made it a little more grown up.
Published: June 2009
Corn Chowder with Sweet Potatoes and Cayenne
Thick, chunky chowder has always been a humble food made with whatever is around…
Published: June 2009
Corn Chowder with Chorizo and Chiles
Thick, chunky chowder has always been a humble food made with whatever is around…
Published: June 2009
New Orleans-Style Corn Chowder
Thick, chunky chowder has always been a humble food made with whatever is around…
Corn Chowder
Published: June 2009
Corn Chowder
Thick, chunky chowder has always been a humble food made with whatever is around…
Published: June 2009
Deli-Style Coleslaw
For great coleslaw, we take our cabbage with many grains of salt.
Published: June 2009
Curried Coleslaw
For great coleslaw, we take our cabbage with many grains of salt.
Basic Creamy Coleslaw
Published: June 2009
Basic Creamy Coleslaw
For great coleslaw, we take our cabbage with many grains of salt.
Published: June 2009
Coleslaw with Apples and Blue Cheese
For great coleslaw, we take our cabbage with many grains of salt.
Published: June 2009
Cajun Coleslaw
For great coleslaw, we take our cabbage with many grains of salt.
Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Published: June 2009
Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice
New Orleans is justly famous for its spicy, long-stewed red beans ladled over wh…
Make-Ahead French Toast
Published: June 2009
Make-Ahead French Toast
Our goal: Crisp, custardy French toast straight from the freezer-fast enough to …
Reduced-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits
Published: June 2009
Reduced-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits
Is cutting fat and calories even possible in something that relies so heavily on…
Published: June 2009
An Easy Solution for Charred Chicken Skin
Charred skin is an all too common problem when grilling chicken. Here’s why it h…
Published: June 2009
An Easy Solution for Flabby Chicken Skin
Flabby skin is an all too common problem when grilling chicken. Here’s why it ha…
Published: June 2009
An Easy Solution for Sticking Skin
Skin that just won’t let go of the grill is an all too common problems when gril…
Published: June 2009
An Easy Solution for Dry Chicken Breast Meat
Dry meat is a common problems when grilling chicken. Here’s why it happens—and h…
Published: June 2009
Temperature Ranges
When following our recipes, these are the temperature ranges to use for grilling…
Published: June 2009
Dill Seed or Weed?
When the flavor of fresh dill failed to assert itself, we headed to the spice ai…
Published: June 2009
Blind-Baked Crusts
After years of pie making in the test kitchen, we’ve learned a thing or two abou…
Published: June 2009
Convection Oven Cookies
What’s the advantage to baking in a convection oven?
Published: June 2009
Make Ahead Muffin Batter
Can I make muffin batter the night before and bake the muffins the next morning?
Published: June 2009
Button and Cremini Mushrooms
Can you use button and cremini mushrooms interchangeably?
Published: June 2009
Cucumbers Compared
What are the differences between English and American cucumbers? And what’s the …
Published: June 2009
Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt costs so much. Is it worth the extra money?
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