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Ground Ginger
Published: February 2011
Ground Ginger
Since ginger is often used in combination with other spices, would it matter whi…
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Milk Chocolate
Published: February 2011
Milk Chocolate
Has trendy dark chocolate changed our taste for good old milk chocolate?
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Pasta Al Forno
Published: February 2011
Pasta Al Forno
Vegetarian pasta dishes can be unpalatably lean piles of randomly selected veget…
Mu Shu Pork
Published: February 2011
Mu Shu Pork
Why order takeout when you can make your own?
Open-Faced Beef Wellington
Published: February 2011
Open-Faced Beef Wellington
This decadent dish usually takes hours to prepare. Our version comes together in…
Italian-Style Chicken Soup
Published: February 2011
Italian-Style Chicken Soup
Even tried-and-true chicken soup has room for improvement.
Tuscan Chicken with Polenta
Published: February 2011
Tuscan Chicken with Polenta
We put an end to boring weeknight chicken dinner.
Chicken and Slicks
Published: February 2011
Chicken and Slicks
If we could figure out how to add flavor to both the broth and the tender noodle…
Tennessee Pork with Greens
Published: February 2011
Tennessee Pork with Greens
Braised ham hocks and collard greens are great—if you have hours to prepare them…
Steak and Blue Cheese Panini
Published: February 2011
Steak and Blue Cheese Panini
You don’t have to go to a trendy café to get a good steak panini
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Published: February 2011
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
The secret to making great broccoli with cheese sauce? Get to know your cheeses—…
Shrimp with Artichokes and Mushrooms
Published: February 2011
Shrimp with Artichokes and Mushrooms
You don’t need to dirty every pan in your kitchen to craft a substantial meal.
Heavenly Hots
Published: February 2011
Heavenly Hots
Before we could appreciate just how delicious these tiny, fragile sour cream pan…
Published: February 2011
Chocolate-Almond Pudding
Instant pudding has one thing going for it: speed. But does speed have to come a…
Mocha Pudding
Published: February 2011
Mocha Pudding
Instant pudding has one thing going for it: speed. But does speed have to come a…
Paprika Potatoes
Published: February 2011
Paprika Potatoes
It takes more than a sprinkle of spice to make paprika potatoes. We put the pop …
Chocolate Pudding
Published: February 2011
Chocolate Pudding
Instant pudding has one thing going for it: speed. But does speed have to come a…
Easy Sunday Gravy
Published: February 2011
Easy Sunday Gravy
With a little leftover chuck roast, you can shave hours off the cooking time for…
Breakfast Buttercups
Published: February 2011
Breakfast Buttercups
By the time the whites of these baked eggs were properly cooked, the yolks were …
Chuck Roast in Foil
Published: February 2011
Chuck Roast in Foil
Easy, all-in-one dinner from a foil pouch delivering maximum comfort with minima…
Fairy Gingerbread Cookies
Published: February 2011
Fairy Gingerbread Cookies
We brush off (and polish) a 118-year-old recipe for delicate, gingery wafers. Th…
Published: February 2011
Sun-Dried Tomato and Oregano Dip
Wimpy add-ins need not apply. A rich, creamy dip requires assertive playmates fo…
Published: February 2011
Mediterranean Dip
Wimpy add-ins need not apply. A rich, creamy dip requires assertive playmates fo…
Published: February 2011
Curry-Chutney Dip
Wimpy add-ins need not apply. A rich, creamy dip requires assertive playmates fo…
Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dip
Published: February 2011
Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dip
Wimpy add-ins need not apply. A rich, creamy dip requires assertive playmates fo…
Creamy Herb Dip
Published: February 2011
Creamy Herb Dip
Wimpy add-ins need not apply. A rich, creamy dip requires assertive playmates fo…
Popcorn Shrimp
Published: February 2011
Popcorn Shrimp
Beachside seafood shacks churn out these crisp fried shrimp by the bucketful. B…
Classic Tomato Soup
Published: February 2011
Classic Tomato Soup
Bringing out the sweetness and tartness of tomatoes in a satiny soup is easier s…
Greek Bread Salad
Published: February 2011
Greek Bread Salad
We weren’t going to let soggy pita bread sully this vibrant chopped salad of Med…
Greek Lasagna (Pastitsio)
Published: February 2011
Greek Lasagna (Pastitsio)
Hello Greek Lasagna. This diner classic can rival its Italian cousin as long as …
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Published: February 2011
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Many recipes leave the glaze in puddles in the pan. In order to taste the maple …
Weeknight Chicken
Published: February 2011
Weeknight Chicken
Sure, baked chicken pieces are convenient, but they're often disappointing. We w…
Apple Fritters
Published: February 2011
Apple Fritters
You can’t have apple fritters without apples. But apples caused a bushel of prob…
Cornflake Stuffing
Published: February 2011
Cornflake Stuffing
If stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner, why do we make it only once…
Date-Nut Bread
Published: February 2011
Date-Nut Bread
The combination of sweet dates and savory nuts comes together to create a tasty …
Mint Chocolate Chip Cake
Published: February 2011
Mint Chocolate Chip Cake
Transform a favorite ice cream into a cake that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day:…
Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Published: February 2011
Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
The slow cooker is a perfect place to prepare a long-simmered chili—but if you’r…
Reduced-Fat Mashed Potatoes
Published: February 2011
Reduced-Fat Mashed Potatoes
Butter and cream supply luxe flavor and texture to traditional mashed potatoes. …
Published: April 2011
Avoid These Layer Cake Mistakes
These two common baking mistakes can compromise the success of your layer cake.
Published: February 2011
Twelve Steps to Perfect Layer Cake
A layer cake is the crowning glory of American baking. Fortunately, making one n…
Published: February 2011
Frozen vs. Thawed Blueberries in Muffins
A lot of blueberry muffin recipes call for frozen berries. Is it better to use t…
Published: February 2011
Refrigerating Cookie Dough
Can I make and refrigerate cookie dough and then bake the cookies a few at a tim…
Published: February 2011
Eating Rare Meat
Why do we eat rare beef but not rare chicken?
Published: February 2011
Removing Garlic Odor
We don’t have a cure for removing garlic odor from your hands, but these three o…
Published: February 2011
Taming Eggplant's Bitter Bite
Ever wonder why eggplant sometimes makes your mouth tingle? So did we.
Published: February 2011
Olive Pomace Oil
What is olive pomace oil and how does it differ from regular or extra-virgin oli…
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