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Golden Raisins
Published: April 2011
Golden Raisins
When a recipe calls for golden raisins, your choices are surprisingly limited. B…
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Macaroni and Cheese
Published: April 2011
Macaroni and Cheese
We tasted 25 boxed and frozen versions of mostly clumpy, gloppy, wimpy mac and c…
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Rhubarb Custard Pie
Published: April 2011
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Could we really make a rhubarb pie without adding strawberries?
Matzo Brittle
Published: April 2011
Matzo Brittle
The perfect Passover treat.
Published: April 2011
Radish and Arugula Egg Salad
It’s an easy recipe, yes, but it’s also easy to make less-than-perfect egg salad…
Published: April 2011
Olive and Oregano Egg Salad
It’s an easy recipe, yes, but it’s also easy to make less-than-perfect egg salad…
Published: April 2011
Deviled Egg Salad
It’s an easy recipe, yes, but it’s also easy to make less-than-perfect egg salad…
Published: April 2011
Buttered Carrots with Shallots and Tarragon
We rediscover an old technique for cooking carrots without any liquid whatsoever…
Published: April 2011
Buttered Carrots with Orange and Parsley
We rediscover an old technique for cooking carrots without any liquid whatsoever…
Published: April 2011
Buttered Carrots with Ginger and Cilantro
We rediscover an old technique for cooking carrots without any liquid whatsoever…
Published: April 2011
Italian Deli Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet ba…
Published: April 2011
Cowboy Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet ba…
Cajun Blue Caesar Salad
Published: April 2011
Cajun Blue Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet ba…
Bacon-Avocado Caesar Salad
Published: April 2011
Bacon-Avocado Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet ba…
Smothered Pork Chops
Published: April 2011
Smothered Pork Chops
Smothered pork chops may sound like Grandma’s best dish, but they often taste li…
Foolproof Baked Rice
Published: April 2011
Foolproof Baked Rice
The oven is more dependable than the stovetop for cooking rice. But the method i…
Morning Glory Muffins
Published: April 2011
Morning Glory Muffins
Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and enough spices to fill a rack—clearly, you c…
Strawberry Shortcake Roll
Published: April 2011
Strawberry Shortcake Roll
We don’t normally try to fix what isn’t broken, but when it comes to strawberry …
Roasted Red Pepper Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Published: April 2011
Roasted Red Pepper Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Even if you’re in a rush, you don’t have to settle for a rubbery shrimp or a bla…
Minute Steaks with Pan Gravy
Published: April 2011
Minute Steaks with Pan Gravy
We took a fast recipe and made it even faster.
Farmhouse Chicken Chowder
Published: April 2011
Farmhouse Chicken Chowder
It shouldn’t take an entire afternoon and a laundry list of ingredients to produ…
Honey Mustard Crumb-Coated Pork Cutlets
Published: April 2011
Honey Mustard Crumb-Coated Pork Cutlets
A pork cutlet is only as good as its coating.
Pan-Seared Halibut with Arugula-Basil Aioli
Published: April 2011
Pan-Seared Halibut with Arugula-Basil Aioli
Braising isn’t the only way to achieve tender, moist halibut.
Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice
Published: April 2011
Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice
You can take fried rice, mix in some spices, add chicken, and call it Tex-Mex Ch…
Flank Steak with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans
Published: April 2011
Flank Steak with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans
Is it possible to put together a full steak dinner in less than 30 minutes?
Linguine with Chicken and Mushrooms
Published: April 2011
Linguine with Chicken and Mushrooms
Weeknight pasta dishes should be more than just bland afterthoughts.
Jo Jo Potatoes
Published: April 2011
Jo Jo Potatoes
Fluffy inside with a shaggy, crunchy shell, Jo Jo potatoes are popular in tavern…
Creamy Egg Salad
Published: April 2011
Creamy Egg Salad
It’s an easy recipe, yes, but it’s also easy to make less-than-perfect egg salad…
Buttered Carrots
Published: April 2011
Buttered Carrots
We rediscover an old technique for cooking carrots without any liquid whatsoever…
Orange-Glazed Chicken
Published: April 2011
Orange-Glazed Chicken
It may seem like the perfect weeknight dinner, but getting nicely rendered skin …
Patty Melts
Published: April 2011
Patty Melts
This big burger with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese on rye is a diner class…
Chicken Bonne Femme
Published: April 2011
Chicken Bonne Femme
Could we adapt this classic Creole dish to a modern kitchen?
Thoroughbred Pie
Published: April 2011
Thoroughbred Pie
What better way to top off the Kentucky Derby than with a slice of chocolate-wal…
Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Published: April 2011
Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Bottle raspberry vinaigrette is usually too sweet. We knew that to make this ’80…
Funeral Potatoes
Published: April 2011
Funeral Potatoes
This gooey, cheesy casserole classic is usually made with convenience products. …
Asparagus Gratin
Published: April 2011
Asparagus Gratin
Asparagus can taste as bright and sunny as a spring afternoon. So why do so many…
Cream Cheese Biscuits
Published: April 2011
Cream Cheese Biscuits
Everyone told us that cream cheese made the lightest, fluffiest biscuits ever. T…
Lentil Soup with Ham
Published: April 2011
Lentil Soup with Ham
As any good cook knows, when life hands you ham bones, you make soup.
Glazed Picnic Ham (Smoked Shoulder)
Published: April 2011
Glazed Picnic Ham (Smoked Shoulder)
Picnic ham tastes like a cross between a rich pork shoulder and a salty, smoky h…
Published: April 2011
Classic Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet ba…
Slow-Cooker Barbecued Beef Tips
Published: April 2011
Slow-Cooker Barbecued Beef Tips
It’s easy to get juicy, saucy barbecued steak tips from a hot grill. But can you…
Breakfast Casserole for Two
Published: April 2011
Breakfast Casserole for Two
This brunch dish is normally made a night ahead and baked in the morning. That’s…
Reduced-Fat Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Published: April 2011
Reduced-Fat Pineapple Upside Down Cake
How do you cut calories in a cake known for its buttery base and sugary glazed p…
Bourbon-Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
Published: April 2011
Bourbon-Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
The smokiness of bourbon makes an excellent highlight for many desserts.
Soft and Chewy Dinner Rolls
Published: October 2009
Soft and Chewy Dinner Rolls
Some rolls are as squishy as a teddy bear, others as rustic as rawhide. We wante…
Published: April 2011
Asian Vegetables
Asian vegetables used to be relegated to ethnic markets—if you could find them a…
Published: April 2011
Gluten-Free vs. Regular Flour
Can I substitute gluten-free flour for regular flour? 
Published: April 2011
Bittersweet vs. Semisweet Chocolate
What’s the difference between bittersweet and semisweet chocolate?
Published: April 2011
Freezing Onions
The big bags of onions you can buy at Costco sometimes go bad before you can use…
Published: April 2011
Making Pie Dough Without a Food Processor
Do you really need a food processor to make pie dough?
Published: April 2011
Homemade Panko Crumbs
We love the crunch that panko crumbs give fried food and wondered if we could ma…
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