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Graham Crackers
Published: June 2011
Graham Crackers
We tasted three top-selling national brands to see which came out on top.
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Ice Cream Bars
Published: June 2011
Ice Cream Bars
Is it the vanilla ice cream or the milk chocolate coating that matters most?
Sun-Dried Tomato-Arugula Pesto
Published: June 2011
Sun-Dried Tomato-Arugula Pesto
When making this easy, delicious summer sauce, don't let the herbs get lost in t…
Romesco Pesto
Published: June 2011
Romesco Pesto
When making this easy, delicious summer sauce, don't let the herbs get lost in t…
Oregano-Lemon Pesto
Published: June 2011
Oregano-Lemon Pesto
When making this easy, delicious summer sauce, don't let the herbs get lost in t…
Cilantro-Lime Pesto
Published: June 2011
Cilantro-Lime Pesto
When making this easy, delicious summer sauce, don't let the herbs get lost in t…
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Orange-Ginger Sauce
Published: June 2011
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Orange-Ginger Sauce
For moist, flavorful fish, we used the grill in a surprising way.
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lime-Cilantro Sauce
Published: June 2011
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lime-Cilantro Sauce
For moist, flavorful fish, we used the grill in a surprising way.
Margarita Cake
Published: June 2011
Margarita Cake
Skip cocktail hour. Instead, enjoy a slice of this tart icebox cheesecake, with …
Cashew Pork with Snow Peas and Ginger
Published: June 2011
Cashew Pork with Snow Peas and Ginger
The secret to moist, tender pork is already in your pantry.
Flank Steak Tacos with Grilled Corn Salsa
Published: June 2011
Flank Steak Tacos with Grilled Corn Salsa
Once you've tried steak tacos, you'll never go back to ground beef.
Spanish-Style Frittata
Published: June 2011
Spanish-Style Frittata
This quick frittata will be a hit as breakfast or dinner.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Feta Salad
Published: June 2011
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Feta Salad
Perfectly grilled boneless chicken breasts packed with flavor? Challenge accepte…
Penne alla Vodka
Published: June 2011
Penne alla Vodka
This traditional Italian recipe needed a little doctoring.
Grilled Rib Eye with Roasted Red Pepper Butter
Published: June 2011
Grilled Rib Eye with Roasted Red Pepper Butter
There's more to grilling a steak than simply lighting up some coals and tossing …
Spicy Chicken and Broccolini
Published: June 2011
Spicy Chicken and Broccolini
Weeknight chicken dinner is only as bad as you make it.
Thai Pork Tenderloin with Cucumber Salad
Published: June 2011
Thai Pork Tenderloin with Cucumber Salad
Who ever said pork tenderloin had to be bland and boring?
Boston Brown Bread
Published: June 2011
Boston Brown Bread
Boston baked beans are not complete without this traditional accompaniment.
Tomato Casserole
Published: June 2011
Tomato Casserole
Not every casserole has to be overly heavy and laden with cheese.
Barbecue Sauce
Published: June 2011
Barbecue Sauce
A perfect barbecue sauce is one of the most important components of lip-smacking…
Barbecued Ribs
Published: June 2011
Barbecued Ribs
For lip-smacking good ribs with juicy, fall-off-the-bone texture, master our sur…
Strawberry Dream Cake
Published: June 2011
Strawberry Dream Cake
Getting real fruit flavor into this strawberry layer cake took some wide-awake t…
Chocolate Eclair Cake
Published: June 2011
Chocolate Eclair Cake
We made an instant dessert classic slightly less instant and considerably more d…
Sautéed Mushrooms
Published: June 2011
Sautéed Mushrooms
What's the best way to infuse mushrooms with the flavor of garlic and herbs?
Grilled Steakhouse Steak Tips
Published: June 2011
Grilled Steakhouse Steak Tips
Most recipes for these are awful, despite the "secret" ingredients they tout. We…
Smoky Salsa Verde
Published: June 2011
Smoky Salsa Verde
The lesser-known sibling of tomato salsa, this salsa verde is the perfect accomp…
Chicken Chimichangas
Published: June 2011
Chicken Chimichangas
Could we streamline the filling, forming, and frying so that these deep-fried bu…
Grilled Honey-Glazed Pork Chops
Published: June 2011
Grilled Honey-Glazed Pork Chops
Char, chops, and honey—the combination is a natural. But the glaze refused to st…
Peaches and Cream Pie
Published: June 2011
Peaches and Cream Pie
The name made it sound delicious, but the historic recipes we tried didn't pan o…
Carolina Red Slaw
Published: June 2011
Carolina Red Slaw
In Carolina barbecue restaurants, customers can't get enough of this spicy slaw.…
Quicker Boston Baked Beans
Published: June 2011
Quicker Boston Baked Beans
This cookout classic has been around for ages, but does it have to take ages to …
Hearty Beef and Potato Hash
Published: June 2011
Hearty Beef and Potato Hash
Who needs corned beef when you've got Pit Beef?
Baltimore Pit Beef
Published: June 2011
Baltimore Pit Beef
Forget low and slow. Baltimore's "barbecue" tradition pits a mammoth cut of beef…
Dill Potato Salad
Published: June 2011
Dill Potato Salad
A dusting of fresh dill isn't enough to wake up potato salad. Our goal was to ge…
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lemon-Caper Sauce
Published: June 2011
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lemon-Caper Sauce
For moist, flavorful fish, we used the grill in a surprising way.
Barberton Hot Sauce
Published: June 2011
Barberton Hot Sauce
This signature hot sauce comes in a bowl, not a bottle.
Barberton Fried Chicken
Published: June 2011
Barberton Fried Chicken
What defines Ohio's famous fried chicken? A bread-crumb coating and an old-fashi…
Classic Pesto
Published: June 2011
Classic Pesto
When making this easy, delicious summer sauce, don't let the basil get lost in t…
Slow-Cooker Brunswick Stew
Published: June 2011
Slow-Cooker Brunswick Stew
This long-cooking Southern stew seemed a natural for the slow cooker. Instead, w…
Lasagna For Two
Published: June 2011
Lasagna For Two
It's a perfect dish for a crowd but too much work for feeding just two. We'd hav…
Reduced-Fat Lemon Squares
Published: June 2011
Reduced-Fat Lemon Squares
Our challenge? Reducing the fat in the ultra-buttery crust yet making a bar cook…
Published: June 2011
Shellfish
Despite its name, shellfish are not fish (and they don't all have shells, either…
Published: June 2011
Greasing a Pancake Pan
What’s the best fat to use for greasing the pan for pancakes?
Published: June 2011
All About Oats
What are the differences between old-fashioned, quick-cooking, and instant oatme…
Published: June 2011
Egg Washes
Pie recipes call for egg washes of all sorts. Does it matter what I brush my pie…
Published: June 2011
Choosing the Right Cut for Barbecued Ribs
With three cuts of ribs to choose from, which will be the best on the grill?
Portable Charcoal Grills
Published: June 2011
Portable Charcoal Grills
Can smaller, portable charcoal grills match the performance of their full-size c…
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Cake Lifters
Published: June 2011
Cake Lifters
Handling cakes can be tricky. Can one of these cake lifters make it easier?
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