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Ice Cream Cones
Published: June 2012
Ice Cream Cones
We tasted five supermarket sugar cones and waffle cones (after much debate, we d…
Mayonnaise
Published: June 2012
Mayonnaise
The range of mayonnaise varieties on the shelf can make our heads spin. Do any o…
Buy the Winner
Published: June 2012
White Bean Salad with Valencia Oranges and Celery
Canned beans are a convenient shortcut, but we hoped to fool eaters into thinkin…
Published: June 2012
White Bean Salad with Toasted Almonds and Blue Cheese
Canned beans are a convenient shortcut, but we hoped to fool eaters into thinkin…
White Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Olives
Published: June 2012
White Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Olives
Canned beans are a convenient shortcut, but we hoped to fool eaters into thinkin…
Grilled Black Pepper-Honey Marinated Skirt Steak
Published: June 2012
Grilled Black Pepper-Honey Marinated Skirt Steak
Its loose grain makes this cut a sponge for marinades. But a soaked steak steams…
Grilled Hoisin-Scallion Marinated Skirt Steak
Published: June 2012
Grilled Hoisin-Scallion Marinated Skirt Steak
Its loose grain makes this cut a sponge for marinades. But a soaked steak steams…
Grilled Thai Curry Marinated Skirt Steak
Published: June 2012
Grilled Thai Curry Marinated Skirt Steak
Its loose grain makes this cut a sponge for marinades. But a soaked steak steams…
Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip Cookies
Published: June 2012
Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip Cookies
Potato chips come in variations. Why shouldn't potato chip cookies?
Slow-Cooker Cherry Grunt
Published: June 2012
Slow-Cooker Cherry Grunt
With a name as unfortunate as “grunt,” it’s a good thing this old-fashioned dess…
Reduced-Fat Chocolate Cream Pie
Published: June 2012
Reduced-Fat Chocolate Cream Pie
Healthier pie with real butter in the crust, real chocolate and milk in the pudd…
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Radish, Lemon Zest, and Mint
Published: June 2012
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Radish, Lemon Zest, and Mint
Two simple techniques prevent a watery salad in which the onion thinks it’s boss…
Published: June 2012
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Fennel, Garlic, and Oregano
Two simple techniques prevent a watery salad in which the onion thinks it’s boss…
Published: June 2012
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Carrot, Cilantro, and Cumin
Two simple techniques prevent a watery salad in which the onion thinks it’s boss…
Published: June 2012
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Apple, Bacon and Parsley
Two simple techniques prevent a watery salad in which the onion thinks it’s boss…
Published: June 2012
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Two simple techniques prevent a watery salad in which the onion thinks it’s boss…
Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peaches and Red Onions
Published: June 2012
Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peaches and Red Onions
The sweetness of the peaches is balanced by the heat of the cayenne and red onio…
Easy Summer Vegetable Pasta
Published: June 2012
Easy Summer Vegetable Pasta
Serve this easy pasta with grated Parmesan cheese.
Chicken and Rice for Two
Published: June 2012
Chicken and Rice for Two
Chicken and rice is a comfort food classic, but it won’t comfort anyone if the r…
Grilled Chicken with Red Currant Glaze and Quick Wild Rice
Published: June 2012
Grilled Chicken with Red Currant Glaze and Quick Wild Rice
The currant jam transforms into a thick, clingy glaze for the chicken.
Shrimp and Lemon Skewers with Jalapeño Dressing
Published: June 2012
Shrimp and Lemon Skewers with Jalapeño Dressing
Brushing shrimp with butter and sprinkling them with sugar ensures browning desp…
Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Lemon-Garlic Spinach
Published: June 2012
Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Lemon-Garlic Spinach
Microwaving the spinach speeds up the cooking time.
Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps
Published: June 2012
Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps
This Caesar-inspired dressing does double duty, flavoring the salad greens as we…
Summer Dinner Salad with Scallops
Published: June 2012
Summer Dinner Salad with Scallops
Sea scallops add substance to this simple salad, turning it into dinner.
Chocolate Gravy for Biscuits
Published: June 2012
Chocolate Gravy for Biscuits
The combination of Dutched cocoa and whole milk, thickened with just enough flou…
Tamari Almonds
Published: June 2012
Tamari Almonds
Use low-sodium tamari or the nuts will be too salty.
Grilled Asian Short Ribs with Cucumber Salad
Published: June 2012
Grilled Asian Short Ribs with Cucumber Salad
Butterflying the ribs speeds up the cooking time.
S'mores Ice Cream Cake
Published: June 2012
S'mores Ice Cream Cake
No campfire handy? Not to worry. We’ve translated the summertime thrill of hot, …
Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes
Published: June 2012
Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes
Could we figure out how to pack cornmeal into our pancakes without weighing them…
Bierocks (Beef-and-Cabbage Buns with Cheese)
Published: June 2012
Bierocks (Beef-and-Cabbage Buns with Cheese)
Their real names may be strange—bierocks or runsas, depending on where you hang …
BLT Potato Salad
Published: June 2012
BLT Potato Salad
If you add the bacon, lettuce, and tomato in a slapdash manner, the dish will su…
Grilled Pesto Chicken
Published: June 2012
Grilled Pesto Chicken
How do you get enough pesto flavor into grilled chicken? Three ways: inside, out…
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
Published: June 2012
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
With satisfying heft and bright flavor, this custard-based mac and cheese has lo…
Potato Chip Cookies
Published: June 2012
Potato Chip Cookies
Yup,  you read that right. We were skeptical, too, but after just a few batches …
Barbecued Glazed Pork Roast
Published: June 2012
Barbecued Glazed Pork Roast
The marriage of smoke and swine may be divine, but rarely does it make for an el…
Chile con Queso
Published: June 2012
Chile con Queso
We refused to choose between great texture and great taste.
Bean and Beef Taquitos with Avocado Sauce
Published: June 2012
Bean and Beef Taquitos with Avocado Sauce
Making taquitos is easy for restaurant cooks with access to loads of braised mea…
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
Published: June 2012
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
Its loose grain makes this cut a sponge for marinades. But a soaked steak steams…
Baked Fish
Published: June 2012
Baked Fish
If you're looking for tender, moist fish with a tasty crumb crust that doesn't f…
White Bean Salad
Published: June 2012
White Bean Salad
Canned beans are a convenient shortcut, but we hoped to fool eaters into thinkin…
Barbecued Pulled Chicken
Published: June 2012
Barbecued Pulled Chicken
It takes time for smoke to penetrate, which is why most pulled chicken has dried…
South Dakota Corncob-Smoked Ribs
Published: June 2012
South Dakota Corncob-Smoked Ribs
Ribs smoked over dried corncobs? We traveled more than 3,000 miles and cooked 15…
Magic Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream
Published: June 2012
Magic Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream
What kind of magic would it take to add a chocolate swirl to our no-machine vani…
Eggplant Parmesan For Two
Published: June 2012
Eggplant Parmesan For Two
A wholesale redesign was the first step to reimagining this dish for two.
Published: July 2012
British vs. American Cheddar: It's a Tie
How do our favorite domestic cheddars stack up against the best of the old count…
Published: June 2012
Egg Whites 101
Whipping egg whites is a core technique for the seasoned baker, as well as one o…
Published: June 2012
Asian Condiments
The condiment shelves of Asian grocery stores can be mystifying. Don't let that …
Substituting Dark Chocolate for Unsweetened
Published: June 2012
Substituting Dark Chocolate for Unsweetened
Recently I was making brownies and the recipe called for unsweetened chocolate. …
Published: June 2012
Baking Frozen Casseroles
When I bake frozen casseroles, they often bubble over. I tried putting a cassero…
Using Agave Nectar in Place of Honey in Baking
Published: June 2012
Using Agave Nectar in Place of Honey in Baking
I recently saw a bottle of agave nectar in the grocery store. Can I use it in pl…
Preventing Slow-Cooker Scorching
Published: June 2012
Preventing Slow-Cooker Scorching
Sometimes when I make slow-cooker recipes, the food in the back of the insert sc…
Explaining "Clad" Pans
Published: June 2012
Explaining "Clad" Pans
What are "clad" pans, and do you recommend them?
Electric Charcoal Starters
Published: June 2012
Electric Charcoal Starters
With a nearby outlet and an extension cord, an electric starter is convenient. I…
All-Purpose Whisks
Published: June 2012
All-Purpose Whisks
Do you need a bunch of different shapes and styles crowding your kitchen, or can…
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