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Steak Sauce
Taste Test
Published: August 2012
Steak Sauce
In terms of sales, A.1. rules the steak sauce market. But in a blind taste test,…
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Ready Rice
Taste Test
Published: August 2012
Ready Rice
It’s called “ready rice” for a reason: Microwave it for less than two minutes, r…
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Make-Ahead Coffee Cake
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Make-Ahead Coffee Cake
Wouldn’t it be great to have homemade coffee cake at a moment’s notice? But maki…
Make-Ahead Streusel Mix
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Make-Ahead Streusel Mix
Wouldn’t it be great to have homemade coffee cake at a moment’s notice? But maki…
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Chocolate–Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
We wanted to have our silky-smooth, creamy banana cream pie and slice it, too. T…
Grilled Beef and Red Pepper Skewers
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Grilled Beef and Red Pepper Skewers
A quick marinade is used to flavor both the meat and the peppers.
Grilled Cheesy Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Watercress-Apricot Salad
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Grilled Cheesy Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Watercress-Apricot Salad
The tangy cheese and salty prosciutto boost the mild flavor of the chicken breas…
Spicy Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cucumber-Coriander Salad
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Spicy Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cucumber-Coriander Salad
Seasoning the chicken in a bag evenly coats the chicken and saves time on cleanu…
Spinach, Bell Pepper, and Sausage Pasta
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Spinach, Bell Pepper, and Sausage Pasta
Hot Italian sausage adds lots of flavor and deep seasoning to this simple pasta …
BLT Wraps
Recipe
Published: August 2012
BLT Wraps
This classic sandwich works perfectly as a quick and easy wrap.
Kung Pao Chicken
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Kung Pao Chicken
Just four ingredients—broth, oyster sauce, hot sauce, and cornstarch—make an eas…
Shrimp and Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Shrimp and Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Fast-cooking shrimp adds protein to this simple and satisfying salad.
Spicy Grilled Flank Steak with Zuccchini
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Spicy Grilled Flank Steak with Zuccchini
The compound butter flavors both the meat and the zucchini in in this 30-minute …
Peanut Butter and Jam Cake
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Peanut Butter and Jam Cake
Fluffy peanut butter frosting and tart rasberry jam combine to create a fun cake…
Tomato Dumplings
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Tomato Dumplings
We’ve all heard of chicken and dumplings, but this lesser-known Amish dish is ju…
Homemade Corn Dogs
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Homemade Corn Dogs
You shouldn't have to wait until the state fair comes around to enjoy this comfo…
Tarragon-Caper Vinaigrette
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Tarragon-Caper Vinaigrette
What’s the secret to the world’s easiest vinaigrette ­dressing? Hint: Shake thin…
Spicy Anchovy-Garlic Vinaigrette
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Spicy Anchovy-Garlic Vinaigrette
What’s the secret to the world’s easiest vinaigrette ­dressing? Hint: Shake thin…
Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette
What’s the secret to the world’s easiest vinaigrette ­dressing? Hint: Shake thin…
Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette
What’s the secret to the world’s easiest vinaigrette ­dressing? Hint: Shake thin…
Basic Vinaigrette
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Basic Vinaigrette
What’s the secret to the world’s easiest vinaigrette ­dressing? Hint: Shake thin…
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Make-Ahead Chocolate-Chip Coffee Cake
Wouldn’t it be great to have homemade coffee cake at a moment’s notice? But maki…
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Make-Ahead Blueberry-Lemon Coffee Cake
Wouldn’t it be great to have homemade coffee cake at a moment’s notice? But maki…
Make-Ahead Apple-Spice Coffee Cake
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Make-Ahead Apple-Spice Coffee Cake
Wouldn’t it be great to have homemade coffee cake at a moment’s notice? But maki…
Make-Ahead Coffee Cake Mix
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Make-Ahead Coffee Cake Mix
Wouldn’t it be great to have homemade coffee cake at a moment’s notice? But maki…
Reduced-Fat Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp Gumbo
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Reduced-Fat Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp Gumbo
It’s not gumbo without roux. Roux is fatty by definition. So how do you cut the …
Slow-Cooker Beer Brats
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Slow-Cooker Beer Brats
We wanted all the flavor that this game-day classic had to offer, but without ha…
Banana Cream Pie
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Banana Cream Pie
We wanted to have our silky-smooth, creamy banana cream pie and slice it, too. T…
Tomato Gratin
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Tomato Gratin
Watery tomatoes spell the ruin of a good gratin. We wouldn’t let that happen to …
Skillet Penne with Chicken and Broccoli
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Skillet Penne with Chicken and Broccoli
Clearly, cooking this Italian-American restaurant classic in a single skillet wa…
Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes
Making crispy potatoes that are imbued with vinegar and salt wasn’t as easy as s…
Grilled Wine-and-Herb Marinated Chicken
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Grilled Wine-and-Herb Marinated Chicken
For chicken with real wine flavor, it turns out that the way you make and apply …
Vichyssoise
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Vichyssoise
What’s the key to vichyssoise with great leek and potato flavor and velvety text…
Peach Melba Crisp
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Peach Melba Crisp
The fruit was soupy. The topping was soggy. And they call this a crisp?
Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers
Juicy, messy, and incredibly delicious, these patties have flavorful browned oni…
Wedge Salad
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Wedge Salad
Sulfurous onion and cheap cheese spoil many a salad. We set out to remedy that.
Grilled London Broil
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Grilled London Broil
If recipes produce a nice char on the outside, they typically produce overcooked…
Skillet-Fried Corn
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Skillet-Fried Corn
It's stirring, not cream, that makes this Southern favorite so silky. (OK, and a…
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
How do you translate this time-tested hors d’oeuvre into a grilled entrée? With …
Honey Cornbread
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Honey Cornbread
Honey and corn are a great combination. But trying to squeeze more honey flavor …
Five-Alarm Chili
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Five-Alarm Chili
Most versions sacrifice flavor for blistering heat. We wanted to sweat, all righ…
Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Almonds
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Almonds
This unusual salad can be incredibly delicious. But can you really call it a “sa…
Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Pecans
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Pecans
This unusual salad can be incredibly delicious. But can you really call it a “sa…
Broccoli Salad with Currants and Pine Nuts
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Broccoli Salad with Currants and Pine Nuts
This unusual salad can be incredibly delicious. But can you really call it a “sa…
Broccoli Salad
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Broccoli Salad
This unusual salad can be incredibly delicious. But can you really call it a “sa…
Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Tenderloin
We hoped to marry the flavor of Chinese ribs with the smoke of grilled pork tend…
Honey Fried Chicken
Recipe
Published: August 2012
Honey Fried Chicken
The combo of crunch, heat, and sweet is always fantastic. But did dipping crispy…
White Layer Cake
Recipe
Published: December 2005
White Layer Cake
Our tender white cake boasts a perfect, fine-grained texture.
How To
Published: August 2012
Hardwood Lump Charcoal vs. Briquettes
Hardwood charcoal is fine for quick grilling tasks but not for long-cooking barb…
How To
Published: August 2012
Creating Slow Smoke on the Grill with a Foil Packet of Wood Chips
Wood chips placed directly on lit charcoal (or on a hot burner of a gas grill) w…
How To
Published: August 2012
Lighting a Charcoal Grill Without a Chimney Starter
If you don’t have a chimney starter, use this easy technique to light the charco…
How to Make Smoky Pulled Pork
How To
Published: August 2012
How to Make Smoky Pulled Pork
Our grill-to-oven mathod makes smoky, succulent pulled pork possible on your bac…
How To
Published: August 2012
Our Favorite Kitchen Thermometers
Shopping for a kitchen thermometer can be an overwhelming experience given the m…
How To
Published: August 2012
Using Tamari as a Soy Sauce Substitute
Can soy sauce and tamari be used interchangeably?
How To
Published: August 2012
The Best Way to Wash Greens
Are there any benefits to washing greens in salt-water, vinegar-water or a mild …
How To
Published: August 2012
What to Do with Bitter Cucumbers
What should you do if your cucumbers look fine, but taste bitter?
How To
Published: August 2012
The Best Way to Grill Corn
Get great grilled-corn flavor with these test kitchen tips.
How To
Published: August 2012
The Role of Salt in Breadmaking
What will happen to your loaf if you forget the salt?
How To
Published: August 2012
Noodles
Fifty years ago, a plate of spaghetti constituted ethnic cuisine. Nowadays, Amer…
How To
Published: August 2012
How to Butterfly a Chicken
With a few scissor snips and a little leveling from a meat pounder, whole chicke…
Rolling Pins
Equipment Review
Published: August 2012
Rolling Pins
Tapered or straight, with handles or without, made from silicone, metal, or wood…
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