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Sherry
Published: October 2012
Sherry
In the test kitchen, we use sherry in a variety of recipes. Does it matter what …
Multigrain Bread
Published: October 2012
Multigrain Bread
At the supermarket, these loaves range from pale and fluffy to dark and hearty, …
Baked Haddock with Garlic Green Beans
Published: October 2012
Baked Haddock with Garlic Green Beans
Crushed crackers add crunch to the topping.
Cheddar-Crusted Chicken with Garlicky Spinach
Published: October 2012
Cheddar-Crusted Chicken with Garlicky Spinach
Crushed rice cereal and shredded cheese make a crunchy, flavorful coating.
Easy Chicken Empanadas
Published: October 2012
Easy Chicken Empanadas
Store-bought pie dough makes short work of empanadas.
Two-Bean Chili
Published: October 2012
Two-Bean Chili
Pureeing some of the bean and tomato mixture gives the chili body.
Chicken Parmesan Subs
Published: October 2012
Chicken Parmesan Subs
The pan-fried panko coating stays crisp, even when smothered in sauce and cheese…
Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup
Published: October 2012
Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup
Simmering chicken broth with lime zest and ginger is a shortcut to Asian flavor.
Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa
Published: October 2012
Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa
The sweet pineapple balances the spiciness of the jalapeño and the spice rub.
Whole-Wheat Penne with Baby Spinach
Published: October 2012
Whole-Wheat Penne with Baby Spinach
To save time and dishes, we cook the pasta and the sauce in the same pan.
Maple-Pumpkin Stack Cake
Published: October 2012
Maple-Pumpkin Stack Cake
Why stop at two? Spice up your holiday table this year with four layers of moist…
Hamburger Pinwheels
Published: October 2012
Hamburger Pinwheels
After rolling up and slicing the pinwheels like cinnamon buns, we bake them unti…
Hot Water Cornbread
Published: October 2012
Hot Water Cornbread
After a few minutes in hot oil, these bite-size morsels will be crispy and brown…
Smoky Tomato Chutney
Published: October 2012
Smoky Tomato Chutney
Do you own a microwave and a knife? Then you can make these chutneys, with all t…
Pineapple-Habanero Chutney
Published: October 2012
Pineapple-Habanero Chutney
Do you own a microwave and a knife? Then you can make these chutneys, with all t…
Peach-Ginger Chutney
Published: October 2012
Peach-Ginger Chutney
Do you own a microwave and a knife? Then you can make these chutneys, with all t…
Curried Pear Chutney
Published: October 2012
Curried Pear Chutney
Do you own a microwave and a knife? Then you can make these chutneys, with all t…
Cranberry Chutney
Published: October 2012
Cranberry Chutney
Do you own a microwave and a knife? Then you can make these chutneys, with all t…
Beef Stroganoff for Two
Published: October 2012
Beef Stroganoff for Two
With just two to feed, we looked for ways to streamline stroganoff.
Reduced-Fat King Ranch Casserole
Published: October 2012
Reduced-Fat King Ranch Casserole
We ditched the canned condensed soup. could we ditch most of the fat, too?
Slow-Cooker Pork Loin
Published: October 2012
Slow-Cooker Pork Loin
Lean pork loin cooks quickly, which is actually a disadvantage in the slow cooke…
Prosperity Sandwiches
Published: October 2012
Prosperity Sandwiches
Is prosperity just around the corner or just under the broiler?
Knoephla (Dakota Chicken-and-Dumpling) Soup
Published: October 2012
Knoephla (Dakota Chicken-and-Dumpling) Soup
A hearty, little-known soup, knoephla is incredible if you can get a North Dakot…
Iron Range Porketta
Published: October 2012
Iron Range Porketta
These garlicky shredded pork sandwiches are everywhere in Minnesota’s Iron Range…
Garlicky Swiss Chard with Goat Cheese and Golden Raisins
Published: October 2012
Garlicky Swiss Chard with Goat Cheese and Golden Raisins
The impediment to great sautéed chard wasn’t in the vegetable but in the techniq…
Garlicky Swiss Chard with Feta and Walnuts
Published: October 2012
Garlicky Swiss Chard with Feta and Walnuts
The impediment to great sautéed chard wasn’t in the vegetable but in the techniq…
Asian-Style Swiss Chard
Published: October 2012
Asian-Style Swiss Chard
The impediment to great sautéed chard wasn’t in the vegetable but in the techniq…
Garlicky Swiss Chard
Published: October 2012
Garlicky Swiss Chard
The impediment to great sautéed chard wasn’t in the vegetable but in the techniq…
Atlanta Brisket
Published: September 2012
Atlanta Brisket
Brisket braised in cola is a Southern tradition. The sweetness and mellow spice …
Butterscotch Cookies
Published: October 2012
Butterscotch Cookies
Few flavors are as familiar as butterscotch. Replicating that flavor in a cookie…
Easy Baked Polenta with Mushroom Topping
Published: October 2012
Easy Baked Polenta with Mushroom Topping
We wanted to skip the endless stirring and simply pop some polenta in the oven a…
Easy Baked Polenta with Cherry Tomato Topping
Published: October 2012
Easy Baked Polenta with Cherry Tomato Topping
We wanted to skip the endless stirring and simply pop some polenta in the oven a…
Easy Baked Polenta
Published: October 2012
Easy Baked Polenta
We wanted to skip the endless stirring and simply pop some polenta in the oven a…
Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore
Published: October 2012
Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore
Great chicken cacciatore is familiar, hearty, and distinctive. How about speedy,…
Sausage Balls
Published: October 2012
Sausage Balls
On many Southern tables, these meaty, cheesy snacks are a sign that the holidays…
Pepperoni Pizza Spinach Squares
Published: October 2012
Pepperoni Pizza Spinach Squares
We loved the simple method for making these cheesy hors d’oeuvres, but the flavo…
Bacon-Cheddar Spinach Squares
Published: October 2012
Bacon-Cheddar Spinach Squares
We loved the simple method for making these cheesy hors d’oeuvres, but the flavo…
Spinach Squares
Published: October 2012
Spinach Squares
We loved the simple method for making these cheesy hors d’oeuvres, but the flavo…
Marlborough Apple Pie
Published: October 2012
Marlborough Apple Pie
Once, there were nearly as many types of apple pie as varieties of apples. Why d…
Creamed Onions
Published: October 2012
Creamed Onions
Creamed onions, a holiday mainstay, seem to have lost respect. We’d restore thei…
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pepita-Brown Sugar Topping
Published: October 2012
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pepita-Brown Sugar Topping
Sure, marshmallows have their place, but this Thanksgiving, we set out to make a…
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon-Brown Sugar Topping
Published: October 2012
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon-Brown Sugar Topping
Sure, marshmallows have their place, but this Thanksgiving, we set out to make a…
Sweet Potato Casserole
Published: October 2012
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sure, marshmallows have their place, but this Thanksgiving, we set out to make a…
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Blue Cheese
Published: October 2012
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Blue Cheese
We sought a stovetop method that would sidestep both crunchy sprouts and their (…
Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Almonds
Published: October 2012
Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Almonds
We sought a stovetop method that would sidestep both crunchy sprouts and their (…
Biscuit Dressing
Published: October 2012
Biscuit Dressing
Holiday stuffing made with biscuits? This Appalachian custom sounded promising, …
Published: October 2011
One-Hour Turkey Broth
Use this broth for soup or anywhere you’d use chicken broth.
Super-Moist Roast Turkey
Published: October 2012
Super-Moist Roast Turkey
One of America’s top chefs slathers his turkey in mayonnaise before roasting it.…
Published: October 2012
Twelve Steps to Meatballs and Marinara
Big meatballs usually have to be browned in batches, and they often sag under th…
Published: October 2012
Rescuing Frozen Gravy
Gravy will often weep when defrosted after freezing. Can it be rescued?
Published: October 2012
Cooking Cheeses
Whether crystalline or creamy, sharp or mild, blue or orange, cheese shows up in…
Published: October 2012
Sulfured vs. Unsulfured Dried Apricots
Grocery stores will often carry both sulfured and unsulfured dried apricots. How…
Published: October 2012
Substituting White Sweet Potatoes for Regular
Some supermarkets sell white sweet potatoes. Can they be used interchangably wit…
Published: October 2012
Do You Need a Chinois?
Chinois strainers are commonplace in restaurant kitchens. Do they have a place i…
Published: October 2012
Alternative to a Pizza Peel
Don't have the space for a pizza peel? Try this technique for transferring pizza…
Published: October 2012
Where Does Canola Oil Come From?
This vegetable oil has become a kitchen standard. But what kind of plant is cano…
Wooden Spoons
Published: October 2012
Wooden Spoons
Simple yet indispensable, wooden spoons stir, scrape and scoop.
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Grill Pans
Published: October 2012
Grill Pans
A stovetop grill pan can pinch-hit when outdoor grilling is out of the question.…
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