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Sweetened Condensed Milk
Published: December 2012
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Although 21st-century Americans have refrigerators and no longer need to rely on…
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Italian Sesame Seed Cookies (Giugiuleni)
Published: December 2012
Italian Sesame Seed Cookies (Giugiuleni)
Sesame seeds give these delicate, buttery cookies a gentle, nutty crunch.
Maple-Dijon Chicken with Bacon Couscous
Published: December 2012
Maple-Dijon Chicken with Bacon Couscous
Bacon, parsley, and vinegar add depth and brightness to quick-cooking couscous.
Filet Mignon with Smashed Potatoes and Horseradish Sauce
Published: December 2012
Filet Mignon with Smashed Potatoes and Horseradish Sauce
Sour cream and heavy cream do double duty in the smashed potatoes and the horser…
Honey-Rosemary Pork Medallions with Fennel Salad
Published: December 2012
Honey-Rosemary Pork Medallions with Fennel Salad
Preparing the salad before cooking the pork allows the salad’s flavors to meld.
Meatballs Florentine
Published: December 2012
Meatballs Florentine
We streamline the cooking (and cleaning) by cooking the meatballs, sauce, and pa…
Pan-Seared Chicken with Mushroom-Sage Sauce
Published: December 2012
Pan-Seared Chicken with Mushroom-Sage Sauce
Cooking the chicken skin side down for the entire time ensures well-rendered, br…
Skillet Teriyaki Beef and Vegetables
Published: December 2012
Skillet Teriyaki Beef and Vegetables
Our easy stir-fry makes an all-in-one meal. No need for vegetables on the side.
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Published: December 2012
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Quickly frying scallion whites, cilantro, and red curry paste is a fast route to…
Easy Chicken and Salsa Tacos
Published: December 2012
Easy Chicken and Salsa Tacos
By using rotisserie chicken and jarred salsa, you can put this satisfying supper…
White Fruitcake
Published: December 2012
White Fruitcake
Our White Fruitcake is citrusy, vibrant, and light—plus it doesn’t require month…
Scrapple
Published: December 2012
Scrapple
To simplify our recipe for scrapple, we use bulk breakfast sausage, sautéed with…
Steak Fingers
Published: December 2012
Steak Fingers
A mere 30 minutes is all the time the meat needs before receiving a double-coati…
Reduced-Fat General Tso's Chicken
Published: December 2012
Reduced-Fat General Tso's Chicken
Deep frying and lots of sugar make this dish a hit at Chinese restaurants and ma…
Beef and Barley Soup for Two
Published: December 2012
Beef and Barley Soup for Two
After trimming the cooking time and portion size, the challenge was to bring bac…
Pimento Cheese Coins
Published: December 2012
Pimento Cheese Coins
These simple homemade crackers are often greasy and tough. We foolproof the reci…
Mustard and Caraway Cheese Coins
Published: December 2012
Mustard and Caraway Cheese Coins
These simple homemade crackers are often greasy and tough. We foolproof the reci…
Everything Cheese Coins
Published: December 2012
Everything Cheese Coins
These simple homemade crackers are often greasy and tough. We foolproof the reci…
Buffalo–Blue Cheese Coins
Published: December 2012
Buffalo–Blue Cheese Coins
Deep frying and lots of sugar make this dish a hit at Chinese restaurants and ma…
Cheddar Cheese Coins
Published: December 2012
Cheddar Cheese Coins
These simple homemade crackers are often greasy and tough. We foolproof the reci…
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Published: December 2012
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
No one wants to eat dry, washed-out chicken and gooey dumplings. Could we fix th…
Mother's Chewy Oatmeal Logs
Published: December 2012
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Mother's Chewy Oatmeal Logs
For an easy, chewy oatmeal cookie with all the flavor of the classic, we start w…
Chocolate-Mint Cookies
Published: December 2012
Chocolate-Mint Cookies
Each warm cookie is topped with an Andes Mint, which melts into minty chocolate …
Chocolate Surprise Cookies
Published: December 2012
Chocolate Surprise Cookies
For a kid-friendly cookie, we pair a fluffy marshmallow with a soft chocolate co…
Date-Filled Roll-Ups
Published: December 2012
Date-Filled Roll-Ups
Equal parts brown and granulated sugar make a moist dough with subtle, caramel-y…
Hungarian Christmas Cookies
Published: December 2012
Hungarian Christmas Cookies
Like so many other fruit-filled sweets, these Hungarian cookies are a simple pai…
Indian Tea Biscuits (Nankhatai)
Published: December 2012
Indian Tea Biscuits (Nankhatai)
A splash of vanilla pairs well with the spicy-sweet flavor, and a crunchy cashew…
Ham, Gruyere, and Dijon Eggs in a Hole
Published: December 2012
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Ham, Gruyere, and Dijon Eggs in a Hole
These egg-toast combos make a great breakfast straight from the skillet—so great…
Spicy Eggs in a Hole
Published: December 2012
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Spicy Eggs in a Hole
These egg-toast combos make a great breakfast straight from the skillet—so great…
Eggs in a Hole
Published: December 2012
Eggs in a Hole
These egg-toast combos make a great breakfast straight from the skillet—so great…
Ambrosia Salad
Published: December 2012
Ambrosia Salad
It shouldn’t have to be tooth-achingly sweet and gloppy. Our game plan? Eliminat…
Chicken Veronique
Published: December 2012
Chicken Veronique
This classic French combo of wine, cream sauce, grapes, and (in this case) chick…
City Chicken
Published: December 2012
City Chicken
When it’s “city chicken.” These fried pork skewers were once meant to mimic pric…
Fruit-Filled Kolaches
Published: December 2012
Fruit-Filled Kolaches
These Czech pastries are ubiquitous in the Hill Country of Texas. (Who knew?) We…
Kolaches
Published: December 2012
Kolaches
These Czech pastries are ubiquitous in the Hill Country of Texas. (Who knew?) We…
Red Wine Risotto with Braised Beef and Mushrooms
Published: December 2012
Red Wine Risotto with Braised Beef and Mushrooms
We hoped to transform a roast into risotto for a radically different second-day …
Burgundy Pot Roast
Published: December 2012
Burgundy Pot Roast
Julia Child herself introduced classic boeuf bourguignon to America. We wanted t…
Magic Chocolate Flan Cake
Published: December 2012
Magic Chocolate Flan Cake
An all-in-one dessert that combines a fudgy chocolate base with rich flan and st…
Shrimp Cocktail
Published: December 2012
Shrimp Cocktail
Boiled shrimp often turn out rubbery and bland. Don’t let that happen to yours.
Potatoes Romanoff
Published: December 2012
Potatoes Romanoff
If we could keep this creamy, cheesy, sour cream–enriched casserole from curdlin…
Broccolini with Pancetta and Parmesan
Published: December 2012
Broccolini with Pancetta and Parmesan
We tried out a test kitchen method on an ­unfamiliar but newly popular vegetable…
Salsa Verde
Published: December 2012
Salsa Verde
Plenty of parsley leaves provide the bulk of the sauce, and fruity extra-virgin …
Holiday Strip Roast
Published: December 2012
Holiday Strip Roast
A roast as tender and beefy-tasting as a steakhouse special sounded like a fanta…
Published: December 2012
Twelve Steps to Chili con Carne
Our recipe uses supermarket ingredients to match the depth and complexity of chi…
Published: December 2012
Chocolate
All chocolate starts with the cacao bean. From there, different processing, flav…
Published: December 2012
Dry vs. Liquid Measuring Cups for Thick Wet Ingredients
For sticky and/or semisolid ingredients like mayonnaise, peanut butter, sour cre…
Published: December 2012
How to Make Really Creamy Hummus Without Peeling the Chickpeas
Is there a trick to achieving really creamy hummus without having to peel the ch…
Published: December 2012
Circle versus Square: How the Shape of Saltine Crackers Affects Recipes
We bought a box of the new round Premium saltines and weighed them alongside the…
Published: December 2012
Are Turbinado, Demerara, and Sugar in the Raw Interchangable?
What’s the difference between turbinado, Demerara, and Sugar in the Raw? Are the…
Published: December 2012
Why are Rare Steak Tips Sometimes Chewier Than Those Cooked to Medium?
Why are steak tips cooked rare sometimes chewier than those cooked to medium?
Published: December 2012
Adjusting the Cooking Time of Dried Beans when Making Chili
Sometimes when making chili, the dried beans will cook but not soften. Why is th…
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