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Frozen Straight-Cut French Fries
Published: June 2013
Frozen Straight-Cut French Fries
Homemade fries are not usually an option for weeknight cooking—but was there a f…
Pepper Jack Cheese
Published: June 2013
Pepper Jack Cheese
We sought heat, smooth meltability, and cheese with character.
Grilled Steak Tips with Red Potato Skewers
Published: June 2013
Grilled Steak Tips with Red Potato Skewers
Classic meat and potatoes—on a skewer.
Asian Chicken and Cellophane Noodle Salad
Published: June 2013
Asian Chicken and Cellophane Noodle Salad
Quick-pickled veggies and storebought Rotisserie chicken make this weeknight mea…
Roast Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Salad
Published: June 2013
Roast Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Salad
Roast pork is notoriously dry and bland, but it doesn't have to be.
Grilled Chicken Parmesan
Published: June 2013
Grilled Chicken Parmesan
Smoky flavor makes chicken Parm even better.
Farmers' Market Pasta with Leeks, Spinach, and Summer Squash
Published: June 2013
Farmers' Market Pasta with Leeks, Spinach, and Summer Squash
The leeks melt into the sauce and bind the pasta and vegetables in this bright, …
Grilled Meatloaf Burgers
Published: June 2013
Grilled Meatloaf Burgers
These burgers mimic the flavor of meatloaf but cook in far less time.
Grilled Chicken Sausage with Mustard Sauce and Zucchini Slaw
Published: June 2013
Grilled Chicken Sausage with Mustard Sauce and Zucchini Slaw
You can use summer squash instead of zucchini.
Seared Shrimp with Tomato, Lime, and Avocado
Published: June 2013
Seared Shrimp with Tomato, Lime, and Avocado
This summertime classic moves from the grill to the stovetop.
Pina Colada Cake
Published: June 2013
Pina Colada Cake
We turn a classic tropical cocktail into an irresistible cake.
Cream of Celery Soup
Published: June 2013
Cream of Celery Soup
Canned cream of celery soup has scant evidence of its namesake vegetable.
Habanero and Mango Guacamole
Published: June 2013
Habanero and Mango Guacamole
With hardly any work, you can do much better than the bland and monotonously smo…
Feta and Arugula Guacamole
Published: June 2013
Feta and Arugula Guacamole
With hardly any work, you can do much better than the bland and monotonously smo…
Chipotle and Pepita Guacamole
Published: June 2013
Chipotle and Pepita Guacamole
With hardly any work, you can do much better than the bland and monotonously smo…
Bacon and Tomato Guacamole
Published: June 2013
Bacon and Tomato Guacamole
With hardly any work, you can do much better than the bland and monotonously smo…
Guacamole
Published: June 2013
Guacamole
With hardly any work, you can do much better than the bland and monotonously smo…
Reduced-Fat Corn Chowder
Published: June 2013
Reduced-Fat Corn Chowder
The secret to our reduced-fat corn chowder is butter—but not the type you think.
Chicken Divan for Two
Published: June 2013
Chicken Divan for Two
Quick and easy shouldn’t have to mean bland and boring, even when it comes to ev…
Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti
Published: June 2013
Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti
Mushy or bloated? Were those the only, er, pastabilities from the slow cooker?
Lemon Icebox Pie
Published: June 2013
Lemon Icebox Pie
With so many variations on this recipe, someone needed to figure out which was b…
Summer Berry Pudding
Published: June 2013
Summer Berry Pudding
Most recipes for this traditional British dessert—sweetened berries encased in b…
Tangy Corn Relish
Published: June 2013
Tangy Corn Relish
This bright and tangy side dish is a perfect topping for grilled meat or fish.
Memphis-Style Wet Ribs for a Crowd
Published: June 2013
Memphis-Style Wet Ribs for a Crowd
After much trial and error, we perfected our backyard version of these ribs. But…
Natchitoches Meat Pies
Published: June 2013
Natchitoches Meat Pies
First we had to learn to pronounce the name of Louisiana’s fragrant, deep-fried …
Muffin Tin Doughnuts
Published: June 2013
Muffin Tin Doughnuts
What tastes like a doughnut but doesn’t require frying?
Smoked Roast Beef
Published: June 2013
Smoked Roast Beef
Slow-roasting beef on the grill is easy with pricey cuts. But could we make it w…
Grilled Caesar Salad
Published: June 2013
Grilled Caesar Salad
A smoky char makes this classic American salad better than ever. But must you gi…
Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers
Published: June 2013
Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers
Our objective? To avoid the common cooking pitfalls that often spoil this Italia…
Texas Potato Salad
Published: June 2013
Texas Potato Salad
A mustardy potato salad that packs heat? Sounds like something we should have th…
Picnic Fried Chicken
Published: June 2013
Picnic Fried Chicken
Packing up cooled fried chicken to take on a picnic sounds like a grand idea. Bu…
Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce
Published: June 2013
Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce
Smoke and fire—plus our flavored oil and easy stir-together sauce—transform mild…
Summer Squash Gratin
Published: June 2013
Summer Squash Gratin
Summer squash is mostly composed of water. So how could we turn it into a casser…
Tomato Jam
Published: June 2013
Tomato Jam
It may sound strange, but it doesn’t taste that way. Tomatoes are a fruit, not a…
Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters with Lime Dressing
Published: June 2013
Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters with Lime Dressing
Leg quarters have a lot of promise: juicy dark meat and flavorful skin. But the …
Grilled Cowboy-Cut Rib Eyes
Published: June 2013
Grilled Cowboy-Cut Rib Eyes
If you like steak, you owe it to yourself to try the very best: Introducing gril…
Published: June 2013
How to Grill Shrimp
Protect the crustacean. Follow our easy techniques to ensure tender, plump, flav…
Published: June 2013
Preventing and Eliminating Grill Flare-Ups
Grilling chicken pieces without flare-ups as fat drips down into the grill can b…
Published: June 2013
Explaining Red and Baby Bananas
How do baby bananas and red bananas differ from regular bananas?
Published: June 2013
Substituting Vermouth for White Wine in Cooking
If you don't drink much white wine, but need it for cooking once in a while, it …
Published: June 2013
Labels: Decoding Low Fat vs. Reduced Fat vs. Fat Free
Foods are often labeled “low fat,” “reduced fat,” “fat free,” etc. What do these…
Published: June 2013
Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee vs. Regular Coffee Poured Over Ice
Why is cold-brewed iced coffee so much better than regular coffee poured over ic…
Published: June 2013
Essential Pork Cuts
Here are the 12 cuts of pork we use most often in the test kitchen, along with n…
Two-Slice Toasters
Published: June 2013
Online Extra
Two-Slice Toasters
If we can send a robot to Mars, why can’t anybody make a decent toaster?
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