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Bread Crumbs
Published: December 2013
Bread Crumbs
Two styles of bread crumbs and seven determined contenders. The battle for big c…
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Hearty White Bean Soup
Published: December 2013
Hearty White Bean Soup
Granted, cooking dried beans takes time, so you need to plan ahead. But creamy, …
Chicken Baked in Foil with Sweet Potato and Radish
Published: December 2013
Chicken Baked in Foil with Sweet Potato and Radish
A quick-cooked meal of chicken and vegetables sounded great. Unfortunately, our …
White Chocolate–Dulce de Leche Shortbread
Published: December 2013
White Chocolate–Dulce de Leche Shortbread
These simple cookies are packed with subtle flavors.
Apple Pie Cutie Cookies
Published: December 2013
Apple Pie Cutie Cookies
Apple pie is a holiday favorite, and these cookies transform it into a bite-size…
Almond-Scented Mixed Dried Fruit Bites
Published: December 2013
Almond-Scented Mixed Dried Fruit Bites
Fruitcake is usually a holiday dud, but these cookies, inspired by the infamous …
Hazelnut Espresso Truffle Cookies
Published: December 2013
Hazelnut Espresso Truffle Cookies
Inspired by a rich chocolate truffle with a hazelnut in the middle, a sweet Ital…
Pretzel and Potato Chip Cookies with Caramel Frosting
Published: December 2013
Pretzel and Potato Chip Cookies with Caramel Frosting
Crushed chips in cookies is good. Crushed chips and pretzels in cookies is even …
Black Cherry and Chocolate Linzertorte Cookies
Published: December 2013
Black Cherry and Chocolate Linzertorte Cookies
Plan ahead: The dough needs to chill before baking. You will need one 2½-inch an…
Dulce de Leche and Cinnamon Sandwich Cookies
Published: December 2013
Dulce de Leche and Cinnamon Sandwich Cookies
Dulce de leche, a South American caramel made from cooked milk, is rich and crea…
Bananas Foster Cake
Published: December 2013
Bananas Foster Cake
Even without the classic dessert’s trademark flambé, this spin-off made with yel…
Arugula Salad with Steak Tips and Gorgonzola
Published: December 2013
Arugula Salad with Steak Tips and Gorgonzola
Dressing spicy arugula with a simple vinaigrette and fortifying it with tender s…
Chicken Banh Mi
Published: December 2013
Chicken Banh Mi
To make this Vietnamese-style sandwich, we quickly pickle carrots and cucumber i…
Skillet Sausage and Mushroom Penne
Published: December 2013
Skillet Sausage and Mushroom Penne
Cooking the pasta right in the sauce infuses it with flavor and restricts the co…
Pork Cutlets with Sweet Potatoes and Maple Pan Sauce
Published: December 2013
Pork Cutlets with Sweet Potatoes and Maple Pan Sauce
We start the sweet potatoes in the microwave and then finish them in the skillet…
Rustic Chorizo, Tomato, and Spinach Soup
Published: December 2013
Rustic Chorizo, Tomato, and Spinach Soup
Chorizo sausage provides a meaty, smoky base for this soup. We add the spinach a…
Roasted Trout with White Bean Salad
Published: December 2013
Roasted Trout with White Bean Salad
A preheated baking sheet helps crisp the fish’s skin. While the trout cooks, we …
Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Tomatoes and Capers
Published: December 2013
Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Tomatoes and Capers
Capers, tomatoes, and thyme add lots of flavor to quick-cooking pork tenderloin.
Lemon Risotto with Chicken and Swiss Chard
Published: December 2013
Lemon Risotto with Chicken and Swiss Chard
Giving the rice a head start in the microwave speeds up the cooking and lets us …
Deviled Ham Spread
Published: December 2013
Deviled Ham Spread
Why buy the canned stuff when you can make it yourself? This throwback snack is …
Reduced-Fat Meatballs and Marinara
Published: December 2013
Reduced-Fat Meatballs and Marinara
What’s the secret to hearty, tasty meatballs that don’t weigh you down?
Chicken and Dumplings for Two
Published: December 2013
Chicken and Dumplings for Two
They say that less is more. Could we make less stew with less effort but wind up…
Stuffed Mushrooms with Olives and Goat Cheese
Published: December 2013
Stuffed Mushrooms with Olives and Goat Cheese
Too often, stuffed mushrooms are either leathery or rubbery. We found the way to…
Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheddar, Fennel, and Sage
Published: December 2013
Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheddar, Fennel, and Sage
Too often, stuffed mushrooms are either leathery or rubbery. We found the way to…
Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Published: December 2013
Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Too often, stuffed mushrooms are either leathery or rubbery. We found the way to…
Stuffed Mushrooms with Chorizo and Manchego
Published: December 2013
Stuffed Mushrooms with Chorizo and Manchego
Too often, stuffed mushrooms are either leathery or rubbery. We found the way to…
Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan and Thyme
Published: December 2013
Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan and Thyme
Too often, stuffed mushrooms are either leathery or rubbery. We found the way to…
Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Beef Stew
Published: December 2013
Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Beef Stew
Obviously, it’s easier to avoid batch-browning the beef before it goes into the …
Tourtière
Published: December 2013
Tourtière
Unless your ancestors were French Canadian, tourtière just may be the most delic…
Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Sandwiches
Published: December 2013
Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Sandwiches
The perfect egg sandwich starts with perfectly cooked eggs—but then it requires …
All-American Breakfast Sandwiches
Published: December 2013
All-American Breakfast Sandwiches
The perfect egg sandwich starts with perfectly cooked eggs—but then it requires …
Bacon and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwiches
Published: December 2013
Bacon and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwiches
The perfect egg sandwich starts with perfectly cooked eggs—but then it requires …
Pork Chop Casserole
Published: December 2013
Pork Chop Casserole
Odd as a casserole based on pork chops might sound, this rustic recipe had our t…
Bistro-Style Flank Steaks
Published: December 2013
Bistro-Style Flank Steaks
This rustic French restaurant dish is typically made with hanger steak, which ca…
Charleston Shrimp Perloo
Published: December 2013
Charleston Shrimp Perloo
Combine rice, shrimp, stock, green bell pepper, and celery in one big pot, and w…
Chicken Baked in Foil with Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Published: December 2013
Chicken Baked in Foil with Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
A quick-cooked meal of chicken and vegetables sounded great. Unfortunately, our …
Chicken Baked in Foil with Potatoes and Carrots
Published: December 2013
Chicken Baked in Foil with Potatoes and Carrots
A quick-cooked meal of chicken and vegetables sounded great. Unfortunately, our …
Blitz Torte
Published: December 2013
Blitz Torte
Could this crazy way to make a cake—baking a meringue layer directly on top of …
Melting Potatoes
Published: December 2013
Melting Potatoes
It’s easy to make a few potatoes with crispy outsides and creamy interiors in a …
Spinach Gratin
Published: December 2013
Spinach Gratin
We wanted the taste of fresh spinach but the convenience of frozen.
One-Pan Prime Rib and Roasted Vegetables
Published: December 2013
One-Pan Prime Rib and Roasted Vegetables
What’s the most important ingredient for amazing prime rib? Patience (even bef…
Red Chimichurri Sauce
Published: December 2013
Red Chimichurri Sauce
This sauce is the perfect compliment to our One-Pan Prime Rib and Roasted Vegeta…
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Vinegar-Tarragon Sauce
Published: December 2013
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Vinegar-Tarragon Sauce
This simple but flavorful dish from France has made its way into American restau…
Published: December 2013
Umami Powerhouses
Umami, a quality of meaty savoriness that brings depth to many dishes, is widely…
Published: December 2013
Can Almond Flour Be Substituted for Wheat Flour?
Is “almond flour” just ground-up almonds? Can it be used in place of flour in ca…
Published: December 2013
Can You Freeze Marinated, Uncooked, Boneless Chicken Breasts?
When freezing boneless chicken breasts, can a marinade be added so the meat is r…
Published: December 2013
Does Hard-Cooking Eggs with Vinegar Make them Easier to Peel?
Some say that adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar per quart of water before hard-coo…
Published: December 2013
Price Shopping: Whole Chickens vs. Chicken Parts
Whole chickens cost less per pound than parts but there’s waste. Is it cheaper t…
Published: December 2013
Explaining New Potatoes
Are all new potatoes small? Are all small potatoes new?
Food Storage Gadgets
Published: December 2013
Food Storage Gadgets
From Beer Savers to Avocado Keepers, we put six new food storage gadgets to the …
Roasting Pans with Racks
Published: December 2013
Roasting Pans with Racks
We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a…
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