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Salted Butter
Taste Test
Published: October 2014
Salted Butter
There are plenty of butters out there. Could we find one worth its salt?
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Hard Apple Cider
Taste Test
Published: October 2014
Hard Apple Cider
We tasted four nationally available hard ciders both plain and cooked in recipes…
Almost No-Knead Seeded Rye Bread
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Almost No-Knead Seeded Rye Bread
A no-fuss recipe is revolutionizing home baking but trades flavor and reliabilit…
Almost No-Knead Olive, Rosemary, and Parmesan Bread
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Almost No-Knead Olive, Rosemary, and Parmesan Bread
A no-fuss recipe that is revolutionizing home baking trades flavor and reliabili…
Almost No-Knead Cranberry-Pecan Bread
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Almost No-Knead Cranberry-Pecan Bread
A no-fuss recipe that is revolutionizing home baking trades flavor and reliabili…
Almost No-Knead Bread
Recipe
Published: January 2014
Almost No-Knead Bread
A no-fuss recipe that is revolutionizing home baking trades flavor and reliabili…
Chicken Tikka Masala
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Chicken Tikka Masala
For this weeknight meal, we save time by cooking cubed chicken right in the flav…
Sausage and Red Pepper Polenta Lasagna
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Sausage and Red Pepper Polenta Lasagna
Precooked polenta, simply sliced and placed in a single layer in the casserole d…
Salmon Tacos with Latin Slaw
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Salmon Tacos with Latin Slaw
Skin-on salmon fillets hold together during cooking, and the skin helps keep the…
Hoisin-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Hoisin-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
A potent Asian-style glaze means you don’t have to marinate the meat, so this we…
Linguine with White Clam Sauce
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Linguine with White Clam Sauce
For this quick weeknight meal, we opted for the convenience of canned chopped cl…
Fig, Gorgonzola, and Prosciutto Pizza
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Fig, Gorgonzola, and Prosciutto Pizza
We bake this weeknight pizza in an oiled baking sheet to ensure a crisp—not flop…
Bourbon-Butter Steak Tips with Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Bourbon-Butter Steak Tips with Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
For a quick, flavorful weeknight meal, we make the bourbon pan sauce in the skil…
Crispy Chicken with Sauteed Radishes, Spinach, and Bacon
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Crispy Chicken with Sauteed Radishes, Spinach, and Bacon
For this weeknight meal, we cook the chicken in rendered bacon fat which ensures…
Mocha Walnut Bundt Cake
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Mocha Walnut Bundt Cake
Cozy up to this humble but satisfying Bundt: A swirled mocha and walnut cake und…
Lazy Day Pot Roast
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Lazy Day Pot Roast
This easy but unusual pot roast recipe features a flavorful chuck-eye roast that…
Quick Red Onion and Jalapeño Pickles
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Quick Red Onion and Jalapeño Pickles
Making pickles at home can be a real headache. We sought an easier way.
Quick Giardiniera
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Quick Giardiniera
Making pickles at home can be a real headache. We sought an easier way.
Quick Fennel Pickles
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Quick Fennel Pickles
Making pickles at home can be a real headache. We sought an easier way.
Quick Carrot Pickles
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Quick Carrot Pickles
Making pickles at home can be a real headache. We sought an easier way.
Quick Bread and Butter Pickles
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Quick Bread and Butter Pickles
Making pickles at home can be a real headache. We sought an easier way.
Reduced-Fat Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Reduced-Fat Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)
The classic version of this rich, creamy layered Greek casserole is easy to love…
Fried Chicken for Two
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Fried Chicken for Two
To make a scaled-down version of fried chicken, we had to take the “deep” out of…
Slow-Cooker Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Slow-Cooker Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy
We had our doubts. But if you use a few tricks, your slow cooker can produce a …
Bee Sting Cake
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Bee Sting Cake
A bread-like base, a custard filling, and a crown with crunch—there’s a lot to l…
Kielbasa Casserole
Recipe
Published: August 2014
Kielbasa Casserole
This Polish American casserole too often starts with canned soup. We wanted to m…
Stuffed Meatballs with Marinara
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Stuffed Meatballs with Marinara
Stuffing meatballs with cheese is easy. But keeping them stuffed? That’s a diffe…
Marinated Mushrooms
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Marinated Mushrooms
Simply dropping raw mushrooms into a marinade won’t do. We show you the trick t…
Potato Biscuits with Bacon
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Potato Biscuits with Bacon
The science was promising, but the biscuits were disappointing. We found an unli…
Potato Biscuits with Cheddar and Scallions
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Potato Biscuits with Cheddar and Scallions
The science was promising, but the biscuits were disappointing. We found an unli…
Potato Biscuits with Chives
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Potato Biscuits with Chives
The science was promising, but the biscuits were disappointing. We found an unli…
Chicken Chow Mein
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Chicken Chow Mein
We were determined to rescue this Chinese American restaurant classic from its d…
Bibb Lettuce Salad with Yogurt-Dijon Dressing
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Bibb Lettuce Salad with Yogurt-Dijon Dressing
Delicate greens call for careful dressing. We wanted to find the right balance.
Beef Pot Pie
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Beef Pot Pie
Meaty stew under a flaky crust—beef pot pie is as comforting as it gets. Could w…
Ballpark Pretzels
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Ballpark Pretzels
Professional bakers have their tricks, but you can make warm, salty, chewy pretz…
Senate Navy Bean Soup
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Senate Navy Bean Soup
A mainstay in the U.S. Senate dining room for more than a century, this simple b…
Shrimp Burgers
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Shrimp Burgers
To capture the big shrimp flavor in this beloved Lowcountry dish, we had to make…
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Crème Fraîche
Serve this along with our recipe for Maple Syrup Pie.
Maple Syrup Pie
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Maple Syrup Pie
We wanted to take this classic New England pie back to its roots, with real mapl…
Creamed Kale with Chestnuts
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Creamed Kale with Chestnuts
This hearty green makes a great substitute for more common creamed spinach— but…
Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Pomegranate and Cilantro
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Pomegranate and Cilantro
To brighten up the flavors of fall vegetables, we gave them a stiff shot of hard…
Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Apple and Tarragon
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Apple and Tarragon
To brighten up the flavors of fall vegetables, we gave them a stiff shot of hard…
Cracker Dressing with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Cracker Dressing with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
In 19th-century America, crackers often stood in for bread in stuffings and dres…
Turkey in a Pot with Gravy
Recipe
Published: October 2014
Turkey in a Pot with Gravy
After deciding to cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey, we looked to a…
How To
Published: October 2014
Test Kitchen Tips for Yeasted Bread
Here are some test kitchen tips that work with just about any yeasted bread reci…
Flours
How To
Published: October 2014
Flours
In spite of its name, all-purpose flour isn’t the best choice for every task. He…
How To
Published: October 2014
Can Sweet Hungarian and Spanish Paprikas be Used Interchangeably?
What is the difference between sweet Hungarian paprika and Spanish paprika? Can …
How To
Published: October 2014
Making Caramelized Onions from Onions Chopped in Advance
Can one make caramelized onions from onions that were chopped a few days ago?
How To
Published: October 2014
Does Pricking Eggs Before Cooking Make Them Easier to Peel?
Does pricking eggs before cooking result in hard-cooked eggs that are easier to …
How To
Published: October 2014
Can You Develop Fond in a Nonstick Skillet?
Is it possible to get a good sear on a steak in a nonstick skillet? Will there b…
How To
Published: October 2014
Determining a Honeydew Melon's Sweetness Before Buying
How can I tell if a whole honeydew melon will be sweet?
Innovative Dish Drying Racks
Equipment Review
Published: October 2014
Innovative Dish Drying Racks
While dish racks are not the most exciting kitchen purchase, they are an essenti…
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