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Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Taste Test
Published: October 2015
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Shredding cheese is time-consuming. Is there an acceptable shortcut even skeptic…
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Hamburger Buns
Taste Test
Published: October 2015
Hamburger Buns
Which burger bun is the best?
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Recipe
Published: October 2015
Basic Brownies
This basic brownie recipe is delicious on its own but sturdy enough to top and f…
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Tomatoes and Pecorino
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Tomatoes and Pecorino
Sure, you can toss it with butter (yawn) or pretend it’s pasta (it’s not). But w…
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Radishes and Queso Fresco
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Radishes and Queso Fresco
Sure, you can toss it with butter (yawn) or pretend it’s pasta (it’s not). But w…
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Maple-Sage Butter
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Maple-Sage Butter
The fresh sage and maple syrup butter melts on the hot chops, forming a flavorf…
Penne with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter Sauce
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Penne with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter Sauce
Covering the squash speeds up its cooking while still allowing for browning.
Flank Steak with Peanut Slaw
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Flank Steak with Peanut Slaw
We reserve a portion of the slaw’s peanut dressing and reduce it to make an inte…
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamed Shallots and Bacon
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamed Shallots and Bacon
Browning the chicken in a skillet on the stovetop and then finishing it on a ba…
Pan-Roasted Salmon with Fennel and Orange Salad
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Pan-Roasted Salmon with Fennel and Orange Salad
The brightness of the citrus balances the richness of the seared salmon. The cr…
Quick Beef and Vegetable Soup
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Quick Beef and Vegetable Soup
Quick-cooking ground beef is a great alternative to beef cubes for a meaty, sat…
Bratwurst Reuben
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Bratwurst Reuben
We remove the casings and brown bratwurst sausages for a quick, supermeaty Reub…
Turkey Cutlets with Barley and Swiss Chard
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Turkey Cutlets with Barley and Swiss Chard
Caramelizing the lemon infuses the cooking oil (and, thus, the cutlets) with fla…
B-52 Cake
Recipe
Published: October 2015
B-52 Cake
It’s bombs away with this spirited cake, a riff on the popular drink of layered …
Bourbon Balls
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Bourbon Balls
These Bourbon balls make a great treat at holiday parties.
Spinach and Feta Breakfast Scramble
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Spinach and Feta Breakfast Scramble
The secret to no-fuss scrambled eggs is not what you put in them—it’s what you l…
Smoked Trout and Chive Breakfast Scramble
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Smoked Trout and Chive Breakfast Scramble
The secret to no-fuss scrambled eggs is not what you put in them—it’s what you l…
Havarti and Dill Breakfast Scramble
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Havarti and Dill Breakfast Scramble
The secret to no-fuss scrambled eggs is not what you put in them—it’s what you l…
Ham and Gruyere Breakfast Scramble
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Ham and Gruyere Breakfast Scramble
The secret to no-fuss scrambled eggs is not what you put in them—it’s what you l…
Cheddar and Pickled Jalapeño Breakfast Scramble
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Cheddar and Pickled Jalapeño Breakfast Scramble
The secret to no-fuss scrambled eggs is not what you put in them—it’s what you l…
Slow-Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Slow-Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
This classic French braise features tender chicken and sweet (not harsh) garlic.…
One-Pan Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans and Potatoes
Recipe
Published: October 2015
One-Pan Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans and Potatoes
An unexpected ingredient solved two problems in this easy weeknight dinner.
Chicken Tetrazzini for Two
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Chicken Tetrazzini for Two
We set out to rescue this dish from leftovers land and return it to its creamy,…
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits with Sage
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits with Sage
Cornmeal should add flavor and a pleasant corny crunch to biscuits. Could we fin…
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits with Green Chiles
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits with Green Chiles
Cornmeal should add flavor and a pleasant corny crunch to biscuits. Could we fin…
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits with Black Pepper
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits with Black Pepper
Cornmeal should add flavor and a pleasant corny crunch to biscuits. Could we fin…
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Cornmeal Drop Biscuits
Cornmeal should add flavor and a pleasant corny crunch to biscuits. Could we fin…
Brussels Sprout Gratin
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Brussels Sprout Gratin
Brussels sprouts can send some folks running for the exit. We wanted our take t…
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Candied Sweet Potatoes
No more marshmallow topping. We were looking for balanced sweetness without the…
Sourdough Dressing with Kale and Mushrooms
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Sourdough Dressing with Kale and Mushrooms
Sourdough bread’s characteristic tang and chewy texture liven up any sandwich. O…
Two-Hour Turkey and Gravy
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Two-Hour Turkey and Gravy
With two small cuts, we cooked a juicy roast turkey for the holidays in just 2 h…
Italian Steak Modiga
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Italian Steak Modiga
This St. Louis specialty features a juicy steak topped with crunchy bread crumbs…
Dark Chocolate-Cherry Brownies
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Dark Chocolate-Cherry Brownies
Adding cherries to brownies seemed like a brilliant idea— until we sampled batc…
Cranberry-Sour Cream Pound Cake
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Cranberry-Sour Cream Pound Cake
Traditional pound cake is all about balance, so what happens when you throw two …
Shrimp Creole
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Shrimp Creole
To create an authentic Creole dish without using every spice on the rack, we lo…
Baked Mustard Chicken
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Baked Mustard Chicken
We made 46 variations before we finally got the two best parts of this recipe— …
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Chickpeas and Feta
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Chickpeas and Feta
Sure, you can toss it with butter (yawn) or pretend it’s pasta (it’s not). But w…
Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken and Corn Soup
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken and Corn Soup
Deep chicken and corn flavors make this soup delicious. Rivels make it memorable…
Puffy Tacos
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Puffy Tacos
San Antonio’s been enjoying these light, crisp taco shells in restaurants for ye…
Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear
A punch of pear was just the thing to liven up this simple spinach salad.
Pork and Ricotta Meatballs
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Pork and Ricotta Meatballs
For a fresher take on meatballs, boot the beef in favor of pork—and add ricotta …
Wisconsin Butter Burgers
Recipe
Published: October 2015
Wisconsin Butter Burgers
Why should Wisconsin have all the fun? We wanted butter on our burgers, too.
How To
Published: October 2015
What is "Water Added" Ham?
Some hams have labels which read: “Water Added.” What does that mean, and are yo…
How To
Published: October 2015
What Causes Metallic-Tasting Cheese
Why does cheese begin tasting metallic if wrapped and stored in aluminum foil?
How To
Published: October 2015
What is Powdered Peanut Butter?
Powdered peanut butter is starting to show up in grocery stores. What is it?
How To
Published: October 2015
Substituting Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream in Recipes
Can Greek yogurt be substituted for sour cream in recipes?
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
How To
Published: October 2015
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Can mashed potatoes be made ahead of time, frozen, and then defrosted and rehe…
How To
Published: October 2015
Leaveners
Leaveners add lift and lightness to lots of different foods. But they work in di…
Roasting Racks
Equipment Review
Published: October 2015
Roasting Racks
What’s the best roasting rack?
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Slicing/Carving Knives
Equipment Review
Published: October 2015
Slicing/Carving Knives
Want perfect slices at your holiday table? Lose the chef’s knife.
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