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Supermarket Sauerkraut
Published: February 2016
Supermarket Sauerkraut
To find out which kraut is king, we tried six nationally available supermarket s…
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Mild Jarred Red Salsa
Published: February 2016
Mild Jarred Red Salsa
Piquant jarred salsas can add a little spice to any occasion. But what do mild …
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Alabama Orange Rolls
Published: February 2016
Alabama Orange Rolls
In Cullman, Alabama, people stand in line for these citrusy, sticky-sweet treats…
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Roast with Peach Sauce
Published: February 2016
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Roast with Peach Sauce
Wrapping superlean pork loin in bacon does more than impart smoky flavor. It als…
Orzo Salad with Radishes, Capers, and Anchovy
Published: February 2016
Orzo Salad with Radishes, Capers, and Anchovy
We wanted to put the emphasis on salad, not pasta.
Orzo Salad with Pecorino, Radicchio, and Chickpeas
Published: February 2016
Orzo Salad with Pecorino, Radicchio, and Chickpeas
We wanted to put the emphasis on salad, not pasta.
Orzo Salad with Provolone, Capicola, and Mortadella
Published: February 2016
Orzo Salad with Provolone, Capicola, and Mortadella
We wanted to put the emphasis on salad, not pasta.
Orzo Salad with Cucumber, Red Onion, and Mint
Published: February 2016
Orzo Salad with Cucumber, Red Onion, and Mint
We wanted to put the emphasis on salad, not pasta.
Pork Medallions with Red Pepper Sauce
Published: February 2016
Pork Medallions with Red Pepper Sauce
Smoky paprika and toasted nuts boost the flavor of this no-cook sauce.
Smoked Turkey and Pepper Jack Panini
Published: February 2016
Smoked Turkey and Pepper Jack Panini
The chipotle-flavored mayonnaise gives this sandwich a spicy, smoky kick.
Pan-Seared Scallops with Sugar Snap Pea Slaw
Published: February 2016
Pan-Seared Scallops with Sugar Snap Pea Slaw
For a fresh take on vegetable slaw, we thinly slice snap peas for a sweet and c…
Rosemary Steak Tips with Gorgonzola Polenta
Published: February 2016
Rosemary Steak Tips with Gorgonzola Polenta
Chunks of blue cheese melt into the hot polenta to make a rich and flavorful si…
Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Kale, and Fontina
Published: February 2016
Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Kale, and Fontina
We partially cook the pasta and then add kale to the pot to steam while the past…
Pan-Seared Skirt Steak with Zucchini and Scallion Sauce
Published: February 2016
Pan-Seared Skirt Steak with Zucchini and Scallion Sauce
This vibrant, no-cook blender sauce is the perfect accompaniment to quick-cookin…
Chicken Posole
Published: February 2016
Chicken Posole
Stirring some of the brine from the drained chiles into the soup, along with a h…
Curried Chicken with Couscous
Published: February 2016
Curried Chicken with Couscous
Stirring jarred mango chutney, fresh apple, and vinegar into the couscous adds t…
Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cake
Published: February 2016
Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cake
Give your sweetheart cake and roses—white chocolate–raspberry buttercream roses.
Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches
Published: February 2016
Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches
We take low-sodium, thinly shaved deli ham and coat it in a quick-cooking barbec…
One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Broccoli and Red Potatoes
Published: February 2016
One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Broccoli and Red Potatoes
Salmon, broccoli, and red potatoes all require different cooking times. That did…
French-Style White Bean Stew for Two
Published: February 2016
French-Style White Bean Stew for Two
Traditional cassoulet takes days. We wanted a solid stand-in for a weeknight din…
Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
Published: February 2016
Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
Make no bones about it, you can still have a tasty slow-cooker split pea…
Orzo Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Published: February 2016
Orzo Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
We wanted to put the emphasis on salad, not pasta.
Beans and Greens
Published: February 2016
Beans and Greens
This old-school favorite is a comforting reminder that simpler is better.
Carolina Chicken Mull
Published: February 2016
Carolina Chicken Mull
Chicken and milk stewed in a Dutch oven? We were hesitant, too. But before long …
Chive Sour Cream
Published: February 2016
Chive Sour Cream
Serve with our Cook's Country Crispy Parmesan Potatoes.
Crispy Parmesan Potatoes
Published: February 2016
Crispy Parmesan Potatoes
We’d seen Parmesan potatoes relegated to side-dish status, but we wanted a spud …
Teriyaki Meatballs
Published: February 2016
Teriyaki Meatballs
Packing outsized flavor into these one-bite chicken meatballs was no small task,…
Eggs in Purgatory
Published: February 2016
Eggs in Purgatory
There were moments in our quest to perfect this classic dish when we weren’t sur…
So-Cal Churros
Published: February 2016
So-Cal Churros
Common wisdom says churro making is better left to churrerías. We view common w…
Flank Steak in Adobo
Published: February 2016
Flank Steak in Adobo
It took weeks of kitchen work to unlock the secrets of this remarkable Texas dis…
Shrimp De Jonghe
Published: February 2016
Shrimp De Jonghe
We kept the important things in this Chicago classic—tender shrimp, buttery brea…
Chicken Scarpariello
Published: February 2016
Chicken Scarpariello
To perfect this Italian American dish, we had to cut back on the grease and keep…
Skillet-Roasted Cabbage
Published: February 2016
Skillet-Roasted Cabbage
Oven-roasted cabbage is sweet and meltingly tender. We wanted the same effect o…
Steak Diane
Published: February 2016
Steak Diane
Steak Diane is known for fire and flourish. But is this old-school restaurant fa…
Potato-Sauerkraut Pierogi
Published: February 2016
Potato-Sauerkraut Pierogi
We scoured Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood for the secrets to these popul…
Potato-Cheddar Pierogi
Published: February 2016
Potato-Cheddar Pierogi
We scoured Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood for the secrets to these popul…
Peas and Carrots
Published: February 2016
Peas and Carrots
This classic vegetable combo has fallen out of favor, so we set out to revamp th…
Published: February 2016
Substituting Lard for Butter in Biscuits
Can lard be substituted for butter in biscuits?
Published: February 2016
Natural vs. Organic Chicken
What does chicken labeled “natural,” mean? Is it the same as “organic”?
Published: February 2016
Sizing Up Shallots
We often call for shallots in our recipes. What size shallots should you be usin…
Published: February 2016
Cooking Long Grain White Rice in a Slow Cooker
It can be difficult to get long grain white rice to come out properly in a slow-…
Published: February 2016
Does Sunflower Butter Turn Cookies Green?
Will substituting sunflower butter for peanut butter in recipes for cookies turn…
Published: February 2016
Fresh Cheese
Soft, supple fresh cheeses prove what all teenagers think they know: Older isn’t…
Piping Sets
Published: February 2016
Online Extra
Piping Sets
We tried five sets, priced from $11.63 to $29.95, each containing between nine a…
Springform Pans
Published: February 2016
Online Extra
Springform Pans
Have you ever ruined a cheesecake? We’ve been there, too. But never again: We t…
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