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Garlic Fried Chicken
Published: April 2016
Garlic Fried Chicken
In Bakersfield, California, cooks douse fried chicken with butter and garlic. Pu…
Supermarket Black Tea
Published: April 2016
Supermarket Black Tea
Which black tea you should buy depends on how you take it—plain or with milk and…
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Supermarket Whipped Toppings
Published: April 2016
Supermarket Whipped Toppings
Are supermarket whipped toppings any good?
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Asparagus Salad with Oranges, Feta, and Hazelnuts
Published: April 2016
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Asparagus Salad with Oranges, Feta, and Hazelnuts
Raw asparagus? It may sound strange, but it makes a memorable salad.
Asparagus Salad with Grapes, Goat Cheese, and Almonds
Published: April 2016
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Asparagus Salad with Grapes, Goat Cheese, and Almonds
Raw asparagus? It may sound strange, but it makes a memorable salad.
One-Pan Lemon-Braised Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas and Fennel
Published: April 2016
One-Pan Lemon-Braised Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas and Fennel
Most braised dishes build flavor through long cooking in a covered vessel. We w…
Slow-Cooker Memphis-Style Wet Ribs
Published: April 2016
Slow-Cooker Memphis-Style Wet Ribs
Slow-cooker ribs can be washed-out and boring. But not if you use the right tec…
Tropical Fruit Smoothies
Published: April 2016
Tropical Fruit Smoothies
You’d think making a perfect smoothie would be easy—and it is, as long as you s…
Mixed Berry Smoothies
Published: April 2016
Mixed Berry Smoothies
You’d think making a perfect smoothie would be easy—and it is, as long as you s…
Kale-Pineapple Smoothies
Published: April 2016
Kale-Pineapple Smoothies
You’d think making a perfect smoothie would be easy—and it is, as long as you s…
Cherry-Almond Smoothies
Published: April 2016
Cherry-Almond Smoothies
You’d think making a perfect smoothie would be easy—and it is, as long as you s…
Strawberry-Peach Smoothies
Published: April 2016
Strawberry-Peach Smoothies
You’d think making a perfect smoothie would be easy—and it is, as long as you s…
Beef Tenderloin with Chiles, Mint, and Cucumber
Published: April 2016
Beef Tenderloin with Chiles, Mint, and Cucumber
The tartness of the lime juice in the dressing is tempered by the salty fish sau…
Pan-Seared Chicken with Spicy Pinto Beans
Published: April 2016
Pan-Seared Chicken with Spicy Pinto Beans
Mashing the pinto beans creates a texture like refried beans, and simmering the…
Mint Julep Cake
Published: April 2016
Mint Julep Cake
Place your bets on this lightly boozy Derby-day treat.
Chicken Scaloppini with Peppers and Mushrooms for Two
Published: April 2016
Chicken Scaloppini with Peppers and Mushrooms for Two
Fortunately, cutting this Italian classic down to two servings made it even easi…
Pecan-Crusted Trout with Creamy Lemon-Garlic Sauce
Published: April 2016
Pecan-Crusted Trout with Creamy Lemon-Garlic Sauce
Our relationship with pecan-crusted fish turned out to be surprisingly one-sided…
Chiles Rellenos
Published: April 2016
Chiles Rellenos
Forget the soggy, gloppy versions you’ve had.
Fluffy Baked Polenta with Red Sauce
Published: April 2016
Fluffy Baked Polenta with Red Sauce
Without knowing his secrets, could we re-create a seasoned veteran’s unique Ital…
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Published: April 2016
Flourless Chocolate Cake
This fancy restaurant dessert is seldom made at home. But after a month in the t…
Dutch Crunch
Published: April 2016
Dutch Crunch
This lightly sweet sandwich bread with a crunchy topping is certainly unique, bu…
Blue Cheese and Bacon Mashed Potato Cakes
Published: April 2016
Blue Cheese and Bacon Mashed Potato Cakes
Sure, mashed potatoes are good enough. But we never stop at good enough.
Cheddar and Scallion Mashed Potato Cakes
Published: April 2016
Cheddar and Scallion Mashed Potato Cakes
Sure, mashed potatoes are good enough. But we never stop at good enough.
Beef Lombardi
Published: April 2016
Beef Lombardi
Ground beef, cheese, sour cream, and egg noodles in one casserole? Sounds like o…
Basque-Style Green Beans
Published: April 2016
Basque-Style Green Beans
To complement a platter of garlicky fried chicken, we turned to this sweet-savor…
Brunswick Stew
Published: April 2016
Brunswick Stew
This rib-sticking stew is too often the butt of jokes. Our aim was to turn misun…
Bottom Round Roast Beef with Zip-Style Sauce
Published: April 2016
Bottom Round Roast Beef with Zip-Style Sauce
This economical cut of roast beef had a bad reputation in the test kitchen. We w…
Mashed Potato Cakes
Published: April 2016
Mashed Potato Cakes
Sure, mashed potatoes are good enough. But we never stop at good enough.
Lemony Shrimp with Orzo, Feta, and Olives
Published: April 2016
Lemony Shrimp with Orzo, Feta, and Olives
Cooking the orzo pilaf-style gives it extra flavor and allows you to control the…
Pastrami Cheeseburgers
Published: April 2016
Pastrami Cheeseburgers
Sauerkraut, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and a tangy sauce transform an ordinary burg…
Dublin Coddle
Published: April 2016
Dublin Coddle
There is no dish more comforting than this savory Irish American classic—if you …
Derby Biscuits
Published: April 2016
Derby Biscuits
Starting with a recipe that dates back centuries, we came up with appetizer bisc…
Asparagus Salad with Radishes, Pecorino Romano, and Croutons
Published: April 2016
Asparagus Salad with Radishes, Pecorino Romano, and Croutons
Raw asparagus? It may sound strange, but it makes a memorable salad.
Peppered Pork Chops with Celery Root Salad
Published: April 2016
Peppered Pork Chops with Celery Root Salad
Salty capers and a kick of cayenne in the celery root salad provide a nice contr…
Beer Cheese
Published: April 2016
Beer Cheese
Starting with a recipe that dates back centuries, we came up with appetizer bisc…
Pork Cutlets with Artichokes and Goat Cheese
Published: April 2016
Pork Cutlets with Artichokes and Goat Cheese
Lemon and capers give sautéed artichoke hearts a fresh and lively note that pair…
Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Chorizo
Published: April 2016
Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Chorizo
Using the rendered fat from the chicken thighs to fry the potatoes imparts great…
Bananas Foster
Published: April 2016
Bananas Foster
We wanted to enjoy this New Orleans classic at home, but would that mean singein…
Hot Chicken Salad
Published: April 2016
Hot Chicken Salad
Don't let the name fool you. This retro chicken "salad" is really a homey casser…
Shiitake and Bok Choy Lo Mein
Published: April 2016
Shiitake and Bok Choy Lo Mein
Cooking the noodles without moving them lets them develop a light, flavorful cha…
Easier Eggs Benedict with ­Foolproof Hollandaise
Published: February 2009
Easier Eggs Benedict with ­Foolproof Hollandaise
Eggs Benedict is really two recipes—two finicky recipes. Let us lend a hand.
Published: April 2016
Leakproofing Springform Pans
In our recent testing of springform pans, we recommended wrapping the pans in …
Published: April 2016
Refreezing Frozen Shrimp
Can thawed, frozen shrimp be refrozen?
Published: April 2016
Red vs. Green Cabbage
Besides looking different, is there any flavor difference between red and gree…
Published: April 2016
Ground Bay Leaves
Why do recipes usually call for whole bay leaves and not ground?
Published: April 2016
Reusing Parchment Paper
Can sheets of parchment paper be reused for multiple batches of cookies?
Coconut Products
Published: April 2016
Coconut Products
While coconuts have been a sought-after food for centuries, today we consume the…
Biscuit Cutters
Published: April 2016
Biscuit Cutters
Do biscuit cutters really matter?
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