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Disposable Plates
Published: August 2016
Disposable Plates
We tested eight nationally available, top-selling disposable plates made from a …
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Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)
Published: August 2016
Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)
Though chicken and rice is a classic combination, creating a single Latin Americ…
Fettuccine
Published: August 2016
Fettuccine
When prepared well, these long, wide noodles are greater than the sum of their s…
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Bagged Popcorn
Published: August 2016
Bagged Popcorn
Bagged popcorn is selling like crazy these days; does it deserve the hype?
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Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Avocado-Mango Salad
Published: August 2016
Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Avocado-Mango Salad
Coating the pork tenderloins in jerk seasoning and brown sugar gives them a spic…
Margherita Pizza with Pesto
Published: August 2016
Margherita Pizza with Pesto
Using prepared pesto is a convenient timesaver. Buitoni Pesto with Basil is the …
Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Flank Steak with Mexican Street Corn
Published: August 2016
Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Flank Steak with Mexican Street Corn
Mayonnaise does double duty here, first as a flavorful fat for grilling the corn…
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus
Published: August 2016
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus
Wrapping the chicken in salty, ­flavor-packed prosciutto seasons the poultry and…
Tandoori-Style Chicken with Grilled Naan
Published: August 2016
Tandoori-Style Chicken with Grilled Naan
Scoring the chicken allows the spiced yogurt marinade to penetrate more deeply i…
Quick Ratatouille
Published: August 2016
Quick Ratatouille
Canned crushed tomatoes give this dish long-cooked flavor and texture. We finish…
Swordfish Kebabs with Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Published: August 2016
Swordfish Kebabs with Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Italian seasoning, an earthy blend of up to six different herbs, is a powerhouse…
Sweet-and-Spicy Beef Chili
Published: August 2016
Sweet-and-Spicy Beef Chili
Molasses-rich baked beans provide a sweet counterpoint to the smoky heat of chip…
Watermelon-Tomato Salad
Published: August 2016
Watermelon-Tomato Salad
They’re neighbors in the garden—could they be friends on the plate?
Spicy Barbecue Coleslaw
Published: August 2016
Spicy Barbecue Coleslaw
Slaw is too often relegated to wallflower status. We wanted one that announced …
Fettuccine with Butter and Cheese
Published: August 2016
Fettuccine with Butter and Cheese
Once upon a time, Alfredo sauce was velvety and rich, not stodgy and thick. Coul…
Homemade Sazón
Published: August 2016
Homemade Sazón
Sazón is the go-to spice blend in many Latin American home kitchens. While it is…
Peach Cornmeal ­Upside-Down Cake
Published: August 2016
Peach Cornmeal ­Upside-Down Cake
Who knew that bright, juicy peaches and cozy, crunchy cornmeal would make such a…
Oregon Blackberry Pie
Published: August 2016
Oregon Blackberry Pie
The hallmark of this summertime showstopper is the sturdy blackberry filling. Bu…
Pletzel
Published: August 2016
Pletzel
We were latecomers to this old-school deli bread. But now that we’ve met, we’re …
Ultimate BLT Sandwich
Published: August 2016
Ultimate BLT Sandwich
Do you really need a recipe for this simple classic? If you want the ultimate v…
Hawaiian-Style Fried Chicken
Published: August 2016
Hawaiian-Style Fried Chicken
Just how much flavor can you pack into fried chicken? In Hawaii, the answer is “…
Grilled Button Mushrooms
Published: August 2016
Grilled Button Mushrooms
Portobellos are great onthe grill. But what about the little guys?
Grilled Boneless Short Ribs with Argentine-Style Pepper Sauce
Published: August 2016
Grilled Boneless Short Ribs with Argentine-Style Pepper Sauce
We decided to bring this low-and-slow favorite into the fast lane.
Slow-Cooker All-Purpose Tomato Sauce
Published: August 2016
Slow-Cooker All-Purpose Tomato Sauce
Does a simple tomato sauce have to be a supervised stovetop affair? No.
Watermelon Lemonade
Published: August 2016
Watermelon Lemonade
Homemade lemonade is refreshing, invigorating, and much better than store-bought…
Strawberry-Lime Lemonade
Published: August 2016
Strawberry-Lime Lemonade
Homemade lemonade is refreshing, invigorating, and much better than store-bought…
Raspberry Lemonade
Published: August 2016
Raspberry Lemonade
Homemade lemonade is refreshing, invigorating, and much better than store-bought…
Cucumber-Mint Lemonade
Published: August 2016
Cucumber-Mint Lemonade
Homemade lemonade is refreshing, invigorating, and much better than store-bought…
Lemonade
Published: August 2016
Lemonade
Homemade lemonade is refreshing, invigorating, and much better than store-bought…
Smoky Baked Stuffed Potatoes
Published: August 2016
Smoky Baked Stuffed Potatoes
Traditional twice-baked potatoes are good enough. But as usual, we wanted somet…
Cherry-Almond Crisp for Two
Published: August 2016
Cherry-Almond Crisp for Two
We wanted a quick, juicy fruit crisp for any day of the week, at any time of the…
One-Pan Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Scallions
Published: August 2016
One-Pan Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Scallions
A nicely cooked steak with a great sear and sides, all ready at once? We doubted…
Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Butter
Published: August 2016
Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Butter
Cooking these vegetables perfectly on the grill took a bit of heart.
Pepper Vinegar
Published: August 2016
Pepper Vinegar
Pepper vinegar is a staple in many Southern households and is used to perk up ma…
Blueberry Jam Cake
Published: August 2016
Blueberry Jam Cake
To achieve the proper ombre effect (colors that blend into one another from dark…
Grilled Citrus Chicken
Published: August 2016
Grilled Citrus Chicken
To add maximum citrus flavor to the mild-mannered chicken breasts, we grilled th…
South Carolina Smoked Fresh Ham
Published: August 2016
South Carolina Smoked Fresh Ham
This smoke-infused pork nestled in a soft bun gives a whole new meaning to ham s…
Published: August 2016
Cookie Sheet Shifting
Does it really matter if you switch and rotate your cookie sheets during baking?
Published: August 2016
Food Processors: Pulsing vs. Processing
Why do some recipes call for "pulsing" a food processor a number of times when c…
Published: August 2016
Mustard Seeds
Can brown and yellow mustard seeds be used interchangeably in recipes?
Published: August 2016
Tomato Sizing
When a recipe calls for a tomato, what size and type should be used?
Published: August 2016
Tea Temperature
What's the optimal brewing temperature for black tea?
Published: August 2016
Useful Scraps
The best way to eliminate food waste in your kitchen is to take a second look at…
Dry Measuring Cups
Published: August 2016
Dry Measuring Cups
Could we find a perfect set to sweep the competition?
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