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Supermarket Extra-Sharp Cheddar
Published: December 2017
Supermarket Extra-Sharp Cheddar
The best extra-sharp cheddars are bold but balanced. Which cheese should you buy…
Inexpensive Blenders
Published: December 2017
Inexpensive Blenders
Our winning midrange and high-end blenders are excellent—but pricey. Could we fi…
Buy the Winner
Published: December 2017
Chocolate
Passionate about chocolate? Here’s what you need to know to get cooking with thi…
Published: December 2017
Reheating Rice
We tried reviving home-cooked and take-out batches of white rice to find the sec…
Published: December 2017
Can You Freeze Ricotta?
Ricotta spoils quickly. We froze leftovers two different ways to see which one w…
Published: December 2017
Whipping Light Cream vs. Heavy Cream
Can you make whipped cream using light instead of heavy cream?
Published: November 2017
Curly-Leaf vs. Flat-Leaf Parsley
Are curly- and flat-leaf parsleys interchangeable? We ran a series of blind tast…
Make-Ahead Hot Chocolate
Published: December 2017
Make-Ahead Hot Chocolate
Cocoa powder is good for many things, but when it comes to hot chocolate, there’…
Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies
Published: December 2017
Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies
Our sweet, tender sugar cookies have a pleasant chew—and a few surprising ingred…
Orange and Raisin Panettone
Published: December 2017
Orange and Raisin Panettone
Dried fruit–studded panettone is a holiday favorite. But this year, we aimed to…
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Pesto and Cherry Tomato Sauce
Published: December 2017
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Pesto and Cherry Tomato Sauce
These cheesy pasta pillows look like fancy restaurant food, but they’re simple e…
Baked Tostadas
Published: December 2017
Baked Tostadas
For fast and easy homemade tostada shells with fresh roasted-corn flavor, we coa…
Luau Pizza
Published: December 2017
Luau Pizza
We give ham and pineapple pizza a Hawaiian twist with this easy, 30-minute pie. 
Steak and Potato Curry with Peas
Published: December 2017
Steak and Potato Curry with Peas
Thinly sliced beef cooks more quickly than large chunks, making for a fast weekn…
Eggs with Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Hash
Published: December 2017
Eggs with Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Hash
To speed things up, we microwave the potato mixture before adding it to the skil…
Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
Published: December 2017
Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
We use fresh lemon juice, chives, and sprigs of thyme to create this bright dish…
Strip Steaks with Cauliflower and Roasted Garlic Butter
Published: December 2017
Strip Steaks with Cauliflower and Roasted Garlic Butter
Roasting whole garlic cloves alongside the cauliflower softens them just enough …
Kielbasa with Hot Rice
Published: December 2017
Kielbasa with Hot Rice
KIelbasa is an underrated and underused ingredient. Here's a quick recipe for a …
Pan-Seared Cod with Blistered Green Beans and Red Pepper Relish
Published: December 2017
Pan-Seared Cod with Blistered Green Beans and Red Pepper Relish
Too many recipes cover up cod's delicate flavor with potent ingredients. We used…
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Published: December 2017
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Shallow-frying the chicken in a covered skillet makes quick and clean work of th…
Chocolate-Almond Coconut Cake
Published: December 2017
Chocolate-Almond Coconut Cake
This showstopper features a shiny chocolate glaze, crunchy almonds, and coconut …
Creamy Chestnut Soup
Published: December 2017
Creamy Chestnut Soup
We made a supersmooth soup by simmering chestnuts, leeks, pear, celery, and thym…
Chicken Chow Mein for Two
Published: December 2017
Chicken Chow Mein for Two
Our goal: a flavorful, vibrant supper that comes together quickly.
Blue Cheese Log with Walnuts and Honey
Published: December 2017
Blue Cheese Log with Walnuts and Honey
A cheese log for every occasion—and no broken crackers.
Chile Cheese Log with Tortilla Chips
Published: October 2017
Chile Cheese Log with Tortilla Chips
A cheese log for every occasion—and no broken crackers.
Goat Cheese Log with Herbes De Provence
Published: December 2017
Goat Cheese Log with Herbes De Provence
A cheese log for every occasion—and no broken crackers.
Pimento Cheese Log with Bacon
Published: December 2017
Pimento Cheese Log with Bacon
A cheese log for every occasion—and no broken crackers.
Cheddar Cheese Log with Chives
Published: December 2017
Cheddar Cheese Log with Chives
A cheese log for every occasion—and no broken crackers.
One-Pot Chicken with Broccoli and Rice
Published: December 2017
One-Pot Chicken with Broccoli and Rice
This back-of-the-can recipe was due for an update.
Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork Tostadas
Published: December 2017
Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork Tostadas
Deeply flavored shredded pork? Sounds like a job for the slow cooker.
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Published: December 2017
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Our sweet, tender sugar cookies have a pleasant chew—and a few surprising ingred…
Chocolate Chip Panettone
Published: December 2017
Chocolate Chip Panettone
Dried fruit–studded panettone is a holiday favorite. But this year, we aimed to…
Foil-Roasted Potatoes
Published: December 2017
Foil-Roasted Potatoes
Tired of peeling and mashing? For a perfectly simple potato side dish, reach for…
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Orange Butter
Published: December 2017
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Orange Butter
We turned to the spice cabinet to find a counterpoint for the squash’s natural s…
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Lime Butter
Published: December 2017
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Lime Butter
We turned to the spice cabinet to find a counterpoint for the squash’s natural s…
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Lemon Butter
Published: December 2017
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Lemon Butter
We turned to the spice cabinet to find a counterpoint for the squash’s natural s…
Red Wine Sauce
Published: December 2017
Red Wine Sauce
Browning beef stew meat added savory, beefy depth. A shallot and a bit of sugar …
Classic Roast Beef Tenderloin for a Crowd
Published: December 2017
Classic Roast Beef Tenderloin for a Crowd
What’s the best method for cooking this impressive holiday-time cut? We break it…
Nonalcoholic Rum Balls
Published: December 2017
Nonalcoholic Rum Balls
Let’s get ready to rum-ball . . .
Ginger Rum Balls
Published: December 2017
Ginger Rum Balls
Let’s get ready to rum-ball . . .
Coconut Rum Balls
Published: December 2017
Coconut Rum Balls
Let’s get ready to rum-ball . . .
Chocolate Rum Balls
Published: December 2017
Chocolate Rum Balls
Let’s get ready to rum-ball . . .
Rum Balls
Published: December 2017
Rum Balls
Let’s get ready to rum-ball . . .
Cheese Blintzes with Raspberry Sauce
Published: December 2017
Cheese Blintzes with Raspberry Sauce
Time to banish our memories of bad blintzes past.
Ground Beef Stroganoff
Published: December 2017
Ground Beef Stroganoff
Wouldn’t it be great to make this creamy, comforting weeknight meal even easier?
Chicken Sauce Piquant
Published: December 2017
Chicken Sauce Piquant
This homey, spicy ­Louisiana dish deserves a wider audience.
New England Pork Pies
Published: December 2017
New England Pork Pies
Could we create a home version of these beloved New England treats?
Broccoli Rabe with White Beans
Published: December 2017
Broccoli Rabe with White Beans
Most recipes for this boldly flavored green call for softening its edges by blan…
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
Published: December 2017
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
These cheesy pasta pillows look like fancy restaurant food, but they’re simple e…
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage-Browned Butter Sauce
Published: December 2017
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage-Browned Butter Sauce
These cheesy pasta pillows look like fancy restaurant food, but they’re simple e…
Glazed Roast Chicken
Published: December 2017
Glazed Roast Chicken
Even the tastiest glaze becomes useless if it runs off the bird. For a glaze tha…
Jerk Pork Ribs
Published: December 2017
Jerk Pork Ribs
Move over, chicken; jerk makes for some fine swine.
Monterey Bay Cioppino
Published: December 2017
Monterey Bay Cioppino
This stew is famous in San Francisco. But just down the coast, we found a versio…
Ramekins
Published: December 2017
Ramekins
Ramekins have had the same classic shape for centuries. But is traditional best?
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