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Packaged Stuffing (Stovetop Stuffing Mixes)
Published: October 2018
Packaged Stuffing (Stovetop Stuffing Mixes)
In just 10 minutes, you can have a side dish for a holiday roast or weeknight di…
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Milk Chocolate Chips
Published: October 2017
Milk Chocolate Chips
Most of us associate milk chocolate with supermarket candy bars and foil-wrapped…
Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crusts
Published: October 2017
Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crusts
When a homemade crumb crust isn’t an option, is a store-bought crust an acceptab…
Spiral-Sliced Ham
Published: December 2016
Spiral-Sliced Ham
Spiral-sliced ham is an easy and elegant holiday centerpiece. But not all hams …
Canned Pumpkin
Published: October 2016
Canned Pumpkin
What’s the best canned pumpkin?
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Supermarket Whipped Toppings
Published: April 2016
Supermarket Whipped Toppings
Are supermarket whipped toppings any good?
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Published: October 2015
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Shredding cheese is time-consuming. Is there an acceptable shortcut even skeptic…
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Supermarket Honey
Published: August 2015
Supermarket Honey
To find the best supermarket honey, we selected five top-selling honeys—three tr…
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Frozen Dinner Rolls
Published: December 2014
Frozen Dinner Rolls
When there isn't time to make fresh dinner rolls, the frozen variety can be a te…
Salted Butter
Published: October 2014
Salted Butter
There are plenty of butters out there. Could we find one worth its salt?
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Hard Apple Cider
Published: October 2014
Hard Apple Cider
We tasted four nationally available hard ciders both plain and cooked in recipes…
Bread Crumbs
Published: December 2013
Bread Crumbs
Two styles of bread crumbs and seven determined contenders. The battle for big c…
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Sherry
Published: October 2012
Sherry
In the test kitchen, we use sherry in a variety of recipes. Does it matter what …
Graham Crackers
Published: June 2011
Graham Crackers
We tasted three top-selling national brands to see which came out on top.
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Macaroni and Cheese
Published: April 2011
Macaroni and Cheese
We tasted 25 boxed and frozen versions of mostly clumpy, gloppy, wimpy mac and c…
Ground Ginger
Published: February 2011
Ground Ginger
Since ginger is often used in combination with other spices, would it matter whi…
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Refrigerator Biscuits
Published: February 2006
Refrigerator Biscuits
Pillsbury has cornered the market on refrigerator biscuits, but how do you choos…
Dark Chocolate
Published: November 2013
Dark Chocolate
It’s easy to find a great snacking chocolate. But cooking is different: Choosing…
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Chicken Broth
Published: July 2013
Chicken Broth
Just about every broth in the supermarket amounts to a science project of flavor…
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Wild Rice
Published: January 2013
Wild Rice
Who knew wild rice was actually an aquatic grass? See which brand swam to the to…
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Garlic Powder
Published: July 2012
Garlic Powder
When it comes to garlic powder, which brand comes out on top?
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Molasses
Published: November 2011
Molasses
Terms like "mild," "full," and "robust" are meaningless when it comes to molass…
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Vanilla Beans
Published: July 2011
Vanilla Beans
For custard-based recipes in which vanilla is the star, we’ve found that vanill…
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Whole-Wheat Flour
Published: March 2011
Whole-Wheat Flour
If you thought all whole-wheat flours are created equal, you were wrong.
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Red Wine Vinegar
Published: January 2011
Red Wine Vinegar
Does aging make a difference in vinegar, or does it all boil down to the grapes …
Unsweetened Chocolate
Published: November 2010
Unsweetened Chocolate
With no added sugar or dairy, 100 percent pure chocolate can be a clear route to…
Salt
Published: September 2002
Salt
Food magazines and celebrity chefs are touting the flavor of gourmet salts that …
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All-Purpose Vegetable Oils
Published: March 2010
All-Purpose Vegetable Oils
Vegetable oil should stay behind the scenes, whether you’re baking, sautéing, or…
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Vanilla Extract
Published: March 2009
Vanilla Extract
In the battle of pure versus imitation extracts, could we declare a winner?
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Black Peppercorns
Published: November 2008
Black Peppercorns
You only use a grind or two on your food, so does it really matter what brand of…
Unsalted Butter
Published: November 2018
Unsalted Butter
For everyday cooking and baking, which unsalted butter is best? We tested seven …
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Dark Chocolate Chips
Published: January 2018
Dark Chocolate Chips
With chocolate chips now coming in different shapes, sizes, and even cacao perce…
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Dry Vermouth
Published: November 2017
Dry Vermouth
Could we find a bottle that would do double duty for cooking and cocktails?
Supermarket Turkey
Published: November 2017
Supermarket Turkey
The holidays are no time to gamble on a bird that cooks up dry and bland—or, wor…
Premium Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Published: March 2017
Premium Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
High-end extra-virgin olive oils offer a world of flavor beyond grocery-store op…
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Cinnamon
Published: November 2016
Cinnamon
Labels touting origin imply there’s more to this standby spice than there once …
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