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Risi e Bisi
Published: April 2017
Risi e Bisi
Brothier than risotto but thicker than soup, this Venetian classic requires a no…
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
Published: April 2017
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Olive Oil Cake
Published: May 2017
Olive Oil Cake
Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Carrots and Sesame
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Carrots and Sesame
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
German Pancake
Published: May 2017
German Pancake
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce
Published: May 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Panang Beef Curry
Published: May 2017
Panang Beef Curry
With a few tweaks to jarred curry paste, this rich, savory-sweet, deeply fragran…
Fire Extinguishers
Published: March 2017
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
Syrup/Honey Dispensers
Published: March 2017
Syrup/Honey Dispensers
What’s the best tool to control a sticky situation?
Reusable Storage Bags
Published: May 2017
Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
Buy the Winner
Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
Buy the Winner
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Published: May 2017
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Food quality and safety can be affected if temperatures go outside of the safe z…
Buy the Winner
Meatless “Meat” Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
Published: May 2017
Meatless “Meat” Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
We wanted it quick. We wanted it easy. Most of all, we wanted it to be as hearty…
Ras el Hanout Spice Rub
Published: May 2017
Ras el Hanout Spice Rub
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Barbecue Spice Rub
Published: May 2017
Barbecue Spice Rub
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Jerk-Style Spice Rub
Published: May 2017
Jerk-Style Spice Rub
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli
Published: May 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Onion, Bell Peppers, and Cumin
Published: May 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Onion, Bell Peppers, and Cumin
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
German Pancake for Two
Published: May 2017
German Pancake for Two
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Brown Sugar-Banana Topping
Published: May 2017
Brown Sugar-Banana Topping
This quick faux-caramel topping makes a great addition to pancakes, waffles, or …
Brown Sugar-Apple Topping
Published: May 2017
Brown Sugar-Apple Topping
This quick faux-caramel topping makes a great addition to pancakes, waffles, or …
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
Published: May 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomato-Ginger Salsa
Published: May 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomato-Ginger Salsa
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Walnuts
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Walnuts
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Jicama and Pepitas
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Jicama and Pepitas
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Snow Peas and Mint
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Snow Peas and Mint
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Spicy Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Bell Pepper
Published: May 2017
Spicy Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Bell Pepper
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Published: May 2017
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Even the best store-bought tortilla chips can’t compare with the fresh corn flav…
Mini Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple-Red Onion Salsa
Published: April 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple-Red Onion Salsa
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
Risi e Bisi
Published: April 2017
Risi e Bisi
Brothier than risotto but thicker than soup, this Venetian classic requires a no…
Olive Oil Cake
Published: April 2017
Olive Oil Cake
Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…
Testing Fire Extinguishers
Published: April 2017
Testing Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
German Pancake
Published: April 2017
German Pancake
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce
Published: April 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
Published: April 2017
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Meatless "Meat" Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
Published: April 2017
Meatless "Meat" Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
We wanted it quick. We wanted it easy. Most of all, we wanted it to be as hearty…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Carrots and Sesame
Published: April 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Carrots and Sesame
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Panang Beef Curry
Published: April 2017
Panang Beef Curry
With a few tweaks to jarred curry paste, this rich, savory-sweet, deeply fragran…
Classic Guacamole
Published: April 2017
Classic Guacamole
A perfectly seasoned dip isn’t just stirred together. You have to cut and paste.
Published: April 2017
Lazy Cook’s Frosting
This simple frosting takes just about a minute to make.
Published: April 2017
5 Steps to Perfect Pizza Dough
The key to great pizza crust is to handle the dough as gently—and as little—as p…
Published: April 2017
Recrisping Stale Crackers and Cookies
Bring your stale cookies, crackers, and chips back to life.
Published: April 2017
Is Tofu Worth Marinating?
We know that, contrary to popular belief, marinades do most of their work on the…
Published: April 2017
Pancetta versus Prosciutto
Pancetta and prosciutto are often confused, since both are traditional Italian c…
Published: April 2017
Spotty Cabbage Leaves
When shopping for napa cabbage, we’ve noticed that some heads have tiny black sp…
Published: April 2017
How to Cook with Chayote
Chayote can be eaten both raw and cooked. Here's the best way(s) to prepare it.
Published: April 2017
Pricing Chicken Parts
Chicken breasts have the highest yield of meat per pound of all chicken parts, b…
Published: April 2017
The Best Way to Store Rhubarb
It turns out that the best method we’ve found for storing celery also works for …
Published: April 2017
What to Do with Pea Greens
These tender tips of pea plants have a variety of different uses.
Published: April 2017
Cooking Class: Boil versus Simmer
Whether we call for boiling or simmering in a recipe depends on the situation.
Published: April 2017
Seasonings Beyond Salt and Pepper
While salt and pepper are always a consideration for final tweaks, our test cook…
Published: April 2017
Troubleshooting a Weak Flame on a Gas Grill
If you are experiencing a weak flame from your gas grill, try these troubleshoot…
6 Tips for Better Pasta
Published: April 2017
6 Tips for Better Pasta
Boiling pasta in salted water is a straightforward kitchen task, but you can imp…
Avocado Primer
Published: April 2017
Avocado Primer
Our primer on avocado shopping, storage, and handling.
Testing Syrup Dispensers
Published: April 2017
Testing Syrup Dispensers
What’s the best tool to control a sticky situation?
Testing Reusable Storage Bags
Published: April 2017
Testing Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
Testing Lid Holders
Published: April 2017
Testing Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
Testing Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Published: April 2017
Testing Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Food quality and safety can be affected if temperatures go outside of the safe z…
Tasting Canned Coconut Milk
Published: April 2017
Tasting Canned Coconut Milk
We were shocked by the dramatic differences among canned coconut milks.
Gruyère: Another Big Cheese in Our Kitchen
Published: April 2017
Gruyère: Another Big Cheese in Our Kitchen
The right Gruyère is buttery and complex, is pleasantly firm and dense, and melt…
Testing Fire Extinguishers
Published: April 2017
Testing Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
Napa Cabbage Slaws
Published: April 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaws
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Olive Oil Cake
Published: April 2017
Olive Oil Cake
Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…
Introducing Risi e Bisi
Published: April 2017
Introducing Risi e Bisi
Brothier than risotto but thicker than soup, this Venetian classic requires a no…
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Published: April 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
German Pancake
Published: April 2017
German Pancake
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Stir-Fried Shrimp
Published: April 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Published: April 2017
Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Meatless "Meat" Sauce
Published: April 2017
Meatless "Meat" Sauce
We wanted it quick. We wanted it easy. Most of all, we wanted it to be as hearty…
Panang Beef Curry
Published: April 2017
Panang Beef Curry
With a few tweaks to jarred curry paste, this rich, savory-sweet, deeply fragran…
Great Guacamole
Published: April 2017
Great Guacamole
A perfectly seasoned dip isn’t just stirred together. You have to cut and paste.

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