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Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Mediterranean Chopped Salad
We wanted complementary flavors and textures in every bite—not a random collecti…
Published: April 2013
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins with Lemon Zabaglione
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins with Lemon Zabaglione
Baking berries and custard into a gratin should yield firm but juicy fruit, a cr…
Published: May 2009
Fennel and Apple Chopped Salad
We wanted complementary flavors and textures in every bite—not a random collecti…
Published: June 2011
Pear and Cranberry Chopped Salad
We wanted complementary flavors and textures in every bite—not a random collecti…
Published: June 2011
Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Peas
Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Peas
This tapas bar favorite boasting meltingly tender potatoes in a dense, creamy om…
Published: May 2012
Easier French Fries
Easier French Fries
Classic crisp French fries with half the oil and no double-frying? We burned thr…
Published: May 2013
Pasta with Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto Alla Trapanese)
Pasta with Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto Alla Trapanese)
Not all pesto is basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan. In Sicily, tomatoes and almonds…
Published: April 2020
Taming Raw Onion Flavor
Can the way you cut an onion affect its flavor?
Published: July 2009
Blemish-Free Pancakes
Blemish-Free Pancakes
Why does the first batch of pancakes turn out with splotchy, brown spots?
Published: July 2009
Experiment: Defrosting Sandwich Bread
Experiment: Defrosting Sandwich Bread
Freezing sandwich bread to keep it from going stale is a common practice. What i…
Published: July 2009
Quick Oats
Quick Oats
For emergencies only?
Published: July 2009
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Stone-Ground Oats
Stone-Ground Oats
We tested one brand of stone-ground oats. Could they please our tasters' palates…
Published: July 2009
Steel-Cut Oats
Steel-Cut Oats
Judging from the brands and styles cramming supermarket shelves, there's an oat …
Published: July 2009
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Rolled Oats
Rolled Oats
We prefer rolled oats for baked goods, since their thin, flat shape gives cookie…
Published: January 2017
Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Capers
These pinwheels of stuffed steak are in butcher cases everywhere. But juicy, smo…
Published: July 2009
Radish and Orange Chopped Salad
We wanted complementary flavors and textures in every bite—not a random collecti…
Published: May 2009
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Notoriously dry turkey breast is tricky enough to roast indoors using a predicta…
Published: July 2009
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins with Honey-Lavender Zabaglione
Baking berries and custard into a gratin should yield firm but juicy fruit, a cr…
Published: July 2009
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins
Baking berries and custard into a gratin should yield firm but juicy fruit, a cr…
Published: July 2009
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
We found the secret to buttermilk pancakes that cook up fluffy from batch to bat…
Published: July 2009
Belgian-Style Dipping Sauce
French fries are nothing withtout the right dipping sauce.
Published: July 2009
Chive and Black Pepper Dipping Sauce
French fries are nothing withtout the right dipping sauce.
Published: July 2009
Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak with Spinach and Pine Nuts
These pinwheels of stuffed steak are in butcher cases everywhere. But juicy, smo…
Published: July 2009
Gas-Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak
Gas-Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak
These pinwheels of stuffed steak are in butcher cases everywhere. But juicy, smo…
Published: June 2012
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak
These pinwheels of stuffed steak are in butcher cases everywhere. But juicy, smo…
Published: July 2009
Pasta alla Norma with Olives and Capers
Meaty eggplant meets bold tomato sauce for a satisfying weeknight meal, Sicilian…
Published: July 2009
Best Gas Grill-Smoked Pork Chops
Best Gas Grill-Smoked Pork Chops
To achieve juicy glazed pork infused with deep smoky flavor without a smoker, we…
Published: July 2009
Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo and Scallions
This tapas bar favorite boasting meltingly tender potatoes in a dense, creamy om…
Published: July 2009
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast with Herb Butter
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast with Herb Butter
Notoriously dry turkey breast is tricky enough to roast indoors using a predicta…
Published: July 2009
Gas Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast
Gas Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast
Notoriously dry turkey breast is tricky enough to roast indoors using a predicta…
Published: July 2009
Pasta with Tomato, Pine Nut, and Arugula Pesto
Pasta with Tomato, Pine Nut, and Arugula Pesto
Not all pesto is basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan. In Sicily, tomatoes and nuts ta…
Published: July 2009
Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma
Meaty eggplant meets bold tomato sauce for a satisfying weeknight meal, Sicilian…
Published: July 2009
Best Charcoal Grill-Smoked Pork Chops
Best Charcoal Grill-Smoked Pork Chops
To achieve juicy glazed pork infused with deep smoky flavor without a smoker, we…
Published: July 2009
Garlic Mayonnaise
Garlic Mayonnaise
This is particularly flavorful with our Spanish tortilla.
Published: July 2009
Charcoal Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast
Charcoal Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast
Notoriously dry turkey breast is tricky enough to roast indoors using a predicta…
Published: October 2011
Berry Gratin with Lemon Sabayon
Berry Gratin with Lemon Sabayon
With fresh, slightly warmed berries, and a delicate, caramelized sugar crust, th…
Published: February 2005
Freezer Basics
Some basic freezer knowledge will help you better preserve food.
Published: July 2009
Indispensable Kitchen Utensils
We cleared out the clutter to identify 10 tools and gadgets you can't cook witho…
Published: July 2009
Bakeware Basics
For the best cakes, pies and muffins, our eight top picks offer quality and dura…
Published: July 2009
Essential Cookware
Here are the core pots and pans we rely on in the test kitchen and recommend for…
Published: July 2009
Must-Have Measuring Tools
To accurately follow recipes, our seven kitchen-tested favorites are an essentia…
Published: July 2009
Storing Sliced Onions
What is the best way to store sliced onions?
Published: July 2009
The Problem with Meat Probes
Meat probes are one of the best ways to temp meat—or are they?
Published: July 2009
Tasting Eggplants
Can the four most common varieties of eggplant be used interchangeably in recipe…
Published: July 2009
Oil Change for Baking
Can you substitute another type of oil for recipes that call for a small amount …
Published: July 2009
Know Your Oats
Whole, hulled oats are also known as groats. After being heated to inhibit ranci…
Published: July 2009
Sweetening with Stevia
Sweetening with Stevia
There's now a natural low-calorie sugar substitute at the supermarket called Tru…
Published: July 2009
Fortified Substitution
What exactly makes a wine fortified, and can I substitute ordinary red or white …
Published: July 2009
Lobster Tales
When I butcher a live lobster to remove the tail for grilling or sautéing, is it…
Published: July 2009
Lite Corn Syrup
Lite Corn Syrup
How will lite corn syrup affect baked goods?
Published: July 2009
Grill Lights
Grill Lights
What griller hasn’t desperately raced against the setting sun trying to get food…
Published: June 2016
Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes
Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes
We needed a shallow, broilerproof mini gratin dish to ensure a crisp crust for a…
Published: December 2011
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FlameDisk
FlameDisk
Was this small, lightweight charcoal replacement too good to be true?
Published: July 2009
Grill Cookware
Grill Cookware
Grill cookware promises to make it easier to grill small chunks of food so they …
Published: July 2009
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Lettuce Knives
Lettuce Knives
Does this knife deliver on its promise to prevent lettuce from turning brown aft…
Published: July 2009
Eco-Friendly Sponge Cloths
Eco-Friendly Sponge Cloths
Do thin, "eco-friendly" sponge cloths work as well as a heavy-duty kitchen spong…
Published: July 2012
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Corn Strippers
Corn Strippers
We tested five products to determine if corn strippers remove kernels better tha…
Published: July 2009
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Wine Aerators
Wine Aerators
Do these devices deliver on their promise to improve the flavor of wine? We test…
Published: July 2009
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How to Make Chopped Salads
Watery vegetables can ruin even the most well-composed chopped salads. Follow th…
Published: July 2009
Storing and Chopping Nuts
Storing and Chopping Nuts
Nut oils can quickly go rancid if exposed to light or heat. Here's the best way …
Published: July 2009
Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma
Meaty eggplant meets bold tomato sauce for a satisfying weeknight meal, Sicilian…
Published: July 2009
Best Grill-Smoked Pork Chops
Best Grill-Smoked Pork Chops
To achieve juicy glazed pork infused with deep smoky flavor without a smoker, we…
Published: July 2009
Cooking Eggplant
Cooking Eggplant
Properly sauteing eggplant is simple if you follow these steps.
Published: July 2009
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins
Individual Fresh Berry Gratins
Baking berries and custard into a gratin should yield firm but juicy fruit, a cr…
Published: July 2009
Butterflying a Flank Steak
Butterflying a Flank Steak
Butterflying a flank steak is simple if you choose the right size and shape.
Published: July 2009
Using Twine to Tie a Roast
Using Twine to Tie a Roast
To ensure that a roast maintains its shape and heats evenly while cooking, we ti…
Published: July 2009
Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak
These pinwheels of stuffed steak are in butcher cases everywhere. But juicy, smo…
Published: July 2009
Boning a Turkey Breast
Boning a Turkey Breast
With a boning knife or a chef’s knife, it's easy to get two boneless skinless tu…
Published: July 2009
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast
Notoriously dry turkey breast is tricky enough to roast indoors using the oven. …
Published: July 2009
Cutting French Fries
Cutting French Fries
Evenly cut potatoes are the first step to perfect French fries. Start by slicing…
Published: July 2009
Easier French Fries
Easier French Fries
Classic crisp French fries with half the oil and no double-frying? We burned thr…
Published: July 2009
Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda
Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda
Oftentimes, recipes call for both, such as in our buttermilk pancakes. Here’s wh…
Published: July 2009
Best Substitute for Buttermilk
Best Substitute for Buttermilk
If you’re craving a batch of biscuits or buttermilk pancakes but don’t have real…
Published: July 2009
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
We found the secret to buttermilk pancakes that cook up fluffy from batch to bat…
Published: July 2009
Perfectly Browned Pancakes
Perfectly Browned Pancakes
The first pancake in a batch of pancakes often comes out unevenly browned, with …
Published: July 2009
Garlic Mayonnaise
Garlic Mayonnaise
Intensely flavored garlic mayonnaise is a popular condiment in Spanish tapas bar…
Published: July 2009
Spanish Tortilla
Spanish Tortilla
This tapas bar favorite boasts meltingly tender potatoes in a dense, creamy omel…
Published: July 2009

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