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Wine Openers (Waiter's Corkscrews)
Wine Openers (Waiter's Corkscrews)
We uncorked the mystery of what goes into a durable and dependable wine opener.
Published: March 2014
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Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
This triple-component dessert would deserve a revival—if only we could make the …
Published: March 2011
Can You Heat Parchment Paper Higher Than Manufacturers Recommend?
Can You Heat Parchment Paper Higher Than Manufacturers Recommend?
Is it okay to heat parchment paper higher than the temperature range listed on t…
Published: September 2018
What Is Low-Temp Pasta?
What Is Low-Temp Pasta?
Published: March 2011
Toning Down Raw Onion’s Bite
Published: March 2011
Minimizing Moisture Loss in Meat
Minimizing Moisture Loss in Meat
We recently conducted an experiment that proves that even cooking isn’t the onl…
Published: March 2011
Yes, You Can Freeze Garlic
Published: March 2011
Getting the Best Zest
Should you use a vegetable peeler, channel grater, or rasp-style grater when zes…
Published: March 2011
Toaster Ovens
Toaster Ovens
Do you really need to spend $250 to get a good piece of toast?
Published: September 2013
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime
This iconic Peruvian chicken dish features a spit-roasted bird with an evenly br…
Published: March 2011
Dried Black Beans
Dried Black Beans
Canned beans may be convenient, but their flavor and texture never measure up to…
Published: March 2011
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Creamy Peanut Butter
Creamy Peanut Butter
The average family of four goes through a jar of peanut butter every two weeks. …
Published: April 2018
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Cuban-Style Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)
Cuban-Style Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)
Cooking beans and rice in a single vessel sounds like a straightforward one-pot …
Published: March 2011
Broccoli-Cheese Soup
Broccoli-Cheese Soup
When simply adding more broccoli didn’t generate enough vegetable flavor in our …
Published: March 2011
Spicy Mayonnaise
Our Spicy Mayonnaise adds a mild kick to Peruvian Roast Chicken.
Published: March 2011
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime
Pollo a la brasa is an iconic Peruvian dish that features a spit-roasted bird wi…
Published: March 2011
Pan-Seared Steaks with Herb Sauce
Pan-Seared Steaks with Herb Sauce
Could we bring the ultra-rich flavor and glossy consistency of a classic French …
Published: March 2011
Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake
Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake
Box mixes are famous for engineering cake with ultralight texture. We set out to…
Published: March 2008
Cooking with Butter Tips and Techniques
Get the most out of cooking with butter by using these tips.
Published: March 2011
Substituting with Evaporated Milk
Is evaporated milk a suitable substitute for regular whole milk in baked goods a…
Published: March 2011
Selecting Thick vs. Thin of Asparagus
Sometimes the asparagus stalks at local markets are as thin as pencils; other ti…
Published: March 2011
Brighter, Greener Pesto
Can pesto really be prevented from darkening by blanching the basil before addin…
Published: March 2011
Shades of Rhubarb
Is it important to seek out rhubarb that’s red versus green? Is the red color an…
Published: March 2011
Demystifying Ramps
Ramps are a staple at farmers’ markets. What are they, and how should they be us…
Published: March 2011
Butter Spread vs. Real Butter
There's a new Land O’Lakes product in the supermarket called Fresh Buttery Taste…
Published: March 2011
Butter Buying and Storing Basics
Salted or unsalted? Plain or premium? Whipped or stick? Use these guidelines to …
Published: March 2011
Caramel in the Microwave
Published: March 2011
The Truth About Cake Enhancer
King Arthur recently came out with a new product called Cake Enhancer. What is i…
Published: March 2011
Kitchen Calculator
Kitchen Calculator
If you are terrible at math, this might be a worthy investment.
Published: March 2013
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Silicone Microwave Lid
Silicone Microwave Lid
The Japanese-made Piggy Steamer, a 7-inch circle of thin silicone with a thicker…
Published: March 2013
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Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Cooking beans and rice in a single vessel sounds like a straightforward one-pot …
Published: March 2011
Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
This triple-component dessert would deserve a revival, if only we could make the…
Published: March 2011
Broccoli-Cheese Soup
Broccoli-Cheese Soup
When simply adding more broccoli did not generate enough vegetable flavor in our…
Published: March 2011

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