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Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup (White Gazpacho)
Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup (White Gazpacho)
Think you know gazpacho? Meet its rich and creamy—but still light—predecessor.
Published: April 2014
Cream Cheese Brownies
Cream Cheese Brownies
Everyone loves a rich brownie. Tangy cheesecake is a slam dunk. It’s too bad tha…
Published: April 2014
Eggplant Involtini
Eggplant Involtini
The classic approach to these cheese-filled eggplant rolls—breading and frying—i…
Published: April 2014
Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers
Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers
Preground chuck patties may be easy to throw on the grill, but if you want ultra…
Published: July 2014
Grilled Scallion Topping
Grilled Scallion Topping
For a different take on a burger topping, we created a cross between a slaw and …
Published: April 2014
Grilled Shiitake Mushroom Topping
For a different take on a burger topping, we created a cross between a slaw and …
Published: April 2014
Grilled Napa Cabbage and Radicchio Topping
For a different take on a burger topping, we created a cross between a slaw and …
Published: April 2014
Smoky Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill
Smoky Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill
We’ve always believed that a gas grill just can’t match charcoal when it comes t…
Published: July 2014
Singapore Noodles
Singapore Noodles
The trademark of this Hong Kong stir-fry is its bold curry flavor, but all that…
Published: April 2014
Singapore Noodles for Two
Singapore Noodles for Two
The trademark of this Hong Kong stir-fry is its bold curry flavor, but all that …
Published: April 2014
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Bright lemon flavor and charred-yet-moist, evenly cooked meat are the hallmarks …
Published: July 2014
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki for Two
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki for Two
Bright lemon flavor and charred-yet-moist, evenly cooked meat are the hallmarks …
Published: April 2014
Pasta Frittata with Sausage and Hot Peppers
Pasta Frittata with Sausage and Hot Peppers
Throwing together eggs and last night’s pasta is one way to make this dish. But …
Published: April 2014
Pasta Frittata with Broccoli Rabe
Pasta Frittata with Broccoli Rabe
Throwing together eggs and last night’s pasta is one way to make this dish. But …
Published: April 2014
Pasta Frittata with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola
Pasta Frittata with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola
Throwing together eggs and last night’s pasta is one way to make this dish. But …
Published: April 2014
Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Bread
What should be a light, moist snack is often a dense, greasy disappointment. Cou…
Published: April 2014
Zucchini Bread with Pistachios and Orange
Zucchini Bread with Pistachios and Orange
What should be a light, moist snack is often a dense, greasy disappointment. Cou…
Published: July 2014
Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Dried Cherries
Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Dried Cherries
What should be a light, moist snack is often a dense, greasy disappointment. Cou…
Published: April 2014
Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillo Salsa
For a top-notch tomatillo salsa, we take a half-raw, half-cooked approach.
Published: April 2014
Beverage Infusers
Beverage Infusers
Beverage infusers promise to flavor drinks with fresh produce with little fuss. …
Published: July 2014
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Grill Grate Cleaning Block
Grill Grate Cleaning Block
This grill pumice promises a deeper clean than the typical grill brush. Does it …
Published: April 2014
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Microwave Pasta Cookers
Microwave Pasta Cookers
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
Published: July 2014
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Artisanal Cream Cheese
Artisanal Cream Cheese
We mail-ordered three artisanal cream cheeses to see if they could beat our supe…
Published: July 2014
Seafood Scissors
Seafood Scissors
Do seafood scissors live up to their promise in making it easier to cut through …
Published: July 2014
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Removing Stains from Silicone Spatulas
Removing Stains from Silicone Spatulas
Is there a way to remove stains from silicone spatulas?
Published: July 2014
Food Storage Bags
Food Storage Bags
Crummy plastic food storage bags leak, rip, and are tricky to seal. We wanted a …
Published: May 2014
The Best Way to Wrap Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
For a sandwich that’s easy to eat, we wrap our grilled Chicken Souvlaki in alumi…
Published: July 2014
The Best Way to Use a Whisk
The Best Way to Use a Whisk
Everyone knows the correct way to use a whisk, right? Wrong.
Published: July 2014
Caring for Wood Cutting Boards and Utensils with Spoon Butter
How does homemade spoon butter compare to straight mineral oil for maintaining w…
Published: July 2014
New Uses for Xanthan Gum
Xanthan gum isn't just for gluten-free recipes.
Published: July 2014
Giving Bundt Cakes a Crackly, Sugary Crust
We wanted a sugary coating that would stick to the cake rather than fuse the cak…
Published: July 2014
An Even Easier Way to Stretch Pizza Dough
Refrigerating balls of pizza dough for 4 to 24 hours makes stretching much easie…
Published: July 2014
Evaluating Iced Coffee Methods
We compared a new, pour-over iced coffee brewing technique against two classic m…
Published: July 2014
How to Quickly Cook a Potato
Do potato nails (rods that are inserted into baking potatoes to decrease the coo…
Published: July 2014
How to Store Tofu
When storing leftover tofu in water, will it last longer if the water is changed…
Published: July 2014
Hull-Less Barley vs. Pearl Barley
What is hull-less barley, and how does it compare with pearl barley?
Published: May 2014
Preventing Sugar Crystals in Simple Syrup
Is there a way to make simple syrup that won't develop sugar crystals?
Published: July 2014
Creaming Butter and Sugar Without a Mixer
Is there an easy way to cream butter and sugar by hand?
Published: July 2014
Reusing Pickle Brine
Can you use leftover pickle brine to make a batch of homemade pickles?
Published: July 2014
Science: The Best Way to Use a Whisk
Science: The Best Way to Use a Whisk
We’ve noticed that different cooks seem to favor different motions when using a …
Published: July 2014
Cream Cheese Brownies
Cream Cheese Brownies
Everyone loves a rich brownie. Tangy cheesecake is a slam dunk. It’s too bad tha…
Published: July 2014
Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Bread
What should be a light, moist snack is often a dense, greasy disappointment. Cou…
Published: July 2014
Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillo Salsa
For a top-notch tomatillo salsa, we take a half-raw, half-cooked approach.
Published: July 2014
Pasta Frittata with Sausage and Hot Peppers
Pasta Frittata with Sausage and Hot Peppers
Throwing together eggs and last night’s pasta is one way to make this dish. But …
Published: July 2014
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Bright lemon flavor and charred-yet-moist, evenly cooked meat are the hallmarks …
Published: July 2014
Singapore Noodles
Singapore Noodles
The trademark of this Hong Kong stir-fry is its bold curry flavor, but all that …
Published: July 2014
Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup
Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup
Think you know gazpacho? Meet its rich and creamy—but still light—predecessor.
Published: July 2014
Smoky Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill
Smoky Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill
We’ve always believed that a gas grill just can’t match charcoal when it comes t…
Published: July 2014
Eggplant Involtini
Eggplant Involtini
The classic approach to these cheese-filled eggplant rolls—breading and frying—i…
Published: July 2014
Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers
Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers
Preground chuck patties may be easy to throw on the grill, but if you want ultra…
Published: July 2014

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