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Penne Arrabbiata
Published: November 2015
Penne Arrabbiata
What’s the trick to making this classic Italian sauce spicy but balanced? More c…
Portuguese-Style Beef Stew (Alcatra)
Published: November 2015
Portuguese-Style Beef Stew (Alcatra)
This meaty, clean-tasting Portuguese version of beef stew, called alcatra, requi…
Tuscan-Style Roast Pork with Garlic and Rosemary (Arista)
Published: November 2015
Tuscan-Style Roast Pork with Garlic and Rosemary (Arista)
Arista means “the best.” This dish promises a superlative pork loin flavored wit…
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Published: January 2016
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
We thought the classic light, tender American dinner roll couldn’t get any bette…
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
Published: November 2015
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
The underrated pear makes for a more refined version of this simple cake—if you …
Shrimp Scampi
Published: January 2016
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Shrimp Scampi
Making a passable version of this restaurant standard is easy enough, but for tr…
Shrimp Scampi for Two
Published: November 2015
Shrimp Scampi for Two
Making a passable version of this restaurant standard is easy enough, but for tr…
Penne Arrabbiata for Two
Published: November 2015
Penne Arrabbiata for Two
What’s the trick to making this classic Italian sauce spicy but balanced? More c…
Best Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
Published: November 2015
Best Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
The secret to a perfect marriage of roast chicken and root vegetables is to keep…
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Curry, Raisins, and Almonds
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Curry, Raisins, and Almonds
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Curry, Raisins, and Almonds for Two
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Curry, Raisins, and Almonds for Two
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Pine Nuts
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Pine Nuts
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Pine Nuts for Two
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Pine Nuts for Two
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Pistachios for Two
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Pistachios for Two
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Best Baked Potatoes
Published: January 2016
Best Baked Potatoes
We wanted a uniformly fluffy interior encased in thin, crisp skin—and we baked n…
Best Baked Potatoes for Two
Published: November 2015
Best Baked Potatoes for Two
We wanted a uniformly fluffy interior encased in thin, crisp skin—and we baked n…
Creamy Egg Topping for Two
Published: December 2015
Creamy Egg Topping for Two
The combination of cornichons, capers, and mustard gives this creamy topping for…
Herbed Goat Cheese Topping for Two
Published: December 2015
Herbed Goat Cheese Topping for Two
Fresh chopped parsley and grassy extra-virgin olive oil enhance the herbaceous f…
Smoked Trout Topping for Two
Published: December 2015
Smoked Trout Topping for Two
By using both fresh lemon juice and zest in this topping for our Best Baked Pota…
Published: December 2015
Quick Beef Broth
Restaurant chefs adhere to time-consuming, involved routines for making beef sto…
Manual Citrus Juicers
Published: November 2015
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
Wearable Timers
Published: November 2015
Wearable Timers
An extra minute of cooking time can spell disaster for a dish. Timers that hang …
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
Published: January 2016
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian…
Buy the Winner
Mini Loaf Pans
Published: November 2015
Mini Loaf Pans
Mini loaf pans make it a snap to churn out petite breads and cakes for homemade …
Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices
Published: November 2015
Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices
Pantry staples and a familiar kitchen tool are the keys to a smooth, flavorful s…
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
Published: January 2016
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
We tested two high-end food processors to see whether they offered any extra fea…
The Science of Cooking: Perfectly Cooked Salmon
Published: December 2015
The Science of Cooking: Perfectly Cooked Salmon
The type of salmon you buy—wild versus farmed—can make all the difference.
Food Processors
Published: October 2015
Food Processors
How much do you need to spend to get a machine that makes light work of chopping…
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
Published: October 2015
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
The underrated pear makes for a more refined version of this simple cake—if you …
Portuguese-Style Beef Stew (Alcatra)
Published: October 2015
Portuguese-Style Beef Stew (Alcatra)
This meaty, clean-tasting Portuguese version of beef stew, called alcatra, requi…
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon
Published: October 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices
Published: October 2015
Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices
Pantry staples and a familiar kitchen tool are the keys to a smooth, flavorful s…
Best Baked Potatoes
Published: October 2015
Best Baked Potatoes
We wanted a uniformly fluffy interior encased in thin, crisp skin—and we baked n…
Penne Arrabbiata
Published: October 2015
Penne Arrabbiata
What’s the trick to making this classic Italian sauce spicy but balanced? More c…
Tuscan-Style Roast Pork with Garlic and Rosemary (Arista)
Published: October 2015
Tuscan-Style Roast Pork with Garlic and Rosemary (Arista)
Arista means “the best.” This dish promises a superlative pork loin flavored wit…
Shrimp Scampi
Published: October 2015
Shrimp Scampi
Making a passable version of this restaurant standard is easy enough, but for tr…
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Published: October 2015
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
We thought the classic light, tender American dinner roll couldn’t get any bette…
Best Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
Published: October 2015
Best Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
The secret to a perfect marriage of roast chicken and root vegetables is to keep…
Published: November 2015
Sauerkraut
A classic pairing with bratwurst and in Reubens, sauerkraut packs a tangy, sour …
Herbed Goat Cheese Topping
Published: November 2015
Herbed Goat Cheese Topping
Fresh chopped parsley and grassy extra-virgin olive oil enhance the herbaceous f…
Creamy Egg Topping
Published: November 2015
Creamy Egg Topping
The combination of cornichons, capers, and mustard gives this creamy topping for…
Smoked Trout Topping
Published: November 2015
Smoked Trout Topping
By using both fresh lemon juice and zest in this topping for our Best Baked Pota…
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Pistachios
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Pistachios
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon for Two
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon for Two
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon
Published: November 2015
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Science: Shimmer and Smoke
Published: December 2015
Science: Shimmer and Smoke
When sautéing or pan-frying, we often call for heating oil until just smoking. W…
Published: December 2015
Freezing Thin-Crust Pizza Dough
Our Thin-Crust Pizza dough relies on refrigeration to slow down the fermentation…
Published: December 2015
Tips for Making Better Waffles
Preheating a waffle iron is key to producing crispy, evenly browned waffles.
Published: December 2015
For Identical Loaves and Layers, Use a Scale
It’s easy and efficient to mix up a double or triple batch of quick bread in a b…
Published: December 2015
Foolproof Rice Without a Rice Cooker
Rice cookers make the task convenient and foolproof, but what if you don’t own t…
Published: December 2015
Body Builder for Pan Sauces
We often add gelatin to stews and braises to give them a silky, rich texture tha…
Published: December 2015
A Lighter Whipped Topping
For sweet desserts like our Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake, a tangy whipped toppin…
Published: December 2015
The Best Way to Rehydrate Sun-Dried Tomatoes
When buying sun-dried tomatoes, we typically purchase the oil-packed kind, since…
Published: December 2015
A Tip for Cooking Grass-Fed Beef
We’ve often heard that grass-fed beef cooks faster than grain-fed beef because i…
Published: December 2015
Using Aquafaba for Egg-Free Meringues
When we heard that the liquid from a can of chickpeas could be substituted for e…
Published: December 2015
Whole-Grain Panade
Though most panades are made with white sandwich bread since it imparts little f…
Bloomed Chocolate: Is It Ruined?
Published: December 2015
Bloomed Chocolate: Is It Ruined?
Can bloomed chocolate still be used in cooking applications?
Tuscan-Style Roast Pork
Published: January 2016
Tuscan-Style Roast Pork
Arista means “the best.” This dish promises a superlative pork loin flavored wit…
The Truth About Beef Broth
Published: January 2016
The Truth About Beef Broth
Commercial beef broths contain almost no beef. So what exactly are these product…
Red Lentil Soup
Published: January 2016
Red Lentil Soup
Pantry staples and a familiar kitchen tool are the keys to a smooth, flavorful s…
Best Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Published: January 2016
Best Roast Chicken and Vegetables
The secret to a perfect marriage of roast chicken and root vegetables is to keep…
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower
Published: January 2016
Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower
For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.
Perfecting Shrimp Scampi
Published: January 2016
Perfecting Shrimp Scampi
Making a passable version of this restaurant standard is easy enough, but for tr…
The Perfect Baked Potato
Published: January 2016
The Perfect Baked Potato
We wanted a uniformly fluffy interior encased in thin, crisp skin—and we baked n…
Perfecting Penne Arrabbiata
Published: January 2016
Perfecting Penne Arrabbiata
What’s the trick to making this classic Italian sauce spicy but balanced? More c…
Testing Food Processors
Published: January 2016
Testing Food Processors
How much do you need to spend to get a machine that makes light work of chopping…
The Fluffiest Dinner Rolls
Published: January 2016
The Fluffiest Dinner Rolls
We thought the classic light, tender American dinner roll couldn’t get any bette…
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
Published: January 2016
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
The underrated pear makes for a more refined version of this simple cake—if you …
Easiest-Ever Beef Stew
Published: January 2016
Easiest-Ever Beef Stew
This meaty, clean-tasting Portuguese version of beef stew, called alcatra, requi…

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