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Charcoal Fire Starters
Published: July 2016
Charcoal Fire Starters
Charcoal fire starters promise to light charcoal—even when wet. Do they work?
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Published: July 2016
Mushrooms: Impossible to Overcook?
How does a mushroom’s texture change with cooking, compared to a vegetable or a …
Tomato Leaves in the Sauce?
Published: July 2016
Tomato Leaves in the Sauce?
Does adding tomato leaves to sauce boost its flavor?
Wings: Dark Meat or White?
Published: July 2016
Wings: Dark Meat or White?
Are chicken wings considered white meat, dark meat, or something in between?
Supermarket Parmesan
Published: July 2016
Supermarket Parmesan
For a cheese with all the nutty, savory flavor and crumbly, crystalline texture…
Almond Butter
Published: July 2016
Almond Butter
The best almond butter contains more than just ground almonds.
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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Published: July 2016
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
In most homemade fro yo, tangy taste and a creamy, smooth texture are mutually e…
Ginger Frozen Yogurt
Published: July 2016
Ginger Frozen Yogurt
In most homemade fro yo, tangy taste and a creamy, smooth texture are mutually e…
Corn Tortillas
Published: July 2016
Corn Tortillas
While supermarket tortillas are convenient, they pale in comparison to homemade …
Grilled Frozen Steaks with Arugula and Parmesan
Published: July 2016
Grilled Frozen Steaks with Arugula and Parmesan
Got a thick-cut steak in the freezer? You’re 40 minutes away from a great dinner…
Shredded Chicken Tacos (Tinga de Pollo)
Published: July 2016
Shredded Chicken Tacos (Tinga de Pollo)
Smoky, earthy tinga de pollo may share the same flavors as the shredded pork ver…
Paella on the Grill
Published: July 2016
Paella on the Grill
A live fire lends Spain’s beloved rice dish subtle smoke and a beautifully cara…
Grilled Pizza
Published: July 2016
Grilled Pizza
After weeks of making burnt, puffy pies, we learned that the keys to crisp-tende…
Korean Fried Chicken Wings
Published: July 2016
Korean Fried Chicken Wings
One bite of this exceptionally crunchy, sweet-spicy style of fried chicken and …
Penne with Red Pepper Pesto For Two (Pesto Calabrese)
Published: July 2016
Penne with Red Pepper Pesto For Two (Pesto Calabrese)
Basil and pine nuts get the boot in this creamy-spicy pesto from southern Italy.
Penne with Red Pepper Pesto (Pesto Calabrese)
Published: July 2016
Penne with Red Pepper Pesto (Pesto Calabrese)
Basil and pine nuts get the boot in this creamy-spicy pesto from southern Italy.
Frozen Yogurt
Published: July 2016
Frozen Yogurt
In most homemade fro yo, tangy taste and a creamy, smooth texture are mutually e…
Walkaway Ratatouille
Published: July 2016
Walkaway Ratatouille
The secret to great yet easy ratatouille? Overcook some of the vegetables, bare…
Grilled Frozen Steaks
Published: July 2016
Grilled Frozen Steaks
Got a thick-cut steak in the freezer? You’re 40 minutes away from a great dinner…
Grilled Onions with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Published: July 2016
Grilled Onions with Balsamic Vinaigrette
We wanted grilled onions that were worthy of being a stand-alone side dish.
Orange Frozen Yogurt
Published: July 2016
Orange Frozen Yogurt
In most homemade fro yo, tangy taste and a creamy, smooth texture are mutually e…
Carrot, Radish, and Asian Pear Slaw
Published: July 2016
Carrot, Radish, and Asian Pear Slaw
Root vegetables can add a lively twist to coleslaw. You just need to treat them …
Mexican-Style Pickled Vegetables (Escabèche)
Published: July 2016
Mexican-Style Pickled Vegetables (Escabèche)
Serve alongside our Shredded Chicken Tacos (Tinga de Pollo).
Beet, Endive, and Pear Slaw
Published: July 2016
Beet, Endive, and Pear Slaw
Root vegetables can add a lively twist to coleslaw. You just need to treat them …
Celery Root, Celery, and Apple Slaw
Published: July 2016
Celery Root, Celery, and Apple Slaw
Root vegetables can add a lively twist to coleslaw. You just need to treat them …
Kohlrabi, Radicchio, and Apple Slaw
Published: July 2016
Kohlrabi, Radicchio, and Apple Slaw
Root vegetables can add a lively twist to coleslaw. You just need to treat them …
Published: July 2016
Quick Clarified Butter
We recently discovered a faster method for making clarified butter.
Published: July 2016
How to Cut Up Chicken Wings
Our recipe for Korean Fried Chicken Wings calls for cutting the wings into three…
Published: July 2016
Moving en Papillote Recipes Outside
Could we get the same results on a gas grill as we do in the oven with our Cod B…
Published: July 2016
From Dinner Rolls to Top-loading Buns
Top-loading buns, which are good for lobster rolls and hot dogs can be hard to f…
Published: July 2016
No Newspaper? Other Options for Lighting Coals
We wondered if there was a suitable alternative to newspaper for lighting coals.
Published: July 2016
Cloudy Tea Made Clear
We recently came across a different approach for producing clear tea. Here's how…
Published: July 2016
Chop (And Mince) Leafy Herbs Like a Pro
Here’s how to chop (and mince) large amounts of leafy herbs quickly.
Published: July 2016
Cooking Broccolini
What's the best way to cook broccolini?
Published: July 2016
Better Fried Tofu
We brine the tofu to draw moisture out, helping it crisp and brown.
Published: July 2016
Baking with Rainier Cherries
Can Rainier cherries be substituted for Bing cherries in recipes?
Published: July 2016
Keeping Root Vegetable Greens Fresh
Even though it doesn’t prolong their life, storing greens separately makes cle…
Published: July 2016
Honey That Won’t Recrystallize
Over time, honey crystallizes when moisture evaporates. Here's how to fix it.
Serrated Knives
Published: July 2016
Serrated Knives
Why are some knives a pain and others a pleasure? Everything counts, from the nu…
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Ice Cream Makers
Published: July 2016
Ice Cream Makers
Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a go…
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Smart Scales
Published: July 2016
Smart Scales
How do high-tech "smart" scales stack up against our favorite digital scale?
Digital Kitchen Scales
Published: July 2016
Digital Kitchen Scales
No matter what you’re cooking or baking, weighing the ingredients helps guarante…
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Paella Pans
Published: July 2016
Paella Pans
Are all paella pans created equally?
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Spider Skimmers
Published: July 2016
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
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Chain Mail Scrubbers
Published: July 2016
Chain Mail Scrubbers
Can these little gadgets clean cast iron better than oil and salt?
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Canning Jar Lifters
Published: July 2016
Canning Jar Lifters
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, w…
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