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German Pancake for Two
Published: May 2017
German Pancake for Two
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Brown Sugar-Apple Topping
Published: May 2017
Brown Sugar-Apple Topping
This quick faux-caramel topping makes a great addition to pancakes, waffles, or …
Risi e Bisi
Published: May 2017
Risi e Bisi
Brothier than risotto but thicker than soup, this Venetian classic requires a no…
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
Published: May 2017
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Jerk-Style Spice Rub
Published: May 2017
Jerk-Style Spice Rub
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Walnuts
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Walnuts
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Meatless “Meat” Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
Published: May 2017
Meatless “Meat” Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
We wanted it quick. We wanted it easy. Most of all, we wanted it to be as hearty…
Barbecue Spice Rub
Published: May 2017
Barbecue Spice Rub
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Ras el Hanout Spice Rub
Published: May 2017
Ras el Hanout Spice Rub
When grilled as part of a whole chicken, drumsticks taste just fine. But with th…
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Published: May 2017
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Even the best store-bought tortilla chips can’t compare with the fresh corn flav…
Panang Beef Curry
Published: May 2017
Panang Beef Curry
With a few tweaks to jarred curry paste, this rich, savory-sweet, deeply fragran…
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Onion, Bell Peppers, and Cumin
Published: May 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Onion, Bell Peppers, and Cumin
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Classic Guacamole
Published: May 2017
Classic Guacamole
A perfectly seasoned dip isn’t just stirred together. You have to cut and paste.
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Carrots and Sesame
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Carrots and Sesame
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Fire Extinguishers
Published: May 2017
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
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Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Published: May 2017
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Food quality and safety can be affected if temperatures go outside of the safe z…
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German Pancake
Published: May 2017
German Pancake
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce
Published: May 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Brown Sugar-Banana Topping
Published: May 2017
Brown Sugar-Banana Topping
This quick faux-caramel topping makes a great addition to pancakes, waffles, or …
Olive Oil Cake
Published: May 2017
Olive Oil Cake
Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomato-Ginger Salsa
Published: May 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomato-Ginger Salsa
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple-Red Onion Salsa
Published: May 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple-Red Onion Salsa
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
Published: May 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
For a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we explored the highs and lows of grill…
Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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Reusable Storage Bags
Published: May 2017
Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
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Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli
Published: May 2017
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli
The key to good stir-fried shrimp? Don’t stir-fry them at all.
Coconut Milk
Published: May 2017
Coconut Milk
We were shocked by the dramatic differences among canned coconut milks.
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Syrup/Honey Dispensers
Published: May 2017
Syrup/Honey Dispensers
What’s the best tool to control a sticky situation?
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Mini Slow Cookers
Published: May 2017
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
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Gruyère Cheese
Published: May 2017
Gruyère Cheese
The right Gruyère is buttery and complex, is pleasantly firm and dense, and melt…
Spicy Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Bell Pepper
Published: May 2017
Spicy Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Bell Pepper
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Jicama and Pepitas
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Jicama and Pepitas
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Snow Peas and Mint
Published: May 2017
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Snow Peas and Mint
Could we maintain napa cabbage’s delicate texture but not end up with a soupy sl…
Published: May 2017
Pancetta versus Prosciutto
Pancetta and prosciutto are often confused, since both are traditional Italian c…
Published: May 2017
Lazy Cook’s Frosting
This simple frosting takes just about a minute to make.
Published: May 2017
5 Steps to Perfect Pizza Dough
The key to great pizza crust is to handle the dough as gently—and as little—as p…
Published: May 2017
Recrisping Stale Crackers and Cookies
Bring your stale cookies, crackers, and chips back to life.
Published: May 2017
Is Tofu Worth Marinating?
We know that, contrary to popular belief, marinades do most of their work on the…
Published: May 2017
Spotty Cabbage Leaves
When shopping for napa cabbage, we’ve noticed that some heads have tiny black sp…
Published: May 2017
How to Cook with Chayote
Chayote can be eaten both raw and cooked. Here's the best way(s) to prepare it.
Published: May 2017
Pricing Chicken Parts
Chicken breasts have the highest yield of meat per pound of all chicken parts, b…
Published: May 2017
The Best Way to Store Rhubarb
It turns out that the best method we’ve found for storing celery also works for …
Published: May 2017
What to Do with Pea Greens
The best way to prepare pea greens.
Published: May 2017
Cooking Class: Boil versus Simmer
Whether we call for boiling or simmering in a recipe depends on the situation.
Published: May 2017
Seasonings Beyond Salt and Pepper
While salt and pepper are always a consideration for final tweaks, our test cook…
Published: May 2017
Troubleshooting a Weak Flame on a Gas Grill
If you are experiencing a weak flame from your gas grill, try these troubleshoot…