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Roasted Bell Peppers
Published: May 2017
Roasted Bell Peppers
Once you experience the sweeter, smokier taste of home-roasted bell peppers—not …
Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)
Published: May 2017
Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)
No matter how much shellfish you pack into the pot, the pasta in dishes such as …
Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup-Brown Sugar Glaze
Published: May 2017
Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup-Brown Sugar Glaze
For a lighter, summery take on this comfort-food favorite, our goal was to enhan…
Arugula, Roasted Bell Pepper, and White Bean Salad
Published: May 2017
Arugula, Roasted Bell Pepper, and White Bean Salad
Once you experience the sweeter, smokier taste of home-roasted bell peppers—not …
Peperonata with Roasted Bell Peppers
Published: May 2017
Peperonata with Roasted Bell Peppers
Once you experience the sweeter, smokier taste of home-roasted bell peppers—not …
Grill-Smoked Herb-Rubbed Flat-Iron Steaks
Published: May 2017
Grill-Smoked Herb-Rubbed Flat-Iron Steaks
Adding a packet of wood chips to the grill can take an inexpensive steak to the …
Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Published: May 2017
Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Starting with the freshest tomatoes is only the first step. Success also depends…
Corn Fritters
Published: May 2017
Corn Fritters
In our quest for fritters with fresh corn flavor, crispy exteriors, and pillow-s…
Thai Grilled Cornish Hens with Chili Dipping Sauce (Gai Yang)
Published: May 2017
Thai Grilled Cornish Hens with Chili Dipping Sauce (Gai Yang)
You don’t need a well-stocked Asian pantry or specialty equipment to make this s…
Smashed Cucumbers (Pai Huang Gua)
Published: May 2017
Smashed Cucumbers (Pai Huang Gua)
For a refreshing new take on cucumber salad, put down your knife and pick up a s…
Fresh Fruit Tart
Published: May 2017
Fresh Fruit Tart
A showpiece when whole, a classic fresh fruit tart rarely retains its good looks…
Thai-Style Sticky Rice (Khao Niaw)
Published: May 2017
Thai-Style Sticky Rice (Khao Niaw)
This sticky rice ably soaks up the assertive flavors of any sauce and delivers s…
Turkey Meatloaf with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Published: May 2017
Turkey Meatloaf with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
For a lighter, summery take on this comfort-food favorite, our goal was to enhan…
Maple-Chipotle Mayonnaise
Published: May 2017
Maple-Chipotle Mayonnaise
In this sauce to accompany corn fritters, the smoky heat of chipotles and the co…
Peach-Bourbon Jam
Published: May 2017
Peach-Bourbon Jam
Peaches and bourbon are a classic pairing, but when developing this jam recipe, …
Espresso Machines
Published: April 2017
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
Wine Coolers
Published: May 2017
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
Ice Pop Molds
Published: May 2017
Ice Pop Molds
A simple design feature makes all the difference when it comes time to make—and …
Watermelon Slicer and Server
Published: July 2017
Watermelon Slicer and Server
Many of our kitchen drawers are filled with gadgets that are adept at performing…
Mascarpone
Published: July 2017
Mascarpone
Tiramisù is just the tip of the iceberg for this creamy Italian cheese. But does…
Single-Varietal White Wine Vinegars
Published: June 2017
Single-Varietal White Wine Vinegars
Some markets now carry wine vinegars made from a specific variety of wine, such …
Buy the Winner
Grill Tongs
Published: May 2017
Grill Tongs
What qualities separate the best grill tongs from the pretenders?
Basil Mayonnaise
Published: May 2017
Basil Mayonnaise
In this sauce to accompany corn fritters, the fresh summer flavors of basil and …
Sriracha-Lime Yogurt Sauce
Published: May 2017
Sriracha-Lime Yogurt Sauce
In this sauce to accompany corn fritters, the acidity of the yogurt and lime nic…
Sichuan Chili Oil
Published: June 2017
Sichuan Chili Oil
The hallmark of Sichuan chili oil is a balance between la—the concentrated heat …
Midpriced Blenders
Published: May 2017
Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
Smashed Cucumbers (Pai Huang Gua)
Published: May 2017
Smashed Cucumbers (Pai Huang Gua)
For a refreshing new take on cucumber salad, put down your knife and pick up a s…
Fresh Fruit Tart
Published: May 2017
Fresh Fruit Tart
A showpiece when whole, a classic fresh fruit tart rarely retains its good looks…
Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Published: May 2017
Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Starting with the freshest tomatoes is only the first step. Success also depends…
Roasted Bell Peppers
Published: May 2017
Roasted Bell Peppers
Once you experience the sweeter, smokier taste of home-roasted bell peppers—not …
Corn Fritters
Published: May 2017
Corn Fritters
In our quest for fritters with fresh corn flavor, crispy exteriors, and pillow-s…
Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)
Published: May 2017
Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)
No matter how much shellfish you pack into the pot, the pasta in dishes such as …
Grill-Smoked Herb-Rubbed Flat-Iron Steaks
Published: May 2017
Grill-Smoked Herb-Rubbed Flat-Iron Steaks
Adding a packet of wood chips to the grill can take an inexpensive steak to the …
Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup-Brown Sugar Glaze
Published: May 2017
Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup-Brown Sugar Glaze
For a lighter, summery take on this comfort-food favorite, our goal was to enhan…
Thai Grilled Cornish Hens with Chili Dipping Sauce (Gai Yang)
Published: May 2017
Thai Grilled Cornish Hens with Chili Dipping Sauce (Gai Yang)
You don’t need a well-stocked Asian pantry or specialty equipment to make this s…
Published: June 2017
White Chocolate versus White Baking Chips
While developing the filling for our Fresh Fruit Tart, we found that fillings ma…
Published: June 2017
How to Store Fresh Shellfish
Fresh shellfish need to be stored in as cold an environment as possible.
Published: June 2017
Three Tips for Roasting Chile Peppers
After developing our method for roasting and peeling bell peppers, we were eager…
Published: May 2017
Why Bread Dough Needs Oil
The differences between some bread dough recipes, with and without oil are subtl…
Published: May 2017
Knife Tune-Up: How to Use a Honing Rod
Instead of sharpening a knife, a honing rod "trues" the edge of a slightly dulle…
Published: May 2017
The Best Way to Prep Mangoes
Cutting the flesh from a mango can be tricky.
Published: May 2017
Red or White Wine Vinegar: Does it Matter in Dressing?
Though most of us like to keep a well-stocked pantry at home, there are definite…
Published: May 2017
Figuring Out Dried Figs
When shopping for dried figs, you will most often find the following three optio…
Published: May 2017
For a Touch of Tang, Try Sumac
In the test kitchen, we most often reach for a lemon when we want to brighten a …
How Much Oil for Cast Iron Upkeep?
Published: June 2017
How Much Oil for Cast Iron Upkeep?
To maintain a cast-iron skillet’s seasoning—the key to its nonstick quality—we r…
Testing Grill Tongs
Published: June 2017
Testing Grill Tongs
What qualities separate the best grill tongs from the pretenders?
Testing Wine Coolers
Published: June 2017
Testing Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
Do you Need a Watermelon Slicer?
Published: June 2017
Do you Need a Watermelon Slicer?
Many of our kitchen drawers are filled with gadgets that are adept at performing…
Tasting Mascarpone
Published: June 2017
Tasting Mascarpone
Tiramisù is just the tip of the iceberg for this creamy Italian cheese. But does…
Don't Overlook White Wine Vinegar
Published: June 2017
Don't Overlook White Wine Vinegar
Versatility can seem boring, but it’s an asset for this pantry staple.
The Best Midpriced Blender
Published: June 2017
The Best Midpriced Blender
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
Chinese Smashed Cucumbers
Published: June 2017
Chinese Smashed Cucumbers
For a refreshing new take on cucumber salad, put down your knife and pick up a s…
Modern Fresh Fruit Tart
Published: June 2017
Modern Fresh Fruit Tart
A showpiece when whole, a classic fresh fruit tart rarely retains its good looks…
Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Published: June 2017
Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Starting with the freshest tomatoes is only the first step. Success also depends…
How to Roast Bell Peppers
Published: June 2017
How to Roast Bell Peppers
Once you experience the sweeter, smokier taste of home-roasted bell peppers—not …
Southern Corn Fritters
Published: June 2017
Southern Corn Fritters
In our quest for fritters with fresh corn flavor, crispy exteriors, and pillow-s…
Linguine with Seafood
Published: June 2017
Linguine with Seafood
No matter how much shellfish you pack into the pot, the pasta in dishes such as …
Smoked Steak
Published: June 2017
Smoked Steak
Adding a packet of wood chips to the grill can take an inexpensive steak to the …
Really Good Turkey Meatloaf
Published: June 2017
Really Good Turkey Meatloaf
For a lighter, summery take on this comfort-food favorite, our goal was to enha…
Thai Grilled Chicken
Published: June 2017
Thai Grilled Chicken
You don’t need a well-stocked Asian pantry or specialty equipment to make this s…
Testing Ice Pop Molds
Published: June 2017
Testing Ice Pop Molds
A simple design feature makes all the difference when it comes time to make—and …
Testing Espresso Machines
Published: May 2017
Testing Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…

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