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Gingerbread Layer Cake
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Gingerbread Layer Cake
Leave gingerbread people to the kids. The best vehicle for seriously sophisticat…
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Gochujang and Sesame Seeds
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Gochujang and Sesame Seeds
Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
Beer-Braised Brisket with Prunes and Ginger
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Beer-Braised Brisket with Prunes and Ginger
Beefy in flavor and size, brisket has the potential to be the ultimate braised d…
Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup (Acquacotta)
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup (Acquacotta)
Acquacotta transforms humble ingredients into a supremely satisfying meal.
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Pistachios
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Pistachios
Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
Easy Holiday Sugar Cookies
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Easy Holiday Sugar Cookies
Most roll-and-cut cookies force you to battle rock-hard dough and then rarely ev…
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Smoked Almonds
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Smoked Almonds
Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
Braised Brisket with Pomegranate, Cumin, and Cilantro
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Braised Brisket with Pomegranate, Cumin, and Cilantro
Beefy in flavor and size, brisket has the potential to be the ultimate braised d…
Turkey Barley Soup
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Turkey Barley Soup
No one wants to toil over turkey stock on the day after Thanksgiving. But what i…
Turkey Rice Soup with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Turkey Rice Soup with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard
No one wants to toil over turkey stock on the day after Thanksgiving. But what i…
Cookie Presses
Equipment Review
Published: November 2017
Cookie Presses
Could we find a cookie press that consistently produced beautiful cookies?
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Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chile, Peanuts, and Mint
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chile, Peanuts, and Mint
Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
Simple Turkey Stock
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Simple Turkey Stock
We take a simple approach to stock making that delivers pure turkey flavor with …
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Equipment Review
Published: October 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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Chocolate-Toffee Bark
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Chocolate-Toffee Bark
For a sweet treat that’s great for gifts, we make a buttery, nutty layer of toff…
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pecorino Romano
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pecorino Romano
Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
Santoku Knives
Equipment Review
Published: September 2017
Santoku Knives
With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is gi…
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Braised Brisket with Red Wine and Thyme
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Braised Brisket with Red Wine and Thyme
Beefy in flavor and size, brisket has the potential to be the ultimate braised d…
Tea Infusers
Equipment Review
Published: November 2017
Tea Infusers
A good-quality infuser can mean the difference between a full-bodied brew and a …
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Duchess Potato Casserole
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Duchess Potato Casserole
For potatoes that are elegant yet easy, we revamp a fussy French classic.
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Brown Sugar
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Brown Sugar
Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
Turkey Orzo Soup with Kale and Chickpeas
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Turkey Orzo Soup with Kale and Chickpeas
No one wants to toil over turkey stock on the day after Thanksgiving. But what i…
Chorizo and Potato Tacos
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Chorizo and Potato Tacos
Mexican chorizo can be hard to find. Luckily, making your own is quick and easy.
Easy Holiday Cocoa Sugar Cookies
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Easy Holiday Cocoa Sugar Cookies
Most roll-and-cut cookies force you to battle rock-hard dough and then rarely ev…
Dry Vermouth
Taste Test
Published: November 2017
Dry Vermouth
Could we find a bottle that would do double duty for cooking and cocktails?
Roast Whole Turkey Breast with Gravy
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Roast Whole Turkey Breast with Gravy
A perfectly cooked, crispy-skinned turkey breast can be just the ticket for a sm…
Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Equipment Review
Published: November 2017
Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Our full-size roasting pan is perfect for big holiday meals. Could we find a sca…
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Chinese Pork Dumplings
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Chinese Pork Dumplings
A plateful of juicy dumplings can lift you from the pits of despair. We wanted a…
Supermarket Turkey
Taste Test
Published: November 2017
Supermarket Turkey
The holidays are no time to gamble on a bird that cooks up dry and bland—or, wor…
Recipe
Published: November 2017
Roast Beef Hash
To produce a hash that’s both hearty and cohesive, we simmered cubed Russet pota…
How To
Published: November 2017
Why Brisket is the Toughest Tough Cut
We ran a test kitchen experiment to determine why brisket takes twice as long to…
How To
Published: November 2017
Tips for Grating Ginger
Grating ginger can be challenging and messy. Here are some tips to improve your …
How To
Published: November 2017
Why Do Some Knife Blades Have Hollows?
Many sources claim that the design prevents food from clinging to the blade. But…
How To
Published: November 2017
How to Achieve a Glossy Chocolate Coating
Avoid the thick and clunky chocolate coating with this guide to chocolate dippin…
How To
Published: November 2017
An Easy Fix for Torn Turkey Skin
Use this test kitchen technique for darning turkey skin that emerges from the pa…
How To
Published: November 2017
The Importance of Letting Cookie Sheets Cool
We baked sugar cookies on three cookie sheets of different temperatures to deter…
How To
Published: November 2017
Using Buttermilk Powder in Nonbaking Applications
We've found powdered buttermilk to be an acceptable substitute for fresh in baki…
How To
Published: November 2017
How to Make Microwave-Fried Shallots, Garlic, and Leeks
Our foolproof method for making crispy fried shallots, garlic, and leeks.
How To
Published: November 2017
How to Make Homemade Five-Spice Powder
The five elements of the cosmos—earth, fire, metal, water, and wood—are represen…
How To
Published: November 2017
What Is Freekeh?
This Middle Eastern grain has recently become popular in American supermarkets. …
How To
Published: November 2017
How to Swap Different Types of Yogurts in Recipes
Supermarkets often carry yogurt made from cow's, goat's, and sheep's milks. If y…
How To
Published: November 2017
How to Use Escarole
This worthy, crisp green is a versatile ingredient in everything from fresh sala…
Microwave Egg Cookers
Equipment Review
Published: November 2017
Microwave Egg Cookers
We hatched a plan to find the best microwave egg cooker. But first we had to lo…
Meat Cleavers
Equipment Review
Published: November 2017
Meat Cleavers
Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…
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