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Peaches, Blackberries, and Strawberries with Basil and Pepper
Peaches, Blackberries, and Strawberries with Basil and Pepper
Could an old bartending trick be the simple answer to a better fruit salad?
Published: January 2020
Whole Chickens
Whole Chickens
Buying a chicken to roast is simple, right? Well, given the myriad brands, confu…
Published: September 2012
Premium Teas
Premium Teas
Supermarket teas have improved in quality; does it still make sense to buy premi…
Published: July 2007
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Penne
Penne
Are the specialty brands and Italian imports worth the extra price?
Published: July 2007
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Whole-Milk Yogurt
Whole-Milk Yogurt
The fat makes all the difference.
Published: July 2007
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Lemon-and-Herb Marinades
Lemon-and-Herb Marinades
We tasted four bottled varieties to see if we could find an acceptable substitut…
Published: July 2007
Bread-and-Butter Pickles
Bread-and-Butter Pickles
Not just any crispy cuke will do.
Published: July 2007
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Supermarket Black Tea
Supermarket Black Tea
Which black tea you should buy depends on how you take it—plain or with milk and…
Published: April 2016
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Fish Meuniere for Two
Fish Meuniere for Two
This simple French restaurant classic deserves a place in the repertoire of any …
Published: January 2007
Quick Fresh Tomato Sauce
With flavorful seasonal tomatoes, it's easy to make a tomato sauce in under 30…
Published: July 2007
Quick Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles
Quick Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles
Traditional pickles can be an all-day affair to prepare, but there’s a shorter…
Published: August 2007
Asian BBQ Glaze
Asian BBQ Glaze
This glaze works well on chickens and Cornish game hens.
Published: July 2007
Moroccan Chicken Breasts with Olives and Lemon
Time-consuming techniques and esoteric ingredients make cooking authentic Morocc…
Published: July 2007
Blueberry Yeasted Waffles
Yes, yeasted waffles sound old-fashioned and they require an ounce of advance pl…
Published: July 2007
Thai-Style Soup with Pork
Thai-Style Soup with Pork
Authentic Thai-style soup gains complex flavor in minutes via a handful of exoti…
Published: July 2007
Thai-Style Soup with Shrimp
Authentic Thai-style soup gains complex flavor in minutes via a handful of exoti…
Published: July 2007
Rustic Plum Cake
Rustic Plum Cake
Rustic plum cake should be an ideal showcase for summer-ripe plums, but it is of…
Published: July 2007
Blueberry Scones
Blueberry Scones
We already knew what a blueberry scone could be—dry, crumbly, or dense. We baked…
Published: July 2007
Nectarines, Grapes, and Blueberries with Orange and Cardamom
Could an old bartending trick be the simple answer to a better fruit salad?
Published: August 2007
Honeydew, Mango, and Raspberries with Lime and Ginger
Could an old bartending trick be the simple answer to a better fruit salad?
Published: July 2007
Cantaloupe, Plums, and Cherries with Mint and Vanilla
Cantaloupe, Plums, and Cherries with Mint and Vanilla
Could an old bartending trick be the simple answer to a better fruit salad?
Published: July 2007
Shrimp Salad with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger
Shrimp Salad with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger
Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. We fix the shrimp, then …
Published: July 2012
Shrimp Salad with Corn and Chipotle
Shrimp Salad with Corn and Chipotle
Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. We fix the shrimp, then …
Published: July 2007
Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Orange
Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Orange
Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. We fix the shrimp, then …
Published: July 2007
Shrimp Salad with Roasted Red Pepper and Basil
Shrimp Salad with Roasted Red Pepper and Basil
Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. We fix the shrimp, then …
Published: July 2007
Shrimp Salad
Shrimp Salad
Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. We fix the shrimp, then …
Published: July 2007
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens on a Gas Grill
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens on a Gas Grill
These birds provide crisp skin and delicate meat and are an elegant alternative …
Published: July 2007
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens on a Charcoal Grill
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens on a Charcoal Grill
These birds provide crisp skin and delicate meat and are an elegant alternative …
Published: August 2007
Pasta Caprese
Pasta Caprese
This summer dish combines ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil wi…
Published: July 2007
Greek-Style Beef Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki Sauce
Greek-Style Beef Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki Sauce
We were craving restaurant-style Greek gyros that we could wrap our hands around…
Published: August 2007
Greek-Style Lamb Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki Sauce—Gyros
Greek-Style Lamb Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki Sauce—Gyros
We were craving restaurant-style Greek gyros that we could wrap our hands around…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Orange-Tarragon Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill
Grilled Orange-Tarragon Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Orange-Tarragon Chicken Breasts on a Charcoal Grill
Grilled Orange-Tarragon Chicken Breasts on a Charcoal Grill
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts on a Charcoal Grill
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts on a Charcoal Grill
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts on a Charcoal Grill
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts on a Charcoal Grill
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: October 2011
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary on a Gas Grill
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary on a Gas Grill
How could our recipe for grilled potatoes be improved? With rosemary, garlic, an…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary on a Charcoal Grill
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary on a Charcoal Grill
How could our recipe for grilled potatoes be improved? With rosemary, garlic, an…
Published: July 2007
Barbecued Beef Brisket on the Gas Grill
Barbecued Beef Brisket on the Gas Grill
Our mission was simple: We wanted a brisket with slow-cooked pit barbecue flavor…
Published: July 2007
Barbecued Beef Brisket on the Charcoal Grill
Barbecued Beef Brisket on the Charcoal Grill
Our mission was simple: We wanted a brisket with slow-cooked pit barbecue flavor…
Published: July 2007
Garlic Presses
Garlic Presses
Sure, you can mince garlic with a knife, but a good garlic press makes the job f…
Published: February 2018
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Mini Offset Spatulas
Mini Offset Spatulas
Mini offset spatulas promise to provide the control you need when spreading batt…
Published: May 2013
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Onion Goggles
Onion Goggles
Do these solve a tearful problem?
Published: August 2012
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Grill Grate Lifter
Grill Grate Lifter
Is a grill grate lifter a viable alternative to using a mitt?
Published: July 2007
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Barbecue Thermometers
Barbecue Thermometers
For long and slow barbecuing, it's especially important to monitor grill tempera…
Published: July 2012
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Cutting a Mango
Cutting a Mango
Removing the flesh from a mango can be tough. First cut off the ends and remove …
Published: July 2007
Peeling and Chopping a Melon
Peeling and Chopping a Melon
The first step is cutting off the ends to create a stable base. Next you'll want…
Published: July 2007
Taking Care of Knives
Taking Care of Knives
A sharp knife is essential for both safety and performance. Here's a simple test…
Published: July 2007
Freezing Mozzarella
Freezing Mozzarella
Freezing the cheese for just ten minutes is the key to perfect Pasta Caprese rat…
Published: July 2007
Pasta Caprese
Pasta Caprese
This summer dish combines ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil wi…
Published: July 2007
Importance of Salting and Draining Tzatziki
Importance of Salting and Draining Tzatziki
When you're making tzatziki, here's why draining your yogurt and salting and dra…
Published: July 2007
Mincing Oregano
Mincing Oregano
There are a few general guidelines you should follow when mincing herbs like ore…
Published: July 2007
Greek Lamb Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
Greek Lamb Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
We were craving restaurant-style Greek gyros that we could wrap our hands around…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary
How could our recipe for grilled potatoes be improved? With rosemary, garlic, in…
Published: July 2007
Measuring Flour
Measuring Flour
We compare the accuracy of three different methods: weighing the flour, spooning…
Published: July 2007
Grating Frozen Butter
Grating Frozen Butter
Here at America's Test Kitchen, we've found that a few simple tricks help to mak…
Published: July 2007
Barbecued Beef Brisket
Barbecued Beef Brisket
Our mission was simple: We wanted a brisket with slow-cooked pit barbecue flavor…
Published: July 2007
What Happens If I Use Butter That Isn't Cold?
What Happens If I Use Butter That Isn't Cold?
Cold butter is one key to our super-flaky blueberry scones. It allows the butter…
Published: July 2007
Basic Knife Skills
Basic Knife Skills
Good knife skills are invaluable. They'll improve the flavor of your dishes, spe…
Published: July 2007
Peeling and Deveining Shrimp
Peeling and Deveining Shrimp
We don't recommend buying pre-peeled and deveined shrimp. Here are a few simple …
Published: July 2007
Buying Shrimp
Buying Shrimp
Almost all the shrimp you can buy at the supermarket has been frozen even if it …
Published: July 2007
Shrimp Salad
Shrimp Salad
Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. In order to solve this p…
Published: July 2007
Skewering a Game Hen
Skewering a Game Hen
When cooking Cornish game hens on the grill, skewering them is a good way to coo…
Published: July 2007
Butterflying a Game Hen
Butterflying a Game Hen
Removing the backbone makes it easier to cook a Cornish game hen evenly and to c…
Published: July 2007
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
These birds provide crisp skin and delicate meat and are an elegant alternative …
Published: July 2007
Slicing on the Bias
Slicing on the Bias
Lots of recipes call for slicing meat, poultry, or vegetables on the bias. Here'…
Published: July 2007
Smoke Rings
Smoke Rings
The pink line called the "smoke ring" is the hallmark of great barbecue. But wha…
Published: July 2007
Barbecuing Brisket on a Gas Grill
Barbecuing Brisket on a Gas Grill
Here's how to set up your gas grill for long, slow, smoky cooking. You'll need a…
Published: July 2007
Barbecuing Tips
Barbecuing Tips
Grilling at a low heat for a long time is not an exact science, but these techni…
Published: July 2007
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts
We wanted boneless, skinless chicken breasts that came off the grill juicy and f…
Published: July 2007
Blueberry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Blueberry scones often come out dry, crumbly, or overly dense. We baked over 800…
Published: July 2007
Preparing a Charcoal Grill for Roasts or Poultry
Preparing a Charcoal Grill for Roasts or Poultry
When we grill large pieces of meat, we build a modified two-level fire with two …
Published: July 2007
Rustic Plum Cake
Rustic Plum Cake
Rustic plum cake should be an ideal showcase for summer-ripe plums, but without …
Published: July 2007
Properly Kneaded Dough
Properly Kneaded Dough
The most common problem with scones and biscuits is overkneading. But how do you…
Published: July 2007
Zesting Citrus Fruits
Zesting Citrus Fruits
It's important not to over zest, because the white pith tastes bitter. You'll wa…
Published: July 2007

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