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Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables with Paprika and Parsley
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Published: September 2007
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Food quality and safety can be affected if temperatures go outside of the safe z…
Published: May 2017
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Silicone Baking Mats
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
Published: March 2018
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Rimmed Baking Sheets
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…
Published: November 2016
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Cast-Iron Skillet Handle Covers
Cast-Iron Skillet Handle Covers
When your cast-iron skillet is too hot to handle, can these covers help you out?
Published: March 2018
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Wire Racks
Wire Racks
We tested three wire racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on models that …
Published: November 2016
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Supermarket Turkey
Supermarket Turkey
The holidays are no time to gamble on a bird that cooks up dry and bland—or, wor…
Published: November 2017
Spiral-Sliced Ham
Spiral-Sliced Ham
Spiral-sliced ham is an easy and elegant holiday centerpiece. But not all hams …
Published: December 2016
Sizzling Saigon Crepes—Banh Xeo
We wanted to find a way to make these crispy stuffed crepes—classic Vietnamese s…
Published: October 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Southwestern Flavors
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Southwestern Flavors
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Published: September 2007
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Frisee, Goat Cheese, and Almonds For Two
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Published: October 2011
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Frisee, Goat Cheese, and Almonds
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Published: October 2011
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Radicchio, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts For Two
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Published: October 2011
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Radicchio, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Published: October 2011
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Watercress, Parmesan, and Pecans For Two
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Published: October 2011
Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie
Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie
We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.
Published: May 2013
Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef with Onions and Snow Peas For Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers For Two
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers For Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes For Two
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes For Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Stir-Fried Red Curry Beef and Eggplant for Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: June 2011
Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi for Two
Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi for Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Broccoli and Cheddar Gratin
Broccoli and Cheddar Gratin
Poorly made broccoli gratin is a gruesome merger of floury sauce and mealy brocc…
Published: February 2011
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables for Two
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Published: September 2007
Broiled Shrimp Skewers
Broiled Shrimp Skewers
Broiling shrimp in their shells protects the delicate flesh, but seasonings are…
Published: September 2007
Make-Ahead Rich and Tender American Dinner Rolls
Make-Ahead Rich and Tender American Dinner Rolls
We improved the texture and flavor of the American dinner roll and updated the s…
Published: September 2007
Tiramisu with Frangelico and Orange
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: September 2007
Tiramisu with Sambuca and Lemon
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: September 2007
Stir-Fried Red Curry Beef and Eggplant
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi
Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Apple-Ginger Glaze for Ham
Ham is appealingly simple but often comes out dry and jerkylike. Here's what you…
Published: September 2007
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Watercress, Parmesan, and Pecans
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Watercress, Parmesan, and Pecans
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Published: October 2011
Apple-Cranberry Pie
Apple-Cranberry Pie
Adding cranberries to an apple pie can result in out-of-balance flavors.
Published: October 2012
Tiramisu Without Raw Eggs
Tiramisu Without Raw Eggs
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: September 2007
Tiramisu
Tiramisu
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: November 2007
Rosemary and Parmesan Drop Biscuits
Rosemary and Parmesan Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Published: October 2011
Cheddar and Scallion Drop Biscuits
Cheddar and Scallion Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Published: September 2007
Black Pepper and Bacon Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Published: January 2011
Best Drop Biscuits
Best Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Published: November 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Orange and Rosemary
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Orange and Rosemary
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Published: September 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Lemon and Thyme
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Lemon and Thyme
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Published: March 2011
Easy Roast Turkey Breast
Easy Roast Turkey Breast
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Published: September 2007
Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef with Onions and Snow Peas
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: September 2007
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: October 2011
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: August 2013
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Ham is appealingly simple but often comes out dry and jerkylike. Here's what you…
Published: November 2007
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables with Bacon and Thyme
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables with Bacon and Thyme
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Published: November 2007
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Published: November 2011
French-Style Pot Roast
French-Style Pot Roast
This 17th-century dish relies on lardons, pork trotters, and a 48-hour marinade …
Published: March 2011
Ice Cream Scoops
Ice Cream Scoops
We tested seven classic and innovative ice cream scoop designs, as well as a por…
Published: March 2015
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers
Why do some peelers skin produce with ease while others barely make the cut?
Published: August 2013
Chestnutter Chestnut Cutter
Chestnutter Chestnut Cutter
It's a single-use gadget, but if you roast a lot of chestnuts it can save time.
Published: November 2007
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Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fries
Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fries
With the proper technique, you can consistently produce a great stir-fry. We sug…
Published: November 2007
Making Turkey Gravy
Making Turkey Gravy
Creating the best turkey gravy takes some time and effort. Here we detail the st…
Published: November 2007
Pie Dough
Pie Dough
We wanted a recipe that consistently results in tender, flavorful dough. Vodka w…
Published: November 2007
Apple-Cranberry Pie
Apple-Cranberry Pie
We wanted to combine these two classic fall fruits so that the full flavor of bo…
Published: November 2007
Washing and Storing Salad Greens
Washing and Storing Salad Greens
Drying salad greens is just as important as washing them, as dressing will not c…
Published: November 2007
Pan-Roasted Pear Salads
Pan-Roasted Pear Salads
Could we find a way to make lackluster, out-of-season pears shine in a holiday s…
Published: November 2007
Making Sticky Rice
Making Sticky Rice
Rinsing and draining the rice before cooking allows some starches to wash away a…
Published: November 2007
How Do I Know When My Pan is Hot Enough?
How Do I Know When My Pan is Hot Enough?
It’s important to add food to a properly heated pan to prevent sticking or scorc…
Published: November 2007
Stir-Frying Meat
Stir-Frying Meat
It’s important to make sure the pieces of meat aren’t overcrowding the pan. So w…
Published: November 2007
Tying Meat
Tying Meat
Why we recommend tying the meat in our recipes for roasts.
Published: November 2007
French-Style Pot Roast
French-Style Pot Roast
This 17th-century dish relies on lardoons, pork trotters, and a 48-hour marinade…
Published: November 2007
Trimming the Fat
Trimming the Fat
The line of fat in a boneless chuck eye roast should be removed. Here's the simp…
Published: November 2007
When Should I Take Apples out of the Microwave?
When Should I Take Apples out of the Microwave?
Correctly precooked apples are essential for a successful pie. Too little cookin…
Published: November 2007
Can I Make Foolproof Pie Dough Without a Food Processor?
Can I Make Foolproof Pie Dough Without a Food Processor?
Yes, you can make our foolproof pie dough without a food processor. The trick is…
Published: November 2007
Rolling Dough
Rolling Dough
Pressing too hard when rolling can result in an amoeba-like object that you will…
Published: November 2007
Making Pie Dough
Making Pie Dough
It took us more than 100 tries, but we finally came up with a foolproof, moist,…
Published: November 2007
Separating an Egg
Separating an Egg
There are two methods to separate an egg: using your hand or using the shell. Bo…
Published: November 2007
Tiramisu
Tiramisu
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: November 2007
Making All-Purpose Gravy
Making All-Purpose Gravy
Sometimes there aren't enough pan drippings from a roast to make the flavorful g…
Published: November 2007
Buying V-Racks
Buying V-Racks
A V-rack makes a huge difference when roasting poultry. Elevating the food allow…
Published: November 2007
Roast Turkey Breast
Roast Turkey Breast
With a little prep work, it's simple to roast a whole turkey breast with moist, …
Published: November 2007
Carving a Ham
Carving a Ham
With the right technique and a sharp chef's knife, carving a ham is relatively e…
Published: November 2007
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Here is everything you'll need to know to produce a top-notch glazed ham that is…
Published: November 2007
Preparing Celery Root
Preparing Celery Root
With a chef’s knife and the proper technique, preparing this root vegetable is a…
Published: November 2007
Preparing Parsnips
Preparing Parsnips
When it comes time to prepare parsnips, the secret is to remove the fibrous core…
Published: November 2007
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Published: November 2007
Shelf-Life of Baking Powder
Shelf-Life of Baking Powder
In time, baking powder can lose its leavening ability. A simple test can determi…
Published: November 2007
Drop Biscuits
Drop Biscuits
We wanted a simple, tender biscuit that could be easily broken apart and eaten p…
Published: November 2007

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