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Published: November 2007
Sizzling Saigon Crepes—Banh Xeo
We wanted to find a way to make these crispy stuffed crepes—classic Vietnamese s…
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Southwestern Flavors
Published: November 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Southwestern Flavors
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Published: November 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: November 2007
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: November 2007
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: November 2007
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: November 2007
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?
Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie
Published: November 2007
Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie
We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.
Published: November 2007
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Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef with Onions and Snow Peas For Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers For Two
Published: November 2007
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Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers For Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes For Two
Published: November 2007
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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: November 2007
Stir-Fried Red Curry Beef and Eggplant for Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: November 2007
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Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi for Two
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Broccoli and Cheddar Gratin
Published: November 2007
Broccoli and Cheddar Gratin
Poorly made broccoli gratin is a gruesome merger of floury sauce and mealy brocc…
Published: November 2007
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Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables for Two
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Broiled Shrimp Skewers
Published: November 2007
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Broiled Shrimp Skewers
Broiling shrimp in their shells protects the delicate flesh, but seasonings are…
Make-Ahead Rich and Tender American Dinner Rolls
Published: November 2007
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Make-Ahead Rich and Tender American Dinner Rolls
We improved the texture and flavor of the American dinner roll and updated the s…
Published: November 2007
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Tiramisu with Frangelico and Orange
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: November 2007
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Tiramisu with Sambuca and Lemon
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Published: November 2007
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Stir-Fried Red Curry Beef and Eggplant
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: November 2007
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Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Published: November 2007
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Apple-Ginger Glaze for Ham
Ham is appealingly simple but often comes out dry and jerkylike. Here's what you…
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Watercress, Parmesan, and Pecans
Published: November 2007
Pan-Roasted Pear Salad with Watercress, Parmesan, and Pecans
Could we find a way to make lackluster pears shine in a holiday salad?
Apple-Cranberry Pie
Published: November 2007
Apple-Cranberry Pie
Adding cranberries to an apple pie can result in out-of-balance flavors.
Tiramisu Without Raw Eggs
Published: November 2007
Tiramisu Without Raw Eggs
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Tiramisu
Published: November 2007
Tiramisu
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Rosemary and Parmesan Drop Biscuits
Published: November 2007
Rosemary and Parmesan Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Cheddar and Scallion Drop Biscuits
Published: November 2007
Cheddar and Scallion Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Published: November 2007
Black Pepper and Bacon Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Best Drop Biscuits
Published: November 2007
Best Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. On…
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Orange and Rosemary
Published: November 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Orange and Rosemary
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Lemon and Thyme
Published: November 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Lemon and Thyme
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Easy Roast Turkey Breast
Published: November 2007
Easy Roast Turkey Breast
Achieving crisp skin without drying out the delicate white meat is easier said t…
Published: November 2007
Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef with Onions and Snow Peas
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers
Published: November 2007
Stir-Fried Beef with Snap Peas and Red Peppers
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes
Published: November 2007
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes
Home stovetops often yield watery stir-fries with steamed meat and underdone veg…
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Published: November 2007
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 Paprika and Parsley
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables with Bacon and Thyme
Published: November 2007
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables with Bacon and Thyme
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Published: November 2007
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
French-Style Pot Roast
Published: November 2007
French-Style Pot Roast
This 17th-century dish relies on lardons, pork trotters, and a 48-hour marinade …
Chestnutter Chestnut Cutter
Published: November 2007
Chestnutter Chestnut Cutter
It's a single-use gadget, but if you roast a lot of chestnuts it can save time.
Buy the Winner
Wok-Style Pans
Published: November 2007
Wok-Style Pans
Wok-style pans split the design differences between a skillet and a wok; we wond…
Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fries
Published: November 2007
Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fries
With the proper technique, you can consistently produce a great stir-fry. We sug…
Making Turkey Gravy
Published: November 2007
Making Turkey Gravy
Creating the best turkey gravy takes some time and effort. Here we detail the st…
Pie Dough
Published: November 2007
Pie Dough
We wanted a recipe that consistently results in tender, flavorful dough. Vodka w…
Apple-Cranberry Pie
Published: November 2007
Apple-Cranberry Pie
We wanted to combine these two classic fall fruits so that the full flavor of bo…
Washing and Storing Salad Greens
Published: November 2007
Washing and Storing Salad Greens
Drying salad greens is just as important as washing them, as dressing will not c…
Pan-Roasted Pear Salads
Published: November 2007
Pan-Roasted Pear Salads
Could we find a way to make lackluster, out-of-season pears shine in a holiday s…
Making Sticky Rice
Published: November 2007
Making Sticky Rice
Rinsing and draining the rice before cooking allows some starches to wash away a…
How Do I Know When My Pan is Hot Enough?
Published: November 2007
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…
Stir-Frying Meat
Published: November 2007
Stir-Frying Meat
It’s important to make sure the pieces of meat aren’t overcrowding the pan. So w…
Tying Meat
Published: November 2007
Tying Meat
Why we recommend tying the meat in our recipes for roasts.
French-Style Pot Roast
Published: November 2007
French-Style Pot Roast
This 17th-century dish relies on lardoons, pork trotters, and a 48-hour marinade…
Trimming the Fat
Published: November 2007
Trimming the Fat
The line of fat in a boneless chuck eye roast should be removed. Here's the simp…
When Should I Take Apples out of the Microwave?
Published: November 2007
When Should I Take Apples out of the Microwave?
Correctly precooked apples are essential for a successful pie. Too little cookin…
Can I Make Foolproof Pie Dough Without a Food Processor?
Published: November 2007
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…
Rolling Dough
Published: November 2007
Rolling Dough
Pressing too hard when rolling can result in an amoeba-like object that you will…
Making Pie Dough
Published: November 2007
Making Pie Dough
It took us more than 100 tries, but we finally came up with a foolproof, moist,…
Separating an Egg
Published: November 2007
Separating an Egg
There are two methods to separate an egg: using your hand or using the shell. Bo…
Tiramisu
Published: November 2007
Tiramisu
This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Co…
Making All-Purpose Gravy
Published: November 2007
Making All-Purpose Gravy
Sometimes there aren't enough pan drippings from a roast to make the flavorful g…
Buying V-Racks
Published: November 2007
Buying V-Racks
A V-rack makes a huge difference when roasting poultry. Elevating the food allow…
Roast Turkey Breast
Published: November 2007
Roast Turkey Breast
With a little prep work, it's simple to roast a whole turkey breast with moist, …
Carving a Ham
Published: November 2007
Carving a Ham
With the right technique and a sharp chef's knife, carving a ham is relatively e…
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Published: November 2007
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Here is everything you'll need to know to produce a top-notch glazed ham that is…
Preparing Celery Root
Published: November 2007
Preparing Celery Root
With a chef’s knife and the proper technique, preparing this root vegetable is a…
Preparing Parsnips
Published: November 2007
Preparing Parsnips
When it comes time to prepare parsnips, the secret is to remove the fibrous core…
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Published: November 2007
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Adding carrots, parsnips, turnips, or celery root to mashed potatoes sounds like…
Shelf-Life of Baking Powder
Published: November 2007
Shelf-Life of Baking Powder
In time, baking powder can lose its leavening ability. A simple test can determi…
Drop Biscuits
Published: November 2007
Drop Biscuits
We wanted a simple, tender biscuit that could be easily broken apart and eaten p…

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