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For Sunday supper, try this bold and easy skillet pasta

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Puttanesca, a classic Italian sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, capers and olives, offers bold flavor and comes together fairly quickly - perfect for a Sunday supper. Cooking the tomato sauce in a skillet … more

Cherry cobbler holds its own against any fancy dessert

For an easy, rustic dessert, you really can't beat a cobbler. With a fleet of tender biscuits floating on a sea of sweet fruit, a good cobbler can hold its own against any fancy cake or pastry. For our cast-iron … more

Amp up your spoonbread with kernels

The Southern staple known as spoonbread - a particular specialty of Kentucky and Virginia - is a Native American dish adopted early on by America's earliest European settlers. George Washington happened to be a big fan and often served it up at … more

The secret to a deep-dish apple pie? Precooking the apples

There's no better way to enjoy fall's abundant apple harvest than in a towering deep-dish pie. Unfortunately, this dessert often yields unevenly cooked, shrunken apples swimming in an ocean of their own exuded juices … more

Berry scones that are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight

These scones are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight, brimming with juicy, sweet berries in a buttery, rich crumb. We achieved a perfectly crumbly texture by incorporating butter in two ways, processing some with flour, sugar, baking powder and … more

Stuff chicken thighs with spinach, feta

Sometimes I forget about frozen spinach. I always have frozen corn and frozen peas on hand, but frozen spinach falls off the radar from time to time. The good news is that then I get to rediscover it. When I was a kid, my mom, my sister and I … more

A blueberry tart that simply works

Before our annual circuit around the sun forces us to kiss off the blueberry season, I urge one and all to try this blueberry tart. Super-tasty and much simpler to make than the standard recipe, it features the usual buttery bottom crust, loaded … more

Capture summer's flavor by canning tomatoes

From the loving way I look at them, you'd think these jars were filled with a fine red wine. But no, they are filled with fine red tomatoes. How satisfied and rich they make me feel! The royal red color broadcasts richness through the sparkling … more

This queso dip will make you cry

I've always loved the saying, "everything in moderation, including moderation." This is how I think about cooking and eating in general; I usually like to cook and eat pretty healthily, but sometimes I like to just roll around in cream and butter … more

Pan roasting produces moist meat, crisp skin

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN To develop a bone-in chicken breast recipe that produced moist meat, crisp skin and a quick pan sauce, we turned to pan roasting, where the chicken is browned in a skillet on the stovetop and then slid, skillet and all, … more

Cauliflower takes over tater tots

There is no question that cauliflower has been having a long, popular moment. I was already a cauliflower fan, even a cauliflower lover, mostly favoring sliced and broken chunks of cauliflower tossed … more

Creamy scalloped potatoes have browned, cheesy crust

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN In our experience, most recipes for scalloped potatoes take hours of work yet still produce unevenly cooked potatoes in a heavy, curdled sauce. This version is faster than most and produces layer upon layer of thinly … more

A lively minestrone made with a slow cooker

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Creating anything garden-fresh in a slow cooker is a tall order, but we were willing to try to beat the odds and develop a recipe for a bright, lively tasting minestrone that married a flavorful tomato broth with fresh … more

Give your chili BOLD flavor

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Great chili should have bold, long-simmered flavor, even if it's made with convenient ground beef. The multicooker was the perfect way to achieve this with a minimum of hands-on time. A combination of chili powder, … more

This season, try pumpkin jelly roll cake

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Perhaps the most famous holiday cake is the Yule Log, which, for good reason, gets trotted out every holiday season. There's much to be said for this classic, but we wanted to develop a unique variation for the holidays … more

Roast Turkey for a Crowd is a thing of beauty is

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Unless you have access to multiple ovens, only a very large turkey will do when you've got a crowd coming to dinner. But finding a container large enough to brine a gargantuan bird can be tricky, and turning the bird in … more

A touch of bourbon makes the difference

If pimento cheese is already part of your life, then you are blessed for sure. If not, get ready for life to get a little bit better. And get ready for one of the best burgers of your life. It's dangerous ground for a Yankee like me to start … more

The foolproof way to grill sausages, onions together

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Sausage and onions are a classic pairing that sounds tailor-made for the grill. But the reality is usually onions that are both crunchy and charred and sausages that either dried out or - even worse - catch fire. We … more

Serve Grape and Cranberry Crisp at Thanksgiving

For many of us, the menu for Thanksgiving is etched in stone. We eat the same dishes every year because we love every one of them. But what about switching it up a little by swapping in a Grape and Cranberry Crisp for the more traditional apple, … more

Scratch mushy stuffing and make cornbread

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Cornbread and sausage stuffing is a compelling alternative to the usual bread-based dish. But the recipes we tried all called for store-bought cornbread, which had a fluffy texture that resulted in mushy stuffing. We'd … more
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