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If You’re Cooking with Fresh Cherries, You Need a Pitter
New Life for an Old Sandwich
Boogaloo Wonderland Sandwich • Don’t call it a Sloppy Joe: This Detroit sandwich has a name all its own.
Steak Taco Salad • Restaurant taco salads often disappoint with dull flavors and tired ingredients. Could we create a brighter, livelier version that exploded with flavor?
Latin-Style Rice with Pork • Tender rice, rich pork, and lively seasonings power this homey Latin staple.
Asparagus Fries • How do you transform a common spring vegetable into something truly special? Turn it into “fries.”
Stovetop Cauliflower • We wanted roasty flavors without the oven.
Easy Chicken Shawarma • Could we translate this takeout specialty—traditionally cooked on a spinning live-fire spit—into a recipe suitable for home kitchens?
Cumin Lends Its Warm Glow to Many Dishes—Which One Should You Buy?
Fried Chicken Tenders • If they’re good enough for presidents, we figure they’re good enough for us.
A Tender Side to a Political Battleground
Classic Vanilla Pudding • “Vanilla” shouldn’t be a synonym for “boring.”
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars • We wanted this springtime dessert to actually taste like strawberries.
Vidalia Onion Dip • Time for this Georgia specialty to go national.
Deep Frying • Every deep-frying recipe is different, but most require a wide, deep pot; hot oil at the perfect temperature; a place to drain the crispy fried food; and the cook’s full attention.
Crumb-Crusted Rack of Lamb • Special occasions call for big, festive flavors. Lamb answers the call.
Salt-Crusted Potatoes • It took 46 pounds of potatoes, but we made these spuds worth their salt.
Sugar Snap Pea Salad • We looked for ingredients to support, not sideline, this lovely springtime treat.
Hot Cross Buns • Breakfast? Dessert? Sweet Easter dinner roll? We wanted a balanced bun to fit every bill.
Quiche Lorraine • With a few simple tricks, making supersavory, creamy quiche is easy.
Chicken Tikka Masala • Let your slow cooker deliver this rich, fragrant, tangy chicken and rice dish.
Breadsticks • With our simple method, it’s easy to make these restaurant favorites at home.
Chicken with Braised Spring Vegetables • This comforting, fresh chicken braise shows familiar vegetables in a brand-new light.
Glazed Meatloaf • We were unwilling to sacrifice tender, moist texture in our bid for fewer portions.
Multicookers • The Instant Pot is incredibly popular. But is it really the best multicooker on the market?
Creamy Peanut Butter • The average family of four goes through a jar of peanut butter every two weeks. Are you buying the right one?
COMING NEXT ISSUE
Boiled Peanuts • “My parents used to keep my sister and me quiet on long car rides by buying us a paper bag full of boiled peanuts at a roadside stand. They’re salty, earthy, and fun to snack on. Now, as a displaced Southerner, I have to make my own. If you want to sound authentic, in eastern North Carolina the last two letters of ‘boiled’ are silent.”
Rhubarb Ribbon Cake • To make the most of rhubarb’s unique ruby...