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Roast Pork Loin with Dried Fruit • A tart dried-fruit stuffing makes a perfect foil for savory, succulent pork. But is there an easier way to combine the two?
Skillet-Charred Broccoli • A big, bold char isn’t just for steaks.
An American Spin on a Portuguese Dish with African Roots
Shrimp Mozambique • Could we create a pantry version of this saucy, spicy Portuguese American dish without a key ingredient?
Cheesy Stuffed Shells • The appeal of comfort food wanes if it’s a pain to make. Our streamlined method delivers.
Caesar Brussels Sprouts • Caesar dressing and Brussels sprouts may seem like a quirky pairing, but trust us—it’s one you want to try.
Chicken Cooked in Milk • This dish required a big leap of faith. But the payoff was spectacular.
Mexican Meatball Soup • Move beyond your normal Mexican-food routine with this robust, tomatoey broth studded with flavorful meatballs and tender vegetables.
Scampi-Style Chicken • A well-known Italian restaurant chain makes a mint selling garlicky, lemony “chicken scampi.” We knew we could make a better version.
Simple Sautéed Kale • Say goodbye to tough, boring kale. We found a better way to sauté.
Something Gooey in St. Louis
Gooey Butter Bars • The challenge: Turn St. Louis’s most famous sweet treat into a batch of bars.
Holiday Fudge • Many fudge recipes claim to be foolproof. After making 177 pounds of it, we finally have one that truly is.
Measuring • In the test kitchen, we use measurements of weight, volume, size, time, and temperature to help ensure that our recipes are foolproof. Careful measuring will make you a better cook.
Bacon-Wrapped Filets Mignons • Could we get the bacon crispy and the meat perfectly cooked on the same timetable?
Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes • Some recipes call for cooking this side dish for 2½ hours or longer. On holidays, we’re too busy for that.
Southern Cheese Straws • Everyone loves cheese and crackers. We took cues from Southern snackers and combined them into one crispy, cheesy snack.
Baked Goat Cheese • Baked Brie has its familiar charms, but we wanted something surprising.
Amish Cinnamon Bread • Our goal: Make a quick version of this beloved “friendship bread” without losing any of its sweet flavor or knockout aroma.
Measuring Up Measuring Spoons
Everyday White Rice • For something so seemingly simple, perfectly cooked white rice can be awfully elusive. This recipe removes the guesswork and makes it foolproof.
Chopped Salads • Whether it’s on the side or at the center of your plate, a good chopped salad unites a wealth of tasty ingredients in one easy-to-eat dish.
Skillet-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes • Cooked the right way, these two simple ingredients unite to become more than the sum of their parts.
Steak Fajitas • Many fajita recipes turn out pale, meek-tasting meat. We used a simple technique to fix both problems at once, all in one pan.
Carbonnade • This Belgian beef-and-beer stew is a natural for the slow cooker—but you have to know how to handle the three main ingredients.
Loaf Pans •...