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Upping the Ante with Artisanal Bacon
Beauty in the Basics
Philly Tomato Pie • Dough, sauce, and no cheese? Philly tomato pie challenges the pizza equation.
Pasta with Pancetta and Asparagus • Our goal: a restaurant-quality dish with a weeknight-friendly cooking process.
California-Style Chicken Salad • For the juiciest, most tender meat for chicken salad, turn on your oven.
Spiced Pork Chops • Boring chops can make weeknight dinners a drag. We set out to create an easy recipe for juicy chops with serious punch—and crunch.
Potato, Green Bean, and Tomato Salad • You say tomato, I say potato. And green beans.
Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy • This comforting classic needed a reboot.
Don’t Call It a Burger
Chicken in Adobo • This fragrant, rich chile sauce isn’t fiery, but it will add a spark to your weeknight chicken routine.
Southern-Style Chicken and Rice • Sometimes the best thing you can do in the kitchen is not overthink things.
Making English Muffins at Home Isn’t Hard—Here’s How We Do It
English Muffins • Making English muffins at home is much easier than you think—all you need is a few staple ingredients and a bit of time.
And the Best Blade-Style Coffee Grinder Is …
Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies • Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies are a classic, but their thin, crunchy, butterscotch-y cousins deserve a spot in the cookie jar, too.
Grilled Bone-In Leg of Lamb • It took 112 pounds of meat, but we finally achieved a leg of lamb that tasted as impressive as it looked.
Four Steps to Juicy Lamb with a Flavorful Crust
Cauliflower Salad • Cauliflower’s delicate flavor makes it an ideal canvas for a springtime salad—as long as you treat it right.
Greek Spinach and Chickpeas • This light, lively vegetable side dish comes together in minutes.
Rustic Mashed Potatoes • No peeling, no fancy ingredients, no fuss—just perfect mashed potatoes.
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle • A showstopper dessert like this takes work, so every component needs to be perfect.
Four Steps to Perfect Pastry Cream
Easy Homemade Mayonnaise • Even the best jarred mayonnaise can’t compare with this simple homemade version.
Cream Cheese Spreads
Peruvian-Style Chicken Dinner • We wanted a weeknight chicken supper with big flavors—without a big pile of dishes to clean.
Cooking in Stages • Our two-step process ensures that everything is done at the same time.
Shrimp Creole • You don’t have to go to New Orleans—or spend hours cooking—to taste real-deal Creole cooking.
Shrimp Prep • Here’s how to get shell-on shrimp ready for cooking.
Lentil and Chorizo Soup • One powerhouse ingredient—chorizo—brings smoky, spicy, meaty flavor to this simple lentil soup.
All About Lentils
Toasters • These toasters accommodate big bagels and oversize artisan breads. But which one should you buy?
Yellow Mustard • Mild but not dull, this ballpark and backyard classic punches up everything from hot dogs to salad dressing.
Bourbon Praline Cake • Inspired by the Kentucky...