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Letter from the EDITOR
QUICK BITES: • TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
THE BEST TURKEY FRYER
Honey-Glazed Pork Shoulder • Juicy, rich pork and honey make a sweet pair.
Garlicky Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo • Spice up your relationship with this classic winter vegetable.
No-Fear Duck Breast • Make any celebratory dinner extra-special with this easy recipe for an amazing entrée.
Swiss Chard Salad • The lightest, brightest way to eat this vegetable.
Hasselback Potato Casserole • A crowd-pleasing, showstopping dish that turns the idea of a gratin on its side.
Mushroom and Leek Gratin • This creamy vegetable dish topped with crispy bread crumbs is worthy of a spot on the holiday table.
Homemade Marshmallows • Fluffy, festive gifts for friends and family.
Spiked Hot Chocolate • Because why should kids have all the fun?
Jitto’s-Style Steak Bombs • Finally, a loaded steak and cheese you can re-create at home.
A Delicious Legacy
Instant Mashed Potato Gnocchi • These tender, plump dumplings are easy to make and delightful to eat.
Baked Chicken Drumsticks • This dish delivers a comforting dinner—rich, savory, and complex—with minimal effort.
Four-Chile Chili • The complex beauty of the best chilis, such as this one, comes from the dried chiles—not the meat.
Jalapeño-Cheddar Scones • Why limit scones to breakfast? When they include savory flavors, scones pair well with dinner, too!
Pear Crisp … with a Twist • Literally easier than pie, and better-tasting, too.
Five Loaded Cookies • Triple chocolate chunk is only the start…
Chocolate Babka • This rich, tender, yeasted bread with swirls of chocolate is an impressive holiday treat.
Palace Diner Lemon-Buttermilk Flapjacks • These ultrafluffy pancakes are a lemony twist on a diner classic.
Shrimp with Tomatoes, Fennel, and Chickpeas • Who says comfort food has to be heavy?
Coconut–Red Curry Braised Short Ribs • Rich, meaty short ribs braised in a coconut curry in about an hour? We show you the way.
Coq au Vin for Two • Building flavor in the skillet in batches eliminates extra steps, pans, and time.
A New Age of Cast-Iron Skillets • Artisan brands of American-made cast-iron cookware challenge the old guard.
CAST IRON 101
The Best Oat Milk • Oat milk sales are skyrocketing. With so many products on the market, which one is the best?
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
YOUR OVEN • Knowledge is power… and knowledge about how your oven works can make you a better cook.