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Cast Iron Butterflied Chicken and Vegetables • In need of a comforting supper to put a smile on your face? It doesn’t get any better than a perfectly roasted bird and vegetables cooked in the drippings.
Pork Cacciatore • Could we swap in pork but keep the rustic appeal of this classic dish?
Skillet-Roasted Green Beans • How do you achieve green beans that have deep, flavorful browning without making them tough and dry?
Braised Lamb Shanks • Fill your kitchen with these supercomforting aromas, and fill your belly with this restorative braise.
The Best Substitute for Fresh Garlic
Sweet Potato Fritters • We love mashed sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries. Could we create a delicious mash-up of the two?
Chicken Breasts with Mustard-Cream Sauce • For this bistro-inspired dish, we found that the mustard mattered.
Crispy Fried Shrimp • We set our sights on well-seasoned, crispy, tender morsels with an irresistible dipping sauce.
Red Cabbage and Grapefruit Salad • This unlikely pairing of ingredients makes for a stellar winter salad.
Mushroom Risotto • For a savory vegetarian supper, start with the right rice and mushrooms.
Spaghetti with Tuna and Capers • The secret ingredient in this simple pantry dish: a little elbow grease.
Slow Cookers • For easy, comforting meals all year round, you can’t beat the convenience of a slow cooker.
Skillet-Roasted Parsnips and Pears • This combination of roots and fruit will convert parsnip skeptics into die-hard fans.
Corned Beef Hash • Time to bring this diner staple home.
Pigs in Blankets • Puff pastry brings these from the kids’ table to cocktail hour.
Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms • The goal: a tasty, easy-to-eat snack with serious mushroom flavor.
Chocolate Ganache Brownies • Break out the muffin tin for these intensely chocolaty treats.
Portland’s Sweet Spot
SAUSAGE LASAGNA • The right choice of ingredients—and our precise layering technique—make for the most flavorful and structurally sound lasagna we’ve ever had.
Beef Jerky • The right cut of beef and a flavorful marinade create an irresistible snack.
Pork Chops with Beans and Greens • A complete pork chop supper, all in one skillet.
Shrimp Fried Rice • We wanted a delicious, easy-to-make recipe for fried rice that didn’t rely on leftovers.
Apple Cider Pork • It takes more than just cider to get rich apple flavor into the pork.
The Best Electric Knife Sharpener • Sharp kitchen knives make cooking much easier. So which sharpener should you use?
All About All-Purpose Flour • Here’s everything you need to know about buying, storing, and baking with all-purpose flour.
Skillet Candied Nuts • These sweet and savory nuts are great eaten as a snack or as a topping for cakes, cookies, and other desserts.
White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce • Whether you’re wearing formal attire or your pj’s, this creamy mousse makes dessert something special.
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