More videos from this episode Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers We discovered a technique for producing soft, tender peppers that are still firm enough to hold simple but flavorful fillings. Black Pepper Once a peppercorn is cracked, its volatile components begin to disperse, resulting in loss of flavor. The good news is that whole peppercorns are often less expensive than ground. Pepper Mills Pepper mills come in a vast range of styles and materials, but what really matters to us and other serious home cooks is performance. Twice-Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Scallions Double bake the potato shells, choose the right dairy for the filling, and finish under the broiler to make this common side dish even better.