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26 Knowledge Packed Episodes

Showstopper Desserts
Published: June 2004
Showstopper Desserts
When entertaining, we like desserts that look more complicated to prepare than t…
Lemon Cheesecake
Published: June 2004
Lemon Cheesecake
Although some would never dare to adulterate plain cheesecake, variations abound…
Easy Sheet Cakes
Published: June 2004
Easy Sheet Cakes
A sheet cake is like a two-layer cake with training wheels—it’s hard to fall off…
Summer Berry Desserts
Published: June 2004
Summer Berry Desserts
We especially like to use summer berries in a no-bake pie. Unfortunately, most r…
Cookie Jar Favorites
Published: May 2004
Cookie Jar Favorites
Although easy to prepare, most cookie recipes are notoriously fickle. A minor in…
The Pancakes Show
Published: May 2004
The Pancakes Show
Few recipes deliver so much pleasure for so little work as pancakes. The batter …
Sunday Brunch
Published: May 2004
Sunday Brunch
Some days you don’t mind spending the morning preparing eggs or baking muffins. …
Tea Time
Published: May 2004
Tea Time
In the test kitchen, we think afternoon (or morning) tea is an excellent excuse …
French Food in a Flash
Published: May 2004
French Food in a Flash
Preparing favorite French dishes such as cassoulet or tarte Tatin calls for a lo…
Favorite Italian Classics
Published: April 2004
Favorite Italian Classics
When prepared correctly (and authentically), most Italian dishes are light, simp…
Asian Noodles
Published: April 2004
Asian Noodles
Say goodbye to bad Americanized versions of pad Thai and sesame noodles. We deci…
Stir-Fry 101
Published: April 2004
Stir-Fry 101
Once in a while, those little white cartons deliver tasty morsels of stir-fried …
Steak Tips
Published: April 2004
Steak Tips
Restaurant steak tips are often tough and weirdly seasoned, and thick steak frie…
Steak and Potatoes
Published: March 2004
Steak and Potatoes
Purchase a good steak and cook it properly, and all it needs is salt and pepper—…
Chicken in a Pot
Published: March 2004
Chicken in a Pot
French country cooking has a way with chicken in a pot, whether it’s the famous …
Chicken in a Skillet
Published: March 2004
Chicken in a Skillet
Although chicken dinners are quick to prepare, they can go terribly wrong. Part …
Truck Stop Favorites
Published: March 2004
Truck Stop Favorites
Truckers often know where to find the best home-style cooking. After long days o…
Maple-Glazed Pork Roast
Published: February 2004
Maple-Glazed Pork Roast
Pork producers have worked so hard to remove fat from their pigs that most pork …
Pot Roast
Published: February 2004
Pot Roast
When it comes out right, pot roast is tender, succulent, and richly flavored. Wh…
Quick Pasta
Published: February 2004
Quick Pasta
Some pasta dishes take considerable time to prepare. But others don’t have to. W…
Freedom from Red Sauce
Published: February 2004
Freedom from Red Sauce
Tomatoes and pasta are a classic (and delicious) pairing, but sometimes you want…
New Orleans Menu
Published: January 2004
New Orleans Menu
Watch as we figure out the best recipes for two New Orleans favorites—Jambalaya …
East Coast Seafood
Published: January 2004
East Coast Seafood
How many times have you ordered clam chowder in a restaurant only to be served a…
One-Pot Wonders
Published: January 2004
One-Pot Wonders
Chili is probably America’s favorite one-pot supper, but this dish can be plague…
Summer Tomatoes
Published: January 2004
Summer Tomatoes
What’s the best way to enjoy summer tomatoes? It’s hard to argue with a recipe t…
Salad 101
Published: January 2004
Salad 101
Many Greek salads are no more than iceberg lettuce topped with an overly acidic …

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