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26 Knowledge Packed Episodes

Lightening Up Chocolate Desserts
Published: June 2008
Lightening Up Chocolate Desserts
Skipping dessert or eating a piece of fruit is an obvious way to cut calories, b…
French Apple Tart
Published: June 2008
French Apple Tart
A tart should be easier to prepare than the typical double-crust American pie. B…
Lemon Layer Cake
Published: June 2008
Lemon Layer Cake
Layer cakes are desserts to be savored at birthday parties, holidays, and other …
More Cookie Jar Favorites
Published: June 2008
More Cookie Jar Favorites
We turn our attention to two favorite cookies: a triple chocolate cookie so choc…
Coffeehouse Treats
Published: May 2008
Coffeehouse Treats
In this episode, the test kitchen perfects two breakfast treats: blueberry scone…
Old-Fashioned Breakfast Cakes
Published: May 2008
Old-Fashioned Breakfast Cakes
Bakery versions of crumb cake often fall short. The crumb topping can be skimpy…
Indian Favorites, Simplified
Published: May 2008
Indian Favorites, Simplified
We develop home-cook-friendly versions of two Indian favorites: vegetable curry …
Asian Take-Out at Home
Published: May 2008
Asian Take-Out at Home
We develop a Thai-style chicken soup that uses supermarket ingredients without s…
French Classics
Published: May 2008
French Classics
Coq au vin’s appeal is timeless, but its preparation can be intimidating for the…
Bistro Steak Dinner
Published: April 2008
Bistro Steak Dinner
Cutting into a steak to find that the rosy meat is confined to a measly spot in …
Pizza Party
Published: April 2008
Pizza Party
We set out to develop a better-than-takeout pizza in which the crust gets equal…
Drive-In Specials
Published: April 2008
Drive-In Specials
Food safety concerns have many of us now grilling burgers to medium-well and bey…
Grilled Cornish Game Hens
Published: April 2008
Grilled Cornish Game Hens
We’ve always enjoyed roasting game hens and thought the grill might deliver even…
Fish on the Grill
Published: March 2008
Fish on the Grill
Fish fillets might look innocent, but once their delicate flesh hits the grill, …
Kansas City BBQ
Published: March 2008
Kansas City BBQ
It’s hard to choose a best-loved style of ribs, but we’d be willing to bet that …
Holiday Beef Tenderloin Dinner
Published: March 2008
Holiday Beef Tenderloin Dinner
Add a rich stuffing to beef tenderloin, and you’ve got the ultimate main course,…
A New Way with Turkey
Published: March 2008
A New Way with Turkey
Brining is the best way to guarantee a moist turkey, but it isn’t always the mos…
White Chicken Chili Supper
Published: March 2008
White Chicken Chili Supper
Chicken chili might sound like heresy—after all, isn’t chili supposed to be made…
Favorite Slow-Cooker Classics
Published: February 2008
Favorite Slow-Cooker Classics
Most of us think of the slow cooker as a kitchen workhorse best reserved for wee…
Italian-American Classics
Published: February 2008
Italian-American Classics
Stuffed manicotti makes a hearty and delicious main course, but in most cases it…
More Chicken in a Skillet
Published: February 2008
More Chicken in a Skillet
It’s not a surprise that so many cooks turn to chicken breasts for dinner. They…
Four-Cheese Lasagna
Published: February 2008
Four-Cheese Lasagna
The problem with four-cheese lasagna? Too often it’s heavy, greasy, and bland. …
Rainy Day BBQ Pork Chops
Published: January 2008
Rainy Day BBQ Pork Chops
We wanted juicy pork chops slathered with a smoky, tangy barbecue sauce. But how…
Two Ways with Shrimp
Published: January 2008
Two Ways with Shrimp
We explore two elegant approaches to shrimp—one hot dish and one cold—and find t…
Pasta and Tomatoes, Reimagined
Published: January 2008
Pasta and Tomatoes, Reimagined
We don’t have anything against spaghetti and meatballs or pasta with marinara, b…
Easy Skillet Suppers
Published: January 2008
Easy Skillet Suppers
Streamlined methods for Beef Stroganoff and Baked Ziti condense all the steps in…

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