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Apple Strudel
From the EpisodeJust Add Apples
Published: November 2016
Apple Strudel
Unless you’re a skilled pastry chef, wrapping ultrathin, delicate dough around a…
Millionaire's Shortbread
From the EpisodeElegant Desserts
Published: November 2016
Millionaire's Shortbread
Britain’s triple-decker combo of buttery cookie, sweet caramel, and dark chocola…
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
From the EpisodeAutumn Desserts
Published: September 2016
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Knowingly or not, most folks use the cookie recipe from the Quaker canister. We …
Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes
From the EpisodeA Roast for the Holidays
Published: May 2015
Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes
For the crispest, most flavorful roasted potatoes, rethink the fat.
Julia Child’s Stuffed Turkey, Updated
Published: November 2013
Julia Child’s Stuffed Turkey, Updated
Julia broke apart turkeys in pursuit of quick and even cooking, effortless carvi…
Best Prime Rib
From the EpisodeCompany’s Coming
Published: November 2011
Best Prime Rib
Top chefs say that 18 hours in a 120-degree oven is the route to prime rib perfe…
Slow-Cooker Pork Loin with Cranberries and Orange
From the EpisodeSlow-Cooker Revolution
Published: May 2012
Slow-Cooker Pork Loin with Cranberries and Orange
Pork loins are typically roasted, but we wanted to find a way to prepare this cu…
Braised Turkey with Gravy
Published: November 2011
Braised Turkey with Gravy
Roast turkey is the norm today, but early American cookbooks often recommended a…
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
From the EpisodeGreat Grilled Roast Beef
Published: November 2010
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
How do you produce spuds with mashed-potato creaminess and crackly-crisp crusts …
Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
From the EpisodeStuffed Beef Tenderloin
Published: November 2009
Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
We wanted to jazz up bland tenderloin with a crisp, pungently flavored horseradi…
Classic Bread Pudding
Published: March 2010
Classic Bread Pudding
Bread pudding started out as a frugal way to rejuvenate any old stale loaf. Coul…
Best Shortbread
Published: November 2009
Best Shortbread
Achieving rich, buttery taste in this simple cookie is easy. But for the optimal…
Crisp Roasted Potatoes
From the EpisodeTurkey on the Grill
Published: November 2009
Crisp Roasted Potatoes
After weeks of testing, we discovered the secrets to the crispiest, creamiest ro…
Rustic Dinner Rolls
From the EpisodeRolls and Loaves
Published: November 2008
Rustic Dinner Rolls
Turning flour, water, and yeast into crusty, airy rolls is one of the hardest bi…
French Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Garlic (Aligot)
Published: March 2009
French Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Garlic (Aligot)
French cookery’s intensely rich, cheesy take on mashed potatoes flouts the rules…
Classic Roast Beef Tenderloin
Published: March 2009
Classic Roast Beef Tenderloin
The classic approach to roasting this prime cut sacrifices juiciness for crust. …
French Butter Cookies (Sables)
From the EpisodeThe Cookie Jar
Published: November 2008
French Butter Cookies (Sables)
These French butter cookies offer sophistication and style from simple pantry in…
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
From the EpisodeHoliday Ham and Biscuits
Published: November 2007
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Ham is appealingly simple but often comes out dry and jerkylike. Here's what you…
Grand Marnier Souffle
From the EpisodeA Grand, Sweet Finale
Published: September 2000
Grand Marnier Souffle
Many soufflés are foamy, flavorless, and temperamental. Here is a creamier, rich…
Herbed Roast Turkey
From the EpisodeOne Great Thanksgiving
Published: November 2005
Herbed Roast Turkey
How do you give a turkey herb flavor that's more than superficial? We rubbed, so…
Foolproof Pie Dough for Double-Crust Pie
From the EpisodeThe Best Blueberry Pie
Published: September 2010
Foolproof Pie Dough for Double-Crust Pie
We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.
Brown Sugar Cookies
Published: March 2007
Brown Sugar Cookies
A chewy cookie with a crisp exterior and a big jolt of brown sugar flavor sounde…
Triple-Chocolate Cookies
Published: June 2005
Triple-Chocolate Cookies
A triple-chocolate cookie shouldn't be a case of death by chocolate. All the sam…
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Published: October 2006
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sometimes we want a luxurious mash, one that is silky smooth and loaded with cre…
Roast Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Stuffing
Published: November 2006
Roast Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Stuffing
Beef tenderloin is perfect holiday fare. Add a rich stuffing and you've got the …
Chocolate-Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Dried Cherries
From the EpisodeCookies
Published: May 2005
Chocolate-Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Dried Cherries
What could be better than an oatmeal cookie crammed with dozens of ingredients? …
Spritz Cookies
From the EpisodeCookies
Published: November 2004
Spritz Cookies
That golden-swirled kiss of a holiday cookie often ends up bland, gummy, and tas…
Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
From the EpisodeLet's Talk Turkey
Published: February 2005
Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
We wanted a sweet potato side dish that is savory enough for an adult's palate,…
Pecan or Walnut Crescent Cookies
From the EpisodeHoliday Cookies
Published: November 1998
Pecan or Walnut Crescent Cookies
Superfine sugar and a combination of finely chopped and ground nuts yield tender…
Classic Brownies
From the EpisodeBake Sale Favorites
Published: March 2004
Classic Brownies
Whatever happened to the chewy, not-over-the-top chocolaty brownie from our chil…
Warm-Spiced Pecans with Rum Glaze
From the EpisodeAppetizers
Published: November 1999
Warm-Spiced Pecans with Rum Glaze
We discovered how to get maximum flavor with minimum mess.
Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
From the EpisodeCookie Jar Favorites
Published: March 2001
Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Three sweeteners and a slow but effective baking technique yield cookies with a …
Thick and Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
From the EpisodeCookie Jar Favorites
Published: September 1999
Thick and Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
The secret of a chocolate cookie with the intensity of hot fudge sauce is a comb…
Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
From the EpisodeCookie Jar Favorites
Published: January 2002
Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Dry, tasteless molasses cookies belong on a Christmas tree, not in a cookie jar.…
Holiday Scalloped Potatoes
From the EpisodeHoliday Dinner
Published: February 2005
Holiday Scalloped Potatoes
We wanted layers of thinly sliced, tender potatoes, creamy sauce, and a nicely …
Roast Beef Tenderloin
From the EpisodeHoliday Dinner
Published: November 1998
Roast Beef Tenderloin
When you spend this much for a piece of meat, you want to be sure it comes out r…