Make Cannoli Dip for a Party—It’s Easy, Fun, and Delicious
For a shareable version of this classic Italian treat, whip up this dippable dessert.
Meatballs Stuffed with Cheese Are Even Better Than They Sound
Tender, juicy meatballs with an incredible cheese pull . . . what could be better?
- The Best Brownie Mixes
There's nothing like freshly baked brownies. We love baking them from scratch, but we also love the ease and convenience of brownie mixes. With so many products on the market, we wanted to know which one is best. Our lineup included nine nationally available brands—including a reader favorite from Trader Joe's.
I Went to Pizza School. Here's What I Learned.
I learned how to upgrade my homemade pies from the pros at King Arthur’s Baking School.
In this weeknight meal, nutty chicken tenders get a double accompaniment of honey mustard.
Pecans added a surprising crunch to the coating of these crowd-pleasing chicken tenders.
A Faster, Easier Way to Prep Kale
Lots of kale in little time.
To Make the Porkiest Carnitas, You Need Only 3 Ingredients
And two of those ingredients are pork.
10 Confidence-Building Recipes for New Bakers
Even novices can pull off these Cook's Illustrated staff-recommended favorites. And more-experienced cooks will also love their impressive results.
Does Vinegar Ever Really Go Bad?
If you’ve had a bottle of vinegar in your pantry for a few years, don’t worry.
Thanks to an Instant Pot, this classic French stew is quick enough to make on a weeknight.
Beef Burgundy, aka boeuf bourguignon, is a comforting French stew of beef braised in red wine. Julia Child and her classic recipe helped put this delicious but time-consuming dish on the map. An Instant Pot turns this otherwise all-day affair into an approachable weekday dish. For our version, we created savory depth by sautéing and then setting aside both some cremini mushrooms and half of the boneless beef chuck-eye roast. Chopped onions, tomato paste, and anchovies provided complexity, while garlic, bay leaves, and thyme added an aromatic backbone. Rendered salt pork seasoned the stew further and contributed to its richness. Red wine and chicken broth combined for both the braising liquid and that pleasantly recognizable wine-y forwardness. A little flour stirred in along with the aromatics ensured a silken sauce, while a few carrots imparted a sweet, earthy lift. A mere 30 minutes under high pressure (followed by a quick release) and the meat emerged tender and succulent. Adding the mushrooms back in for a few minutes while the stew was simmering warmed them through and thickened the cooking liquid slightly.
Tired of struggling to peel and cut heavy-duty squash? Try the more delicate delicata squash.
Roasting brings out the naturally sweet and toasty flavor in this roasted delicata squash recipe. Their skins soften when cooked, so unlike many winter squashes, they don't need to be peeled. For this recipe, we spread the delicata squash slices on a rimmed baking sheet and covered the sheet tightly with aluminum foil to trap steam and ensure that each bite of squash cooked up creamy and moist. Placing the sheet on the oven's lowest rack put the slices close to the heating element and thus sped up cooking and browning. We dotted the slices with butter and let them brown during the final minutes of cooking to reinforce the roasted delicata squash's subtle flavor.
Got Picky Kids? Try the Multiple-Choice Taco Dinner
Giving kids options is a great way to get them to eat.
Instant Noodle Review: Sun Noodle Makes the Best Instant Ramen You Can Buy
Looking for restaurant-quality ramen at home? Sun Noodle is your best bet.
These tiny, tasty birds are elegant and—with our failproof method—simple and easy to cook.
This recipe for these small, flavorful birds is inspired by the perfectly roasted chickens served at French bistros. The single-serving hens make for an ideal dinner party entrée.
Embrace the Decadent Pleasure of Lighthouse Inn Potatoes
Cooked in cream, enriched with butter and Parmesan, and topped with buttery bread crumbs, Lighthouse Inn Potatoes are a celebration of richness.
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