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No-Muss, No-Fuss Chicken Dinner • We nailed the roasting time and oven temperature for a golden, juicy bird and discovered the key to a savory, satisfying side. (Hint: All you need is a sharp knife.)
Britain’s Coziest Pie • A chowder-like stew of fresh and smoked seafood capped with fluffy, bruléed mashed potatoes, fisherman’s pie is the isle’s ultimate comfort food.
Celery in the Spotlight • Celery’s many forms and parts take turns playing the lead in these recipes, underscoring the plant’s exciting versatility.
Cold-Sear Your Pork Chops • With a cold pan and the right cut, you’ll attain juicy, tender chops in minutes—without even dirtying your cooktop.
Jamaica’s Most Comforting Routine • Beneath its world-renowned jerked meats and festive seafood dishes lies the beating heart of Jamaican cuisine: stew peas.
Decadent, Cheesy Pasta in a Flash • In cacio e uova, a touch of heat transforms simple ingredients into the silkiest sauce.
Two Ways to Make Dulce de Leche • Coax sweetened milk into Latin America’s creamy, butterscotch-y jam—hands-free.
Four Core Skillets You Should Own • Each of these pans offers unique features; collecting the full arsenal will meet all your sautéing, searing, and shallow-frying needs.
Gooey, Buttery Alfajores • In the iconic version of this Latin American treat, shortbread-like cookies married with creamy dulce de leche are a melt-in-your-mouth indulgence.
Sweden’s Iconic Cinnamon Buns • The sugar-and-spice delights known as kanelbullar feature a rich dough that’s perfumed with cardamom and swirled with cinnamon and butter.
Testing Air Fryers • We cooked thousands of french fries and more than 50 pounds of chicken to answer one question: Which air fryer reigns supreme?
What Your Air Fryer Can Do • This compact appliance is renowned for browning and crisping food. But with a few savvy techniques, it can do that and so much more.
Egg Buying and Storage 101 • When it comes to buying eggs, choosing between brown and white or large and jumbo is just the beginning. Here we clear up the confusion and give tips on how to store your eggs so that they stay their best, most delicious selves.