Kitchen Appliances: Guides, Care Instructions, & Recipes to Make

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Steak and Potato Foil Packs

As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Then when I set up camp, it's easy to cook over a campfire. If I'm at home, I use my grill, and the food is just as good. —Ralph Jones, San Diego, California

Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Pho is one of Vietnam's most well-known dishes. For many families, the cooking of the dish is a true labor...


Air-Fryer Olive Burgers

My mom would reminisce about the olive burgers she would get at Coney Island when she was a girl. After...


Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


Air-Fryer Stuffed Zucchini

When your garden is overflowing with zucchini, it's time to pull out your air fryer. Filled with ground beef and...

Air-Fryer Taco Puffs

I like to make these puffs ahead of time and keep the in the refrigerator until I'm ready to pop...


Air-Fryer Meat Loaf

If you're looking for a hearty meal perfect for two, then look no further. This air-fryer meat loaf cooks quickly....

Air-Fryer Cowboy Casserole

When it starts to get cold, I love to make this quick and creamy Tater Tot bake. It's a delightful...


Air-Fryer Beef Turnovers

My mom's recipe for these flavorful pockets called for dough made from scratch, but I streamlined it by using refrigerated...


Jalapeno Sliders with Crispy Onions

My husband and I love spicy foods, and this recipe was an excellent step up from a typical burger. It...


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Cast-Iron Skillet Steak

If you’ve never cooked steak at home before, it can be a little intimidating. That’s why I came up with...

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Southwestern Beef and Rice Skillet

I like to serve this kicked-up skillet dish with warm flour tortillas and a side of guacamole. If you like...


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Pressure-Cooker Sauerbraten

One of my all-time favorite German dishes is sauerbraten, but I don't love that it normally takes five to 10...


Gingered Beef Stir-Fry

"You won't feel deprived in any way when you make this delicious main dish," assures Grace Nicholson of Willow Grove,...


Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket

I enjoy fixing a sit-down meal for my husband and myself every evening, so this slow cooker barbecue beef brisket...


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Favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage

It may be the most famous dish to eat on St. Patrick's Day, but this Irish-American corned beef recipe is...

Lone Star Pot Roast

Pot roast becomes especially delicious with the addition of chopped green chiles and taco seasoning. —Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico


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Simple Taco Soup

We first sampled this chili-like taco soup recipe at a church dinner. What a warming dish for a cold day....


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Gruyere and Egg Burgers

These burgers were a huge hit with our friends during football season. Regular mayo can easily be substituted for the...


Pressure-Cooker Short Ribs

These tender pressure-cooker short ribs explode with flavor, and they're a quick and easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs....


Pressure-Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff

My mother gave me this recipe 40 years ago. It's a wonderfully tasty dish that's perfect for a pressure cooker....


Steak Burritos

Slowly simmered all day, the beef is tender and a snap to shred. Just fill flour tortillas and add toppings...


Shredded Beef Burrito Filling

Make your next office party a taco bar or burrito bar! Set out the beef in the slow cooker on...


Ground Beef Gyros

If your family likes gyros as much as mine, they'll love this easy version that's made with ground beef instead...


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Porcupine Meatballs

These well-seasoned porcupine meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are one of my mom's best main dishes. I used to...

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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet...


Beef Brisket Tacos

Birthday parties back home were big gatherings of cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and anyone else we considered family. As soon...


All-American Hamburgers

We do a lot of camping and outdoor cooking. This all-American, homemade hamburger recipe is on our menu more than...


Italian Beef and Shells

A veggie and pasta combo makes a hearty entree that comes together easily. Wine lends an extra touch of flavor...