Blenders: Tips, Recipes, Guides & Care

A blender is a must-have for pureeing, whipping and crushing foods. We’ll show you how to use this kitchen workhorse, plus offer recipes, tips and techniques.

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Spicy Roasted Carrot Hummus

This is a wonderful appetizer for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring gathering. The roasted carrots give this hummus such a bright, fresh flavor. People who say they don’t like hummus have loved this version! —Anne Ormond, Dover, New Hampshire

The Best Blender Options as Chosen by Our Test Kitchen

Our team put 12 brands to the test to find the best blender. Find out which models deliver amazing results,...


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The Best Blenders, According to Our Test Kitchen

Our experts tested out the top blender brands to find the best blenders for smoothies, soups, crushed ice and more.



Fried Banana Milkshakes

I love bananas—candy, bread, muffins, smoothies, with peanut butter—everything banana. So why not add bananas, kicked up several notches, to...

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Berry Smoothie Bowl

We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


Green Tomato Salsa

I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Ranch dressing got its start on a real dude ranch in California. Punch up the western original with green salsa,...


Mole Poblano

You'll love this rich, thick mole sauce with it's authentic flavor. The result is well worth the prep. mdash; Taste...


Hop, Skip and Go

Here's a different drink for a beer-drinking crowd. It gets a touch of sweetness from lemonade. Make it in a...


Mexican Chicken Wings

I make these spicy appetizers for parties and football games and never have any leftovers. The hot wings contrast nicely...

Spicy Mustard

When I make this mustard, I add fresh horseradish from our garden and vinegar seasoned with homegrown tarragon. —Joyce Lonsdale,...


Fish Taco Bites

I think these appetizers are better than full-size fish tacos I’ve had as an entree. Enjoy the creamy salsa drizzle...


Double Hot Horseradish Mustard

My family enjoys spicy food so this recipe is wonderful for us. We add it to sandwiches.—Madeline Cole, Willow, Alaska


Slow-Cooked Salsa

I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make...


Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

I've made quite a few tacos in my day, but you can't beat the tender filling made in a slow...