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    This Is What an Air Fryer Really Does to Your Food

    Air fryer recipes are sweeping the nation, but what is an air fryer? Is it really worth your hard-earned cash?


    I Made Blueberry Boy Bait and It’s the Best Way to Use Fresh Blueberries

    Light, fluffy and perfectly golden, this blueberry coffee cake—affectionately known as "blueberry boy bait" —might become your new favorite treat.



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    Brown Sugar Air-Fryer Ham

    This air-fryer ham features a simple, old-fashioned glaze just like Grandma used to make. The mustard and vinegar counter the...


    How to Make a Sprinkle-Covered Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

    Talk about a magic mashup! This birthday cake ice cream sandwich recipe combines two of our favorite treats into one...


    We Tried 15 Wines Under $15: These Are the Best Rosé Wine Options

    Looking for the best rosé wine to fill your glass? So is our Test Kitchen! Our pros sampled 15 top...


    How to Tell If an Onion Is Bad

    Do you know how to tell if an onion is bad? Better yet, do you know how to read the...

    How to Decrystallize Honey the Easy Way

    If your honey's gone grainy and thick, don't toss it out! It's easy to restore honey to a smooth, pourable...


    How to Make Air-Fryer Frozen Hamburgers

    Beat the heat this summer with air-fryer frozen hamburgers. No thawing necessary—and the cleanup couldn't be easier!


    Instant Pot Cuban Chicken

    I love the flavors of Cuban food. Lots of citrus, garlic, cilantro and spices; I could eat it every day....


    Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

    Being from New England originally I always appreciated a good rich clam chowder. But living in the Southwest the past...


    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,...

    This Multifunctional Meat Chopper Has a Near-Perfect Rating on Amazon—Here’s Why

    Upgrade your kitchen skills with this $10 tool that's a game changer for Taco Tuesdays.


    Can You Microwave Cardboard?

    You need an easy dinner and there's leftover takeout in the fridge. But can you microwave cardboard? Here's how to...


    I Made Ina Garten’s Brownie Pudding Recipe and It’s Even Better Than You Ca...

    Ina Garten's brownie pudding is ooey-gooey chocolate perfection. With just a few ingredients you can make a memorable, decadent dessert...



    How to Make Chantilly Cake

    You've never tasted a cake like this (unless you're from New Orleans).


    What Is Poi, and How Do I Make This Hawaiian Dish?

    What is poi, and why is it so important to Hawaiian culture and history? Read on to learn about this...


    How to Make Dijon Mustard

    Learn how to make a Dijon mustard recipe at home—it's easy! This tangy and slightly spicy condiment is a game-changer...


    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...

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    I Tried the Viral Green Pan Cookware and Dinner Cleanup is SO Much Faster Now

    I tried the famous Green Pan to see if it really made cooking and cleanup easier than ever—and wow! I...


    How to Tell if an Egg Is Bad

    Want to know how to tell if an egg is bad? The float test is a quick way to see...


    10 Berry Tools to Help Make the Most of Your Harvest

    Visiting the strawberry patch or farmers market this year? Make your berries last longer and taste even better with these...


    Pressure-Cooker Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup V

    I adapted a pork and squash stew recipe using tomatoes and southwestern-style seasonings. My husband and sons loved it, and...


    The Best Rice Cooker for Your Kitchen

    Don't burn another pot of rice on the stove! Instead, grab the best rice cooker for your cooking style. You'll...


    Our Test Kitchen Pros Found the Best Juicers on the Market

    Is juicing a part of your morning routine? Make sure you have the best juicer to jump-start your day.