Cooking with Gear & Gadgets

Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

    These bacon-wrapped goodies are always a hit with my friends and family. They’ll go fast, so you may want to...


    Air-Fryer Pizza Puffs

    I love pizza in any form so it seemed only logical to turn my pizza love into an appetizer. These...


    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...


    Banana Pudding Cake

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...

    Pizza Sliders

    Our love for Italian food and pizza gave me the idea for pizza sliders. These would be delicious as a...


    Orange Sweet Rolls

    This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious....

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    Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

    This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...


    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I...


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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


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    Gooey Butter Cake

    A friend gave me a quick version of this gooey butter cake recipe using a cake mix, but I prefer...

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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


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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...


    Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

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    My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


    Vermont Maple Cookies

    I created this recipe after tasting maple cookies with a maple glaze at a bakery in Stowe, Vermont, some years...


    Butter Pound Cake

    Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...

    One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

    When the weather's too chilly to grill, I whip up a big pot of this cheesy pasta. Believe it or...


    Unicorn Cake

    This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...


    Marshmallow Puffs

    With peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallows, these treats were very popular with our three kids as they were growing up—and...


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    Fluffy Biscuits

    If you're looking for a flaky basic biscuit, this recipe is the best. These golden brown rolls bake up tall,...


    I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas Bread

    My children love to bake (and eat) all kinds of banana bread. They make this all by themselves, with just...


    Skillet Mac & Cheese

    This creamy mac and cheese is so simple it’s almost too easy! Kids always go for the rich cheese flavor,...


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    Scrambled Egg Hash Brown Cups

    They may look like muffins, but these cuties pack all your favorite rise-and-shine ingredients—eggs, hash browns and bacon—into a single-serving...


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    Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

    One of the nice things about this easy pudding is you don't have to stand and stir it. It's a...


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    Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

    My 3-year-old son loves these vanilla bean cupcakes! Vanilla bean flecks give the moist, tender cupcakes special-occasion status. —Alysha Braun,...

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    Funnel Cakes

    This funnel cake recipe is simpler to make than doughnuts, and it's just as good. Funnel cakes have been a...


    Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

    I mentioned to a friend that I’d like to make puff pastry apple turnovers after I found a package of...


    One-Skillet Pasta

    This recipe was given to me 25 years ago and remains a family favorite. It's a tasty twist on traditional...


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    Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread

    The kids will get a kick out of pulling off gooey pieces of this delectable monkey bread. It's hard to...


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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight

    This is a simple chocolate delight recipe for any type of potluck occasion, and the pan always comes home empty....


    Caramel Apple Muffins

    These muffins are perfect for anyone who loves caramel apples. They are particularly good with breakfast or during a coffee...