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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    Instant Pot Cuban Chicken

    I love the flavors of Cuban food. Lots of citrus, garlic, cilantro and spices; I could eat it every day. I found I could create that slow-cooked flavor using my Instant Pot and my family is now eating Cuban food a lot more. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

    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...


    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...


    Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlet

    If you're looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, these air-fryer chicken cutlets are just the thing. I...


    Air-Fryer Carrots

    I love roasting carrots to bring out their sweetness. I think thyme really complements the flavor of these air-fryer carrots,...

    Air-Fryer Butternut Squash

    A tart orange glaze gives this air-fryer butternut squash a unique and surprising flavor. Low in fat and sodium, the...


    Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas

    Do you have fajitas only if you go to a Mexican restaurant? Then this air-fryer chicken fajitas recipe is just...

    Air-Fryer Hash Browns

    These air-fryer hash browns are one of my go-to sides. They come together quickly, and the air fryer gets them...


    Air-Fryer Mediterranean Turkey Potpies

    Your family and friends are sure to love these wonderful potpies with a little Mediterranean flair. If you don't have...


    Air-Fryer Black Bean Chimichangas

    These chimichangas get a little love from the air fryer, so they’re much healthier than their deep-fried counterparts. Black beans...


    Air-Fried Butternut Squash Tacos

    Butternut squash tossed with southwestern spices makes a wonderful base for vegetarian tacos. I'm always looking for easy and healthy...

    Air-Fryer Latkes

    Hot, crispy potato latkes are such a treat, but who wants to deal with all the oil and grease? I...



    Air-Fryer Spicy Turkey Tenderloin

    Looking for an easy turkey dish that's sure to wake up your taste buds? It's great to serve this air-fryer...


    Baba Ganoush

    Baba ganoush (also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj) is a Lebanese dip made with roasted eggplant. It's typically served...


    Gluten-Free Stuffing

    Gluten-free eaters, rejoice! Now you can enjoy everyone's favorite Thanksgiving dish, too. This easy gluten-free stuffing has all the classic...

    Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin

    I originally developed this air-fryer pork tenderloin recipe to cook on the stove and finish in the oven, but you...


    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...


    Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

    Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven is just as quick and effective as preparing them on the stovetop. This method...


    South Seas Mango Halibut

    This mango halibut recipe is marinated in aromatic spices, then stir-fried and combined with coconut milk and fresh mango. It'll...


    Southwest Vegetarian Chili

    My vegetarian daughter inspired me to develop this nutritious, meatless chili recipe. No one will miss the meat! I use...


    Layered Avocado Bean Dip

    I grew up in Northern California, and I miss the flavors from home all the time. I made up this...


    Quick Coq au Vin

    This quick coq au vin recipe is really fabulous served with rice. I love being able to fix this gourmet...


    Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


    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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    Quick and Easy Chicken Poke Bowl

    This chicken poke bowl is a great alternative when sushi-grade fish isn't in the budget. I love it because it's...


    Air-Fryer Potato Chips

    For Christmas one year, I received an air fryer. Potato chips are simple to make in it and are an...


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    The Best Marinara Sauce

    I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...


    Mini Meat Loaf Sheet-Pan Meal

    I grew up with this classic meat loaf recipe, but I adapted it to mini meatloaves so that they would...


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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...


    Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

    This tangy shrimp dish is a smart way to cut carbs without sacrificing flavor. If you don't have a spiralizer,...