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A Well-Stocked Pantry Simplifies Mealtime

A Well-Stocked Pantry Simplifies Mealtime Do you marvel at cooks who can throw together a complete meal at the drop of a hat? Do you wonder what their secret is? Chances are, it's a well-stocked pantry. Menu planning and meal preparation are easier when you have all the ingredients you need at your fingertips.

Decadent Brownie Pie Photo

Baking Better Brownies

Moist and chewy, fudgy or fluffy, those sensational squares we simply call "brownies" accomplish a not-so-simple feat: They tickle just about everyone's fancy.

Rib Roast Photo

Bone Up on Choosing and Preparing Beef

A visit to the grocer's meat case can sometimes be baffling. There are so many choices of beef cuts, and many have unfamiliar names.

Cranberry Oat Knots Recipe

Bread Machines Bake Lovely Loaves with Ease

Take advantage of the time-saving bread machine and enjoy the old-fashioned goodness of homemade breads and rolls without all the work that traditional yeast breads require.

Camp Cooking Tips

Camp Cooking Tips

Readers share ideas for cooking over the open fire. You'll find camping recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Create Quicker Coffee Cakes

Create Quicker Coffee Cakes

Store-bought pastries are fine for breakfast when time is tight. But for a weekend brunch or special occasion, nothing beats a warm-from-the-oven coffee cake.

Crunched-for-Time Cream Puffs Are Filled with Fun

If you've avoided baking cream puffs because you thought they were too time-consuming, read on. You'll see that the pretty puffs are easy, impressive and anything but intimidating.

Deep Fryer Recipe Photos

Deep-Fry a Bite when Time's Extra Tight

No longer reserved for French fries and onion rings, deep-fat frying can help busy cooks prepare golden family favorites in a snap. Whether you use a countertop deep fryer, electric skillet or large pot, deep-frying is easy to do.

Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

Discover the Secrets of Standout Stuffing

When Thanksgiving is around the corner, most folks plan for a fabulous feast featuring succulent roast turkey with all the fixin's.

Gingerbread Cake, Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread Trifle

Gingerbread Recipes with Leftovers

On-the-go cooks have lots of time-saving tricks that ease dinner preparation. A favorite way to cut kitchen time is to plan ahead and make extra at one meal to ensure you'll have leftovers. With these "planned overs" in the fridge, you already have a head start on another dish (or two) for meals later in the week.

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