To cook foods in a small amount of fat over medium to high heat until the food becomes brown, sealing in the juices and developing rich pan drippings.
My husband and I both work full time and we have three daughters, so good, quick meals are important. This stew works wonders. It always tastes great and is a regular menu item for us. —Marie Shanks, Terre Haute, Indiana
These tender, juicy pork chops with their sweet sauce and hint of maple syrup are company-special, but quick and easy enough for weeknights. Serve with rice or roasted potato wedges. —Heather Bates, Athens, Maine
Worcestershire sauce dresses up these moist and easy hamburger steaks for two. “Creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect side to this savory home-style dish,” suggests Nita Fields from Edgar Springs, Missouri.