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 Hard-Boiled Eggs

    This is a wonderful alternative to boiling eggs on the stovetop. These air-fryer hard-boiled eggs are just as easy and super quick—a perfect way to put your air fryer to use! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


    Chimichurri Baked Flounder

    1 review

    Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially...


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    Berry Smoothie Bowl

    3 reviews

    We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


    Bacon and Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

    This flavorful side dish calls for only four ingredients! Feel free to use fresh sugar snap peas if you'd like....

    Spicy Peanut Butter and Pork Sandwich

    A little spicy, a little sweet, with just a hint of curry, this flavor combo is something you just have...


    Peanut Butter S’Mores Sandwich

    1 review

    Your favorite s'more flavors come together in this tasty peanut butter sandwich—no campfire required. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

    Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious but underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish...


    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...


    Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

    8 reviews

    We combine a blend of herbs to create this mouthwatering mix. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into olive...

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    Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

    27 reviews

    My family loves the scampi-inspired combination of garlic and olive oil in this delicious pasta. I love that it’s guilt-free!...


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    Buttery Peas and Carrots

    5 reviews

    This simple side dish is one you'll rely on often to serve with a variety of main courses. The hint...


    Cheese and Onion Potatoes

    11 reviews

    Don't let the basic ingredients fool you—this recipe has anything but ordinary taste. The hearty potatoes have a wonderful cheesy...


    Broiled Red Potatoes

    MU HUSBAND is a typical "meat and potatoes" man. Tired of the usual mashed or baked potato treatment, I began...


    Creamed Sweet Peas

    2 reviews

    Mom's garden in the '40s provided us with many delicious vegetables, but her sweet peas were the best. She would...

    Pepper Ricotta Primavera

    9 reviews

    Garlic, peppers and herbs top creamy ricotta cheese in this meatless skillet meal you can make in just 20 minutes....


    Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal

    15 reviews

    Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food, quick, easy and filling. I came up with this version by using some of...


    Glazed Sprouts and Carrots

    1 review

    This recipe uses simple seasonings to turn this vegetable duo into a special side dish. It complements any dinner menu.—Page...


    Spring Pea & Radish Salad

    2 reviews

    Winters can be very long here in New Hampshire. I always look forward to the first veggies of spring and...


    Grilled Citrus Salmon

    4 reviews

    This is a great recipe for summer entertaining. The orange and lemon add a bright burst of fresh citrus flavor....


    Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

    5 reviews

    I’ve heard radishes are the only vegetable you don’t cook, but a cookbook from the 1950s disagrees. Green beans and...


    Peppered Tuna Kabobs

    When we barbecue, we like to wow our guests, so dogs and burgers are out! We make tuna skewers topped...


    Grilled Summer Squash

    4 reviews

    Grilling food in foil packets creates steam so food cooks in its own juices, which makes the contents flavorful and...

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    Dijon-Honey Pork Chops

    5 reviews

    Lemon-pepper is our seasoning of choice for these chops. With the honey-orange Dijon sauce, there’s no need to pass the...


    Salmon with Fettuccine Alfredo

    1 review

    Pat Patty used salmon, her imagination and her taste buds to come up with a smart twist on an Italian...


    Citrus Cod

    5 reviews

    We enjoy fish frequently, and this baked version has a tempting mild orange flavor. It comes out of the oven...


    Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

    5 reviews

    We’re betting you won’t find a faster way to dress up crisp sugar snap peas than this simply scrumptious recipe....


    Crunchy Waldorf Salad

    13 reviews

    The lemon juice gives this easy Waldorf salad quite a zip and the apples and nuts offer a nice crunch....


    Mandarin Orange Chicken

    3 reviews

    In Washington Court House, Ohio, Clara Coulston jazzes up meals with this mouthwatering recipe. She simply treats juicy chicken breasts...