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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    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 is perfect if you're preparing large quantities for gatherings and parties. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Spicy Beef Brisket

    My family fell in love with this brisket the first time I tried the recipe. The no-fuss preparation and long...

    Rutabaga Carrot Casserole

    This scoop-able side with its sweet, crunchy topping makes a delightful alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole. —Joan Hallford,...

    Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

    I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia

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    Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

    4 reviews

    We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...

    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...

    Butternut Squash Apple Bake

    11 reviews

    Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...

    Ham Muffinwiches

    2 reviews

    I concocted this fun recipe when looking for something to pack for lunch. I had leftover ham but no bread,...

    Autumn Squash Bake

    The sweetness of pears and tangy flavor of cranberries really complement the squash. This dish has become a favorite at...

    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...

    Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

    4 reviews

    After I found this broccoli cauliflower casserole in an old church cookbook, I adjusted it to make it lower in...

    Breakfast Casserole

    5 reviews

    Mary Stoddard of Fountain Inn, South Carolina sent in the recipe for this healthy breakfast casserole that's perfect for a...

    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...

    Baked Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce

    3 reviews

    Twisting these wonton wrappers like little candies makes them fuss-free, and the dipping sauce is packed with sweet heat. —Taylor...

    Sausage Tortilla Breakfast Bake

    3 reviews

    This casserole is perfect for a special brunch. It combines the spices of the Southwest with the comfort of a...

    Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

    1 review

    Serving this entree salad gives me hope that warmer days aren't too far off. If strawberries aren't in season yet,...

    Apple Stuffing Balls

    1 review

    I served these fun appetizers for the first time on Thanksgiving. My family asked me to make them several times...

    Turkey Crescent Wreath

    1 review

    This savory wreath is as pretty to look at as it is to eat! When hosting a get-together the day...

    Colorful Pepper Frittata

    Our taste testers loved this fluffy breakfast packed with three kinds of bright sweet peppers and minced fresh basil. It’s...

    Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    5 reviews

    This is my own personal recipe. I'm very proud of it because I am still a beginner cook and it...

    Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

    14 reviews

    Baked yellow squash is beautifully crispy. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them....

    Greek Breakfast Casserole

    13 reviews

    This is a great dish for a Sunday brunch, or you can cut it into six pieces and freeze it...

    Hash Brown Nests with Portobellos and Eggs

    10 reviews

    Hash browns make a fabulous crust for these individual egg quiches. They look fancy yet they're easy to make. They've...

    Smoky Cauliflower

    28 reviews

    The smoked Spanish paprika gives a simple side of roasted cauliflower extra depth. This is definitely a favorite. —Juliette Mulholland,...

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    Acorn Squash Slices

    2 reviews

    Roasted acorn squash slices are a favorite with my family. This recipe has a sweet maple flavor from syrup and...

    Baked Rice Pilaf

    13 reviews

    I'm always in search of inexpensive yet delicious dishes to serve at potlucks. This fluffy rice pilaf recipe tastes as...

    Holiday Green Bean Casserole

    12 reviews

    Try this green bean casserole and you'll never go back to the old stuff. — Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho

    Mini Scallop Casseroles

    3 reviews

    Tiny and tender bay scallops take center stage in these miniature dishes. They're reminiscent of potpies, very creamy and packed...

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    Sweet Potato Tartlets

    1 review

    My family can't resist sweet potatoes when they're mashed, placed in crunchy phyllo shells and topped with marshmallows. The bite-size...

    Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

    8 reviews

    This tender pork is seasoned with a wonderful herb and lemon rub I created. Even my husband, who is a...