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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    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have to heat up my kitchen by turning on my oven. It’s so easy and simple. I make this slow-cooker banana bread all the time. —Nicole Gackowski, Antioch, California

    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...


    Air-Fryer Lemon Feta Chicken

    This bright, Greek-inspired chicken has only five ingredients—it's a busy-day lifesaver! And popping it into the air fryer makes it...


    Air-Fryer Sesame-Ginger Salmon

    My family likes to eat healthy, and fish is one of our favorite proteins. I try to find different ways...


    Mint Chutney

    This versatile mint chutney recipe pairs well with samosas, sandwiches and salads! Its herby, bright flavor dresses up any dish....

    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...


    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    1 review

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...

    Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

    This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted....


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

    This tequila lime cranberry sauce is truly special. The result is amazing for a tiny bit of extra effort. —Colleen...

    Florida BBQ Sauce

    Growing up in Texas, I got used to a certain type of BBQ. After I moved to Florida, I loved...


    Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

    3 reviews

    Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days...


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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...


    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Lemon and Coriander Greek Yogurt

    You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade Greek yogurt. Flavored with lemon and coriander, it's amazing on...

    Quick Mango Sorbet

    2 reviews

    Last summer I decided to try my hand at making a passion fruit and mango sorbet. But fresh fruits require...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...


    Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

    My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with...


    Italian Beef Vegetable Soup

    1 review

    This hearty vegetable beef soup features a ton of fresh vegetables, making it the perfect dish to use up all...


    Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork

    1 review

    This air-fryer pork is a great dish to make on a weeknight, and it's special enough for company. The recipe...


    Old Bay Cauliflower

    3 reviews

    Ready in 10 minutes, this bowl of veggies has three ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. It's the perfect...


    Salsa Corn

    3 reviews

    All you'll need for this corn salsa recipe is corn and pico de gallo—a simple and effective solution for last-minute...


    Asian-Style Green Beans

    4 reviews

    These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...

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    Shrimp and Spaghetti Skillet

    2 reviews

    I enjoy developing quick, easy recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. This one-pan meal features family favorites shrimp and...


    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    2 reviews

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    1 review

    Quinoa has been around for a while, but I’m just now jumping on the quinoa breakfast bowl bandwagon. I’ve made...


    Grilled Pineapple Chicken

    2 reviews

    A trip to Hawaii is easy with this juicy grilled pineapple chicken. Simply give it a quick marinade, fire up...


    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

    Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time...


    Ginger Blueberry Jam

    2 reviews

    When I was very young, I watched my grandma make this jam in the kitchen. As I sneaked blueberries to...