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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

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    Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

    This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...


    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...


    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...

    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    On a busy morning, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese...


    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole,...

    Decadent Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    I created this comforting stuffed shells dish to serve on Christmas Eve, but it’s so good we enjoy it all...


    Cajun Crab Poppers

    1 review

    My brother moved to New Orleans and I love visiting him and his family whenever I can. These easy jalapeno...


    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo...


    Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

    4 reviews

    My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...

    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...


    Florentine Ciabatta

    2 reviews

    I came up with this appetizer because of my love for white pizza. I've served my ciabatta pizza at many...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


    Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

    10 reviews

    After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


    French-Fry Bake

    1 review

    When a friend brought this to a gathering at church, I simply had to ask for the recipe—what a fast...

    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


    Artichoke & Jalapeno Crab Dip

    This has always been a great potluck dish—I haven't found anyone yet who hasn't loved it! The rich and creamy...


    Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms

    1 review

    These tender mushrooms with their crispy golden topping are always popular at parties! The crab filling is a delicious special...


    Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

    9 reviews

    This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


    Easy Taco Cups

    2 reviews

    These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


    Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin Frittatas

    1 review

    Incorporating the flavors of a low country South Carolina crab boil, these tasty frittatas are easy to make and fun...


    Three Cheese Artichoke & Spinach Dip

    Grated Parm, shredded mozzarella, cream cheese, mayo and butter make this dip as decadent as it gets. —Taste of Home...


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    Apple Butter Biscuit Breakfast Bake

    4 reviews

    My grandmother created this recipe to use up the leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner. By combining leftover ham and biscuits...

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    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...


    Cheesy Seafood Enchiladas

    5 reviews

    Quick-cooking seafood and mildly spicy chile peppers and salsa make this dish a
    flavor adventure that my family loves....


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    8 reviews

    I found myself in need of an impromptu potato dish, but I had no potatoes. Frozen hash browns and the...


    Potato and Chorizo Casserole

    9 reviews

    I love the smoky flavor chorizo gives this dish, but I’ve also made it with Italian sausage and substituted an...