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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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    Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

    1 review

    I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa Leaper, Worthington, Ohio

    Orange Rosemary Carrots

    1 review

    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


    Apple Maple Chops

    This apple and maple pork chops recipe is one of my family's favorites—my children just love it. The pork is...


    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


    Peppermint Milkshakes

    Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...

    Buttery Mashed Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...


    French Hot Chocolate

    2 reviews

    One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...

    Bourbon Chocolate Pumpkin Latte

    I created this by adapting two of my favorite recipes. It's the perfect beverage to warm you up at a...


    Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

    These rosemary sweet potatoes are simply one of the best recipes we've ever made. Roasting them brings out all of...


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

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


    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...

    Air-Fryer Mushroom Roll-Ups

    This party appetizer was inspired by a dish I saw on an episode of Top Chef. I simplified it a...


    London Fog Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...


    Grandma’s Onion Squares

    6 reviews

    My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...


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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby

    I love a Dutch baby, so I created a savory version to serve for breakfast or brunch. Top with poached...

    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...


    Prosciutto and Peas

    2 reviews

    This peas and prosciutto dish has a delicious, slightly salty flavor. Even the pea haters will like this one! —Ann...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    9 reviews

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


    Vanilla-Glazed Ginger Scones

    1 review

    Gingerbread is a flavor that works with all sorts of delicious holiday baked goods. To glaze these ginger scones, just...


    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    6 reviews

    Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...


    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

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


    Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

    6 reviews

    I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert clafoutis and shared it for dinner with a...

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    Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

    2 reviews

    I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something...


    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby with Praline Syrup

    4 reviews

    This recipe reminds me of my favorite Dutch baby breakfast from when I was a child. It's a perfect comfort...


    Lemon Blackberry Tortilla French Toast

    2 reviews

    This twist on crepes is tart-sweet with a creamy lemon filling and juicy blackberries. Think of this as a cross...


    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...


    Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

    Garnished with toasted coconut and more peppermint candy, this creamy dessert welcomes the holidays! Look for premade shortbread crusts in...


    Green Bean and Cauliflower Casserole

    2 reviews

    I like to make a savory homemade cream sauce for the timeless green bean casserole. This time I added another...