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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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    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 so cozy for winter. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland

    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

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


    Rhubarb and Honey Chicken

    2 reviews

    The sauce on this honey chicken is like a sweet-tart spin on teriyaki. Everyone who has tried it raves about...


    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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


    Italian Stuffed Beef Rolls

    3 reviews

    The combination of spinach, artichokes and cream cheese is always a crowd pleaser. Add basil and a roasted red pepper...

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

    5 reviews

    Since I do not like green bell peppers, I decided to create a filling that would go well with my...


    Baked Tacos

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    Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

    4 reviews

    This is not a drill. These buffalo chicken enchiladas—filled with tender rotisserie chicken, lots of cheese and, of course, Buffalo...


    Sausage Manicotti with Pumpkin Sauce

    This manicotti is a wonderful change from typical pumpkin dishes in the fall. —Barry Dale, Puyallup, Washington


    Chicken-Prosciutto Pinwheels in Wine Sauce

    1 review

    We host a large group for holiday meals, and these pinwheels always go over well alongside the regular dishes. I...


    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...

    Creamy Avocado Manicotti

    I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil,...


    Pepperoni and Sausage Deep-Dish Pizza Quiche

    5 reviews

    I have to say, even though I love to cook and bake, quiche is a dish I don't make often....


    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...


    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...

    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    2 reviews

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...


    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...


    Breakfast In A Pan

    1 review

    Try this tasty one-pan dish for an easy low-mess breakfast or brunch. This recipe also works well with bacon or...


    Cheddar and Chorizo Strata

    Stratas are a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers you have on hand. You can make...


    Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

    11 reviews

    My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...


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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...


    Over-the-Border Shrimp Enchiladas

    7 reviews

    These enchiladas have a bit of a kick, thanks to chili powder and green chiles, but the deliciously creamy sauce...


    Crumb-Topped Macaroni and Cheese

    5 reviews

    Everyone loves this grown-up macaroni and cheese. It's also tasty with sharp cheddar and cream cheese instead of Gruyere and...

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    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    7 reviews

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


    Reuben and Rye Strata

    1 review

    This make-ahead dish is so easy to prepare. It's wonderful for brunch, lunch or supper, or as a potluck meal....


    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...


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    Thai Peanut Chicken Casserole

    2 reviews

    I used traditional pizza sauce and toppings in this recipe for years. After becoming a fan of Thai peanut chicken...


    Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...