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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Apple-Pear Compote

Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers. I also like to add raisins or chopped nuts to the compote, and for a more adult flavor I add 1/3 cup brandy or rum.—Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Spiced Toffee Cookies

I bake these cookies for family gatherings because my crowd likes cookies thin and chewy with a crispy exterior. The...


Wild Rice Bread with Sunflower Seeds

2 reviews

I loved skipping the boring school cafeteria meals and going to my grandma’s house for lunch. She spent most of...


Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

4 reviews

When these pumpkin pancakes are on the griddle, people flock to the kitchen. Grab a spoon and top each stack...