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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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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" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


Spicy Chocolate Orange Snack Mix

This munchable treat gets an extra zing from orange zest and a pop from cayenne pepper. Set out a bowl...


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Football Cake Pops

My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a...


Behr Track Cookie Bars

1 review

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

24 reviews

Memories of lunchtime at school and my Aunt Shelly's kitchen come to mind when I bite into these sweet, chewy...


Crispy Chocolate Log

3 reviews

"Our teacher challenged our class to use the microwave for more than defrosting and reheating leftovers," write Michael Saunders and...

Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa


Chewy Surprise Cookies

9 reviews

"With four daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, I've baked lots of cookies," notes Lavon Timken of Cimmaron, Kansas. "This...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

2 reviews

I first started making this cake when my husband was stationed with the military in California. Now, 20 years later,...


Root Beer Pulled Pork Nachos

5 reviews

I count on my slow cooker to do the honors when I have a house full of summer guests. Teenagers...

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

3 reviews

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The...


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

8 reviews

My secret to these rich no-bake bites? Pretzels in the crust. They add a salty crunch to the classic peanut...


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake

8 reviews

When my family is planning a get-together, I can count on three or four people asking if I'm bringing this...


Cinnamon Granola Bars

65 reviews

I make these at least once a week for my husband, David. He takes one in his lunch every week...


Microwave Potato Chips

8 reviews

Can you make golden, crispy homemade potato chips in the microwave? We had our doubts, but they were quickly put...

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Hand-Held Apple Pies

25 reviews

When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was...


Popcorn Cookies

13 reviews

It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie...


Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

13 reviews

This soft, chewy oatmeal breakfast bar recipe features a hint of orange marmalade for a fun change of pace from...