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.

Add Filter

    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars

    2 reviews

    Who doesn't like this dessert duo? Add your favorite combination of candies to garnish the tops of these chocolate peanut...


    Chocolate Chess Pie

    2 reviews

    This is one of my mother's go-to recipes. It's a yummy spin on classic chocolate chess pie. — Ann Dickens,...


    Tout icon

    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    1 review

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...

    Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

    Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...


    Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

    29 reviews

    If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in...

    Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

    5 reviews

    This dessert makes a cool and creamy finish to any meal. Since the pudding needs time to set, I usually...


    Colorful Ham Strata

    3 reviews

    Marilou's make-ahead breakfast bake is a cinch, particularly when leftover ham is used. Chock-full of peppers, onions and cheese, the...


    Graveyard Cake

    3 reviews

    Underneath tasty tombstones, ghosts, pumpkins, worms and soil that make this dessert a conversation piece, you'll find a delectable chocolate...


    Tout icon

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Monkey Bread

    5 reviews

    Time to give rum cake a little competition! If this boozy take on monkey bread is too strong for your...

    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    11 reviews

    When I baked this moist, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe for the first time, my three preschool children went wild...


    Tout icon

    Chocolate Cheesecake

    25 reviews

    Everyone’s a chocolate lover when it comes to this chocolate cheesecake. It melts in your mouth, and it’s very smooth...


    German Chocolate Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I found this recipe years ago and have been taking it to ice cream socials ever since. But you won't...


    Coconut Almond Candy

    The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...


    Chocolate Glazed Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    This rich, triple-layer cheesecake is guaranteed to appeal to all dessert lovers. I've been making it for years and still...

    Maine Potato Candy

    8 reviews

    Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


    Toffee Cheesecake Pops

    Goodbye, sticky fingers! Everyone adores food on a stick, and these cute pops combine that novelty with the fabulous flavors...


    Salted Dark Chocolate Tart

    When I was little, my grandpa always had a bag of caramels in his truck and a few in his...


    Creamy Chocolate-Banana Pie

    2 reviews

    You can make almost any dessert more awesome with chocolate. In this cream pie, fresh banana and chocolate make a...


    Frozen Pecan Mocha Dessert

    For frosty refreshment after a rich dinner, give this recipe a try. The fancy garnishes of semisweet chocolate are easy...


    Pistachio French Toast

    I came up with this bake while on a beach trip with some friends. It turned out so well they...


    Caramel Fudge Cheesecake

    20 reviews

    It's hard to resist this chocolaty cheesecake with its fudgy crust, crunchy pecans and gooey layer of caramel. I combined...


    Marshmallow Fudge

    25 reviews

    You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one...

    Magazine Cover

    Subscribe & SAVE

    Save Up To 80%!

    Chocolate Bavarian Torte

    23 reviews

    Whenever I take this eye-catching torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison,...


    Chocolate Party Cake

    This no-bake refrigerated cake, featuring angel food cake and chocolate, was my grandma's recipe. It has been on our Christmas...


    Candy Cane Snowballs

    13 reviews

    I bake dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe...


    Contest-Winning White Chocolate Cheesecake

    6 reviews

    This is my all-time favorite white chocolate cheesecake recipe! A friend gave it to me years ago and I’ve made...


    Cherry-Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Sally Hook
    MONTGOMERY, TEXAS

    You can make these marvelous ice cream treats days ahead. Just wrap and freeze! My...


    Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

    The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...