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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    Air-Fryer Loaded Pork Burritos

    Air-fryer burritos are quick and easy—the perfect dinner for the whole family. Don't be afraid to load your tortillas with...


    Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

    1 review

    Here's a good-for-you dinner that's also a meal-in-one classic. Add a salad and, in just moments, call everyone to the...


    Pressure-Cooker Beef and Beans

    This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have friends asking for more. It's a favorite in my recipe...


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    Southwestern Beef and Rice Skillet

    10 reviews

    I like to serve this kicked-up skillet dish with warm flour tortillas and a side of guacamole. If you like...


    Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

    7 reviews

    Utilize leftovers and clean out the fridge by making these super simple and tasty stuffed peppers! This is an ideal...

    Shortcut Oven-Baked Chicken Chimichangas

    3 reviews

    Mimic the crunch of a chimichanga by brushing these with oil and baking them. Our children love to have them...


    Meaty Spanish Rice

    5 reviews

    I usually fix Spanish rice recipes for family meals - but it's also great for doubling if unexpected company comes...


    Lemony Herbed Rice

    2 reviews

    I substituted reduced-sodium chicken broth for the rich chicken stock that was originally called for in this recipe. It's a...


    Cumin Rice with Avocado

    4 reviews

    Cumin, picante sauce and avocado do a terrific job of perking up rice in this any-day side dish. —Margaret Allen,...

    Quick Spanish Rice

    2 reviews

    We were always glad to see a big bowl of this festive rice on the table. The carrots, peas and...


    Stuffed Peppers for Two

    35 reviews

    My husband likes stuffed peppers, but my original recipe made too many servings. I cut it down to accommodate just...


    Triple Pork with Rice

    Any meat lovers you know are bound to enjoy this meal-in-one featuring pork, ham, and bacon.—Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona


    Curried Pineapple Rice

    4 reviews

    Rice, curry, garlic and pineapple blend together to create this distinctive side dish. "It's so pretty serve in a pineapple...


    Pork Fajita Salad

    For a refreshing take on fajitas, try this savory salad suggested by Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "Your crowd will...

    Four-Star Chili

    1 review

    This spicy chili features traditional ingredients like ground beef, green peppers and tomatoes, but carrots and white beans, make it...


    Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

    38 reviews

    Looking for a different treatment for cabbage? Try this spicy cheese-topped dish that I adapted from a friend's recipe. I...


    Chili Skillet

    17 reviews

    Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this...


    Spicy Rice Pilaf

    2 reviews

    I found this recipe back in the 1950's and have made some minor adjustments over the years to update the...


    Stuffed Banana Peppers

    3 reviews

    This is a delightful change from traditional stuffed green peppers. Banana peppers and chili powder give a little kick. As...


    Citrus Black Bean and Rice Salad

    1 review

    I developed this salad from a couple of other recipes that weren't quite tangy enough for my family. The citrus...


    Haystack Salad

    1 review

    This recipe comes in handy when it's too hot to be in the kitchen. It really is an all-in-one meal...


    Western Hash

    3 reviews

    Believe it or not, I originally heard this recipe on a television commercial! That was many years ago, and I...

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    Texican Rice Salad

    This dish is a favorite of my husband's and makes use of the plentiful rice grown in our area. I...


    Easy Mexican Rice

    2 reviews

    "As a wife and mother on a busy farm, I like family-pleasing recipes that are simple," says May Anderson of...


    Pork Chops Ole

    25 reviews

    This recipe is a fun and simple way to give pork chops south-of-the-border flair. The flavorful seasoning, rice and melted...


    Tender Beef ‘n’ Bean Stew

    7 reviews

    "I often whip up this easy stew on days when I am juggling a lot of the kids' sports schedules,"...


    Cumin Rice Pilaf

    1 review

    “Rice doesn’t have to be a boring side dish,” declares Aurora, Colorado’s Janice Mitchell. “Beef consomme and a dash of...


    Vegetarian Spanish Rice

    8 reviews

    This rice recipe has been in our family for years. It's handy when you're in a hurry for a side...