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 Quick Tater Tots Bake

    I like to prepare this dish when I'm short on time. You can also make the bake a little fancier by assembling it in individual ramekins instead of one large baking dish. —Jean Ferguson, Elverta, California

    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    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"...


    Jerk-Seasoned Meat Loaves

    I wanted meat loaf but also something unique, so I decided to spice up my usual recipe by using Jamaican...


    Jamaican Beef Patties

    My mom was born in Jamaica and lived there until she moved to the United States during her university years....

    Quick and Simple Meatballs

    12 reviews

    Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


    Ranch Tater Tot Bake

    3 reviews

    This cheesy Tater Tot casserole is perfect to whip together when time before supper is short. Ingredients like crispy tots...

    Baked Tacos

    I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love...


    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...


    Keto Meatballs and Sauce

    2 reviews

    I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. I took...


    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...

    Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells

    14 reviews

    You could call this a comfort food mashup made in heaven. Jumbo stuffed pasta shells are loaded up with cheeseburger...


    Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

    2 reviews

    This is an easy entree that can be put together quickly after a long day at work. I guarantee that...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


    Easy Taco Cups

    2 reviews

    These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


    Mini Meat Loaf Sheet-Pan Meal

    13 reviews

    I grew up with this meat loaf recipe, but I adapted it to mini meatloaves so that it would bake...

    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...


    Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

    This is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty member when my husband...


    Beef Taco Muffins

    Who doesn't love tacos? I decided to re-create the beefy classic as muffins. We love the baked sour cream and...


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    Easy Stuffed Poblanos

    My partner adores these saucy stuffed peppers—and I love how quickly they come together. Top with low-fat sour cream and...


    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    4 reviews

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...


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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    11 reviews

    One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so...


    Beef Nacho Pie

    35 reviews

    I like to spend time in the garden, so I look for recipes that don't require hours in the kitchen....


    Pepperoni Lasagna

    8 reviews

    I've served this satisfying lasagna for years - when our children were small, they preferred it more than a steak...

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    Baked Venison Burgers

    3 reviews

    Since my husband is an avid hunter, we have an abundance of venison each winter, I adapted a meat loaf...


    Deluxe Meat Loaf

    12 reviews

    This is not only my family's favorite meat loaf when I serve it hot for supper—it's also the highlight of...


    Cheesy Lasagna

    5 reviews

    The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...


    Meatball Pie

    5 reviews

    I grew up on a farm, so I took part in 4-H Club cooking activities. I still love to prepare...


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    Homemade Pizza

    23 reviews

    This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to add your favorite toppings....


    Biscuit Pizza Bake

    16 reviews

    This recipe provides all the flavor of traditional pizza in a convenient casserole. It is packed with ground beef, pepperoni...