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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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    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    1 review

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I have to make a large batch because my husband and boys can polish them off in a short amount of time. These also freeze very well, if there are any left! —Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois

    Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

    Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...


    Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

    This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch...


    Easy Poached Salmon

    In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a...


    Pressure-Cooker Hawaiian Breakfast Hash

    1 review

    Breakfast is our favorite meal, and we love a wide variety of dishes. This hash brown recipe is full of...

    Pressure-Cooker Gruyere and Prosciutto Strata

    Prosciutto, sweet onions and Gruyere combine for a perfect brunch dish that's extra flavorful for a lighter dish, and the...


    Pressure-Cooker Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

    1 review

    I created this recipe for a breakfast-for-dinner meal one day, and it’s also become a favorite on chilly mornings. Such...

    Pressure-Cooker Italian Turkey Breast

    1 review

    This recipe makes some of the most succulent turkey I've ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree...


    Green Beans with Smoked Turkey Bacon

    I really like cooking with curry, and this is a wonderful slow cooker favorite of mine. Made with fresh green...


    Roasted Potatoes & Onions with Wilted Greens

    I'm usually not a fan of side dishes because I find them boring and bland, but a necessary evil in...


    Apple Quinoa Spoon Bread

    My cousin is a strict vegetarian, so creating satisfying veggie dishes is my yearly challenge. This spoon bread can act...

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    Air-Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

    4 reviews

    This air-fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish. It's healthy and easy, and it doesn't take very...


    Coffee-Pecan Marshmallows

    1 review

    Homemade marshmallows are extraordinary and bear no resemblance to the store-bought variety. These will soon become your signature Christmas candy!—Deirdre...


    Lime-Buttered Broccoli for Two

    1 review

    I got tired of serving broccoli the same way every time, so I prepared this recipe. The simple butter sauce...


    Asparagus Pepperoni Triangles

    Convenient phyllo dough forms the crispy golden crust for the asparagus and turkey pepperoni filling tucked inside these mouthwatering party...


    Jubilee Sundaes

    2 reviews

    Festive sweet and tart cherry sauce with a lemon accent dresses up ice cream or pound cake.
    —Christine Frazier,...

    Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

    Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


    Chilled Minty Green Beans

    This is an easy accompaniment to any dish. I love to use fresh beans from the garden to make it.—Patty...


    Chilled Green Beans Italiano

    Chopped red onion contrasts nicely with the colorful green beans in this unique vegetable salad.


    Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Cups

    When I want to deliver homey breakfast comfort, I turn sausage, eggs and hash browns into easy muffin-style cups. They’re...


    Wholesome Apple-Hazelnut Stuffing

    1 review

    “Try this whole grain, fruit and nut stuffing for a delicious new slant on holiday stuffing. Herbs balance the sweetness...


    Mustard Ham Strata

    3 reviews

    I had this at a bed-and-breakfast years ago. The owners were kind enough to give me the recipe, and I've...


    Garlicky Green Beans with Mushrooms

    1 review

    "We love green beans at our house and enjoy them at least once a week. I'm always experimenting with new...


    Cumin-Roasted Carrots

    2 reviews

    Carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband to...

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    Banana Blueberry Pancakes

    30 reviews

    This blueberry pancakes recipe is a favorite in our home. My kids don’t even realize how healthy it is! —Kelly...


    Honey Wheat Rolls

    4 reviews

    I saved this delicious recipe for a light wheat roll in my book of most-liked recipes. They are super easy...


    Sunday Brunch Egg Casserole

    10 reviews

    My favorite brunch dish got a makeover with egg substitute and lower-fat cheese. The lightened-up version still tastes delicious, but...


    Beef, Potato & Egg Bake

    6 reviews

    To keep my family going strong throughout the day, I start with lean ground beef and spices, then sneak some...


    Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

    This reliable recipe dates back to the 1970s. A dash of nutmeg adds interest to the fast-to-fix combination of buttery...


    Banana Wheat Bread

    6 reviews

    A subtle banana flavor comes through in this moist whole wheat loaf. Flecked with poppy seeds, the sweet slices are...