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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 Light Deviled Eggs

    Our updated version of a classic appetizer uses only half the egg yolks of traditional deviled eggs and calls for...


    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...

    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

    2 reviews

    This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    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...


    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    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...


    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...


    Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Pancetta

    1 review

    Classic American mashed potatoes take a trip to Italy with the flavors of olive oil, garlic, and pancetta. —Bryan Kennedy,...


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    Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

    56 reviews

    This is especially wonderful when locally grown asparagus is in season and so easy for celebrations because you can serve...


    Sweet Corn and Potato Gratin

    7 reviews

    This tasty potato gratin side dish combines great garlic and onion flavor, and kids love the nice crispy topping, too!...


    Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    Add this fresh and healthy quinoa recipe to your holiday spread. Its citrusy, nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean...


    Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

    13 reviews

    Sure, it’s simple and healthy but, oh, is this roasted broccoli delicious. Cutting the stalks into tall “trees” turns an...

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    Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...


    Whole Wheat Potato Rolls

    6 reviews

    My cousin’s classic-with-a-twist recipe is truly delish. Extra rolls freeze well. — Devon Vickers, Goddard, Kansas


    Garlic-Sesame Green Beans

    5 reviews

    Sauteed bits of garlic and shallot, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, turn ordinary beans into something special. Keep...


    Thyme-Roasted Carrots

    10 reviews

    Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For a little more elegance and color, garnish with sprigs...


    Honey-Spiced Carrots

    3 reviews

    My husband has already requested these carrots again. Some store even carry carrots cut into matchsticks to save time. —Laura...


    Sweet Potato Salad with Orange Dressing

    1 review

    For a lovely side dish that goes well with almost any entree, try this delightful sweet potato salad. The sweet...