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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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    Air-Fryer Tofu

    This Asian-inspired air-fryer tofu recipe was the first meatless meal my fiance made for me. It's a wonderful light protein and is so easy to pair with broiled or grilled veggies such as eggplant, asparagus or even tomatoes. —Emily Steers, Los Angeles, California

    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


    Garlic Creamed Spinach

    4 reviews

    This creamed spinach side goes with just about anything. Try it with pasta, roasted pork or baked chicken. —Debbie Glasscock,...


    Asian Tofu

    This tasty Asian tofu was the first meatless recipe my fiance made for me. It's a wonderful light protein and...


    Roasted Beetroot and Garlic Hummus

    1 review

    This tasty beetroot hummus is the prettiest pink snack I’ve ever seen. The healthy recipe is handy to make in...

    Walnut Zucchini Saute

    1 review

    This recipe is special to me because I can get my family to eat their veggies when I make this...


    Garlic Green and Wax Beans

    "Even non-garlic lovers like this fresh-tasting salad," shares Marilou Robinson of Portland, Oregon.

    Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    8 reviews

    In her Auburn, Kansas kitchen, Myra Innes cooks these rich, creamy mashed potatoes frequently. Garlic cloves are boiled and then...


    Garlic Cauliflower Stir-Fry

    1 review

    Garlic and lemon-pepper give pleasant flavor to this special side dish while parsley adds a splash of color. It's a...


    Tomato-Garlic Angel Hair

    2 reviews

    This light olive oil and Parmesan cheese-based sauce is so fresh tasting. But fresh basil is the key ingredient in...


    Garlic Spaghetti

    2 reviews

    "I make this family favorite at least two or three times a month," remarks Jackie Messina of Chardon, Ohio. "It's...

    Basil Garlic Bread

    5 reviews

    This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie...


    Lemon Garlic Sprouts

    4 reviews

    Lemon, garlic and Parmesan cheese are the perfect complement for brussels sprouts in this quick recipe from Mary Steiner of...


    Rosemary Asparagus

    1 review

    This is a nice alternative to plain asparagus. It's a simple, flavorful way to dress them up.—Mavis Diment, Marcus, Iowa


    Rosemary Mushroom Soup

    1 review

    This recipe comes from an herb farm where I worked for 30 years. Although it starts with canned mushroom soup,...


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    Garlic Bread

    20 reviews

    Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to...

    Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

    8 reviews

    Pair any entree with this fresh side dish for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a...


    Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

    Serve this creamy, rich as a meal starter or on its own with fresh-baked bread for a light lunch. It'll...


    Garlic Herb Bread

    This bread needs just 10 minutes of prep and the bread machine does the rest. You’ll love the aroma that...


    Herbed Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    I call these the best mashed potatoes ever! The first time I made them was for Thanksgiving a few years...


    Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

    6 reviews

    Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in these comforting spuds. Simply mash, mix and let them warm in the slow...


    Garlic-Herb Mashed Potatoes

    3 reviews

    Our family loves these creamy and comforting potatoes. Garlic and other herbs make them so mouthwatering, I serve them just...


    Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

    Green beans blend nicely with the broccoli, carrots, red onion and sweet potato in this well-seasoned side dish. "I created...


    Dilly Bean Potato Salad

    3 reviews

    Green beans and dill pickles perk up this pretty potato salad, and the Italian-style dressing adds a refreshing tang. My...

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    Basil Tomato Soup

    "Corn dresses up this quick and easy tomato soup," notes Alice Culberson of Kingsport, Tennessee. "My husband and two sons—who...


    Basil Fettuccine

    2 reviews

    This pasta is coated with a thick Alfredo sauce I make from plain yogurt. This keeps the sauce lower in...


    Tender Garlic Green Beans

    3 reviews

    Margaret Wagner Allen dresses up garden-fresh green beans in minutes, thanks to this easy microwave recipe. "The tender beans are...


    Zucchini with Basil Cream

    I enjoy cooking and have a big garden every year. I like to fix this colorful side dish that makes...


    Basil Parmesan Pasta Sauce

    4 reviews

    "As a busy home health nurse, I'm committed to preparing meals that are quick and nutritious," shares Susan Houser of...


    Scalloped Basil Tomatoes

    If your garden is flooded with tomatoes, be sure to try this scrumptious baked side dish from Edna Apostol of...