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 Cumin Carrots

    Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband to eat these fragrant, deeply spiced veggies. —Taylor Kiser, Brandon, Florida

    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom last Mother's Day, and...


    Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

    2 reviews

    We love breakfast at any time of the day in my house. I came up with this healthy egg sandwich...


    Lemon Blackberry Tortilla French Toast

    2 reviews

    This twist on crepes is tart-sweet with a creamy lemon filling and juicy blackberries. Think of this as a cross...


    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...

    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...


    Raspberry Coconut French Toast Slow-Cooker Style

    3 reviews

    I put the ingredients in the slow cooker crock the night before, refrigerate it, then pop the crock into the...

    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Cinnamon Roll Casserole

    3 reviews

    Because we love cinnamon rolls, I created a slow-cooker recipe to make for a weekend breakfast or brunch. This is...


    Overnight Asparagus Strata

    30 reviews

    I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill...


    Sparkling Oranges

    3 reviews

    We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we...

    Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

    19 reviews

    Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


    Cornbread Stuffing

    At least 10 of us women made this old-fashioned dressing to feed over 1,500 people at our church's fall festival....


    Almond Pastry Puffs

    9 reviews

    This tender, nutty almond pastry is one of my favorite brunch treats. It looks and tastes so special, people won’t...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...


    Brandied Apricot Tart

    Canned apricots make this golden, buttery tart a wonderful option any time of year. I brush them with preserves and...

    Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    There's a good reason why this cherished recipe was handed down to me by a relative. It's a keeper! The...


    Cinnamon Sugar Syrup

    1 review

    The sugar and spice flavor of this syrup enhances waffles, griddle cakes, even cooked oatmeal. I often fix it for...


    Orange-Cream French Toast

    My citrus-flavored toast adds a refreshing fruity twist to standard brunch fare. It's also a convenient make-ahead dish.


    Ham and Mushroom Toast

    Here's a fast, fun way to use up leftover Christmas ham. The creamy mushroom sauce takes only minutes to put...


    Maple Bacon French Toast Casserole

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to Sunday breakfast. It's easy to put together and put in the fridge Saturday night then bake...


    Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

    1 review

    For more than half a century, this elegant entree has graced my family's holiday table. The zesty stuffing with its...


    Coconut Almond Candy

    The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...


    Honey & Ginger Glazed Carrots

    For weeknights, holidays and special events, we make a sweet and tangy carrot dish flavored with ginger, lemon juice and...

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    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


    Pineapple & Macadamia Nut Cake

    This delicious cake is one of my own invention. It's been a huge hit among family and friends and even...


    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

    More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...


    Lemon Curd Cookies

    1 review

    I've made these cookies for years. I like to give them out to family and friends. —Carole Vogel, Allison Park,...


    Lady Baltimore Cake

    4 reviews

    I first made this cake for my fathers' birthday and now it is the only cake that he requests. This...


    Chocolate Party Cake

    This no-bake refrigerated cake, featuring angel food cake and chocolate, was my grandma's recipe. It has been on our Christmas...