Eating well

A bourbon bread pudding with a real taste of New Orleans

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN We started our New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding recipe by tearing a baguette into ragged pieces, which gave the bread pudding a rustic look. We then toasted the bread to a deep golden brown, which prevented the prepared recipe from turning soggy. Once the custard ...

Adore pumpkin cheesecake?

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN With a tangy, rich flavor and velvety consistency, cheesecake's characteristic qualities make it well-suited to variation: Lemon cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, and berry cheesecake are all common. But our favorite variation might just be pumpkin cheesecake. We ...

Sausage the Italian way

Whether looking for something quick for dinner or planning a tailgate menu for the big game, Italian sausage is a good choice. Full of great flavor, adding either sweet or hot sausage to your dish makes everyone happy. Perfect for gameday, at the stadium or at home, grilled Italian sausage ...

Berry scones that are a honey-glazed brunch delight

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN These scones are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight, brimming with juicy, sweet berries in a buttery, rich crumb. We achieved a perfectly crumbly texture by incorporating butter in two ways, processing some with flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for even ...

A chicken that’s tender and juicy thanks to a beer can

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press A few weeks ago, a new friend of mine asked me to make beer-can chicken. He had never had it before and had always wanted to try it. At first, I was surprised because_to me_beer-can chicken is as common as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But then, I ...

Duchess of Sussex supports Grenfell fire charity cookbook

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is giving her backing to a cookbook from a community kitchen set up in the aftermath of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire. The former Meghan Markle has written a foreword to a volume of recipes from the Hubb Community Kitchen. It was set up by women ...

A multicooker helps make a deeply flavorful tortilla soup

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN This light yet deeply flavorful soup is a celebration of colors, tastes, and textures, overflowing with garnishes and tender shredded chicken. We wanted it to have authentic flavor with a streamlined method, and the multicooker was the perfect ally. To replicate ...

This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal. You can substitute halibut, sea bass, or haddock for the cod in this recipe. Other varieties of hard, cured sausage (such as linguica) can be substituted for the Spanish chorizo; we do not recommend ...

Chili Party!

With fall on the way there are many reasons to celebrate. From gameday tailgating or watching from home to simply inviting friends over for a game of cards or a movie it’s nice to have an easy go-to menu for entertaining. A chili party definitely fills the bill. Start off with a warm cheesy ...

Pan roasting chicken produces moist meat and crisp skin

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN To develop a bone-in chicken breast recipe that produced moist meat, crisp skin, and a quick pan sauce, we turned to pan roasting, where the chicken is browned in a skillet on the stovetop and then slid, skillet and all, into a very hot oven to finish ...

Delicious instant pot Mediterranean lamb stew

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Beef usually hogs the spotlight when it comes to stews, but there are plenty of other meats that can star in this quintessential, cold-weather comfort food. Pork, chicken and here, lamb, a big favorite of my younger son, Charlie. This rich meat also ...

Tart cranberries and sour cream make pound cake sparkle

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Pound cake is simple but elegant; it's also incredibly rich. We thought tart cranberries and tangy sour cream would provide a welcome contrast to the buttery cake, and the bright cranberries would also contribute a burst of color for an extra-special dessert. We ...

The many health benefits of honey

METRO — Honey is nature's sweet nectar. While honey certainly can add flavor to various recipes or be enjoyed straight out of the jar, it has many other surprising benefits as well. Used since ancient times as both a food and for medicinal purposes, honey can make for a versatile addition to ...

Ditch the store-bought raspberry jam for a jar made at home

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Store-bought raspberry jam can be a disappointment, tasting more like gummy candy than raspberries. We wanted a jam bursting with fresh fruit flavor, and we started by finding the perfect balance of fruit and sugar. For intense fruit flavor, we added a grated Granny ...

A blueberry tart that simply works

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Before our annual circuit around the sun forces us to kiss off the blueberry season, I urge one and all to try this blueberry tart. Super-tasty and much simpler to make than the standard recipe, it features the usual buttery bottom crust, loaded with gobs ...

PEACHES AND CREAM

Finally, after wasting countless dollars on grocery store peaches that looked nice but were hard and tasteless, local peaches are available. They are exactly what a fresh peach should be, fragrant, sweet and juicy. Peaches are one of the joys of summer, especially when combined with sugar and ...

We make our cheese bread with flour, milk and sour cream for the perfect loaf

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN We start our cheese bread with all-purpose flour and add whole milk and sour cream for a clean, creamy flavor and rich, moist texture. Just a few tablespoons of butter adds enough richness without greasiness, and using less fat makes the texture heartier and less ...

For an easy and nutritional chicken dish, add a sheet pan

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN A sheet pan full of roast chicken, kale and butternut squash promised a satisfying, nutritious meal with minimal cleanup. However, in order to combine sturdy squash, dark leafy greens, and chicken in a single pan, we'd need to get them to cook at the same rate. We ...

How to transform broccoli rabe and sausage into a casserole

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN In Italy, pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage is a popular dish. We transformed these classic flavors into an easy, yet elegant, casserole. Our flavor choices were traditional: sweet Italian sausage, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, and a bit of anchovy for an umami ...

Use the cooler side of the grill for this cool chicken dish

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN All of the elements of this brightly flavored dish come together quickly on the grill. Cooking the chicken on the cooler side of the grill avoids flare-ups while still giving it great flavor and char. To round out our grilled succotash we use convenient canned ...