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America's Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen is the home of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. The mission of the editors of America's Test Kitchen is to test and test and test recipes until they can discern how and why a particular technique works.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Bread Crumbs Recipe

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence, in particular, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe, which is one of the best we’ve ever had.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.

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  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 23

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

These scalloped potatoes are creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness. As welcome on weeknights as it is on holidays.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2

Seared Scallops Recipe

Knee-wobblingly golden on the outside. Lusciously wobbly inside. And sweetly supple through and through.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14

How to Make Homemade Whole Grain Mustard

Easy. Inexpensive. No preservatives. Few ingredients. Ample uses. You may never go back to store-bought mustard.

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  • 10 M
  • 2 D
  • 8

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4

Baked Bacon Recipe

This perfect baked bacon recipe, made on a baking sheet in the oven, is a ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 42

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

Pull out your slow cooker and sate yourself with this tender, sweetly spiced, subtly smoky shredded pork.

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  • 30 M
  • 12 H
  • 0

Pan Seared Chicken Breast Recipe

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn’t spattered with grease. This is going to change your weeknight chicken game.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 6

Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Witness this macaroni and cheese with fontina, Gorgonzola, pecorino, and Parm.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 12

Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables

Mashed potatoes are mixed with root vegetables to make a deeply flavored, satisfying side dish. For the mashed potatoes, use russets or Yukon Gold.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Dream Bars

Call ’em what you will. Hello Dolly bars. Seven layer bars. Magic bars. But we think of them as dream bars. Sweet dream bars.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 12

Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey and Gravy

This is the real deal: a proper, old-fashioned roast turkey. Relying on water-soaked cheesecloth gives the bird crisp skin and moist, juicy meat.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 31
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