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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. @testkitchen

A classic apple pie with one-quarter missing, topped with a scoop of ice cream, and three forks in the empty pie spot.

Classic Apple Pie

The secret to this classic? Could be the two types of apples, one tart and one sweet. Then again, the uber buttery pie crust ain’t bad, either.

  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 30
Sheet pan of oven-roasted chicken thighs, topped with salt and pepper

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy peasy, crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly technique.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
Two white bowls filled with lentil and escarole soup with a jar of olive oil on the side

Lentil and Escarole Soup

Truly the epitome of classic rustic Italian cooking. Here’s to the simple things in life that taste anything but simple.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2
A rack of slow cooker ribs on a cutting board with four single ribs cut off

Slow Cooker Ribs

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.

  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 31
A skillet filled with seared scallops cooked in butter

Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 27
Casserole dish of cubes of homemade cornbread sausage dressing, with pork sausage, onion, celery, and spices

Homemade Cornbread Sausage Dressing

This dressing is pretty much Thanksgiving personified. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it any day of the year. Trust us. One taste and you’re not gonna want to wait 365 days before you have it again.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A batch of vegan chocolate cupcakes on a wire rack with half of them iced and a bowl of frosting beside the cupcakes.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumilicious and deep dark chocolatey no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
A parchment-lined baking sheet with four roasted cod fillet on top of roasted potatoes slices and topped with lemon slices

Lemon Roast Fish With Potatoes

“The epitome of success.” “Simple yet elegant.” “I definitely will be making this again and again.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe. Sorta makes you want to try it, doesn’t it?

  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
A dark chocolate cream pie half covered with whipping cream with a bowl of whipping cream and a spatula resting beside the pie.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

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.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
A white tray with slices of perfect baked bacon.

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 48
Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Pan Seared Chicken Breast

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

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8