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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 shrimp burger with tartar sauce, topped with lettuce in a white bun on a piece of parchment paper.

Shrimp Burgers

Know that bag of forgotten shrimp you bought on sale that’s languishing in your freezer? Start defrosting it. Here’s the ideal use for it.

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Squares of chocolate chip brownies on a white marble surface.

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Slightly sweet, fudgy, and full of bittersweet chocolatey goodness. Certain to satisfy both the kid and the grown-up in your house—and in you.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 4
A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.

Chocolate Souffle

If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed light, airy, and lofty heights. A no-stress,high-stakes dessert.

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  • 1 H
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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.

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  • 55 M
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A grey bowl filled with baked mac and cheese topped with bread crumbs.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence. This baked mac n cheese, made with Colby and Cheddar and crisp, buttery bread crumbs, is easily one of the best we’ve ever had.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Four slabs of BBQ oven ribs on a rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.

BBQ Oven Ribs

Astoundingly tender and judiciously spicy, these oven barbecued ribs gain a rich, deep smokiness from a simple turn in a hot oven, no fancy outdoor equipment required.

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  • 11 H
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A wheel of brie cheese baked pastry, on top is a dollop of apricot preserves

Baked Brie en Croûte

Store-bought puff pastry makes this elegant baked Brie a cinch to pull off. (But that can be our little secret.)

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Eight vegan fudge brownies on a marble surface.

Vegan Fudge Brownies

Proof that spectacularly fudgy, messily gooey, intensely chocolatey brownies can be made without butter or eggs.

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  • 3 H, 55 M
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A dark grey rectangular baking dish half filled with four cheese macaroni and cheese and a metal spoon lifting a scoop out.

Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

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

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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