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Table of Contents

Tips From Our Readers6

In the Now10

Seasonal Kitchen: Mussels12

With this quick-care guide and two delectable recipes, cooking mussels at home has never been easier.

Red Curry Mussels with coconut rice12

Mussels Fra Diavolo with linguine14

Instant Pot Menus16

Look to your Instant Pot when you want fuss-free options to help you get dinner on the table in a hurry.

Instant Pot Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho) with carrots & tomatoes16

Online Extras

Roll-Cutting Carrots

Lime-Scallion Baguette17

Mexican Instant Pot Pork & Bean Soup (Carne en su Jugo)18

Avocado & Jalapeño Quesadillas19

Instant Pot Braised Chicken & Veggies20

Parmesan Crescent Rolls with garlic & thyme21

Test Kitchen Favorites: Apples22

With apples ripe for the picking, head to the orchard, then turn your bounty into three classic apple delights.

Dutch Apple Pie24

Apple Cider Doughnuts with cider glaze or cinnamon sugar26

Caramel Apples27

Online Extras

Making Caramel Apples

Pork Menus28

Scrumptious pork chops and ribs are on the menu for dinners designed especially for two.

Pork Chops Piccata with Montreal steak seasoning28

Mashed Golden Potatoes with leeks29

Garlic-Rubbed Country-Style Ribs brined & grilled30

Grilled Summer Squash with feta & mint31

Healthy Cuisine: Tofu32

These seven flavor-packed tofu recipes are so good, you’ll likely start keeping it around as a staple.

Salt & Pepper Tofu with Spinach Fettuccine and tomato-oregano salsa32

Greek Tofu Steaks with gyro salad34

Pita Wedges with feta & oregano34

Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry36

Rice Noodles with scallions & cashews37

Tofu Piccata with almonds38

Garlicky Zucchini Noodles39

Grilled Beet & Tofu Salad with quinoa39

Mexican Tofu Hash40

Tofu Reuben Sandwiches41

Meet Chef Andrew Zimmerman42

If a trip to Chicago isn’t in your plans, we have you covered. Acclaimed Chef Zimmerman shares four creative recipes from his restaurants, Proxi and Sepia.

Halibut in Coconut Moilee Sauce42

Squash & Coconut Soup44

Lamb Sugo44

Basic Potato Gnocchi45

Chicken Casseroles46

Chicken is one of the most universally consumed proteins because it works well with so many flavors. These casseroles show off its versatility in some very rich and delicious ways.

Arroz Con Pollo47

Green Chicken Chilaquiles48

Creamy Ranch Chicken Noodle Casserole49

Deep-Dish Pizza50

We’ve demystified one of Chicago’s culinary wonders. With a flaky, buttery crust, red sauce or pesto, cheese and fillings, making deep-dish pizza is approachable and so good.

Deep-Dish Pizza Dough52

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Making Pizza Dough

Deep-Dish Pizza Sauce53

Sopressata & Fennel Deep-Dish Pizza with cherry peppers54

Margherita Deep-Dish Pizza with pesto55

Cuisine Class: Canning56

Learn the water bath canning method so you can enjoy the essence of summer year-round.

Garden Fresh Salsa60

Spicy Corn Salsa60

Salsa Verde61

Canning Tomatoes61

Online Extras

Removing Tomato Skins

Fettuccine & White Wine Butter Sauce with lemony beef polpette62

You’ve had spaghetti and meatballs before, but never a version quite like this one.

All About: Mushrooms64

There’s more to mushrooms than white buttons. Here, we’re highlighting a few familiar varieties.

Mushroom Turnovers with ham & Swiss cheese66

1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Mushrooms66

Hungarian Cream of Mushroom Soup with bacon & fresh dill67

Creamy Mushroom Pasta with baby kale68

Mushroom Toasts with truffled quark cheese69

Faster with Fewer: Soups70

Easy to prepare, and ranging in flavors, it’s time to put your pot to use cranking out these superb soups.

Mexican Street Corn Soup70

Steak & Ale Soup with potatoes71

Chicken Parmesan Soup72

Creamy Cajun Potato Soup with andouille73

Ask the Editors74

Grand Finale: Bars76

Try one, or all three, of these irresistible treats. No doubt — they’ll satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings.

S’mores Bars76

Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars with sea salt78

Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars with whipped cream cheese frosting79