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Tips and Techniques4
Steak House Searing6
Wouldn't it be great if you could get a pricey steak house steak right in your home? Well, now you can.
On the Side8
Complete your steak house dinner with a classic sauce and side dish -- simple to do and better than ever.
Steak au Poivre with Brandy Cream Sauce10
Juicy strip steaks encrusted with peppercorns and doused with cream sauce -- indulge! It's worth it.
It's time for potato salads! For the next picnic, skip the deli and try one of these.
Savory Summer Soups14
Spicy-sweet Mulligatawny Soup is a perfect light meal for the summer.
Savory Summer Soups16
Even though it's warmer outside, Peanut Soup and Shrimp Gumbo are viable dinner options. And very good choices, indeed.
Barbecued Pulled Pork18
Slow cooked to perfection. Try this no-fail technique to great-tasting pork.
Root Beer BBQ Sauce21
Sauce with a twist. The sharp taste of vinegar smoothed out with an easy-to-make root beer syrup.
Barbeque Sauce - Vinegar Sauce
Barbeque Sauce - Red Sauce
Make sure you cook the sauce for 30 minutes and make it at least a day ahead so that all the flavors have time to mellow and meld together.
Pulled Pork Sandwich22
One taste of this sandwich and it'll be an instant family favorite -- even with slaw!
Regional sauces win hands down over national brands. See which ones made it to the top in our taste test.
Do you know the best way to make crême fraîche? Or how about melting chocolate? Here's some basic info we can all use.
Garlic is a powerful aromatic, but doesn't have to be. Find its softer side for those delicate recipes.
40-Clove Garlic Chicken30
An easy to prepare dish that doesn't carry the "stinky" garlic stigma.
Buttermilk Roasted Potatoes
Yukon gold potatoes work great for this recipe because of their color. If you can't find Yukon golds, regular russets work fine.
Prepare potatoes for roasting by peeling and cutting into large chunks. Toss with oil. Place in 425° oven on lowest rack for best browning. Roast for 40–45 minutes, turning at least once.
Mash potatoes in large bowl, leaving them slightly chunky. Stir in buttermilk, butter, and chives. Season with salt and pepper.
Per serving: 318 calories; 43 calories from fat; 15g total fat; 39g carb.; 582mg sodium
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette Salad32
Love garlic, hate the aftereffects? Here's a mellow alternative you should try.
/The/ Mexican cooking authority, Rick Bayless, shares three zesty authentic tostada recipes.
White Chocolate Cheesecake38
This isn't run-of-the-mill cheesecake. It's easy to make, beautiful to look at, and so good, it's sinful.
Gorgeous and simple -- strawberries dressed up, ready for a perfect dessert.