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The Key to *Way* Better Roast Chicken Is This One Pantry Ingredient

The Key to *Way* Better Roast Chicken Is This One Pantry Ingredient

If I were drafting an all-star team of pantry and larder staples, there are a few jars, bottles, and boxes I’d earmark for first-round picks....

The Easiest Way to Improve Any Pasta Dish, According to Ina Garten

The Easiest Way to Improve Any Pasta Dish, According to Ina Garten

I make pasta at least once a week, so I thought I knew all the tricks: Cook until al dente (toothsome, not tender). Salt the...

The Garlic-Chopping Hack That’s Given Me Sooo Much of My Time Back

The Garlic-Chopping Hack That’s Given Me Sooo Much of My Time Back

I’ve written before about my mother’s predilection for a less-is-more kitchen. She, of the staunch belief that all you need is a sharp knife and...

The 3-Ingredient (Vegan!) Chocolate Spread I Love Even More Than That Other One

The 3-Ingredient (Vegan!) Chocolate Spread I Love Even More Than That Other One

It’s no secret that I love dips, spreads, and condiments of all kinds. I regularly return from a grocery trip with a bag filled solely...

The Absolute Best Way to Cook Bacon, According to Sooo Many Tests

The Absolute Best Way to Cook Bacon, According to Sooo Many Tests

Ask the person to your left and the person to your right how to cook bacon, and you’ll likely get two completely different answers. Type...

20 Instant Ways to Make Any Oatmeal 20 Times Better

20 Instant Ways to Make Any Oatmeal 20 Times Better

I eat oatmeal for breakfast at least once a week. It’s nourishing and filling—and riffable and cost-effective and time-efficient. Whether I’m starting with instant oats...

20 Instant Ways to Make Any Oatmeal 20 Times Better

20 Instant Ways to Make Any Oatmeal 20 Times Better

I eat oatmeal for breakfast at least once a week. It’s nourishing and filling—and riffable and cost-effective and time-efficient. Whether I’m starting with instant oats...

3 Tips for Making Totally Great Burgers Without a Grill

3 Tips for Making Totally Great Burgers Without a Grill

We could debate forever about grilled versus griddled burgers—and, while we’re at it, about charcoal versus gas grills. But let’s say you don’t have a...