Cooking with Gear & Gadgets

Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a fuss-free feast. You can also stir in some spicy brown mustard if the adults want more zing. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...


Slow-Cooker Beef Tenderloin

I created this slow-cooker beef tenderloin recipe when I was having guests over. It tastes incredible with little effort. —Amanda...


Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

When an Italian friend shared many years ago that she often added Italian sausages to her pan of baked chicken,...


Pizza Beans

This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...

Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...


Mixed Veggies and Rice

To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...

Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light...


Air-Fried Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs

Take the guesswork out of cooking hard-boiled eggs by making them in an air fryer. Then give air-fried deviled eggs...


Lemon Rice Salad

This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and...


Spicy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

To give a little life to regular macaroni and cheese, my best friend and I decided to stir in ground...

Lemon Blueberry Biscuits

Lemon and blueberries make such a fresh and flavorful combination in all kinds of baked goods, especially these biscuits. —Taste...


Cherry Swirl Fudge

For festive fudge with a new "twist," give this confection a whirl! We used vanilla chips instead of chocolate ones...


Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

I made this sweet, peanut-packed candy for Christmas and sent some with my husband to work. His co-workers liked it...