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

My Juicy Lucy

Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...


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...


Air-Fryer Chicken Taco Pockets

We love these easy taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick and easy lunch or supper with...


Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I...

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...


Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida

Coconut Nutella Brownies

My parents were coming over for dinner, and I wanted a fast go-to brownie. My mom loves coconut and chocolate,...


Blueberry Iced Tea

I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea...