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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      Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

      You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas with your favorite toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

      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...



      Pomegranate, Chicken and Farro Salad

      This chicken and pomegranate salad is special—simple, yet sophisticated—and never fails to win raves. I use quick-cooking farro, which takes...


      Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

      My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...

      Crunchy Burger Quesadillas

      We love burgers—all kinds! We also love quesadillas and tacos, so I combined them to make an amazing, very filling...


      Almond Flour Bread

      My almond flour bread recipe is keto-friendly. It's low in carbs with a fluffy, crumbly texture like a traditional loaf...

      Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

      I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina...


      Toasted Chicken Salad Sandwiches

      I love chicken salad sandwiches. For this recipe, I use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and toss it with...


      Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

      Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something...


      Steak Sandwiches with Crispy Onions

      I created this steak sandwich recipe for my husband. Fried onions are a family favorite, and I thought it would...

      Chiles Rellenos Croque-Madame

      A traditional croque-madame is a heartier version of a croque-monsieur because it's served with an egg on top of the...


      My Juicy Lucy

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


      Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

      Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet...


      Sun-Dried Tomato Lamb Burgers

      These lamb burgers can be made the day before and refrigerated until you're ready to grill. Serve with a cool...


      General Tso’s Chicken Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

      I turned a classic takeout dinner into this General Tso's chicken sandwich that’s simple to make at home. We like...

      Tandoori Masala Chicken Sandwiches

      This recipe combines spices from my Indian roots with a modern twist. If you want to add some extra heat...


      Hoisin Chicken Wraps

      My recipe was inspired by Vietnamese pork banh mi—particularly the fresh carrot, cucumber and radish topping. It has so much...


      Lebanese Street Sandwiches

      Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They're commonly found throughout the food stalls...


      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...


      Zucchini Pizza Fritters

      These zucchini pizza fritters are the perfect after-school snack. Plus, they're freezer friendly! —Marisa Allen, First and Full


      Grandma’s Apple Cake

      My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice...


      Air-Fryer Shrimp Cake Sliders

      My family loves these shrimp sliders. The slaw dressing and shrimp cake patties can be made ahead. When you're ready...

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      Chili-Lime Air-Fried Chickpeas

      Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd pleaser? You've found it! These air-fried chickpeas will have everyone happily...


      Thai Pork Satay

      I love this recipe since it can be made as a main dish or as an appetizer. For appetizer portions,...


      Maple and Cream Apple Pie

      The cream in this pie makes it so rich and delicious. If you're looking for something a little out of...


      Chicken Marsala Pasta

      Back in 2008, I won first place in a state fair cooking contest with this chicken marsala pasta. I absolutely...


      Slow-Cooker Duck Breasts

      My husband and son are duck hunters, and I am always trying to find new ways to cook the meat....


      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...