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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    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage is our family's favorite tailgating recipe. I often serve it with homemade tortilla chips sprinkled with taco seasoning. —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri

    How to Make Chantilly Cake

    You've never tasted a cake like this (unless you're from New Orleans).


    Air-Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

    Instant mashed potatoes and bread crumbs have a similar texture, so I wondered how the combo would taste on air-fryer...


    Chilean Beef and Olive Empanadas

    Lorain is known as the International City because people came here from all over the world to work. During the...


    Italian Pan-Fried Chicken

    I love this recipe for many reasons, but mostly because it is both simple and delicious. It was passed down...

    Mango Bread

    I live in Maui and when it’s mango season everyone shares their crop, so you get to try different varieties....


    Simits

    These bread treats come from my Turkish heritage and they are commonly eaten for breakfast. You'll find them sold from...

    Macau-Style Portuguese Chicken

    This comforting golden curry recipe is one of the national dishes of my hometown, Macau. Since moving to Toronto, I...


    Yuca Frita con Mojo

    Who doesn't love something fried? That's how I first got turned on to yuca, now I cook it regularly. It's...


    Risotto with Lemon and Spring Vegetables

    This dish has the fresh flavors of spring and looks so colorful. It can be made into a vegetarian meal...


    Sopa Ajoblanco

    This white gazpacho was a staple growing up; I remember slurping it directly from the bowl. It's made from stale...

    Strawberry and Peach Lime Custard Bars

    After I baked, my dad would always find his way to the kitchen and ask if he could try what...


    Spinach and Feta Bourekas

    Light and soft, with a bit of crunch, these bourekas are one of my favorite appetizers for holidays. They can...


    Raspberry Matcha Cake Roll

    This tender cake roll with whipped cream has a very light texture and is perfect for spring. The raspberries give...


    Strawberry Riesling Wine Spritzer

    Nothing says spring like strawberries and wine spritzers. The tarragon and black pepper in this refreshing cocktail complement the strawberry...


    Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlet

    If you're looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, these air-fryer chicken cutlets are just the thing. I...

    Air-Fryer Thai Pork Satay

    I like to keep things simple but interesting and delicious. This pork satay fits that bill nicely. You marinate it...


    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

    We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


    Lazy Cake

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


    Air-Fryer Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

    These scrumptious breakfast treats are so quick and easy to make and the air fryer gives this a crispy, sugary...


    Huckleberry Bear Claws

    Beware: Bear claws may lead to bear hugs! My family can't get enough of these quick, easy pastries made from...


    Cuts-Like-Butter BBQ Brisket

    With just a few ingredients and steps, this recipe is nearly impossible to mess up. The thin, fall-apart-tender slices are...


    Rock N Rye Pork Roast Sandwiches

    Detroit's Faygo Rock & Rye soda (or pop, as we call it in Michigan) gives these pork roast sandwiches such...


    Buckeye Doughnut Holes

    Ohioans LOVE their buckeyes! They are in just about every candy shop and on every homemade sweets tray. I've taken...


    Banana Pudding Cake

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...

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    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...


    Bourbon Ice Cream

    The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...


    Watermelon Rind Preserves

    This is an old-fashioned recipe and a wonderful way to reduce food waste. Watermelon rind preserves are not like traditional...


    Southern-Style Meat Loaf

    When my husband and I moved to the South, we discovered our love for pimiento cheese! Its addition lends flair...


    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation...