Baked beans make a great side dish at a barbecue, but cooking something a long time in a hot oven during summer isn't fun. Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen has an easier way: Just throw the ingredients into a slow cooker and walk away. Using our Easy Slow Cooker Baked Beans recipe she demonstrates how to make a perfect pot of creamy, not-too-sweet beans every time.
In the summer, tomatoes are at their best, but it's also hot out and not very fun to be stuck inside cooking over a hot stove. Using our No-Cook Tomato Sauce recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Lisa Lavery shows you how to make a fast, fresh dinner where the only thing you'll need to cook is the pasta.
When cooking eggplant, it's easy to have it come out either too greasy or too dry. Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test Kitchen shows you how to cook it just right on the grill, then turns it into a fun summery side dish using our Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Salad recipe.
Even if you've been grilling cheeseburgers forever, you might not know these little tricks that can make your burgers even better. Using our Perfect Cheeseburger recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary shows you how to make a juicy burger every time.
Making pickles is not only a tasty way to preserve summer vegetables—it's also much easier than you might think. Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen demonstrates the few simple steps it takes in this video recipe. To start your own pickling project, see our Easy Quick Pickles recipe.
A cobbler is a great way to celebrate summer fruit. Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen loves peaches, and in this video recipe she shares how to make a delicious dessert using CHOW's Easy Peach Cobbler recipe.
Country-style pork ribs are an easy, affordable way to switch things up at your next barbecue. That is, if you can figure out what they are exactly, and how to cook them. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Amy Wisniewski gives the lowdown on this mysterious cut of pork while demonstrating how to make our simple Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs recipe.
Finding new ways to make creative meals with zucchini—one of summer's most plentiful vegetables—can be challenging. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Lisa Lavery shares our Sautéed Zucchini recipe, which is so simple, it cooks in only two minutes!
Baking boneless, skinless chicken breasts often results in a bland, dried-out dinner. But with a few quick tricks and our simple Crispy Baked Chicken Breasts recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Amy Wisniewski shows you how to get juicy, flavorful meat every time.
Potato salad is the classic summer side dish for picnics, barbecues, and tailgates. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Lisa Lavery makes our Basic Potato Salad recipe, showing you a few tricks along the way to make it fast and easy with minimal prep.
Making a delicious brownie doesn't require fancy equipment or the finest chocolate on the market. All you need are a few common ingredients and this video recipe with the CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary demonstrating how to make our Easy Brownies recipe.
Steak can be an intimidating and expensive meal to prepare, but this straightforward pan-seared method makes cooking a juicy, flavorful steak easy for any occasion. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Amy Wisniewski shares some useful tips on how to make our Easy Seared Steak recipe.
A stir-fry is a simple, healthy meal that you can throw together in just a few minutes. But if you're not paying attention, you can end up with a sloppy mess. In this video recipe, CHOW.com's Lisa Lavery shares a foolproof method for making a great weeknight dinner using our Easy Chicken Stir-Fry recipe.
Pulled pork is easy to make, and it requires only a little prep time. In this video recipe, CHOW Associate Food Editor Christine Gallary uses our Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe to show you how you can have dinner cooking while you're still at work.
Marinating chicken for baking or grilling is easy, and you don't need a bottle from the grocery store to do it. In this video recipe, CHOW Food Editor Amy Wisniewski uses our Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken recipe to show you how to make a great weeknight meal.
Pork chops are easy to overcook into dry, flavorless leather. Fear not! Follow these simple instructions from CHOW Kitchen Editorial Assistant Lisa Lavery to ensure juicy, tasty pork chops every time using our recipe for Easy Baked Pork Chops with White Wine–Mustard Sauce.
If you've just wrapped up a chicken dinner, don't toss the carcass! Instead, follow these simple instructions from CHOW Associate Food Editor Christine Gallary to turn it into a great bowl of chicken noodle soup. (Click here for our Easy Chicken Noodle Soup from a Leftover Roasted Chicken recipe.) It's healthy, inexpensive, and beats the canned stuff.
It's pumpkin season and that means, well, tons of pumpkin. If you're tired of the usual pumpkin dishes, expand your pumpkin repertoire by joining the CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary as she makes our Spiced Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies. These soft, oaty cookies have the spicy warmth of pumpkin pie and are great for sharing during the holidays.
Chili is a great fall meal that's easy to throw together and makes great leftovers as well. In this video recipe, Amy Wisniewski from the CHOW Test Kitchen shows how to break out of the normal, beefy chili routine by making a delicious chicken-based chili using our White Chicken Chili recipe.
Though there are many ways to prepare meatloaf, Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test Kitchen keeps it simple and uses a bacon topping. To make this dish, see our easy Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf recipe.
Making a great fall soup doesn't have to involve endless squash-chopping and -peeling or hours of simmering. In this video recipe, Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen lets the oven do most of the work in prepping the squash for our delicious Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.
Egg scrambles are a great way to feed a family without much fuss. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary makes our Denver Scramble recipe and explains the technique to keep the eggs creamy and custardy instead of drying them out.
Ending up with an overcooked slab of inedible meat has scared plenty a talented cook away from pork tenderloin. Thankfully Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen has no such fear; in this video recipe, she shares tips on how to end up with a delicious, juicy dinner using our Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe.
Buffalo wings can be deep-fried, baked, or—even easier—thrown on the grill! Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test Kitchen shows you how to make them for your next tailgating party or barbecue using our Easy Grilled Buffalo Wings recipe.
Sometimes an easy fall dessert is only a few apples away. In this video recipe, Amy Wisniewski from the CHOW Test Kitchen shares how to make a simple, delicious apple crisp that won't turn out mushy or overly sweet. Click here for our Easy Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel recipe.
Pesto is one of those sauces that can be used on almost anything. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Amy Wisniewski uses our Basic Basil Pesto recipe to show how it only takes a few minutes and a few ingredients to prepare this versatile summery sauce.
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