Tag: America’s Test Kitchen

Blueberry Port Reduction Sauce

The Blizzard of 2015 is over, leaving us under about two feet of fluffy, light snow. A snowstorm is a particularly comforting time to cook; the whole house feels warmer, the weather held at bay by the aura of a lovingly prepared meal or baked sweet treat. So, while it snowed into the night, we ...

Blizzaahdah Blueberries

I mentioned in my last post that it was unlikely a bear in New Hampshire would come upon blueberries in the winter. Luckily, I am not a bear.

Meyer Lemon Meandering

Pictured above are my recent adventures with Meyer lemons: Pan-Seared Salmon with Brown Butter Meyer Lemon Sauce, Chicken Piccata, and Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Meyer Lemon Lavender Sorbet. The two lemon pan sauces were quite marvelous, with a mellower lemon flavor than I get from regular lemons. The sorbet was originally going ...

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Stanley Cup Meals, Round 2: Adversity and Diversity

Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has begun! The Boston Bruins are facing their perennial rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in their continuing quest for one of  the most coveted trophies in sports. It won’t be easy; the Canadiens are a tough, persistent team with an outstanding goalie. But that description applies to the Bruins ...

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Bacon, Chocolate, Cupcakes, and a BLT FTW!

The Bacon Odyssey continues, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. These are bacon strips topped with four different spice-and-sweet mixtures: Maple-Chile, Pie Spice, Rosemary-Black Pepper, Cajun. They baked in the oven until they were well-browned and crispy. Well, some of them were really well-browned and really crispy. If you try this, keep a sharp eye on ...

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Pancetta: It’s Like Bacon, But Not.

The Food Network really knows how to sell a magazine: make it all about BACON, and then have it reach newstands and grocery stores at the end of February, when we’re all sick of winter and dying for something more exciting than snow and ice, and therefore are extremely vulnerable to the power of suggestion. ...

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Test Kitchen Test Recipe Roundup

America’s Test Kitchen produces two television shows and publishes cookbooks and two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country. As a part of their recipe-development process, they send out unpublished recipes to volunteer home cooks, who test the recipes in their own kitchens to see if they get the expected results. The volunteers fill out an ...