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The Best Ways to Make the True Essentials

The experts in America’s Test Kitchen have selected their top five recipes in ten creative categories for this limited edition bookazine (a combination book and magazine). Every one of the 50 recipes includes an extended “Why this recipe works” section to explain the decisions made during the recipe’s development and how they add up to a foolproof version, an at-a-glance timeline to plan your prep and cooking, and a list of essential tools you’ll need to ace the recipe.

Categories and chapters include:

Top 5 Recipes for the Reluctant Cook – Smashed Potatoes, Maple-Glazed Pork Roast, Pasta Caprese, French Chicken in a Pot, and Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup

Top 5 Recipes to Make with Kids – Perfect Scrambled Eggs, Classic Macaroni and Cheese, Foolproof Vinaigrette, Blueberry Pancakes, and Chewy Brownies

Top 5 Recipes for the Novice Baker – Almost No-Knead Bread, Chocolate Cupcakes, All-Purpose Cornbread, Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Skillet Apple Pie

Top 5 Recipes for Two – Grown up Gilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar and Shallot, Grilled Argentine Steak with Chimichurri, Poached Salmon with Herb and Caper Vinaigrette

Top 5 Recipes to Make for the Holidays – Roast Beef Tenderloin, Braised Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham, and Glazed Butter Cookies.