Every issue is jam-packed with 100+ delicious, home-style recipes & tips—all made with easy, everyday ingredients—and all shown in FULL COLOR!
Fried & True • Come on and shake your tail feathers! Reader Ralph Jones settles a fast-food feud with his standout chicken sandwich rivaling that of any restaurant.
Fried & True
AWESOME SAUCE • Drizzle, douse or dip your copycat stack in these condiments for some serious kapow!
Go Green! • Strike gold —er, green—this St. Paddy’s Day by adding the designated number of drops of food dye to white frosting. Our Test Kitchen’s guide helps you achieve your favorite shade for extra-festive treats.
A BIG DILL • Culinarily inclined TikTokkers are onto something—again!—with this clever and craveworthy combo. (Psst! Toss some on your fried chicken sandwich.)
GET TART • From the top of your head to the tips of your fingers, brighten your routine with this juicy citrus fruit.
LABEL LINGO • AN EXPERT TRANSLATES THE JARGON ON YOUR FURRY FRIEND’S FOOD PACKAGING SO YOU KNOW JUST WHICH BAG TO PUT IN YOUR CART.
Crispy on the Quick • Whether it’s new to you or you’re already an air-frying phenom, grab your go-to gadget and cook up family-friendly recipes in a flash.
Half Homemade, Wholly Delicious • Your secret’s safe with us. Everyone will be too busy cleaning their plates to notice that these four delish dinners each start with a shortcut.
A Cookie with Character • Her “house cookie” is famous for its unique technique and irresistible rippled edges, but its biggest fans are still her Minneapolis family.
PIG OUT! • We’re positively squealing over these 10 creative takes on the party app with a cozy wrap.
SLIDE SHOW • Bring out a pan of these hearty handhelds and watch your family flock. They may be small-scale, but they’re a big-time hit.
BERRY BERRY Extraordinary • Strawberries are red; raspberries are, too. Your valentine will blush over these rosy cakes made specially by you.
EAT WELL, LIVE WELL, LOVE WELL • Celebrity fitness instructor Emma Lovewell celebrates life, luck and longevity in the Lunar New Year, and shares how home cooking can help balance it all.
How to Make Chicken & Dumplings • Easy to make and cozier than your favorite sweater, this big pot of comfort will get you through the last cold weeks of winter.
MULTICOOKER MVPS: OUR TEST KITCHEN’S FAVORITES
MADE IN AMERICA • From coast to coast, there’s lots of good food to boast. Whip up recipes from home cooks across the country and welcome a whole new state: bliss.
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Just Chilin’ • Before the big game kicks off, hold a competition of your own. Invite each member of your crew to bring their twist on chili, then pile on the toppings and tally up the scorecards. Hello, bragging rights!
SCOOP &SCORE • Combine friends, fixin’s galore and spoonfuls of flavorful stew for the ultimate play. RECIPES, P. 78-79
FROM FOOD WASTE TO GREAT TASTE • A WISCONSIN CHEF USES HIS CULINARY SKILLS IN A FRESH WAY TO FIGHT HUNGER.
HUNGER AROUND THE CORNER • More people in the U.S. experience food insecurity than you may think.
Erin Clarke Milwaukee, WI • As a young professional with student debt and then again as a newlywed with a husband in law school, Erin quickly became acquainted with economical cooking. Using kitchen knowhow she gleaned from her grandmas, Erin made a hobby of developing healthful, affordable recipes. Now she does it full time for millions of monthly readers at wellplated.com.