A moist-inside, crackly-outside brown sugar cookie. With loads of brown sugar, butter and vanilla, these could also be called "butterscotch cookies." They're quick to make, and do not require a mixer. From ATK 2008.
From _America's Test Kitchen_ episode 908, "Soups of the Day." Salting the COOKING water makes the beans mealy, but salting the SOAKING water makes the skins more tender but also less likely to break. If you skip the soaking, you will need to cook the beans 45-50 minutes longer.
From _America's Test Kitchen_ episode 908, "Soups of the Day." Great flavor in an hour. Be sure to get real sirloin tip, also called "flap meat." You can substitute blade or flank steak, if you trim out any hard gristle.
From "America's Test Kitchen" episode 816 "Old-Fashioned Breakfast Cakes." Based on a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner from 1954, this recipe has been subjected to the ATK perfection technique - the streusel is softer and the cake is less cottony.
Classic New York-style crumb cake, based on the old German krummelkuchen. It is important to make the crumbs into large, pea-sized lumps to get the right texture. This is NOT a streusel! From "America's Test Kitchen" episode 816, "Old-Fashioned Breakfast Cakes."
from America's Test Kitchen episode 905, "Perfecting Pasta Sauces." Bolognese-style meat sauce in under 60 minutes. The meaty flavor comes from the mushrooms; the beef is NOT browned to prevent it from becoming rubbery. Do not be tempted to use a different fat-percentage. 80% lean beef will yield a greasy sauce. 90% lean will become chewy.
From Cook's Illustrated magazine, Feb 2009. Full-fat yogurt is preferred, but low-fat can be used. If you do not have a premixed garam masala, use 2 tsp ground coriander, 1/4 tsp ground cardamom, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. For a more traditional color, add a couple of drops of red food coloring to yogurt. Serve with basmati rice and a few chutneys or relishes.