Ann Taylor Pittman's Recent Articles
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King Arthur’s Flourless Chocolate Cake Delivers Over-the-Top Perfection
All I can say is "wow."
Feb 9, 2023
Gourmet’s Flourless Chocolate Cake Has Been a Winner for Over 25 Years
The overall effect is like an impossibly moist, incredibly rich brownie.
Feb 8, 2023
Gimme Some Oven’s Flourless Chocolate Cake Calls for Just 3 Ingredients
It's luxuriously rich and decadent.
Feb 7, 2023
The Flourless Chocolate Cake from 101 Cookbooks Is a Tall, Crackly-Crusted Beauty
It gets its richness from olive oil.
Feb 6, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods for Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Found a Fuss-Free Winner
This is absolutely the best method for the crispiest, crunchiest, and most tender sprouts!
Jan 9, 2023
I Tried 4 Popular Beef Stew Recipes and the Winner Is a Cozy, Meaty Delight
I'll be making it again and again and again.
Jan 6, 2023
Ina Garten Uses a Key Ingredient to Make the Ultimate Beef Stew
It's not typical, but it makes a big difference.
Jan 5, 2023
Once Upon a Chef’s Beef Stew Is Rich, Complex, and Fuss-Free
It also skips the green peas.
Jan 4, 2023
Serious Eats’ Beef Stew Recipe Has Some Smart Tricks for Serious Umami Depth
All of the steps lead you to a great end result.
Jan 3, 2023
Delish’s Best-Ever Beef Stew Is Relatively Quick but Lacks Richness
It's more brothy than stew-y.
Jan 2, 2023
I Tested 4 Popular Shortbread Recipes and the Winner Is Absolutely Flawless
Spoiler: They're all good, but the winner is pure perfection.
Dec 23, 2022
Ina Garten’s Shortbread Recipe Is Crispy, Buttery Perfection
It doesn't even need the chocolate!
Dec 22, 2022
This 3-Ingredient Shortbread Is Delightfully Easy (and Delicious)
I will definitely be making this recipe again.
Dec 21, 2022
These Delicate, Flaky Shortbread Cookies Make a Wonderful Holiday Gift
Two ingredients set it apart from other shortbread recipes.
Dec 20, 2022
This Buttery Shortbread Has a Unique Baking Technique That Makes It Extra-Toasty
To make the dough, all you need is a bowl and a spatula.
Dec 19, 2022
For a Perfectly Roasted Turkey, Skip the Roasting Pan
Use this instead.
Nov 19, 2022
We Tried 5 Ways to Fix Lumpy Gravy and Found a Clear Winner — With Easy Cleanup
Smooth gravy in 1 minute!
Nov 17, 2022
Roux vs. Slurry: What’s Best for Gravy?
We put the two thickeners to the test to see which one made the smoothest, best-tasting gravy.
Nov 9, 2022
We Tried 8 Methods for Getting Crispy Turkey Skin and a Clear Winner Emerged
It was super-juicy and delicious, too!
Nov 5, 2022
How to Cook Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs to Juicy, Golden Perfection
It's good enough for guests and easy enough for any weeknight.
Oct 12, 2022
We Tried 7 Methods for Making Crispy Oven Fries
The winner was absolutely perfect.
Sep 28, 2022
We Tried 10 Methods for Making Crispy Tofu and Found a Clear Winner
It was also incredibly easy.
Sep 15, 2022
I Tested 4 Popular No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes and the Winner Was a Rich, Creamy Delight
It's not too sweet and is full of tangy cream cheese goodness.
Sep 10, 2022
This Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Is a Tangy, Fluffy Delight
Finally a no-bake cheesecake that actually tastes like cheesecake.
Sep 9, 2022
This Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Uses an Old-School Ingredient for Perfect Slices
The texture was creamy, and even a bit fluffy.
Sep 8, 2022
This 6-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake Is as Easy as It Gets
My kids were big fans of this recipe.
Sep 7, 2022
My Honest Review of Martha Stewart's No-Bake Cheesecake
I have some thoughts about the crust.
Sep 6, 2022
We Tried 9 Ways to Shuck Corn (and Really Get the Silk Off!) and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
The corn slips right out of the husk, clean as a whistle!
Aug 19, 2022
We Stored Cucumbers 9 Different Ways and Found the Very Best Method
It kept them fresh for more than two weeks!
Aug 18, 2022
We Tested 5 Ways of Grilling Salmon and Found a New Go-to Method
It's super-easy and the fish doesn't stick to the grill.
Aug 3, 2022
I Tried 4 Popular Pulled Pork Recipes and the Winner Was a Perfect 10
It's the recipe I'll be making again and again.
Jul 9, 2022
The Pioneer Woman’s Pulled Pork Is Tender, Juicy Perfection
It's a perfect 10.
Jul 8, 2022
This Instant Pot Pulled Pork Delivers Low-and-Slow Flavor in Way Less Time
It's moist, tender, and porky-rich.
Jul 8, 2022
Allrecipes' Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Is Easy and Convenient
Set it and forget it!
Jul 7, 2022
I Tried the Neelys’ Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe and I Have Some Thoughts
I wasn't expecting these results.
Jul 6, 2022
We Tried 6 Methods for Breading Chicken and the Winner Was Crispy, Crunchy Perfection
Get ready for some crispy, crunchy, juicy pan-fried chicken!
Mar 25, 2022
We Tested 7 Methods for Cooking Juicy Pork Tenderloin
The winner was perfection.
Feb 24, 2022
We Grilled Hot Dogs 6 Different Ways and the Winner Blew Us Away
Skills Showdown
Our top dog will seriously upgrade your next cookout.
Jul 15, 2021
We Tried 7 Methods for Cooking Spaghetti Squash and Found 2 Winners
Skills Showdown
Our top pick gave al dente strands and some pockets of buttery softness. Sounds pretty good, yeah?
Jun 21, 2021
Brown Rice Is the Nutty, Chewy Whole-Grain Rice We Love
While brown rice is often marketed as a "better-for-you" rice, we love it for its nutty flavor and chewy texture. Here's everything you need to know about brown rice.
Apr 20, 2021
Medium Grain Rice Is Moist, Tender, and Delightfully Chewy
The world of medium grain rices is robust. Here's what you need to know.
Apr 20, 2021
Every Single Way to Cook Arborio Rice, the Plump and Creamy Star of Risotto
You probably know arborio rice from risotto recipes and not much more, but this starchy rice can actually do a lot more than just turn into creamy delicious dinner. Here's what you need to know about arborio and how to use it beyond risotto.
Apr 20, 2021
Soft and Sticky Calrose Rice Has a Cult Following
Once you try Calrose for yourself you'll want to know every way to cook and eat it. Here's what you need to know all in one place.
Apr 20, 2021
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Sushi Rice
How to make it taste like your favorite restaurant, plus how to cook it and eat it all on its own.
Apr 20, 2021
Fragrant Jasmine Rice Tastes Great in Just About Everything
Although it’s traditionally used as a base for stir-fries or a simple side to meat dishes, jasmine rice is an all-purpose grain that’s great for a multitude of dishes.
Apr 20, 2021
Our Favorite Ways to Cook Basmati Rice (Plus the 1 We'll Never Recommend)
It's ideal for eating as a side or as a base for saucy dishes, like curries or red beans and rice.
Apr 20, 2021
If You Love Brown Rice, Give Stunning Black Rice a Try
This beautifully hued rice deserves a regular spot on your table.
Apr 20, 2021
Is It Actually Rice? All Your Wild Rice Questions, Answered.
If you've ever been befuddled by this whole grain, you're not alone. Wild rice isn't a rice or grain at all, but a rather delicious edible seed. Here's what you need to know about cooking wild rice.
Apr 20, 2021