America’s Test Kitchen Feed has been around since July 2011, and since then, we’ve brought you contests, recipes, tips, and behind-the-scenes glimpses at life at the Test Kitchen. This week we take a look at the ten most popular posts of all time.
1. Secrets to Beautiful Cinnamon Rolls
The most popular article ever published on the Feed is a post from April 2012 explaining the tips to ooey-gooey breakfast success. Once you’ve tried our recipe, you’ll never buy the supermarket tube-packaged stuff again.
2. How to Make Cold-Brew Coffee
Iced coffee is the unofficial drink of summer commutes—but it can get costly, too. No wonder Dan Souza’s demystification of cold-brew coffee is so popular.
3. Boston Cream Cupcakes
Cupcake meets cream pie? Destined to be a classic Feed post. After all, we are naturally partial to Boston cream pie, since the Test Kitchen offices are right outside Boston. And its no secret that even though every new food fad is constantly declared “the new cupcake,” this mini dessert is here to stay.
4. How to Quickly Defrost Meat
It’s no surprise why this post is popular. Who hasn’t been at work and remembered that the pork chops that are supposed to be dinner are still rock-solid frozen? Thankfully, the Test Kitchen has an FDA-safe solution.
5. How to Make American Cheese
American cheese is the stuff of childhood dreams—perfectly grilled between two slices of buttery bread next to a bowl of tomato soup. But as we grow older, we begin to wonder, “What’s in that stuff, anyway?” Thankfully, the Test Kitchen came up with a recipe for homemade American cheese that uses ingredients you can pronounce. No wonder the internet gobbled this post up.
6. Christopher Kimball’s Mostly Practical 2011 Holiday Gift List
What do you get the mother, brother, uncle, or friend who has everything? How about a gift recommended by none other than Christopher Kimball himself? Of course, with the popularity of this post, it’s hard not to wonder if some readers might have been shopping for themselves as well.
7. Cakes Throughout US History
Some popular Feed posts give you recipes. Others provide solutions to everyday dilemmas. Only one is an infographic on the history of cakes in the United States. If only the rest of history were this tasty.
8. Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keeping cookies taste fresh out of the oven even a day later—sounds like a job for the Test Kitchen. We delivered with a recipe whose name sold itself.
9. Make the Most Perfect Bacon Ever
If you haven’t been enlightened on our preferred bacon cooking methods, you might be saying to yourself, “Bacon already is perfect; you can’t improve it.” Trust us, once you watch our super quick video tip, you’ll understand.
10. How to Make Wine Jelly
If you can bear to part with a bottle of wine (or maybe just have a cheap bottle you weren’t that excited to drink) our how-to on making your own wine jelly is the perfect recipe for novice canners and veteran DIY-ers alike.