A beautiful cut of steak will only get you so far. Next, it's all about mastering the Maillard reaction, a fancy way to describe the process of creating that crispy, caramelized crust on the outside of meat.
At Thanksgiving, do you have a house full of guests who all ask for "just a sliver" of pumpkin pie? Why not give them all their own mini pies? Fine Cooking expert Abigail Johnson Dodge shares a recipe for these delicious tiny treats.