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Chili Spice-Rubbed Pork Chop Recipe
Boneless center-cut pork chops are such an easy cut of meat to work with, and are a great choice in this chili spice-rubbed pork chop recipe. The pork chops are given a lively spice rub, and then pan-seared to give the meat a flavorful crust.

Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Sweet shrimp and fresh asparagus are always great together, and here they combine to make a really delicious seafood pasta sauce recipe. For a little spicier version, try adding some diced jalapenos along with the sweet bell pepper.

Pasta with Red Clam Sauce Recipe
Whether it's spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccini - pasta with red clam sauce is a classic dish in Italian-American restaurants from coast to coast. Pasta with red clam sauce is an easy recipe to make at home, so there is no need to go out to enjoy this delicious seafood pasta.

Mediterranean Tuna Spaghetti Recipe - Spaghetti with a Caper, Tuna, and Tomato
This Mediterranean tuna spaghetti recipe features a quick tomato sauce that bursts with flavor. Tuna really makes a healthy, and meaty tasting sauce recipe that can be used on spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccini.

Basic Aioli Recipe - A Garlic Mayonnaise Spread or Sauce
Garlic mayonnaise, or aioli, is one of America's most popular cold sauces. This simple aioli recipe has unlimited uses; from a super sandwich spread, to a great dip for vegetables, to a sauce for grilled seafood.

Spicy Orange Mint Sauce Recipe
No more bright green mint jelly! This spicy orange mint sauce recipe is so quick and easy to make, and is a great condiment for any cut of lamb, especially lamb chops, and roasted leg of lamb. Orange Mint Sauce Recipe - Spicy Orange Mint Sauce Recipe

Steakhouse Horseradish Sauce Recipe
Horseradish and beef are great together, and this steakhouse horseradish sauce recipe could not be easier. Be sure to use a fresh jar of horseradish so that this classic cold sauce will have that signature kick.

Pan-Grilled Barbecue Shrimp Recipe
This barbecued shrimp recipe is great when you want grilled shrimp, but don't feel like building a fire that you are only going to need for five minutes. These barbecued shrimp are seared in a pan, and are cooked in the shell for extra flavor and moistness.

Penne alla Three Olives Tomato Vodka Sauce
That's right, one of American food's indigenous ingredients has now been infused in vodka. Tomato vodka sauces are very popular in Italian-American restaurants, and while this recipe can be done with regular vodka, the tomato-infused vodka will give the sauce an extra layer of flavor.

Fresh Sweet Corn Taco Recipe
This fresh corn taco recipe is an excellent way to use up leftover grilled meats. The sweet, slightly crunchy fresh corn pairs perfectly with chopped pork, chicken or beef. This soft taco recipe is fresh, fast, and festive.

Five Minute Cherry Cabernet Sauce Recipe
This cherry cabernet sauce recipe tastes like it requires a lot of time and finesse. But, this is actually one of the fastest, simplest wine sauce recipes there is. A cherry cabernet sauce is delicious on pork, turkey, duck, and all types of game.

Lemon Brown Butter Trout Recipe
This simple lemon brown butter trout recipe really brings out the natural goodness of the fish. This classic trout recipe is simple to master, and very fast to make.

Sweet-Hot Carrot and Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe
This sweet-hot carrot and cabbage coleslaw recipe is simple, crunchy and fresh tasting. A perfect all-purpose coleslaw recipe for any picnic or barbecue.

Non-Fat Spicy Yogurt Mint Sauce
This non-fat spicy yogurt mint sauce recipe is perfect when you want a sauce with big flavor, but without big calories. Mint sauce recipes are very traditional with lamb, and the tanginess of the yogurt makes this mint sauce work especially well.

Sole Dore Recipe
Sole Dore is named after a town in England, and is a wonderful way to enjoy the delicate flavor of sole. The sole is sautéed in butter after a light egg batter, and finished with an easy lemon caper sauce.

Fresh Strawberries with Yogurt and Honey
Simple, healthy and delicious - strawberries with yogurt and honey makes for a quick breakfast, snack, or quick dessert recipe.

Scallops with Asparagus
This scallops with asparagus recipe is a simple and elegant dish. Its only has a few ingredients, and its fast and easy to prepare. Scallops and asparagus are a terrific combination and the white wine butter sauce really brings them together.

Faux Crab and Avocado Salad Sandwich
When budget, or availability makes using real crab difficult, imitation crab is a surprisingly tasty, and low-fat alternative. This crab and avocado salad sandwich is fast to make, and cost a fraction of what the real stuff would have.

Easy Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Croutons
This broccoli soup recipe would be delicious on its own, but when the cheesy cheddar crouton is floated on the top it gets even better!

Waldorf Salad - Video Recipe
Invented in 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, this is America's most famous fruit salad. One taste of this crunchy, juicy, sweet, and tangy salad, and you'll know why it's such a favorite.

10-Minute Shrimp and Bean Stew
This very nutritious, very fast, shrimp and bean stew recipe is a great dish to whip up when time is short, and you want a light, yet hearty meal. Make sure you have some crusty bread to soak up all the delicious broth the shrimp and beans are simmered in.

Fat-Free Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups
This healthy and delicious chicken recipe is a snap using a cooked rotisserie chicken from the market, and a jarred salsa. The contrast between the crisp, cold lettuce cups, and the spicy, stewed chicken is wonderful. This chicken recipe can be served as an appetizer or a main course.

Deviled Chicken Thighs
Try this tangy chicken thigh recipe next to a green salad for a quick and healthy meal. This chicken recipe is also great for entertaining, and can be served at room temperature. It also makes a great sandwich when served on a soft roll.

Peach and Mustard Glazed Pork Chops
Since it uses canned peaches, this peach and mustard glazed pork chop recipe is a taste of summer anytime of the year. The sweetness of the peaches, and the tangy mustard are perfect with pork chops.

Chicken and Baked Brie Ciabatta
This chicken and baked Brie Ciabatta sandwich is a beautiful, and delicious, way to break the boring sandwich routine. The sweetness of the fig jam, and warm melting Brie cheese, go so well with the chicken breast and chewy Ciabatta.

Spicy Lime and Chipotle Chicken Breasts
Chicken breasts are given a quick marinade in lime and chipotle pepper, and then sauted for a fast and flavorful taste of the Southwest. This lime and chipotle chicken breast recipe is low-cal, and only needs a few ingredients.

Pan-roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic
No need to blanch the asparagus first in this easy and delicious asparagus recipe. Asparagus cooked in this style is more flavorful, and keeps more of the valuable nutrients. This asparagus recipe is great for a first course or as a vegetable side.

10-Minute Vegetable Chili
You won't miss the meat in this great vegetarian chili recipe. This vegetable chili is healthy, delicious, and super fast to make.

Johnnycakes
Johnnycakes were America's first pancake. After tasting the delicious combination of cornmeal cakes, bacon, and maple syrup, you'll understand why this heirloom recipe has been handed down for over 300 years. Johnnycakes are also known as jonnycakes, journey cakes, and Shawnee cakes.

Honey Lime Butter
This honey and lime flavored butter spread is perfect to top warm cornbread. It also can be used to finish a grilled chicken breast or pork chop.

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing
This colorful, healthy avocado and grapefruit salad recipe features an exciting array of tastes and textures. It has peppery arugula lettuce, a simple and light yogurt dressing, sharp curls of Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts. These ingredients really go wonderfully with the silky avocado, and the sweet and tangy grapefruit.

How to Make Your Own Steak Sauce - Video Recipe
Why pay money for a bottled steak sauce when you can easily make one that tastes even better at home? Check out this video recipe and see how to make your own steak sauce.

Pear Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola
This easy pear salad features a delicious combination of flavors and textures. The crisp juicy pears, crunchy walnuts, sweet chewy currants, and the soft tangy cheese all work perfectly together. A pear salad like this makes a great first course for almost any menu.

Mushroom Ragout on Garlic Toast
This easy and elegant mushroom ragout (stewed mushrooms) is as versatile as it is delicious. It can be served as a first course, a main course, or even as a sauce for chicken or meat. You can also use wild mushroom when available.

Waldorf Salad with Roast Turkey
The Waldorf salad was created at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. This delicious salad was invented by Oscar Tschirky, the dinning room manager at the hotel. One taste is all you'll need to realize why this salad has been a lunch favorite for over a century. While the original fruit and nuts-only version is great, most modern recipes add chicken or turkey for more filling, higher-protein salad.

Maine Lobster Rolls
This is certainly the most "gourmet" of all America's great sandwiches. It's as simple as it is extravagant, and as far as cold lobster goes, this may be the ultimate way to enjoy Maine's famous crustaceans.

California Coleslaw
This recipe is a very fast and fresh twist on that boring old coleslaw. The dressing is surprisingly simple, but highly flavored. This is a great recipe for the busy cook, as it only takes a few minutes to put together.

Classic "Secret Sauce" for Hamburgers
The following 4 ingredient recipe is what you'll find on 90% of restaurant hamburgers claiming to be topped with a "secret sauce."

Old-Fashion Gingerbread Recipe with Lemon Glaze
This simple gingerbread recipe is a traditional American Christmas classic. It features a sweet and tangy lemon glaze that pairs perfectly with the deep, dark, richly spiced cake. While this gingerbread recipe is commonly served around the holidays, it's wonderful any time of the year when you need a quick and delicious dessert.

Succotash
A simple, tasty, and incredibly healthful combination of the Native American's "Three Sisters," corn, beans and squash. This simple stewed dish sustained these Native tribes for thousand of years.

Spicy Asian-Glazed Ling Cod
This super-easy and delicious spicy Asian-glazed ling cod recipe will require a trip to the nearest upscale grocery or health food store, but one taste and you won't regret the effort! This Asian-glazed ling cod recipe can also be done with virtually any other fish fillets.

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

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