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A Beginner's Guide to Cooking Turkey
That a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve is the biggest myth in all of American cookery. There is nothing to fear, but the fear of dry turkey itself. By following these five basic rules, you will guarantee a moist, delicious, and beautiful turkey every time. Proceed with confidence, joy, and the knowledge that since you are cooking the thanksgiving turkey, you won't have to wash any dishes!
Classic Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
This is the classic, traditional recipe for hearty beef stew that you grew up loving.
The "Perfect Turkey" Compound Butter
When it comes to roasting turkey, this technique is great for doing two very important things; flavoring the breast meat under the skin, and producing a beautifully browned breast. By pressing this flavorful butter in between the skin and flesh of the breast before roasting you will produce a turkey that tastes great, and looks like one of those holiday magazine covers!
How to Prepare Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef...
Prime rib of beef is a very popular and delicious
Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie Is a...
This delicious Kentucky bourbon chocolate walnut pie is traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby Horse race. This pie recipe is similar to the Melrose Inn's famous
Classic Turkey Gravy Recipe
This classic turkey gravy recipe is made right along side a roasting turkey. The neck is used to make a simple turkey stock, and the gravy recipe is finished with those delicious browned bits from the roasting pan.
Cooking Turkey for Beginners - An Easy...
The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. This step-by-step for how to cook a turkey will show a very easy method for producing a moist, delicious, and beautiful turkey every time. Page 2.
Potato Wedges Are a Fun Alternative To Regular,...
This crusty and delicious, oven-roasted potato wedges recipe are easy to make, and are a great alternative to French fries. These potato wedges are also sometimes called steak fries.
Basic All-American Brown Gravy
Making your own brown gravy recipe is about the same amount of work as using a packaged gravy mix. But, the taste of this gravy recipe is so superior to those artificially flavored packets; you'll never want to use them again!
Put a Twist on Tradition with Mashed Turnips
Turnips get a bad rap. This recipe for mashed turnips will convert non-believers.
DIY Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce
This is the classic Buffalo chicken wing sauce recipe. The Buffalo chicken wing was invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
Heavenly Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
Everyone loves loaded baked potatoes! Now enjoy that same great flavor combination in this super easy loaded mashed potato casserole recipe.
Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing - A Savory...
Italian sausage spices up this delicious thanksgiving dressing recipe. Even though this recipe can be used to stuff a turkey (which would make it a sausage stuffing, of course), it is best cooked separately.
How to Make New York-Style Pizza Dough
A basic recipe for New York Style pizza dough.
Authentic Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings
This is the original spicy Buffalo chicken wings recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. There are many Buffalo chicken wing recipes out there, but if you want to taste the
Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
This creative jalapeno popper dip recipe has the great spicy taste of fried jalapeno poppers without all the extra work.
Spice-Rubbed Seared Tuna Steaks with Balsamic...
When seared on the outside, and left rare in the middle, Ahi tuna has a delicious meaty flavor, and rich, buttery texture that will make even the most hardcore steak lover smile. Seared Ahi tuna steaks are not only easy to fix, but take just minutes to cook.
Turkey Roasting Timetable Chart
Wondering how long to cook a turkey? Use this chart for the cook time of a whole turkey per pound, stuffed and unstuffed.
Maryland-Style Crab Cakes
Recipe for classic Maryland Crab Cakes.
5 Ways to Make This Cincinnati 'Skyline' Chili...
This famous chili recipe was created by Nicholas Lambrinides, a Greek immigrant who founded a popular chain of chili restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1949. As you'll see, this chili is quite different from the more common southwest-style chili you're probably used to. Did I mention it's usually served over spaghetti and is ordered using a special code?
Classic Fresh Herb Turkey Stuffing with...
This classic bread dressing recipe is given a modern twist with fresh tarragon, an herb that pair perfectly with poultry. Use this dressing recipe to stuff a chicken or thanksgiving turkey, or cook it separately and serve along side.
One-Hour Thanksgiving Dinner— Not Kidding!
Follow these step-by-step instructions and you'll have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner on the table in under an hour—no kidding! Shopping list included.
Chicken Pot Pie
The chicken pot pie is a true American comfort food classic. It's the perfect way to use up leftover roast chicken, and you can use whatever vegetables you like.
A Basic Mushroom Gravy to Go with Your Steak
What isn't great topped with a nice mushroom gravy recipe? Whether served over steaks, meatloaf, or roast chicken, this versatile sauce is a winner. Easy to make, and so much better tasting than any jarred or packaged sauce mix. This basic mushroom gravy recipe can be made with chicken, beef or vegetable broth depending on how you plan to serve it.
Cabernet Cranberry Sauce
This quick and easy fresh cranberry sauce will make you forget you ever used that canned jellied stuff. This is the real deal; whole fresh cranberries cooked with a slash of red wine and orange, with just the right balance of sweetness and spice. This cranberry sauce is perfect with that holiday bird, or almost any other roast meat or game.
Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya
This jambalaya recipe is an easy, delicious version of one of America's great dishes. Jambalaya is soul food at its finest - hearty, satisfying, and deeply comforting. There are many variations of this Creole classic, but this sausage and shrimp version is my favorite jambalaya recipe.
8 Steps to Perfect 'Oven-Fried' Buffalo Chicken...
This easy oven method for making Buffalo chicken wings eliminates the need for messy deep-frying, and the results are crisp, golden-brown chicken wings ready to coat with your favorite sauce. Buffalo chicken wings are the perfect party food, so give this simple recipe a try.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Is Always a...
This great spinach and artichoke dip recipe comes from Kevin, from Closet Cooking. The great thing about spinach and artichoke dip, besides the fact it's a party favorite, is just how easy it is to make. Mix it up, bake to a bubbly, golden brown, and serve with your favorite breads and crackers.
America's 6 Most Popular Cuts of Steak...What's...
This list counts down and compares six of America's most popular cuts of steak. They all have their strong points, and if cooked properly, you can't go wrong with any of them. These comparisons may help you choose the perfect cut the next time you're planning a steak dinner.
An Italian-American Twist on Stuffed Cabbage...
This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is an Italian-American twist on an Eastern European classic. In addition to savory beef, the rice in the stuffing soaks up all the delicious flavors as the cabbage rolls slowly braise.
How to Make a REAL Texas Chili Recipe
What the difference between a real Texas chili recipe and other chili recipes? According to some,
5 Minutes To Make Your Own Horseradish Sauce
This horseradish sauce recipe is a fast, easy version of the classic cold sauce for roast beef. Horseradish sauce goes well with any cut of beef, from the expensive tenderloin and prime rib, to the common roast beef sandwich.
2 Steps to Make Cioppino, San Francisco's...
This great Cioppino recipe is a version of the City by the Bay's signature dish. Cioppino is a delicious stew featuring an array of fresh seafood in a flavorful tomato and wine sauce, just waiting for a large hunk of sourdough bread to be dunked into it! This Cioppino recipe is San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf in a bowl.
How to Make America's Most Famous 'Special...
Ever wonder what was in that famous special sauce that McDonalds put on all those Big Macs®? Well, our crack staff of American food investigators has uncovered the not-so-top-secret-anymore recipe. Now, your hamburgers can be just as special!
Basic Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Nothing fancy here, just a delicious, traditional cornbread dressing (also know as cornbread stuffing if used inside that holiday turkey). You can alter this basic cornbread dressing in many ways, such as adding sausage, peppers, or green onions.
Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash with...
This very simple cranberry and apple stuffed acorn squash recipe makes for a delicious, colorful side dish for any special holiday dinner. This was adapted from a stuffed acorn squash recipe from Elena at Elana's pantry.
Recipes for Enjoying Fresh Asparagus
Asparagus is America's favorite spring vegetable for a reason; it's delicious, packed with nutrients, fast to prepare, low calorie, and can be enjoyed in a huge array of recipes. Here are some easy asparagus recipes that really show off the versatility of this succulent spear.
Jazz Up Jiffy Cornbread wIth a Few Quick Tricks
This quick cornbread recipe pairs the cornbread with honey butter.
A Classic Dinner Roll Recipe
Homemade dinner rolls are surprisingly easy, and the taste is far superior to anything from a store. Few things make your kitchen smell as wonderful as fresh dinner rolls.
Maple-Glazed Yams Recipe
Simple and delicious, these maple-glazed yams are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday, or as an easy side dish for a weeknight meal. The maple really brings out the yam's natural sweetness and great flavor.
Toasted Almond Green Beans Recipe
This toasted almond green bean recipe is a holiday classic. It's also very simple to prepare and can be made ahead and reheated later. The almonds give the green beans a great texture, and make a basic vegetable side dish into something special.
Top Off Your Favorite Steak with an Easy Garlic...
Nothing beats the sight of a melting dollop of garlic butter slowly disappearing over a perfectly cooked steak! This easy to make garlic butter recipe is perfect for steak, chops, chicken, and even seafood recipes. Garlic butter will keep in the fridge, and can be made well in advance.
Try BBQ-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks at Your Next...
What's more fun to eat than a tasty chicken drumstick? Eating a tasty chicken drumstick covered with a thick, glistening barbecue glaze.
Vegetable Side Dish Recipes for Those Special...
Here are some great vegetable side dish ideas for your holiday table. Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other special occasion, these recipes will add color, flavor and variety to those special meals.
How to Make a Classic Blueberry Crisp
Is there any better way to enjoy blueberries than an old fashion blueberry crisp recipe? The dark, sweet-tart berries and that chewy, crisp top is one of the great combinations of all time. This blueberry crisp recipe is a tasty way to get these incredibly nutritious berries into your diet. Blueberries are on all the
London Broil: How to Marinade Your Way to Success
London broil is not a cut of beef, but instead a way to prepare it. London broil is usually made with a top round steak, but can also be done with flank steak, or sirloin steak. The secrets to a great London broil are a flavorful marinade and being sliced thinly against the grain. Leftover London broil makes great cold roast beef sandwiches.
Creamy Deviled Eggs Recipe
The addition of a little cream cheese to the traditional deviled eggs filling gives this recipe an interesting twist. Deviled eggs are a kitschy classic, and while people may poke fun, they're an American party food icon for a good reason!
Dressing and Bread Stuffing Recipes
Stuffing and dressing recipes are really the same thing, with stuffing being cooked inside the turkey, or other bird, and dressing recipes being cooked in a baking dish separately. No matter what they're called, these recipes can be used either way.
A Yummy (and Quick) Lemon Icing to Top Off...
This simple lemon icing recipe can be used for many baked goods, such as cookies, cakes, sweet breads, and pastries.
Make a Decadent Chocolate Lava Cake in 30 Minutes
Legend has it that this chocolate lava cake was the result of a major culinary disaster. The dessert was meant to be individual chocolate cakes, but a cook took them out of the ovens to soon, and the centers where still liquefied. Since there was no time to cook them further, the Chef simply introduced the dessert as chocolate “lava” cake!
Walnut Pie Recipe
Walnut pie is one of the simplest pie recipes there is, and makes a great dessert for any meal, especially those around the holidays. If you want, this walnut pie recipe may be altered with different nuts, such as pecans and macadamia.
Old-World Lamb Stew Is Delicious, Easy, and...
This is a classic, old-world, lamb stew recipe. It’s simple, delicious, and inexpensive to make. While there are many versions of this traditional lamb recipe, this one is very tasty, and comforting.
What Are Grits? The Answer Depends On Who You Ask
What the heck are grits? Here are all the answers you need to know about grits.
Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Fudge Cookies
This no-bake oatmeal chocolate fudge cookie recipe is perfect for those warm days when you want cookies, but don't want to turn on the oven. It also great when you just want some fast and delicious cookies!
Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge You Can Make at Home in...
This hot fudge sauce recipe, from Kelly Carámbula's blog, Eat Make Read, is originally from the Old Occidental Hotel in Muskegon, Michigan. With this easy dessert sauce recipe, you'll be enjoying you’re very own hot fudge sundae in just minutes.
Don't Miss: Roasted Beets with Orange Dressing
Although there are many ways to prepare beets, I’ve found that roasting is the best all-purpose method. There’s almost no preparation involved, and roasting concentrates the flavors and juices and gives the beets a firm, creamy texture. The sweet-tangy flavor of the orange dressing makes a wonderful accompaniment.
10 Favorite Foods America Gave the World
This impressive list of foods are all indigenous to America. Brought back to Europe and Asia by the early explorers, many of these ingredients are now key components in cuisines all around the globe. See why, thanks to America, the world is a much more delicious place!
Roast This Rosemary Garlic Lamb Shanks Recipe...
This slow-roasted lamb shanks recipe is such a great and easy way to enjoy lamb. This lamb recipe has only a few ingredients, but thanks to the long, slow cooking, the results are incredibly flavorful, succulent, fork-tender meat.
Southern-Style Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are fun, and easy to make. This recipe for deviled eggs uses sweet pickle relish and paprika.
Easy Beefy Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Americans love casseroles, and this shepherd's pie recipe ranks right up there for its ease, frugality, and homey goodness. Shepherd's pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are also great with ground turkey and beef.
Recipe for Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and...
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.
5-Star Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
A recipe for homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe that couldn't be easier or more comforting. Find more great comfort foods here.
This Classic American Potato Salad Is a True...
This classic potato salad recipe, featuring a traditional mayonnaise dressing and eggs, is the version many of us grew up. That's probably the reason this potato salad is such a popular American side dish.
Easy Lemon Chicken in Just 3 Steps
Try this classic American Lemon Chicken recipe made with browned chicken cutlets and a sauce of lemon juice, capers, butter and stock or wine. Find more great chicken cutlet recipes here.
One good reason not to skip the potatoes
You can't beat the comfort, ease and versatility of Classic Scalloped Potatoes. Thinly sliced and baked with half and half and grated cheese until brown and bubbly, these potatoes never disappoint.
Apple Cider and Sage Dressing Recipe
What better dressing to serve with the all-American bird than one made with the all-American apple. This aromatic, slightly sweet, and savory dressing goes very well with turkey, but also pairs nicely with roast goose, duck, chicken and pork.
Roast Christmas Goose Recipe
This delicious, apple and citrus-scented, roast goose recipe is an old-time Christmas dinner favorite. The young goose is given an overnight dunk in a poultry brine to add flavor, and make the meat even moister.
Wicked-Good Cranberry Sauce
This recipe for cranberry sauce adds just the right tough to the Thanksgiving day spread, and when the feast is over, it's a must for the post-holiday turkey sandwich—plus it's wicked good.
A Sweet Treat: Simple Pear Salad with Walnuts...
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.
A Yummy Side Dish: Easy, Seasonal Roast...
So simple, so healthy, so delicious! This versatile roasted pepper and vegetable recipe makes a great side dish for almost any meal. You can use any number of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and spices. The secret is a nice hot oven which will help caramelize the edges of the peppers, and give the roasted vegetables a deep, rich flavor.
Classic Beef Stew Recipe
Not only is this classic beef stew recipe delicious, it's also a frugal dish, since it uses inexpensive and flavorful chuck roast. The secret to this beef stew recipe is to brown the beef very well to get a deep, rich taste.
Get a Taste of New Orleans with This Creole...
Straight from New Orleans' famous French Quarter, this Creole favorite is simple to make, re-heats beautifully and is great for entertaining.
Chocolate Pie Crust Recipe
Tender, flaky and decadent describes this chocolate pie crust recipe. It's easy to make and great with all kinds of pie fillings.
Best Thanksgiving Pies
These top Thanksgiving pie recipes take the classics to a new level, each featuring a delectable twist. There's pumpkin with ginger, apple cranberry, maple pecan, pear, and a rustic apple tart. Find more great Thanksgiving recipes here.
Tuna Noodle Casserole Just Like the Mom Used To...
This casserole recipe is an American icon. Tuna noodle casserole is a comfort-food classic that is very simple to make, and a very frugal to serve. The crisp breadcrumb crust atop the creamy egg noodles is a combo that is hard to beat!
"Connecticut's Best" Apple Pie
This delicious apple pie recipe is a very close version of an award-winning recipe from the 2005 Connecticut State Fair. Connecticut has a long apple growing tradition, and they take their apple pies very seriously.
Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta
This Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta recipe is simple, delicious and so easy to make that it will become one of your standard dishes. Find more great shrimp and pasta recipes here.
Old Fashion Quaker Oats Meatloaf
This recipe is adapted from one that appeared on the Quaker oatmeal container. Oatmeal makes for a nice, and more nutritious, change of pace from the usual breadcrumbs binder.
Yankee Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast recipe uses a "7-bone" chuck roast (named for the shape of the bone therein), which is
Never Buy Garlic Mayo Again with This Basic...
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. There are many variations of this garlic mayonnaise - aioli recipe, but this is a standard base recipe, from which you can add any number of herbs and spices.
Beginner-Friendly Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe
This cornbread recipe is more on the moist and tender side than the dry and crumbly texture that many traditional recipes feature. This is a very easy to make cornbread recipe that always gets rave reviews.
This Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Only Takes 20...
Making your own homemade chocolate fudge is fun and easy, and you can customize the recipe in so many ways. Use this basic chocolate fudge recipe, but add a handful of your favorite nuts, dried fruits, or candy pieces.
Calling All Steak Lovers...This Ahi Tuna Recipe...
If you like steak, you will love this black pepper-crusted Ahi tuna steak recipe. This cut of tuna is best enjoyed medium-rare, like any great steak recipe, and the spicy pepper crust is perfect with this meaty fish.
Bake Your Own Baby Back Ribs
Yes, "baked barbecued" baby back ribs is an oxymoron, because if you bake ribs, you are certainly NOT
A Classic Lemon Curd Recipe Featuring Meyer...
This delicious lemon dessert topping is an old British recipe that came to America with the early English settlers. Lemon curd is a bit too intense to be eaten by itself, and is traditionally served as a sauce or topping alongside berry tarts, pies, cakes, and gingerbread. If you've never had homemade lemon curd you are missing out on one of the great dessert toppings of all time!
15 Minutes to Delicious Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
This garlic shrimp recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the garlic capital of the world.
How to Make Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken...
The term “Jerk” comes from the term “Jerky,” which comes from the Spanish “Charqui” (char-key), which is meat cooked over a slow wood fire. Today “Jerk” doesn’t refer to the cooking method, but the fiery spice mix rubbed on the meat before it’s grilled.
Believe it or Not: Low-Fat Fried Chicken Recipe
A low-fat Southern fried chicken? Yes! That's compared to other fried chicken recipes, not celery sticks! By using skinless chicken thighs, a low-fat buttermilk coating, and frying quickly in hot oil, this Southern fried chicken is significantly lower in fat than the traditional fried chicken recipes.
A Winning Recipe for Clams Casino
Clams casino is simply the best clam recipe ever. Whenever bacon and butter appear in the same recipe, you know you're in for a treat! Not only is clams casino an easy recipe to prepare, it can be made ahead of time and popped into the broiler whenever you're ready.
How to Get Perfect Medium-Rare Prime Rib with...
This easy method for cooking beautiful, medium-rare prime rib is perfect for novice cooks and experienced chefs alike.
Shrimp Etouffee That Will Melt Over Rice...
This shrimp etouffee recipe is an easy home-style version of the Creole classic. Etouffee recipes are usually served over rice, and can be made with all types of shellfish. Also, the heat in this etouffee recipe is simple to adjust to your tastes.
Walnut Cranberry Stuffing Recipe
A sweet and nutty stuffing recipe that's homey enough for a weeknight chicken, and fancy enough for that special holiday turkey. This stuffing also works beautifully as a dressing recipe cooked in the oven separately.
How to Make a Ridiculously Simple Tamale Pie
This tamale pie recipe is one of the great American casseroles. Spicy beef, sweet corn, and cheese, sandwiched between layers of corn bread. This tamale pie is simple to make, and uses Jiffy corn muffin mix to speed things up.
An Illustrated Guide to Making Shrimp and...
Step-by-step instructions and photos for make a perfect pot of Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.
5 Minutes to Fresh Roasted Garlic Made at Home
Roasting whole garlic bulbs is an easy and delicious method, and the sweet, soft cloves can be used in countless ways. Roasted garlic cloves are a great garnish for a main course, like roasted chicken, and can also be mashed up and added to dressings and sauces.
Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake with Homemade...
This cake with dark chocolate frosting is an irresistible temptation, perfect for a birthday celebration or dinner party.
This Mushroom Veggie Burger Anything But Bland...
This mushroom burger recipe is adapted from
World's Best Carrot Cake Recipe
If someone did a list of the greatest cake/frosting combinations of all time, this carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting has to be at the top. This carrot cake recipe also has pineapple, pecans, and walnuts which all add to its moist, crunchy goodness.
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Swirled with raspberry jam, this Raspberry Cheesecake is as pretty to look at as it is delicious. Find more tested and great-tasting recipes here.
Classic Egg Salad Recipe
Whether you're making it from scratch, or using up those leftover Easter eggs, this traditional egg salad recipe is delicious. Egg salad also makes a nice addition to other classic American sandwiches such as tuna salad, or a BTL.
Crock-Pot Coca-Cola Ham with Orange Juice and...
Coca Cola ham combines two Southern food favorites. Easter is the perfect time to try this easy Coca Cola ham recipe.
Classic Tuna Casserole...Truly a Quintessential...
The quintessential American casserole recipe. Once the brunt of jokes by food snobs, this tuna casserole recipe, if properly made, is a very delicious and satisfying, one-dish meal. Tuna noodle casserole deserves its rightful place on the list of classic American recipes.
New Year’s Day Tradition –...
A look at the New Year's traditional foods of the South: black-eyed peas and greens. Eating these foods will bring you luck in the new year.
Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Fresh apples give this butternut squash soup recipe a sweet kick. Butternut squash soup is very easy to make, and can be made well in advance and reheated.
5 New Mashed Potato Recipes to Match with Your...
The great thing about plain, old fashion mashed potatoes is that they go with almost any meat, poultry or seafood recipe. However, sometimes the occasion calls for something a little more adventurous. Here you'll find five easy and flavorful variations on the classic mashed potato.
Homemade Garlic Flatbread
This homemade garlic flatbread recipe is very simple, and if you haven't tasted freshly made flatbread before, you should give this a try. When you compare this delicious garlic-scented version to store-bought, it's no contest.
Classic American Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This is my version of a classic pumpkin pie recipe. Pumpkin pie is a traditional holiday dessert, and also one of the easiest pie recipes there is. Often served with whipped cream, pumpkin pie is also wonderful with vanilla ice cream.
A 5-Minute Shake and Serve Red Wine Vinaigrette
This red wine vinaigrette salad dressing recipe uses the easiest method ever invented for getting perfectly emulsified vinaigrette! The secret is a touch of Dijon that, when shaken, keeps the oil and vinegar mixed together. That's the signature of any great salad dressing.
Vanilla Custard Fruit Tart
Nothing can quite compare to the looks and taste of a this Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit Tart.
Cream of Pumpkin Soup
This rich and delicious soup is perfect for any holiday table. This easy version skips the messy, and time-consuming chore of cooking and pureeing fresh pumpkins. As most chefs will tell you, pure canned pumpkin will have a better flavor than that fresh pumpkin patch gourd you picked yourself. Save that for the front porch!
Caramelized Onion and Garlic Keeps the Chicken...
This caramelized onion and garlic chicken recipe is easy to prepare, and delicious to eat. The onion and garlic mixture keeps the chicken moist and tender.
How to Make Beef Stew
Beef stew, hearty, satisfying and full of flavor.
Skip the Restaurant and Make Your Own Buffalo...
This is a variation on the classic Buffalo chicken wings recipe. This simple hot wings recipe is perfect for any party, and works with a number of dips.
Roasted Cauliflower Makes an Easy, Delicious...
This Indian spice roasted cauliflower represents one of the home cook's most valued things; a simple, easy and deliciously different vegetable side dish.
Soul Food – History and Definition
A useful primer on the history of soul food, some basic information on what soul food is, and a discussion of the distinction between soul food and southern food.
Yellow Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream...
Every home baker needs this Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe at their fingertips; it's the perfect cake for a birthday or special celebration, or just to have sitting on the kitchen counter. Find more great cake recipes here.
Horseradish Deviled Eggs Recipe
The addition of a little horseradish to the traditional deviled eggs filling gives this recipe a spicy twist. Deviled eggs are a party classic, and this version will make a great change of routine.
New York Cheesecake
This New York cheesecake recipe is surprisingly simple to make, and the results are always creamy and delicious. New York-style cheesecake is America's most popular version, with very good reason. If you've always wanted to taste an authentic New York cheesecake give this simple recipe a try.
Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole Recipe
This rich and decadent blue cheese and green bean casserole recipe is for those special occasion meals when you aren’t going to be counting the calories. This green bean casserole makes a wonderful side dish for a grilled steak, and is also great for those holiday dinners.
Cranberry-Oatmeal Muffins
An easy Cranberry Oatmeal Muffin recipe that will quickly become a favorite combination. Just measure, mix and bake! Find more great muffin recipes here.
A Spicy Cajun Sausage and Chicken Gumbo Recipe
This classic American recipe is a spicy, meaty, comforting Cajun stew, traditionally served with rice and Andouille sausage.
Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Gravy
This mouth-watering, easy meatballs and gravy recipe will become one of your go to slow-cooker dishes. Plus, the recipe makes great party fare—just double the recipe and make the meatballs slightly smaller.
Oven-Baked Steak Fries
Crispy and full of flavor, these Oven-Baked Steak Fries are also very easy to make. And after you make these, try the Garlic-Herb, Spicy and Cheese variations included. Find more great American recipes here.
Try Something Different -- Spicy Buffalo Chili...
This spicy chili recipe uses buffalo, or bison meat, instead of the usual ground beef. Buffalo chili is lower in fat and calories than a beef chili since buffalo are a leaner animal. Native Indians were cooking bison and chilies for centuries before
My Favorite Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie...
Toll House chocolate chip cookies are clearly America's favorite cookie recipe. This is my favorite version of the original Toll House recipe, and makes large, chewy-in-the-center, crisp-on-the-edges, chocolate chip cookies.
Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
These baked acorn squash are most at home on a table with large, roasted pieces of meat.
Quick and Easy Restaurant-Style Chicken Marsala
Most chicken Marsala recipes call for the chicken to be pounded out thin before cooking, but this chicken Marsala recipe uses the whole breast for a moister, and easier version. Chicken Marsala is a classic dish in Italian-American restaurants, and now you can make a delicious version at home.
Braised Oxtails with Carrots, Parsnips and...
Oxtail recipe for slow-cooked, succulent oxtails. Oxtail recipe that can be used on the stove or in crockpot.
Stuffed Peppers Recipe
This stuffed peppers recipe is a classic and delicious way to use up leftover rice. Of course, these stuffed peppers are so tasty you'll find yourself cooking rice just to make a batch. Thanks to Michelle Fabio, from the blog Bleeding Espresso, for sharing this great recipe with us. Stuffed peppers are a very versatile recipe and can be made using pork, lamb, or turkey instead of beef.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
The all-American chocolate chip gets a seasonal makeover in this delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe.
How to Make an Easy Veal Stew Over Egg Noodles
An easy veal stew that's incredibly tender and delicious served over egg noodles. It's a wonderful stew for a family dinner or to serve to company.
Sour Cream Potato Salad Recipe
A tangy sour cream dressing turns a basic potato salad recipe into something special. This potato salad recipe can be done with russet, red, or gold potatoes.
Pecan and Apricot Dressing and Poultry Stuffing...
This delicious savory dressing/stuffing recipe combines rich pecans, with sweet, tart dried apricots. You can use it for stuffing turkey, or other poultry, or serve it along side roast pork, or even a prime rib of beef.
Whether You Eat It Hot or Cold, Buttermilk...
Traditional southern fried chicken recipes are simply chicken dusted in flour and fried crisp, but this delicious variation uses a buttermilk bath for a tangy twist. This buttermilk fried chicken is great hot, but also makes a wonderful picnic item served cold.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe
This pumpkin bundt cake recipe is moist, soft and very easy to make. Unlike most pumpkin cake recipes, this one is not heavily spiced, so the pumpkin shines through.
Classic Crispy Edged Cast Iron Cornbread
Until you try this recipe you've never really had true American cornbread before! By the way, this is just one of the many great reasons to own a cast iron skillet.
Creamy Macaroni and Cottage Cheese Casserole...
The addition of cottage cheese and sour cream turns the ordinary macaroni and cheese into a deliciously creamy casserole.
Caramel Apple Pie - Step by Step
This apple pie recipe is super easy, but is unusual in it's construction. It contains no flour or other starch in the filling to bind it together. The filling is basically caramelized apples, glued together with the natural pectin from the apple skins, and a glossy, clear, just thick enough, apple syrup.
Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe
This Kentucky butter cake recipe features a moist, old-fashion Bundt cake soaked with a beautiful buttery glaze. Special thanks to Rebecca from the blog Ezra Pound Cake, for sharing this great butter cake recipe.
Five Recipes Every Soul Food Cook Should Know
Whether you’re an expert on soul food cooking or you’re learning your way through the recipes, here are five soul food recipes you should know.
5 Ingredients to Simple Roasted Artichokes
Artichokes are so naturally delicious that it's best not to complicate things when preparing these nutritious thistles. This artichoke recipe uses a very simple roasting technique to concentrate the flavors. The artichokes made using this recipe can be eaten hot, warm, or chilled.
The Difference Between Chicken-Fried and...
History of chicken-fried steak and country-fried steak and a look at the similarities and differences of chicken-fried steak and country-fried steak.
6 Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf
Some simple tips and tricks to achieving a moist, and perfectly cooked meatloaf every time.
Buttermilk Jalapeno Cornbread
This great buttermilk jalapeno cornbread recipe has just the right balance between heat and sweet. Also, this cornbread has no baking powder, which gives many cornbread recipes an aftertaste. If you don't like jalapenos, feel free to leave them out and this moist, easy cornbread recipe will still come out wonderfully.
Smothered Pork Chops Are a Southern Comfort...
Smothered pork chops are a southern comfort classic featuring pan-fried pork chops covered in a simple, but super savory onion gravy. This smothered pork chops recipe is great over rice, which soaks up the delicious sauce.
'Salt and Pepper' Skirt Steak Recipe Proves...
This "salt and pepper" grilled skirt steak recipe is so easy because the seasonings are so simple. Skirt
Make a Smoked Salmon Bagel That Stands Apart...
This open-face smoked salmon bagel makes for a great breakfast or brunch offering. Most grocery stores sell pre-sliced smoked salmon, which makes this recipe a snap.
Crockpot Cajun Red Beans and Rice
This is a very easy recipe for red beans and rice. Now anyone can enjoy the Cajun staple of red beans and rice.
Classic Lemon Meringue Pie recipe
Lemon Meringue pie is a year-round American favorite. Take one bite and you'll know why, the tangy lemon filling topped with billowing puffs of meringue is a heavenly combination.
Succotash
One could argue Succotash is the original "American food." While this Native American recipe always contained
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