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5 Easy One Pot Meals
These classic comfort food dishes are great any time of year, but their warm heartiness make these stews and casseroles for colder months.
Classic Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
This is the classic, traditional recipe for hearty beef stew that you grew up loving.
How to Make New York-Style Pizza Dough
A basic recipe for New York Style pizza dough.
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.
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
Learn how to sauté
Sautéing is one of the simplest ways to cook and a good technique for preparing a wide variety of foods. Learn how to use this quick and easy cooking method to create delicious dishes.
Maryland-Style Crab Cakes
Recipe for classic Maryland Crab Cakes.
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.
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.
10 Delicious Ways To Cook Musrooms
Mushrooms are not just prized for their deep earthy flavor and meaty texture, they also are good for you. Here are 10 delicious ways to enjoy them, plus some tips on storage and cleaning this favorite fungi
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!
Classic Beef Stew recipe
Nothing compares to the homey flavor of this classic Beef and Vegetable Stew. Find more great stew recipes here.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Make Your Own Flour Tortillas with This Simple...
This homemade flour tortillas recipe is very easy, and if you've never tasted fresh flour tortillas before, you should really give this a try. When you compare these light and delicious tortillas to store-bought, there really is no comparison.
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.
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.
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.
Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
This creative jalapeno popper dip recipe has the great spicy taste of fried jalapeno poppers without all the extra work.
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?
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!
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.
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.
Great egg dishes never get old.
Here are 10 ideas to make the most out of the eggs in your fridge—morning, noon and night.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Step-by-step instructions and photos for make a perfect pot of Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Easy Steak Fajitas recipe
These steak fajitas are quick and easy to assemble. Marinating the meat overnight makes it tender and flavorful.
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.
This Mushroom Veggie Burger Anything But Bland...
This mushroom burger recipe is adapted from
A Simple, Tasty Honey Lime Glazed Grilled Ahi...
This very simple glaze recipe is great paired with meaty Ahi tuna fillets. The tangy limes and the sweet honey work so well with the subtle smokiness from the grill. This grilled Ahi tuna recipe is best if the fish is cooked medium-rare.
Tropical and Tangy Mango Salsa Is a Perfect...
Mango salsa is a very popular topping for grilled salmon in restaurants, but not as common at home, which is a shame since it's so easy to do well. The tropical and tangy topping is a perfect match with smoky fish.
10 Terrific American Barbecue Sauce Recipes
Here is a great collection of barbecue sauce recipes from all across America. From thick and sweet, to thin and tangy, these barbecue sauces are all fast and easy to make. No matter which meat you decide to barbecue, one of these delicious sauce recipes will work perfectly.
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.
Bake Your Own Baby Back Ribs
Yes, "baked barbecued" baby back ribs is an oxymoron, because if you bake ribs, you are certainly NOT
How to Make Beef Stew
Beef stew, hearty, satisfying and full of flavor.
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.
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.
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.
Shepherd's Pie with Potato Topping
This Shepherd's Pie is simple and delicious a mix of ground turkey and vegetables in a sauce with a topping of mashed potatoes; it's comfort at its best. Find more great-tasting recipes here.
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.
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!
Easy Asparagus Soup
This asparagus soup recipe is a great example of the less-is-more school of cooking. It's just a simple puree of asparagus with a bit of cream. The result is a delicious asparagus soup that tastes like…asparagus!
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.
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.
Garlicky Marinated Mushrooms
A foolproof recipe and a real crowd-pleaser, it's hard to eat just one of these marinated mushrooms.
Day-Old Bread Gains New Life With This Crispy...
Making your own croutons turns a good salad into a great salad. This crouton recipe is intended to garnish a Caesar salad, but will work on almost anything.
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.
Vanilla Custard Fruit Tart
Nothing can quite compare to the looks and taste of a this Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit Tart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
'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
Grilled Beef Short Ribs
The meat on these Grilled Beef Short Ribs is so tender that it falls right off the bone. Find more great rib recipes here.
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.
Make Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough at Home
Wolfgang Puck is famous for a lot of great food, but if you had to choose the one item for which he would be most well known, it would be his delicious pizzas. Wolfgang Puck changed the way Americans looked at the pizza forever. This is his signature pizza dough recipe.
A Quick and Simple Recipe for Balsamic Salad...
Balsamic salad dressings are very popular on restaurant menus because of their sweet, mild flavor. So delicious and easy to whisk together, this balsamic salad dressing should be a regular in your dressing recipe repertoire.
The Famous Garbage Plate of Rochester, New York
Truly one of America's oddest dishes, the garbage plate's story is as strange as it's combination of ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ultimate Meat Lasagna Recipe (No Really, We...
I know everyone thinks theirs is the ultimate lasagna recipe, but with twice the meat and cheese filling as most recipes, this lasagna really is the ultimate! Once your sauce is made, and your lasagna noodles are cooked, putting this famous Italian-American casserole together really isn't too hard. This is a perfect choice for feeding large groups.
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.
"The Best" Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
This easy marinade really makes this grilled flank steak recipe the crowd-pleaser it is. The nice thing about flank steak is it has a thin end and a thicker end, so some can have it a little rarer, and some a little more well done.
Santa Maria, California's Favorite: Grilled...
The town of Santa Maria, near Santa Barbara, California, is famous for its delicious grilled tri-tip recipe. Tri-tip is a great piece of beef for the grill, and this West Coast barbecue favorite makes a nice change of pace from the more common Texas or Southern barbecue recipes.
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
There are, of course, countless ways to make quiche, but this Spinach and Mushroom Quiche recipe is one that’s always dependably good – either for family brunch or an informal gathering of friends.
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Nothing beats a great bowl of shrimp and sausage gumbo, and you won't go wrong with this recipe. it delvers an extraordinary dish with not much effort.
Skip Store-Bought: A Perfect Ceasar Salad...
As the story goes, America's most popular restaurant salad dressing was invented by Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico. This Caesar salad dressing recipe can also be used as a vegetable dip or sandwich spread.
10 Easy Weeknight Dinners
Armed with these recipes, you'll be able to get dinner on the table quickly - and the best part is your family will love it.
Make Your Own Classic Ranch Dressing in 5 Minutes
Ranch dressing is not only one of America's most popular salad dressings, it's probably its most popular dip. Ranch dressing is delicious served with everything from raw vegetables to fried chicken wings.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
This sweet and tart Strawberry Rhubarb pie recipe is prize winning! Find more great pie recipes here.
Easy Homemade Kansas City Barbecue Sauce
Kansas City barbecue sauce is probably America's most popular barbecue sauce recipe. Rich, dark, thick, sweet, and tangy, this barbecue sauce recipe is great on everything from smoked beef brisket, to the classic rack of pork ribs.
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.
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.
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!
Say adios to store-bough guacamole.
Say "adios" to store-bought guacamole. This is the real thing, and it's super easy to make. The secret
Crazy-Delicious (and fast) Salmon Recipes
Salmon is not only versatile, it's quick-cooking and delivers a healthy dose of nutrients in every bite. Try one of these recipes, all featuring this favorite fish as the star.
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!
"The Best" Barbecue Chicken Recipe
This technique for barbecue chicken makes for a really juicy bird, with a delicious thick glaze of barbecue sauce, without the dreaded burnt skin. Since the chicken is barbecued almost all the way with the skin side up on the grill, the sauce can cook on to the surface without being burned by the grill's flames.
"No Flip" Grilled Salmon Recipe
If you love the smoky flavor of grilled salmon, but hate risking disaster trying to flip it, then this
A Perfect Appetizer: Garlic and Herb Saut&eacut...
This garlic and herb sautéed bell pepper recipe can be used as an appetizer, as part of an antipasto platter, or a colorful side dish. The bell pepper strips cook up quickly, and are at their sweet and savory best paired with the garlic and herbs. This sautéed pepper recipe is a great way to enjoy this nutritious summer vegetable.
5 Ingredients to This Simple Honey Dijon Salad...
This popular honey Dijon salad dressing recipe is great for all types of salads, but especially good with the more bitter greens, as the sweetness in the dressing works well with those more pronounced flavors. This honey Dijon salad dressing recipe is also a great basting sauce for grilled meats.
Yankee Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast recipe uses a "7-bone" chuck roast (named for the shape of the bone therein), which is
Italian Sausage and Peppers: Savory, Sweet, and...
In the northeast part of the country, this Italian sausage and peppers recipe will be found at virtually every block party, county fair, family reunion, or any other gathering where people are grilling sausage. Italian sausage topped with sweet and tangy peppers is such a classic combination; it's hard to imagine one without the other.
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.
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks
These Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks are tender and flavorful, one of the best beef cuts for the grill. Find more grilled recipes here.
Put a Twist on Tradition with Mashed Turnips
Turnips get a bad rap. This recipe for mashed turnips will convert non-believers.
Top Five Choices for Great Grilled Seafood
Unfortunately, most seafood doesn't fare well on the hot grates. The best way to avoid these problems is to choose seafood that can take the high-heat, and still hold together. Here are the top five choices when it comes to easy, delicious, and disaster-free grilling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Recipe
This lemon caper butter sauce recipe is one of the simplest seafood sauces there is; it's also one of the most delicious! This lemon caper butter sauce is usually served with seafood, but it's also delicious with chicken, veal, or grilled vegetables.
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.
6 Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf
Some simple tips and tricks to achieving a moist, and perfectly cooked meatloaf every time.
Sloppy Joes Recipe
The secret to a great Sloppy Joe sandwich is slowly simmering the beef and sauce down into a rich, tender paste. You should always serve Sloppy Joes with a fork, but you should never need to use it.
Sauteed Scallops and Asparagus in White Wine...
Scallops and asparagus are a terrific combination and the white wine butter sauce in this simple and elegant recipe really brings them together.
The Perfect Potato Salad
Nothing beats a Classic Potato Salad, especially when the dressing is made with some chopped pickes and horseradish. Find more great potato salad recipes here.
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!
10 Cakes for Celebrating
A collection of layer cakes, cupcakes and cheesecakes worthy of a celebration.
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.
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.
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.
Sautéed Clamshell Mushrooms
This simple sautéed clamshell mushrooms recipe makes a perfect garnish for steak, but also can be used to top a chicken breast, pork chop, or even a bowl of pasta. If you can't find clamshell mushrooms, also known as brown beech mushrooms, this recipe will work with regular button mushrooms.
Vegetable Lasagna
Vegetable lasagna is like a sandwich: you can put anything between the layers and it’s still lasagna. Pile on tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables, and what-have-you: the more fillings, the more irresistible, and I agree!
You're Only 5 Minutes From Easy Honey-Brined...
You will be surprised how much moister your boneless-skinless chicken breasts are when you give them a soak in this simple honey brine.
Garlic Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and grits are a great dinner option. This recipe for shrimp and grits is quick and easy.
A Delicious Pot Roast with Only 10 Ingredients
This pot-roasted beef chuck recipe really shows how great just a few ingredients can be. The beef is roasted long and slow with aromatic vegetables, and the result is fork-tender chuck roast topped with delicious natural juices.
Sauteed Chicken French in White Wine Sauce
This not-French recipe is a distant cousin to an Italian sautéed veal dish called vitello francese, which uses a sauce similar to ones used in France. The recipe came to New York City with the first wave of Italian-American immigrants, and became known as
Classic Chili Con Carne Recipe
This is a classic American chili con carne recipe. No secret ingredients, special cooking techniques, or rare, heirloom beans. This very easy chili recipe features a lot of meat, some beans, and a whole lot of satisfying flavor.
Lazy Man's Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe
By cooking this beef brisket recipe in the oven first, and then glazing with barbecue sauce on the grill
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.
Memphis Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Memphis barbecue sauce is considered by many barbecue enthusiasts to be the best all-purpose barbecue sauce recipe. It has a great balance between hot, sweet and tangy. It's traditionally served with pork, but works just fine with beef and chicken.
Easy Turkey Pot Pie
Nothing seems to satisfy more that this Easy Turkey Pot Pie recipe topped with puff pastry. It's delicious way to use up leftovers.
9 Secret Sauces to Step Up Your Burger Game
Anyone can grill a burger, but it's how you dress them that separates the mundane from the memorable. All these versatile burger sauce recipes can be made well ahead of time, and work whether you're cooking in the kitchen, or grilling in the backyard.
Dr. Baker's Original "Cornell Chicken" Recipe
This central New York specialty was invented by Dr. Robert Baker, a professor at New York's Cornell University. He wanted to create a delicious way to grill smaller chickens, so that the local farms could sell more birds, sell them sooner, and more affordably. One taste of his Cornell chicken recipe and you'll know why he was so successful.
How to Make Old-Fashioned Southern Meatloaf...
A great, old fashion, Southern-style meatloaf recipe that uses pork and beef for very moist, flavorful results. The molasses and ketchup glaze gives this meatloaf a beautiful, shiny finish. Get those buttermilk mashed potatoes ready!
Make Your Own Homemade Pastrami Without a Smoker
Making true pastrami at home takes many days of curing and then the meat has to be smoked. This faux-pastrami uses and already cured corned beef and one secret ingredient to get something very close to same flavors, but only take one day to make.
Italian Dressing Recipe
This simple Italian dressing recipe uses a very easy method for achieving perfectly emulsified vinaigrette. The tiny dash of Dijon, when shaken, keeps the oil and vinegar mixed together for a restaurant-quality salad dressing.
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.
Santa Maria Style Beans Recipe
This Santa Maria style beans recipe is a classic side dish for California's famous barbecued tri tip of beef. Santa Maria style beans are traditionally made using pinquito beans, which are small pink beans native to that part of California, but any dried bean will work for this great barbecue side dish.
Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters Recipe
This easy sweet corn fritter recipe is a great way to enjoy summer's bounty of fresh corn. These corn fritters can be a snack, or a tasty side dish for barbecued meats.
Chicken Piccata - Chicken with Lemon and Caper...
Chicken piccata is a very popular item in Italian-American restaurants, and can be easily adapted for the home. Not only is chicken piccata very delicious, it's also very fast and easy.
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.
Creamy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
This melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cookie recipe comes from Kim Nguyen and her blog, Lovin' from the Oven. For a slightly more decadent peanut butter cookie, Kim suggests adding some chocolate chips or M&M's to the recipe.
Sole Dore Recipe
Old-fashioned, reliable Sole Dore recipe. Enjoy lightly battered fish finished with an easy lemon caper sauce with this recipe that serves four.
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.
Simple Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Butter
This very simple asparagus recipe really brings out the fresh flavor of the spears. Lemon and garlic butter is great on anything, but especially tender, grilled asparagus!

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