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American Food: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Prepare Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef...
Perfect prime rib is an easy undertaking if you follow a few key steps. The most important is using an
Classic Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
This is a very basic beef stew. It’s easy, delicious and inexpensive to make. While there are hundreds
Steak Fry-Style Garlic and Herb Potato Wedges
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.
Loaded Potato Casserole Recipe
Everyone loves loaded baked potatoes! Now enjoy that same great flavor combination in this super easy loaded mashed potato casserole recipe.
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.
How to Make New York-Style Pizza Dough
A basic "Big Apple" pizza dough recipe. This pizza dough is built for that signature thin-crust, "fold-able"
Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
This creative jalapeno popper dip recipe has the great spicy taste of fried jalapeno poppers without all the extra work.
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.
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.
Maryland-Style Crab Cakes
An easy and authentic version of this Maryland classic. The key to Maryland crab cakes is not to over
Authentic Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings
This is the original spicy Buffalo chicken wings recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. You can adjust
Easy Lemon Chicken
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.
Traditional Easter Bread Recipe
This is my Italian-American family's traditional Easter bread recipe, but most "old-world" cultures have
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!
Classic Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe
Roast leg of lamb is one of the easiest "special occasion" recipes there is. The simple herb, lemon,
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.
Gilroy Garlic Shrimp Recipe
This garlic shrimp recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the "Garlic Capital of the World."
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.
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!
Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
What's more fun to eat than a tasty chicken drumstick? Eating a tasty chicken drumstick covered with a thick, glistening barbecue glaze.
McDonalds Famous "Special Sauce"
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!
Chocolate Lava Cake
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!
America's Most Popular Steaks at a Glance
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.
Classic Dinner Rolls 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.
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 Lemon Curd
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!
Slow-Roasted 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.
Cioppino - San Francisco's Famous Seafood Stew
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.
What the Heck are Grits?
What the heck are grits? Here are all the answers you need to know about grits.
Simple Roasted Artichokes Recipe
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.
Coca-Cola Crockpot Ham
Coca Cola ham combines two Southern food favorites. Easter is the perfect time to try this easy Coca Cola ham recipe.
Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie Recipe
Kentucky bourbon chocolate walnut pie is traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby Horse race.
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Mango Salsa
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.
Lemon Icing Recipe
This simple lemon icing recipe can be used for many baked goods, such as cookies, cakes, sweet breads, and pastries.
Ground Beef and Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe
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.
Seared Black Pepper-Crusted Ahi Tuna Steaks
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.
Southern-Style Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are fun, and easy to make. This recipe for deviled eggs uses sweet pickle relish and paprika.
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.
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.
Traditional Potato Salad
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.
"Oven-Fried" Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
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.
Steakhouse Garlic Butter Recipe
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.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe
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.
Lamb Stew
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.
Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole
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!
Old Fashion Hot Fudge Recipe
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.
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.
Mashed Turnips
Turnips get a bad rap. This recipe for mashed turnips will convert non-believers.
Blueberry Crisp
Is there any better way to enjoy blueberries than an old fashion blueberry crisp recipe? The dark, sweet-tart
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Croutons
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.
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.
"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.
Roasted Peppers and Seasonal Vegetables
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.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
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.
Mushroom Gravy Recipe
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.
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!
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?
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
A recipe for homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe that couldn't be easier or more comforting. Find more great comfort foods here.
Lemon and Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Recipe
Lemon and yogurt have been used as a marinade for grilled chicken recipes for centuries. This grilled chicken recipe is very simple and the yogurt marinade keeps the chicken tender and moist. The marinade also adds a subtly tangy, and delicious flavor.
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. It uses a simple formula to calculate the cooking time, and most of the work is done with the oven off! This method is specifically designed for smaller prime ribs, under 8 pounds. It is also calibrated to produce a perfect, medium-rare slice of beef. Page 4.
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.
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.
"Salt and Pepper" Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe
This "salt and pepper" grilled skirt steak recipe is so easy because the seasonings are so simple. Skirt
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.
Honey Dijon Salad Dressing Recipe
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.
Open-Face Smoked Salmon Bagel
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.
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.
Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
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.
Italian-Style Braised Rabbit Recipe
If they don't already carry them, most butchers can order you a whole rabbit. They will also cut it into serving size pieces for you, which will turn this braised rabbit recipe into a very easy to make dish. Braising is a great way to prepare a rabbit recipe since it helps keep the meat moist and flavorful.
Garlic Spaghetti - "Spaghetti Aglio e Olio"
This is know as Spaghetti "Aglio e Olio" in Italy (which means "garlic" and "oil"), and is by far that
Boston Bacon Baked Beans Recipe
They don't call Boston "Beantown" for nothing. This bacon-spiked Boston baked beans side dish recipe
Potatoes Romanoff
This great potato side dish recipe is adapted from one by Chef John Schenk from the Strip House in Las Vegas, NV. He calls it potatoes Romanoff, and says he learned it from his mother back in Buffalo, NY.
Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
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.
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.
Broiled Rainbow Trout with Lemon Parsley Brown...
One of the simplest of all seafood accompaniments, this classic brown butter sauce is perfect with the mild flavored trout. This easy broiled rainbow trout recipe is perfect for beginner fish cooks.
Grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip Recipe
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.
Quick Cornbread with Honey-Butter
This quick cornbread recipe pairs the cornbread with honey butter.
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.
Indian Spice Roasted Cauliflower
This Indian spice roasted cauliflower represents one of the home cook's most valued things; a simple, easy and deliciously different vegetable side dish.
Creole Jambalaya
Straight from New Orleans' famous French Quarter, this Creole favorite is a descendant of the Spanish paella. Featuring local ingredients, and a healthy dose of French flair, Jambalaya has been a Louisiana favorite for over a century. This simple Jambalaya recipe is easy to make, re-heats beautifully, and is great for entertaining.
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.
Mediterranean-Spiced Loin Lamb Chops Recipe
The Mediterranean-style spice and herb mix is the secret in this succulent lamb chop recipe. After being marinated and grilled, these loin lamb chops are tender, juicy, and flavorful.
Oven 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.
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.
Mediterranean Tuna Spaghetti Recipe - Spaghetti...
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.
Classic Ranch Dressing Recipe
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.
Top Recipes for Hard-Boiled Eggs
Whether you're looking for ideas to use up leftovers, or you're starting from scratch, these recipes feature the simple and delicious hard-boiled egg in a variety of tasty treatments.
New England Clam Chowder
Here is a very simple and easy version of the classic and creamy New England clam chowder.
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.
Real Texas Chili
What the difference between a real Texas chili recipe and other chili recipes? According to some, "real"
Simple Homemade Chocolate Fudge Recipe
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.
Honey Lime Glazed Grilled Ahi Tuna Recipe
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.
Deli-Style Red Potato Salad Recipe
This deli-style red potato salad recipe is delicious with all your favorite sandwiches, as well as alongside a spicy rack of ribs at the next cookout. Red potatoes work so well in potato salad recipes since they don't fall apart after being cooked.
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!
Caramelized Onion and Garlic 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.
Classic Cocktail Sauce Recipe
There is no reason to buy cocktail sauce when the recipe for making homemade cocktail sauce is so simple. While usually used on cold seafood, cocktail sauce is also delicious on things like crab cakes and fried calamari.
Easy 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.
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.
10 Foods America Gave to 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!
8 Super Easy Shrimp Recipes
You have to love shrimp! So easy to prepare, cooks in just a few minutes, and it’s one of the most versatile seafood ingredients there is. Shrimp is sold many different ways, but frozen, raw shrimp works the best for most recipes. Many stores even sell frozen shrimp already deveined, which can save you lots of prep-time.
Basic Aioli Recipe - A Garlic Mayonnaise Spread...
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.
"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.
Secret Sauces for Super Burgers!
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.
Easy Steak Fajitas recipe
These steak fajitas are quick and easy to assemble. Marinating the meat overnight makes it tender and flavorful.
Beef Teriyaki Recipe
Whether it's chicken or beef, teriyaki is probably the most popular Japanese recipe in America. Teriyaki
Fresh Farmer's Cheese Recipe
This farmer's cheese recipe will show you how fun and easy it is making your own fresh white cheese at home. This cheese recipe uses plain milk, requires no special equipment, and produces a homemade cheese that's a sort of cross between cream cheese and a ricotta.
Balsamic and Rosemary Roast Pork Loin Recipe
Sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar makes a great marinade for this roast pork loin recipe. As the pork loin roasts, the marinade is used as a basting liquid, and when the meat's cooked it's served as a delicious sauce with the tender slices.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Vanilla cake and strawberry frosting are a classic combination and work perfect together in this pretty cupcake recipe.
Garlic and Herb-Rubbed Lamb Chops
This garlic and herb-rubbed lamb chops recipe features a classic combination of flavors, which really enhances the lamb's natural goodness. Lamb loin chops are easy to find in the market, and can be cooked by grilling, broiling, or even pan-frying.
Spicy Three-Bean Vegetable Chili Recipe
This spicy three-bean vegetable chili recipe is so tasty and satisfying, you'll forget it's vegetarian. You can use whatever combination of beans you like, but the three varieties called for in this chili recipe work very well together.
Southern Fried Chicken Thighs 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.
Shepherd's Pie Recipe
This Irish-inspired shepherd's pie recipe is sure to please with its old-world homey goodness. Shepherd's pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are also great using other ground meats like turkey and beef.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe
Remember that morning you were so busy you missed breakfast, and had to settle for grabbing a lemon poppy seed muffin on the way out? That was a pretty good morning.
Recipes for Fresh Bell Peppers
Here are some great recipe suggestions to try when large, sweet, and colorful bell peppers are at their abundant best. Red, yellow, green, orange - no matter which you select, these recipes will bring out their true colors.
Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus
This ultra-simple prosciutto wrapped roasted asparagus recipe uses the fat from the cured ham to salt and flavor the spears.
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.
Basic Buffalo Hot Wings Recipe
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.
Whole Roasted Garlic Recipe
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.
Yankee Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast recipe uses a "7-bone" chuck roast (named for the shape of the bone therein), which is
Beef Chuck Pot Roast with Braised Vegetables
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.
Baked Barbecued Baby Back Ribs Recipe
Yes, "baked barbecued" baby back ribs is an oxymoron, because if you bake ribs, you are certainly NOT
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.
Shrimp Etouffee Recipe
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.
Chicken-Fried Steak with White Gravy
Chicken fried steak is popular throughout the South. This recipe for chicken fried steak and white gravy will hit the spot.
Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper...
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.
Spicy Tomato Rice Recipe
This spicy tomato rice is a zesty take on a traditional Spanish rice recipe. It makes a great side dish for all kinds of main courses, and reheats wonderfully. Try this spicy tomato rice recipe the next time plain white rice just won't do.
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.
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.
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.
Asparagus and Carrots with Lemon Sauce
Asparagus and carrots look particularly attractive when served together. Cloaked in a lemon butter sauce, this recipe may be served as a side dish or first course.
Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe
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.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
This simple scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is perfect for using up that leftover ham. This can be served as a side dish, or paired with a salad as a main course. Scalloped potatoes and ham also make a great brunch item, as they are wonderful served with any style of eggs.
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Dijon Pan...
This stuffed pork tenderloin is one of those recipes that looks very impressive to your dinner guests, but in fact is quite simple and easy to prepare. The herb and garlic stuffing is balanced by the sweetness of the currants, and pairs perfectly with the tender pork and light sauce.
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.
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.
Homemade Pastrami
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.
Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough Recipe
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.
The Ultimate Meat Lasagna Recipe
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.
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.
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.
Vanilla Custard Fruit Tart
Nothing can quite compare to the looks and taste of a this Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit Tart.
Triple Chocolate Cake
Most "doctored" boxed mix chocolate cake recipes just don't deliver the rich and decadent results that
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.
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.
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.
Sausage and Chicken Gumbo Recipe
This gumbo recipe is a spicy, meaty, comforting Cajun stew, usually served with rice. Andouille sausage is a traditional ingredient in gumbo recipes, but any spicy, smoked sausage will work in this classic American recipe.
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!
Fat-Free Kale and Sweet Potato Soup
It's hard to come up with a more nutritious soup recipe than this fat-free kale and sweet potato soup.
The Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf
Some simple tips and tricks to achieving a moist, and perfectly cooked meatloaf every time.

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