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Classic Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
This is the classic, traditional recipe for hearty beef stew that you grew up loving.
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 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
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.
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!
Apple Cake With Caramel Glaze
Easy step-by=step photos to make Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze. Step 1 what you'll need
Maryland-Style Crab Cakes
Recipe for classic Maryland Crab Cakes.
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!
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.
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 Make a REAL Texas Chili Recipe
What the difference between a real Texas chili recipe and other chili recipes? According to some,
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.
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!
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.
How to Prepare Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef...
Prime rib of beef is a very popular and delicious
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.
An Easy Shrimp Weeknight Dinner
This spicy grilled shrimp recipe is an easy, but impressive, seafood dish. A few hours in the spicy marinade, and these shrimp are ready for the fire. The recipe calls for shell-on shrimp for extra flavor, but these grilled shrimp can be done with peeled ones as well.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 Minutes to Delicious Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
This garlic shrimp recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the garlic capital of the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Butter-Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
This roasted cauliflower recipe is a great way to enjoy this very nutritious vegetable. Cauliflower recipes aren't usually the most exciting dishes on the table, but this butter-roasted version is as unusual as it is delicious.
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.
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!
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.
Fresh Lemon Bars
A classic among cookies, these tangy Lemon Bars have a tart, refreshing, and irresistible appeal. For something rich and different, try the Chocolate Lemon Bars variation. Find more great cookie bars recipes here.
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.
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.
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!
Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
This creative jalapeno popper dip recipe has the great spicy taste of fried jalapeno poppers without all the extra work.
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.
This Mushroom Veggie Burger Anything But Bland...
This mushroom burger recipe is adapted from
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
How to Make Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Step-by-step instructions and photos for make a perfect pot of Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Bake Your Own Baby Back Ribs
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vanilla Custard Fruit Tart
Nothing can quite compare to the looks and taste of a this Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit Tart.
'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
An Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe
Shrimp and grits are an old-time southern favorite, and this delicious recipe will show you why it’s so popular. Don’t let the long ingredient list fool you – this shrimp and grits recipe is very simple to make and the prep is minimal. Be sure to use raw shrimp in this recipe, as cooked shrimp will become mushy when re-cooked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yankee Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast recipe uses a "7-bone" chuck roast (named for the shape of the bone therein), which is
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Cakes for Celebrating
A collection of layer cakes, cupcakes and cheesecakes worthy of a celebration.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Put a Twist on Tradition with Mashed Turnips
Turnips get a bad rap. This recipe for mashed turnips will convert non-believers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Classic Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe
Roast leg of lamb is one of the easiest "special occasion" recipes there is. The simple herb, lemon,
Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage
Everyone knows corned beef and cabbage is the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal, but why only enjoy this easy corned beef recipe once a year! Great for feeding a large group, and only requires one pot. The leftover corned beef, served cold on dark bread with mustard, makes one of the world's great sandwiches.
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.
6 Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf
Some simple tips and tricks to achieving a moist, and perfectly cooked meatloaf every time.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Your Own Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Whether for a green salad, or a plate of Buffalo chicken wings, this blue cheese dressing is a winner and can be made with any type of blue cheese.
8 Tempting 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.
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.
A Sweet and Tangy Balsamic and Rosemary Pork...
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.
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.
How to Put Together a Garbage Plate
I was already getting nervous. They had just started, and I already had like 2 pounds of food on my plate
Steakhouse Horseradish Sauce Recipe
Horseradish and beef are great together, and this steakhouse horseradish sauce recipe could not be easier. Be sure to use a fresh jar of horseradish so that this classic cold sauce will have that signature kick.
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
How to Make Beef Stew
Beef stew, hearty, satisfying and full of flavor.
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.
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.
Cheap Eats: Budget Recipe Ideas for Under \$10
All of these tasty recipes can be made for under 10 dollars, and just because we're pinching a few pennies doesn't mean we are going to sacrifice quality - all of these budget-friendly ideas are nutritious and delicious.
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.
"No Flip" Grilled Salmon Recipe
If you love the smoky flavor of grilled salmon, but hate risking disaster trying to flip it, then this
9 Steps to Make Your Own New Orleans-Style...
This is not your typical French toast recipe. Most of us are used to French toast being thin-sliced bread, dipped in egg, fried and served. This is New Orleans-style French toast, made using thick slices of bread soaked in a custard batter. After being browned lightly in a pan, they're baked golden brown. This cooks the inside into a creamy, almost bread pudding-like texture, as the outside gets crisp and golden. The taste and texture contrast makes for the best French toast recipe ever!
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.
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.
Mediterranean Spiced Marinaded Loin Lamb Chops
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.
Dinner Tonight: Lemon and Yogurt Marinated...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foods of the American Southwest
A brief guide to some of the more readily available southwestern ingredients found in most supermarkets today.
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.
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.
Learn how to roast vegetables perfectly
Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest cooking techniques. It requires little effort and time, yet delivers richly browned and succulent vegetables with a deep flavor that's hard to match. Here are instructions and tips on how roast vegetables perfectly every time, plus some delicious ways to use them.
Best American Steak Recipes
This collection of recipes, along with a Steak Cuts Guide, will help you achieve steak perfection every time.
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.
Beef and Mushroom Cottage Pie Recipe
This beef and mushroom cottage pie recipe is a great example of how adding mushrooms to a casserole actually
Sink Your Teeth into a Chocolate Lava Cake
Try these individual molten chocolate lava cakes. They are sure to provide a dose of deep, warm chocolaty goodness.
Ever Thought of Making Your Own Cheese? You...
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.
Simple Hunter's Chicken in Mushroom and Tomato...
This satisfying Hunters chicken recipe is so simple to make, and the rich sauce makes it perfect to serve along side rice or noodles. There are many versions of Hunters chicken, but this one is sure to please.
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!
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 8.

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