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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.
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.
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
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
Maryland-Style Crab Cakes
Recipe for classic Maryland Crab Cakes.
How to Make New York-Style Pizza Dough
A basic recipe for New York Style pizza dough.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
How to Prepare Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef...
Prime rib of beef is a very popular and delicious
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Mushroom Veggie Burger Anything But Bland...
This mushroom burger recipe is adapted from
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.
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.
15 Minutes to Delicious Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
This garlic shrimp recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the garlic capital of the world.
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.
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
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.
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.
Pastrami Reuben Sandwiches
The deli-style Pastrami Reuben Sandwich is beloved for good reason—it's absolutely delicious. Serve with a pickle wedge and chips.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blueberry Peach Crisp
Few things are as wonderful to eat than this recipe for an old-fashioned Blueberry Peach Crisp. Find more great berry dessert recipes here.
'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
Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta
This Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta recipe is simple, delicious and so easy to make that it will become one of your standard dishes. Find more great shrimp and pasta recipes here.
Old-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.
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.
"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.
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!
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.
How to Make a Perfect Chicken-Fried Steak
Chicken Fries Steaks topped with an oregano-scented tomato sauce, now that's comfort food.
How to Make Your Own 'Shiny Grilled' Beef
Whether it's chicken or beef, teriyaki is probably the most popular Japanese recipe in America. Teriyaki comes from the words
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.
8 Delicious Fresh Summer Peach Recipes
Fresh peaches are one of the great treats of summer. Here is a collection of peach recipes that really show off this sweet, juicy, beautiful warm-weather fruit.
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.
Fresh Peach Ice Cream Topping Recipe
Take advantage of fresh peaches with this super easy fresh peach ice cream topping recipe. It takes a bit of time in the fridge for the sweet peaches to give up their delicious juices, but your patience will be rewarded with a great peach ice cream topping.
Roasted Cauliflower Makes an Easy, Delicious...
This Indian spice roasted cauliflower represents one of the home cook's most valued things; a simple, easy and deliciously different vegetable side dish.
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.
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.
5 Ingredients to Simple Roasted Artichokes
Artichokes are so naturally delicious that it's best not to complicate things when preparing these nutritious thistles. This artichoke recipe uses a very simple roasting technique to concentrate the flavors. The artichokes made using this recipe can be eaten hot, warm, or chilled.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Herb, Lemon, and Garlic Roast Chicken with...
This dish is the kind of cooking Child most loved - rustic, simple, and with big flavors: Herbs, lemon, and garlic combine to make a warm dressing.
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.
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.
Peach Cobbler
This Peach Cobbler recipe is the quintessential summer dessert. Find more great cobbler and desserts recipe here.
Tuna Noodle Casserole Just Like the Mom Used To...
This casserole recipe is an American icon. Tuna noodle casserole is a comfort-food classic that is very simple to make, and a very frugal to serve. The crisp breadcrumb crust atop the creamy egg noodles is a combo that is hard to beat!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yankee Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast recipe uses a "7-bone" chuck roast (named for the shape of the bone therein), which is
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.
Sweet and Savory Grilled Fresh Summer Peaches
Take advantage of sweet summer peaches with this delicious grilled fresh peaches recipe. Grilled fresh peaches can be used as a dessert with ice cream, or served with a savory dish like roast pork or game.
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!
6 Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf
Some simple tips and tricks to achieving a moist, and perfectly cooked meatloaf every time.
Classic Fried Bologna and Cheese Sandwich
Why eat a regular bologna sandwich when you can eat a fried bologna sandwich? This recipe for a fried bologna sandwich will make you a convert.
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.
Spicy Pepper Vinegar
Spicy Pepper Vinegar is a must-have condiment for soul food greens. Here's a basic recipe for pepper vinegar.
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.
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 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.
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.
Lightly Dressed Maine Lobster Rolls with...
Less is more when it comes to lobster rolls. Cold chucks of fresh, sweet Maine lobster, and very light mayonnaise-based dressing, stuffed into a toasted hot dog bun.
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.
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.
Vanilla Custard Fruit Tart
Nothing can quite compare to the looks and taste of a this Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit Tart.
"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.
Bake Your Own Baby Back Ribs
Yes, "baked barbecued" baby back ribs is an oxymoron, because if you bake ribs, you are certainly NOT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want To Make Your Own Authentic New England...
Here is a very simple and easy version of the classic and creamy New England clam chowder.
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.
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.
Put a Twist on Tradition with Mashed Turnips
Turnips get a bad rap. This recipe for mashed turnips will convert non-believers.
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!
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.
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.
Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket
Slow-cooker brisket is a incredibly easy way to cook this cut of beef. The long, slow braising turns this less expensive, tough cut into a flavorful and tender meal.
A Sweet Treat: Simple Pear Salad with Walnuts...
This easy pear salad features a delicious combination of flavors and textures. The crisp juicy pears, crunchy walnuts, sweet chewy currants, and the soft tangy cheese all work perfectly together. A pear salad like this makes a great first course for almost any menu.
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.
An Illustrated Guide to Making Shrimp and...
Step-by-step instructions and photos for make a perfect pot of Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.
Fresh Tomato Gazpacho Recipe
Gazpacho is a great warm weather soup! This gazpacho recipe is fairly traditional and really shows off the vine-ripened goodness of tomatoes. You can make this gazpacho as mild or spicy as you like by adjusting the amount of hot peppers.
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.
This Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Only Takes 20...
Making your own homemade chocolate fudge is fun and easy, and you can customize the recipe in so many ways. Use this basic chocolate fudge recipe, but add a handful of your favorite nuts, dried fruits, or candy pieces.
How to Put Together a Garbage Plate
No matter what kind of garbage plate you choose, they all get mustard and onions. That's just the rule
World's Easiest Chili Verde - Green Pork Stew
By using green salsa, you can have an authentic tasting chili verde without the slicing and dicing! This incredibly delicious pork stew is a southwestern classic, and is wonderful served over rice.
Georgia Peach Crisp Recipe
A peach crisp recipe, served with melting vanilla ice cream, is one of the great summer dessert recipes of all time. This peach crisp recipe features a traditional oatmeal and brown sugar topping for a classic, old-fashion dessert.
Fresh Corn Salsa Recipe
This fresh corn salsa recipe really makes for a colorful change of pace from regular salsas. The fresh corn gives the salsa a wonderful texture and sweetness. Corn salsa can be used with any recipe that calls for regular chunky-style salsa.
Beer Mussels - Mussels Steamed in Beer Recipe
This is one easy shellfish recipe. The mussels are quickly steamed in an aromatic beer broth, and in just a few minutes you're ready to eat.
Make Your Own Cocktail Sauce In Just 5 Minutes
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.
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.
Jazz Up Jiffy Cornbread wIth a Few Quick Tricks
This quick cornbread recipe pairs the cornbread with honey butter.
Your Illustrated Guide to Making Southern Fried...
Instructions on making pan-fried Southern fried chicken. Step 4 - coat chicken with flour.
The Perfect Baked Barbecue Buffalo Chicken Wings
America's favorite sauce, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, makes these Buffalo wings a party favorite. The secret to this barbecue chicken wings recipe is how the well-coated wings hold the sauce, instead of dripping all over the place.
"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 Classic Dinner Roll Recipe
Homemade dinner rolls are surprisingly easy, and the taste is far superior to anything from a store. Few things make your kitchen smell as wonderful as fresh dinner rolls.
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.
How to Make a REAL Texas Chili Recipe
What the difference between a real Texas chili recipe and other chili recipes? According to some,
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.
Try Something Different -- Spicy Buffalo Chili...
This spicy chili recipe uses buffalo, or bison meat, instead of the usual ground beef. Buffalo chili is lower in fat and calories than a beef chili since buffalo are a leaner animal. Native Indians were cooking bison and chilies for centuries before
Classic 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.
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.
How to Make Rosemary Salt
Making your own rosemary salt is easy, fun, and better than those stale supermarket salt and herb blends. Homemade rosemary salt also makes a great edible gift for the gourmets in your life.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Use Veggies to Spice Up This 'All-American'...
This is my personal favorite meatloaf recipe. The processed vegetables really add a lot of moisture and flavor, as does the classic glaze. A great meatloaf recipe is an absolute must for any American home cook!
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