Recipes

Oven-Roasted Tri-Tip with Apricot and Pineapple Salsa

It's too cold to grill outside, so the oven finished off this tri-tip. Served with a salsa made from dried apricots and canned pineapple tidbits, this main dish will make you think of warmer days to come. We enjoyed it with steamed white rice and broccoli.
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Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

An easy sheet pan dinner, full of flavor that can be easily customized to your tastes. The secret is roasting at a high temperature, allowing the water to steam out, leaving all that concentrated, yummy flavor.
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Maroulosalata (Greek Romaine Salad)

In Greece, maroulosalata is one of the most common salads. The simple ingredient list shouldn't fool you--it's such a light, crunchy, refreshing salad that is full of flavor. I particularly love it alongside roast or grilled meats. The key to authenticity is to almost shred the romaine lettuce (marouli), rather than tear it into large pieces as we normally do in the States.
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Traditional Shepherd's Pie

This version is made with both ground beef and ground lamb.

Sicilian Spaghetti

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Anchovies and parmesan are the key to this garlic breadcrumb-tossed pasta.

Aunt Kathy's Irish Soda Bread

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My aunt's Irish soda bread, from County Cork.

Creamed Cabbage

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A great vegetable side dish made with bacon and sour cream.

Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

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Remember to use paper liners so the muffins don't stick to the pan!
Chicken Marsala

Easy Paleo Chicken Marsala

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Prosciutto, mushrooms, and sweet Marsala flavor this classic dish.
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Chef John's Chile Relleno Pancakes

This tasted and felt just like a chile relleno, which isn't surprising, as we used the same ingredients. Not only did it taste the same, but I think it's easier to eat, since we don't have to worry about eating around the seedpod and stem. If you love chile rellenos as much as I do, you'll love these pancakes.
Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

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Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.
Waffles

Waffles I

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You can keep the batter covered in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to whisk well before using again. You may also use whole wheat flour for this recipe.
German Recipes

Juicy Roasted Chicken

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My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.
Chicken Breasts

Broccoli Chicken Casserole I

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A creamy chicken and broccoli bake.
German Recipes

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

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The original hamburger, these are served like a flattened meatball with some steamed string beans and salad. I also like to use this recipe to make Swedish meatballs (but omit the paprika). My Aunt in Hamburg, Germany taught me this recipe and I've been making them ever since. Serve with steamed string beans and tossed salad. Or serve on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumbers, finely sliced deep fried onions and curry ketchup.
Sugar Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies

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Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they're great!
Pizza Dough and Crusts

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

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This is a great recipe when you don't want to wait for the dough to rise. You just mix it and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then it's ready to go!! It yields a soft, chewy crust. For a real treat, I recommend you use bread flour and bake it on a pizza stone, but all-purpose flour works well too. Enjoy!
Italian Recipes

Chicken Parmesan

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My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.
Fried Rice

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

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A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.
Jimmy Dean

Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

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Hot jumbo buttermilk biscuits with creamy sausage gravy are ready in just 15 minutes for a hearty, family-favorite breakfast.
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Mashed Potatoes

Basic Mashed Potatoes

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If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.
Waffles

Classic Waffles

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A lovely, crispy waffle perfect for the morning.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

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This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.
French Toast

French Toast I

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There are many, fancy variations on this basic recipe. This recipe works with many types of bread - white, whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, Italian or French. Serve hot with butter or margarine and maple syrup.
Chicken Breasts

Chicken Pot Pie IX

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A delicious chicken pie made from scratch with carrots, peas and celery.
Egg Salad

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

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This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will definitely devour. It's really good on rye.
Hot Cheese Dips

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip

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For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It's relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it's great hot, warm, or room temp. And it's also incredibly versatile.
Marinades

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

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This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until now I've never shared it with anyone.
White Cake

Simple White Cake

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This cake was sent home from our children's school. It is the simplest, great tasting cake I've ever made. Great to make with the kids, especially for cupcakes.
Breakfast Bread

Joy's Easy Banana Bread

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This easy banana bread recipe is quick to prepare, and everyone always comes back for seconds!
Chocolate Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

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This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.
Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

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These oatmeal cookies are very moist with a good flavor. Add a cup of raisins or nuts if you desire.
Lemon Desserts

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

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Love lemon meringue pie and cheesecake? Well this is the best of both worlds. Great any time of year and sure to impress your guests.

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

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A very quick and easy fix to a tasty side-dish. Fancy, designer mac and cheese often costs forty or fifty dollars to prepare when you have so many exotic and expensive cheeses, but they aren't always the best tasting. This recipe is cheap and tasty.
Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

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A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!
Risotto

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

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Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).
Broccoli Soup

Copycat Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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My husband loves Panera® broccoli cheddar soup but it went up in price and therefore we set out on a hunt to create the perfect broccoli cheddar soup. Here is what we came up with. There are tons of variations and options to make this soup your own. You can add extra veggies, different cheeses, garlic to your onions, a little nutmeg to the finished soup, green onions, sour cream, etc. The list goes on and on. Make it your own! Serve topped with cheese!
Nut Brownies

Quick and Easy Brownies

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Takes about 45 minutes to make.
Squash Side Dishes

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.
Casseroles

Tatertot Casserole

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Quick and easy casserole everyone will love.
Cookies

Easy Hamantaschen

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A favorite treat for the Purim holiday! It has always worked better for me if I cover the dough and refrigerate overnight.
Mexican Recipes

Fajita Seasoning

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This is a great recipe to make your own fajita seasoning. No bouillon cubes means this is perfect for vegetarians too! Make up a larger batch and store in an airtight container for future use.
Pancakes

Easy Pancakes

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This recipe doesn't require much thought early in the morning, and tastes great!
Mexican Recipes

3 Cheese Enchiladas

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My grandma gave me this recipe.
Italian Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

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A dear friend gave me this recipe many years ago and I've been making it ever since. It's great for barbecues.
Drop Cookies

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

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These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!
Baked Potatoes

Microwave Baked Potato

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If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.
Tuna Recipes

Best Tuna Casserole

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This is a tuna casserole that even my picky family loves! The potato chips give the casserole a crunchy crust.
Potatoes Au Gratin

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

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This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.
Fish Cakes

Salmon Patties I

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These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.
Beef Meatloaf

The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

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When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it - I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with different recipes and creating my own version. I finally came up with the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I wanted to share it.
Caribbean Recipes

The Real Mojito

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This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.
Wraps and Rolls Appetizers

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

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These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.
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Chicken Breasts with Pasta

Cheap Chicken Noodle Casserole

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A mixture of chicken, soup, milk, peas and carrots baked with egg noodles, cheese and bread. My husband hates tuna, so I improvised my mom's tuna casserole recipe. Both he and my brother-in-law love it!
Cream Cheese Frosting

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

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This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
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Pork Recipes

Roasted Pork Loin

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Succulent pork roast with fragrant garlic, rosemary and wine.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a bit of black on the outside when done. Any leftovers can be reheated or even just eaten cold from the fridge. I don't know how, but they taste sweet and salty at the same time!
Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins II

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These delicious banana muffins are easy for kids to make.
Sirloin Steak

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

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Quick, 45-minute marinade steak, pan-seared with cast iron, finished in oven directly on cast iron skillet.
Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops I

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A pork chop recipe that is quick and easy. You may have all the ingredients already in the house. Try serving over rice.
Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding II

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My family LOVES bread pudding, and this recipe is one that I have fine tuned to their taste. I have to double this recipe, and bake it in a 9x13 inch pan for my family! It's great for breakfast or dessert and is delicious with milk poured on top! Enjoy!
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