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.
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Exotic Chicken and Rice Casserole

Have you ever been eating chicken and rice and thought to yourself, "This is good, but I wish this was more exotic?" If so, you'll love this. This was inspired by many different recipes from many different places--which is why I chose this recipe name. Sprinkle this with red pepper flakes, if desired.

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.
Sweet Crepes

Basic Crepes

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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.
Buttercream Frosting

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

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After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waffles

Classic Waffles

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A lovely, crispy waffle perfect for the morning.
Beef Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf

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The secrets to this meatloaf are fresh, very finely diced vegetables that give it moisture and flavor--and a light touch in mixing together the ingredients. This hearty meatloaf is the perfect meal for cool fall and winter evenings, served with mashed potatoes and simple mushroom gravy.
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.
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.
Blueberry Muffins

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

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These muffins are extra large and yummy with the sugary-cinnamon crumb topping. I usually double the recipe and fill the muffin cups just to the top edge for a wonderful extra-generously-sized deli style muffin. Add extra blueberries too, if you want!
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.
Chicken Breasts

Chicken Pot Pie IX

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

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.
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!
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).
Baked Potatoes

Oven-Baked Potato Slices

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I created this recipe by accident. After already starting dinner one night I realized I didn't have enough potatoes on hand to make mashed, so I improvised and came up with these baked potato slices. It's quick and easy and they are delicious. Just line your cookie sheet with nonstick foil and clean up is a snap! Enjoy!
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.
Bar Cookies

Cream Cheese Squares

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Cream cheese squares. Very easy, and very good.
Nut Brownies

Quick and Easy Brownies

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Takes about 45 minutes to make.
Casseroles

Tatertot Casserole

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Quick and easy casserole everyone will love.
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.
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!
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'!
Italian Recipes

Tender Italian Baked Chicken

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Flavorful and moist baked chicken.
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.
Breakfast Quiche

Simple Crustless Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

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A simple quiche that doesn't require a great deal of time to prepare but still has good flavor.
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.
Pancakes

Easy Pancakes

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This recipe doesn't require much thought early in the morning, and tastes great!
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!
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.
Tuna Salad

Italian-Style Tuna Salad

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Italian bread, tomato cubes, capers, tuna, olive oil, olives, onion, and cucumber make this an extravagant and exotic salad!
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!
Pork Chops

World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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A quick and simple grilled pork chop that everyone will love featuring a simple and easy glaze.
Chicken Thighs

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

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I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and not just for big, fat weddings. It's a proven crowd-pleaser, simple to make, and easy on the wallet.
Corned Beef

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you're guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.
Lemon Desserts

The Best Lemon Bars

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Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!
Beef Sandwiches

Reuben Sandwich II

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These sandwiches are really delicious and easy to make. They are one of my family's fix-it-quick favorites. I like to serve them with big bowls of steaming vegetable soup and dill pickles on the side. Enjoy!
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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Beef Meatloaf

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf

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This recipe is anything but regular old meatloaf! Everyone will love this moist version made in the slow cooker, with milk, mushrooms, and a little sage for extra flavor.
Side Dishes

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

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This is a recipe that we have made in our family for many years--everyone loves it. It's a very basic and easy variation on mac 'n cheese.