Worth the Work!

Sure, they take a few extra steps, but the reviews prove these beloved recipes are worth the work.
Collection by SAllen

Lauren's Apple Cider Roast Turkey

Rating: 5 stars 36
The most delicious roast turkey recipe ever! The brine is well worth the extra time the night before; the result is a juicy, perfectly seasoned turkey. A brined turkey cooks 20-30 minutes faster; keep that in mind when consulting roasting charts. Enjoy!

A Pad Thai Worth Making

Rating: 4 stars 201
Pad thai, the wonderful national noodle dish of Thailand, is now served in many trendy restaurants. Make it at home with this recipe that can be adjusted to your taste. Add your favorite ingredients and make it as spicy or tart as you want to. It is also great as a basis for a stir-fry of leftovers. This is a recipe for those who like it hot — if you can't handle the heat, go easy on the chile sauce.

Honey-Brined Fried Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
A honey brine for fried chicken turns the culinary snoozer of boneless, skinless chicken breasts into something worthwhile. Fry it!

Gingerbread Waffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
A real tasty treat and smells great too! These waffles will impress your breakfast guests, and they are also more nutritious than regular waffles.

Real Chiles Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 195
Just like your favorite Mexican restaurant! This unique, flavorful sauce and light, crispy batter will make it worth the little effort and time to prepare this cheesy classic at home. The steps are easy, and you can find Mexican oregano and comino in the Mexican spice section of any grocery store. Stuff and freeze the peppers in advance to save time!

Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Kottbullar)

Rating: 4.5 stars 793
Baked seasoned beef and pork meatballs served with brown sour cream gravy.