**Chef John

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Chef John's Twice-Baked Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 223
When entertaining guests on special occasions, don't forget that you're putting on a show with the food. And, when it comes to starchy side dishes, these potatoes are a great way to express flair for the dramatic.

Simple Beef Pot Roast

Rating: 4.5 stars 679
Chef John's technique for a tender beef pot roast could not be easier!

Sea Bass a la Michele

Rating: 5 stars 128
Whenever I can't decide on what to do with a piece of fish, I usually opt for this easy and crowd-pleasing technique, which involves roasting seafood after it's been slathered in a highly seasoned vinaigrette. And by crowd, I mean wife. It's baked on top of a warm potato salad.

Chef John's Creamy Corn Custard

Rating: 5 stars 15
Corn custard is a wonderful side dish for all kinds of meats. Since it is so soft and light, texturally, it makes a great foil for things like barbecue pork, grilled steaks, and fried fish.
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Chef John's Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 175
Unlike many sweet potato casseroles, this one is not too sweet. It smells so amazing, with subtly sweet potatoes accentuated with maple syrup and a pistachio topping. It's a wonderful combination of taste and textures.

Chef John's Honey-Glazed Ham

Rating: 5 stars 232
A great holiday ham glaze needs to have three things: wonderful flavor, gorgeous, shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room. I'm happy to report this easy-to-make glaze has all those things in abundance.

Crispy Pork Carnitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 180
Crisp pork butt slow-roasted in the oven with garlic, citrus, and spices.

Orange and Milk-Braised Pork Carnitas

Rating: 5 stars 94
It must have been the subliminal beer and liquor advertising that got me, because I wasn't even thinking about Cinco de Mayo when I decided to make this milk-braised pork carnitas recipe. The milk braising beforehand seems to give the meat a little extra succulence. The subtle sweetness from the orange is also very nice.
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Chef John's Scalloped Oysters

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
Some recipes you only make once a year because they're just so-so. Other recipes, like this dish of scalloped oysters, you only make once a year because they're too good.

Crispy Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 323
These crispy, oven-baked honey sriracha chicken wings are super-tasty!

Traditional Muhammara (Syrian Hot Pepper Dip)

Rating: 5 stars 5
This is a traditional hot pepper dip/spread from Aleppo, Syria. It is quite popular in eastern Mediterranean dishes, especially Turkey. This is very traditional and authentic, and I am sure you will enjoy! Serve with traditional Turkish pide (or your favorite flat bread) or spread on crackers.

How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 135
Top-secret formula for homemade pizza sauce made with San Marzano tomatoes.
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