Even the most adamant sprouts haters will love these roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese. So crispy and delicious!
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This classic Italian sauce simmers for hours to develop maximum flavor. Made with a blend of ground beef, pork, and Italian sausage, it’s great with fresh tagliatelle or fettuccine, pappardelle, or other pasta.
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Ease into the work week with this flavor-filled meal plan loaded with simple-to-make recipes like Sheet Pan Ranch Pork Chops, and penne pasta with meat sauce. Then finish off the week like a pro with broiled lobster tail! That’s right, go ahead and treat yourself!
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A classic Manhattan—made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters—is rich, warming, slightly sweet. It’s a great cocktail to sip on as the weather cools down.
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Ever spatchcocked a chicken? It’s easier than you might think! It’s the same method as butterflying a chicken, and you only need a pair of kitchen shears. Makes for more evenly cooked chicken with crispier skin!
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This butternut squash soup has a secret ingredient—a tart green apple. It adds just the right balance for the squash. Ready in an hour and freezes well.
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Pumpkin bread tastes so quintessentially of the fall, with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and molasses. Plus an optional orange glaze! Use canned or homemade pumpkin purée.
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Caramel from scratch is easy! And apples dipped in delicious homemade caramel sauce are perfect for Halloween!
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Calling all chocolate lovers! This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and decadent. The chocolate cookie base is the perfect crisp foundation for the luscious, creamy filling. The whole thing is topped with none other than chocolate ganache. Make this chocolate cheesecake for a rainy day or your holiday table.
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A well-made Whiskey Sour—made with whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup—is a drink worth having, especially when you add an egg white (yes!) and a dash of Angostura bitters.
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Slow cooker chicken and rice with onions, peas, and tomatoes—but no canned soup, please! This one’s unique thanks to the combination of cumin and cinnamon.
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Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls are hearty comfort food at its best! Cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice, and spices, and braised in a tomato sauce.
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Cooked low and slow on the stovetop, beef chuck or shoulder roast becomes a fall-apart tender pot roast. Onions, garlic, carrots, and red wine make this a satisfying, flavorful dinner.
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Fall is officially here and this meal plan is all about recipes you can double so you can enjoy quality time with friends and family. Chicken Gumbo, Air Fryer Falafel, Beef Stew, and Turkey Sloppy Joes are sure to please any crowd!
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The Negroni is one of the easiest cocktails to make at home! Made with one part each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, it’s a little bitter, a little sweet, and oh so delicious.
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Tired of steamed cauliflower? Try roasting it! Roasting brings out nutty, buttery flavors in the cauliflower. A squeeze of lemon juice and some Parmesan cheese are all you need to turn this into an excellent side dish.
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Pan-fried pork chops on the stovetop are so quick and easy! Use a homemade dry rub to really bring out the flavor of the chops.
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Creamy polenta! This light and fluffy polenta is perfect for serving with ribs, chicken, pork, lamb, or veal, and is also great with roasted veggies.
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Chicken Parmesan is a classic for a reason! Chicken cutlets, breaded and fried, smothered with tomato sauce, and covered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses are so good. Serve with pasta or on a roll.
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Roasted cauliflower “steaks” make a satisfying and filling vegetarian sandwich. This recipe boosts the flavor factor with a quick and easy aioli sauce, sliced tomatoes, and spicy arugula.
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Here’s our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the literally the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week… Prom fails, ginger juice, “Good Omens”, and so much more.
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Vegetarian Lasagna to feed a crowd! This one is filled with meaty shiitake and cremini mushrooms, spinach, and ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. Your vegetarian and meat-eating guests will fight for seconds.
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Sweet potato soup balances the sweet and savory with onions, garlic, onions, and leeks, along with a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon. Creamy and satisfying!
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If you can bake chicken, you can make dinner over and over again. This is a simple recipe with salt, pepper, and olive oil, but so versatile.
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Way better than casserole made with canned soup! This from-scratch version of chicken and rice casserole bakes with mushrooms, garlic, cream, and herbs. So worth it!
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Potato Leek Soup is a classic! Nothing’s better than a bowl of hearty potato soup on a chilly day. And it’s easy, too! No cream needed, just purée the soup to make it thick and creamy.
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These Amish-Style Soft Pretzels are coated in buttery goodness, are easy to make, and will be gone in a flash. From the cookbook Tasting Pennsylvania by our associate editor Carrie Havranek!
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Have you ever had an Aviation cocktail? Made with gin, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette (the secret to the gorgeous lavender color!), this once-retro cocktail is back for good.
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Beef Brisket cooked as a pot roast couldn’t be easier. Just sear and then cook it in the oven with onions and garlic all afternoon until it becomes fall-apart tender. The leftovers freeze beautifully, too!
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It’s as if carrot cake and apple cake decided to get together and have babies. These apple carrot cupcakes are the best of both, and the cream cheese frosting is amazing!
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Homemade tartar sauce with mayonnaise, dill pickles, capers, and more. It’s quick, easy to make, and much better than anything you can buy in a jar! Serve it with fish or crab cakes.
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Jalapeños Peppers stuffed with cheese and bacon make a great appetizer for a crowd! They’re easy to prep ahead and then throw a batch in the oven when people get hungry.
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Flatbread pizza made with naan is quick, easy, and ready in less than 20 minutes. This version is loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, but you can add any toppings you want. The sky’s the limit!
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A Bee’s Knees cocktail is made with only three ingredients: gin, honey, and lemon. Simple, sweet, and super delicious!
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Fettuccine Alfredo two ways: with cream and nutmeg, or with butter and Parmesan! Try it both ways and decide which one you like the best!
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Best Ever Sloppy Joes! These cook in one pot, with ground beef, onions, garlic, carrots, and celery, in sweet-and-sour tomato sauce. Served messy on purpose, over hamburger buns.
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This breakfast casserole is adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand—cheese, veggies, meats—and can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning. Or eaten for dinner—your choice!
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PERFECT brown rice! Slow and low is the way to go. Yes, it takes a little longer than white rice, but it’s not any harder. We have a few hacks to bump up flavor and ensure fluffy results.
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Baked Spaghetti Casserole with thin spaghetti, sausage, mushroom, and tomato sauce, ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheeses.
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Skip the Chinese takeout and make this Cashew Chicken at home! Marinate the chicken in peanut oil, chili powder, honey, and tamari, and then cook with onions and mushrooms.
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Skip the jarred BBQ sauce! This pulled pork comes together easily and the homemade marinade makes the difference. Slowly cooked pork shoulder becomes fall-off-the-bone tender.
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Take a culinary trip around the world with this week’s meal plan! Indulge in Indian saag tofu, spice up your burger with a little chipotle, or head to France to enjoy pan bagnat. Round out the week with Greek chicken skewers, and arrive stateside for some lobster!
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This tall and fizzy Paloma cocktail—made with grapefruit soda, tequila, and lime—is easy to make for backyard BBQs and summer gatherings.
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The peaches are in season! We’ve got 12 favorite recipes with fresh summer peaches for you to choose from. Peach Pie? Peach Salsa? Skillet Peach Crisp? Take your pick! You can’t go wrong.
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Green chile enchiladas! These are made with corn tortillas stuffed with roasted green chiles and jack cheese, then smothered with roasted tomatillo salsa verde. Great as a make-ahead meal or freezer meal.
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Turkey burgers come to life with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. So simple but so good!
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Too hot to cook? We’ve got you covered! This meal plan is full of dinner ideas that don’t require an oven. Zucchini Noodle Chicken Pesto makes the most of fresh basil. Breakout the Instant Pot to whip up a batch of carnitas. Keep dinner on the light side with lettuce wraps or Panzanella salad. YUM!
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Forget a Bloody Mary—try a Bloody Maria instead! Swap tequila for the vodka, and add a little smoky chipotle in adobo for a killer brunch drink that pairs perfectly with Mexican food.
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Make leftover fish sing with these fish cakes seasoned with fresh herbs, capers, mustard, and scallions. Don’t skip the tarragon mayo — it’s the perfect sauce for these cakes. Leftovers never looked so good!
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Here’s another delicious way to use fresh zucchini: Turn it into a spicy soup with mint, cilantro, and jalapeño. Serve it hot or cold!
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