Black Forest Cake

This Black Forest Cake is elegant, decadent, and gorgeous. Cherries and whipped cream tucked between layers of tender chocolate cake brushed with a cherry syrup is everything a special occasion cake should be. Continue reading “Black Fores…

This Black Forest Cake is elegant, decadent, and gorgeous. Cherries and whipped cream tucked between layers of tender chocolate cake brushed with a cherry syrup is everything a special occasion cake should be.

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Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili! Made with chunks of pumpkin, ground pork, black beans, a bottle of beer, and plenty of spices. Ready in under an hour. Even better the next day. Continue reading “Pumpkin Chili” »

Pumpkin Chili! Made with chunks of pumpkin, ground pork, black beans, a bottle of beer, and plenty of spices. Ready in under an hour. Even better the next day.

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How to Bake a Crackly-Edged, Fluffy-Centered Sweet Potato

Though in fry form anything is tasty and the candied variety are near and dear to my heart, the easiest way to prepare a sweet potato is to bake it in the oven. When done right, this yields tender, creamy flesh with crispy skin—perfect for using in any…

Though in fry form anything is tasty and the candied variety are near and dear to my heart, the easiest way to prepare a sweet potato is to bake it in the oven. When done right, this yields tender, creamy flesh with crispy skin—perfect for using in any number of delicious dishes. While baking sweet potatoes isn't exactly rocket science, there are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind to get the most out of these beloved spuds. Here’s what you need to know.


What to look for when buying sweet potatoes

It's best to select small- to medium-sized sweet potatoes (figure about four to eight ounces each) as larger sweet potatoes tend to be starchier, which means a drier texture. You want to select those that are blemish-free and with tight, smooth skin.

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Steak on the Stovetop

Get a restaurant-quality steak in the comfort of your own kitchen by making steak on your stovetop. The secret to success is a hot skillet, a good exhaust fan, and a butter and herb baste at the end. Continue reading “Steak on the Stovetop…

Get a restaurant-quality steak in the comfort of your own kitchen by making steak on your stovetop. The secret to success is a hot skillet, a good exhaust fan, and a butter and herb baste at the end.

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Pork Chops with Cherry Pan Sauce

These are the best pan fried pork chops! Simply seasoned bone-in chops are treated with an extra special thyme and cherry pan sauce to make weeknight dinner seem like a weekend affair! On the table start to finish in 45 minutes. Continue re…

These are the best pan fried pork chops! Simply seasoned bone-in chops are treated with an extra special thyme and cherry pan sauce to make weeknight dinner seem like a weekend affair! On the table start to finish in 45 minutes.

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Cuban-Style Pollo a la Plancha (Marinated and Griddled Chicken)

These Cuban-style chicken cutlets are marinated with citrus juices and spices, then seared in a skillet until well browned and juicy. Sautéed onions top them off, and it all comes together quickly and easily.


These Cuban-style chicken cutlets are marinated with citrus juices and spices, then seared in a skillet until well browned and juicy. Sautéed onions top them off, and it all comes together quickly and easily. Read More

Radicchio Salad with Citrus

This bitter, peppery salad with its pop of bright, refreshing citrus will satisfy your craving for sunshine. Radicchio makes this colorful salad feel fresh, while quick homemade croutons and toasted walnuts settle your need for comfort food. …

This bitter, peppery salad with its pop of bright, refreshing citrus will satisfy your craving for sunshine. Radicchio makes this colorful salad feel fresh, while quick homemade croutons and toasted walnuts settle your need for comfort food.

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Tom Yum Soup (Spicy Thai Soup with Shrimp)

Let the spicy flavors of Thailand tempt your taste buds! Tom Yum Soup is a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight recipe. This brothy version is made with shrimp! Continue reading “Tom Yum Soup (Spicy Thai Soup with Shrimp)” »

Let the spicy flavors of Thailand tempt your taste buds! Tom Yum Soup is a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight recipe. This brothy version is made with shrimp!

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

This Buffalo Chicken Chili is the best of two game day classics: buffalo chicken wings and chili! Top your bowl with sour cream, tortilla chips, chopped green onions, cheese, and extra buffalo sauce for a new Super Bowl favorite. (Slow cooker…

This Buffalo Chicken Chili is the best of two game day classics: buffalo chicken wings and chili! Top your bowl with sour cream, tortilla chips, chopped green onions, cheese, and extra buffalo sauce for a new Super Bowl favorite. (Slow cooker and Instant Pot directions, too!)

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Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bacon

This Spinach Artichoke Dip with crunchy smoky bacon will disappear in a flash at your next party! Make this for football parties, game nights with friends, or any gathering that needs a dip on the table. Continue reading “Spinach Artichoke …

This Spinach Artichoke Dip with crunchy smoky bacon will disappear in a flash at your next party! Make this for football parties, game nights with friends, or any gathering that needs a dip on the table.

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