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    Penne All’Arrabiata

    Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love sprinkling "pangrattato" (fried bread crumbs) on top of the arrabiata sauce. —Smitha Haridasan, Ganapathy, AE

    Garlic Cream Sauce

    This rich, easy garlic cream sauce recipe is requested at every family occasion I attend. Don't be afraid to alter...


    Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

    My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...


    Jackfruit Tacos

    This jackfruit tacos recipe is my vegan spin on traditional pork carnitas tacos. The spicy cumin chipotle sauce is delicious...


    Steak Sandwiches with Crispy Onions

    1 review

    I created this steak sandwich recipe for my husband. Fried onions are a family favorite, and I thought it would...

    Kilbourn Sandwich

    This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer...


    Toasted Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    I love chicken salad sandwiches. For this recipe, I use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. The chicken is tossed...

    Hoisin Chicken Wraps

    My recipe was inspired by Vietnamese pork banh mi—particularly the fresh carrot, cucumber and radish topping. It has so much...


    Tandoori Masala Chicken Sandwiches

    This recipe combines spices from my Indian roots with a modern twist. If you want to add some extra heat...


    Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

    Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet-hot...


    Thai Pork Satay

    I love this recipe since it can be made as a main dish or as an appetizer. For appetizer portions,...

    Chicken Marsala Pasta

    Back in 2008, I won first place in a state fair cooking contest with this chicken marsala pasta. I absolutely...


    Crunchy Burger Quesadillas

    We love burgers—all kinds! We also love quesadillas and tacos, so I combined them to make an amazing, very filling...


    Tuna Croquettes

    This tuna croquettes recipe is one of our favorites. My husband and I grow our own cucumbers and dill, which...


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    How to Cook Steak in a Cast-Iron Skillet

    You don't need to visit a fancy restaurant to enjoy a tender, juicy steak. You just need to know how...


    The Best Cast Iron Skillets Under $50

    What's not to love about cast iron pans?! Virtually nothing... except the price. But don't worry! We've researched budget-friendly options...

    This Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet Has Nearly 100,000 Positive Reviews

    This beloved cast-iron skillet has tons of glowing reviews on Amazon. Here's why shoppers can't get enough.


    Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Artichokes

    I'm not a big fan of artichokes, but they are a nice addition to this roasted smashed potatoes recipe. Keep...


    Five-Cheese Fonduta

    If five cheese fonduta isn’t one of the most mouthwatering foods of all time, I don't know what is! Swap...


    Chili-Lime Chicken Fajitas

    I like to use my cast-iron skillet for this lime chicken fajitas recipe because it gives the dark sear that...


    Matzo Brei

    Matzo brei (pronounced like fry) is one of the few dishes from my childhood that I'll never outgrow. The dampened...


    Cheddar Corn Pudding with Bacon

    This cheddar corn pudding can be prepared ahead and refrigerated overnight. Remove from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking....


    Spiced Apple Muffin Bread

    2 reviews

    Instead of sprinkling with cinnamon sugar before baking, you could also add your favorite streusel topping to make this bread...


    Swiss and Chive Quiche

    1 review

    I used to make this cheese and chive quiche recipe using two cans of corned beef hash, but I switched...

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    Bola-Bola

    Bola-bola (Filipino-style meatballs) can be served as an appetizer or stirred into soup. Some versions of this recipe roll the...


    Beer and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

    5 reviews

    We put a creative spin on classic mac and cheese by adding our favorite beer and bacon. Six tests later,...


    Mediterranean Kofta Meatballs

    For a new take on meatballs, try this quick kofta recipe to make flavorful Mediterranean meatballs full of spices and...


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    The Best Cast Iron Scrubbers, According to Our Test Kitchen

    When your cast-iron pans need some heavy-duty cleaning, reach for one of these cast iron scrubbers to remove cooked-on food...


    10 Products That Can Clean Your Cast Iron—Fast!

    Your cast iron can last for over 100 years—if you treat it right. To help save your skillet, we've rounded...


    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...