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Monday, July 4, 2022

Mini Meat Loaves

Based on Ina Garten's fabulous recipe, these meat loaves pack huge comfort-food goodness in a small package. They're a great thing to serve at a dinner party. I mean, come on: Who wouldn't love a little meatloaf, made just for them?

Sunday Pot Roast (a.k.a. Beast in a Pot)

Pot roast is stick-to-your-ribs, winter home cooking at its coziest. It's also an economical way to feed a crowd when you're on a budget. All you need is a big hunk of beef, an even bigger pot, a handful of ingredients, and a little patience.

Bacon & Potato Leek Soup

http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js Ah, soup weather in New England. The air in Salem is finally turning a little colder, at least in the evenings. There are few things I love more on a nippy night than having...

How to Make Pulled Pork in the Oven

I knew I wanted to make pulled pork. I also knew that our grill wasn't set up, and we don't have a smoker yet (yet!). I figured, "OK, it's a pork shoulder. I'll braise it." And that's where it all started.

Cajun Catfish Bites

Hands down, this is our favorite way to prepare catfish: Cut into chunks, coated with spicy breading, then shallow fried 'til golden brown.

Pad Thai

Pad Thai, perhaps Thailand's most infamous noodle dish, has dozens of incarnations—including several regional variations—each one a slightly different take on the mouthwatering combination of sweet, salty, and sour flavors. Some are super spicy,...

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fingers with Sour Cherry Compote

Mmm, mmm, mmm. Give me a plate of these and a big glass of sangria and I'm a very happy mouse. These chicken fingers are a perfect foil for one of my favorite flavor...

Bacon, Basil & Tomato Pizza

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite ways to feed a crowd. This particular pizza combines two of my favorite things: bacon and cheese. Think of it as a mouthwatering take on a BLT in pizza form.

Super Simple French Fries (Crisp & Crunchy in Just One Step)

No soaking? Only one fry? Start the potatoes in cold (yes, cold) oil? Come on. I had to try it. And man, am I glad I did. Hands down, these are the easiest, most delicious fries I've ever made.

Sesame Noodles

These noodles are one of my favorite things to bring to a picnic. They're a little salty, a little sweet, and only get better once they sit in the fridge overnight. They're super simple to...