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Budget Cooking 101
Tips and techniques for cooking wholesome, delicious, and easy meals without breaking your bank account.


Entrees and side dishes highlighting vegetables

Crispy Fried Shallots
Fried shallots are an easy and elegant way to add flavor and crunch to salads and stir-fries.

Appetizers and snacks
Appetizer and snack recipes. Budget Cooking.

Curried Roast Cauliflower
A dusting of curry powder and a sprinkle of salt turn roast cauliflower into a revelation.

Overnight Pickled Cauliflower
This recipe for Overnight Cauliflower Pickles is an easy way to preserve cauliflower while giving it the kick it deserves.

Simple Side Dishes
Easy and simple side dishes you can make on a budget

Quick Pickled Onions
Quick Pickled Onions add brightness, coolness, and crunch.

Crispy Quinoa Patties
The perfect option for leftover quinoa - Crispy Quinoa Patties that go with everything.

Kale and Kohlrabi Salad with Sunflower Vinaigrette
In order to make kale tender and delicious without cooking it, you have to show it love. Literally: you have to massage your kale.

5 Ways to Deep Fry Like a Pro
Follow these simple guidelines and deep fry to perfection every time.

Easy Entrees
Easy entrees and one dish meals. Budget Cooking.

Grilled Rye with Muenster, Avocado, and Sprout
This grilled cheese is no joke. The combination of rye, Muenster, avocado, and sprouts dazzle the taste buds and send the senses soaring.

5 Things to Know About Asparagus
In Germany it's called Spargelsaison, and it means time to party.

Red Cabbage and Beet Slaw with Candied Walnuts
Sweet, savory, earthy, fresh, healthy, and indulgent: this slaw has something for everyone.

7 Ways to Add Excitement to Saint Patrick's Day
Get on board for Saint Patrick's Day fun.

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White Clam Sauce in a Jiffy
This clam sauce recipe is made from pantry ingredients, and can be finished by the time the water boils for the pasta.

Cheddar Pecan Shortbreads
This simple recipe for Cheddar Pecan Shortbreads is your answer for an impressive and indulgent savory snack.

Sesame Ginger Asparagus with Tofu
A quick and easy stir fry brings out the best in asparagus.

North Carolina Pulled Pork Barbeque
No grill is necessary for this vinegar-based, North Carolina-style recipe that I learned from my mother who grew up in Virginia.

How to Stock the Pantry for Budget Cooking
The first step in budget cooking is a well-stocked pantry. With this list of items, you'll never run out of ideas for easy, cheap, creative meals.

Super Simple Slaw
This classic Cole Slaw is always invited to the barbecue.

Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower
Deep-fried Cauliflower in Tomato-Chile-Curry Sauce is fireworks for the tastebuds.

9 Tips for Perfect Pasta
9 Tips for Perfecting Pasta. Budget Cooking.

Soups and Stews
Recipes for healthy, delicious, and satisfying soups and stews

Egg Dishes, Breakfast, and Brunch
Recipes for egg dishes, breakfast, and brunch

Recipes for desserts and sweets. Budget Cooking.

High Heat Frying: Canola versus Peanut oil
What does peanut oil do to make it worth the extra bucks? The answer is not much.

6 Burger Basics
Burgers are a time-honored summertime staple. These 6 simple guidelines will help you make sure your burgers delight.

Tomato Water: Your New Best Friend
Tomatoes are synonymous with summertime. Want to celebrate their juicy sweetness in every way you can? Add tomato water to your repertoire.

What to Look for in a Soup Pot
Good pots have been a kitchenware necessity since before kitchens were a thing.

Homemade Chex Mix
Sure, you can buy store-bought Chex mix anywhere, but Homemade Chex Mix is much more delicious and economical for serving a crowd.

Irresistible Chocolate Banana Bread
Banana bread is a classic for a reason. The addition of chocolate chips takes banana bread from yummy to flat out irresistible.

Onion Taralli Crackers
Somewhere between a bagel and a pretzel, tarallis are a savory Italian snack with a flaky texture all their own.

Easy Asian Chicken Soup
This easy, healthy chicken soup is both comforting and cleansing.

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger
This Butternut Squash Soup recipe is fusion at its finest: Coconut Milk and Ginger take Butternut Squash to a new level (and it's vegan to boot!).

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Why pay hefty prices? Infused olive oil is a cinch to make at home.

Crispy Spiced Chickpeas
These Crispy Spiced Chickpeas are a quick, easy, healthy snack, and they taste great with a beer or a cocktail.

Simple Ceviche
Ceviche is so healthy, light, and fresh-tasting, it makes a perfect summer appetizer or snack.

Elotes (Mexican Corn Dip)
This Mexican corn dip is as delicious as it is simple to throw together, and it has fantastic party appeal.

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup
This simple, slow cooker version of Italian wedding soup is the perfect antidote to the cold weather blues.

Greek Chicken, Egg, and Lemon Soup with Orzo
Greek Chicken, Egg, and Lemon Soup with Orzo is different enough to be special.

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding
This Old Fashioned Banana Pudding recipe takes us back to a time before everything was instant.

Spicy Crispy Tofu
Spicy, sweet, crispy and soft -- even the carnivores come running. This tofu is a delicious light snack or appetizer, and works well served with toothpicks or in small lettuce cups.

Teriyaki Portabella Mushrooms
This 3 ingredient marinade is all you need for mouthwatering portabella mushrooms.

Pomegranate Poached Pears with Pistachios
Poaching pears in pomegranate juice is an easy way to present familiar flavors with elegant flair.

Perfect Party Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)
These pastry puffs make an easy and impressive appetizer, and go fabulously with an afternoon drink. One of the best things about gougčres is that they can be made earlier in the day, and popped in the oven just before guests arrive.

Balsamic Glazed Onions
In this very simple recipe, roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the onions, while balsamic vinegar and orange juice add tartness and complexity.

Super Slowcooker Strata
Strata is a baked, egg-based dish – a quiche without a crust; a frittata without a stovetop start. Literally, it means layers – as in layers of deliciousness. Like quiche and frittata, a strata is a great way to feed a bunch for brunch with eggs and whatever else you have around.

Golden Beet Salad with Feta and Cilantro
The sweet flavor of beets combines beautifully with the bright tang of a simple vinaigrette. If you're not used to preparing beets, golden beets are a great place to start. They are arguably identical in flavor to their red counterparts, and they have the advantage of being easier to use because they won't stain your fingers and everything else.

Chocolate Pistachio Marble Cake
Need an impressive dessert but short on time? A Duncan Hines butter cake, a box of Jell-O mix, a quick swirl with a butter knife, and you're well on your way to an attention-grabbing, crowd pleasing marble cake.

The Inspiralizer
If you are bored by vegetables, you haven’t tried Zoodles.

Guinness Stew
In this simple and satisfying stew, Guinness brings out the earthy flavor of root vegetables and melds with tender beef.

Cool Cucumber Salad
This cucumber salad is quick and easy to prepare in advance. Just make the dressing separately and refrigerate until serving time.

Simple Chicken Pan Sauce
A chicken pan sauce is one of the quickest and easiest cooked sauces out there, and is made in the same pan that the meat is cooked in.

Slow Baked Carrots on Coffee Beans
Slow baking carrots on coffee beans brings out their earthiness and adds depth to their sweetness.

Oven Roasted Broccoli
Roasting broccoli in the oven is fast, healthy, and delicious. Try it with a sprinkle of lemon juice and Parm.

Chicken Vesuvio
Chicken Vesuvio will fill you with nostalgic delight.

Carrot Risotto
This vivid risotto is a beautiful addition to any plate.

Coconut Chile Sauce
This all-purpose Coconut Chile Sauce is a game changer.

Coconut Crusted Salmon
Coconut Crusted Salmon is easy, gorgeous, and special enough for guests.

Eggplant Zaalouk
Zaalouk is a delicious, healthy dish of eggplant sauteed tomatoes and spices.

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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic
Broccoli Rabe's bitterness goes with rich dishes and sweet starches like yin and yang.

5 Things to Know About Zucchini
Zucchini is healthy, versatile, delicious, and available year round.

Shrimp and Grits with Mushrooms and Bacon
This recipe for Shrimp and Grits with Mushrooms and Bacon will have you in brunch heaven.

French Onion Soup
Oh la la! Homemade French Onion Soup is as good as it gets.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Apricot Stew
Served over couscous, this makes a marvelous meal with colors and flavors fit for a fęte.

Slow Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Slow cooker and crockpot recipes

Dressing Up Couscous
Add color and flavor to couscous with a few simple additions.

Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff is a comfort food classic.

Roast Radicchio and Radicchio Chips
When radicchio is roasted, an earthy nuttiness emerges that tempers its powerful bitter flavor.

Pepperoni Bread
Pepperoni Bread is a perfect warm appetizer for a party. It's easy, impressive, and always pleases the crowd.

Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy
Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy is a versatile, healthy side dish that can be made in 20 minutes flat.

Potatoes au Gratin
When Potatoes Au Gratin is being served, it's clearly a special occasion.

Mulligatawny Soup
This Mulligatawny Soup is modeled after one that was famous in my hometown of Montclair, N.J.

5 Minute Fudge
This lightning-fast fudge is a savvy choice for a busy cook.

Pressure Cooker Ratatouille
The pressure cooker magically melds the flavors of a variety of Mediterranean vegetables.

Scalloped Tomatoes and Artichokes Hearts
Scalloped Tomatoes and Artichokes make a stunning side dish at any time of year.

Retro Broccoli Casserole with Crunchy Cornflake Topping
This recipe for Broccoli Casserole with Cruncy Cornflake Topping is perfection.

Japanese Restaurant Ginger Dressing
This restaurant-style Ginger Dressing will awaken your inner chef (and your tastebuds, too).

Braised Escarole and White Beans
You're going to get your greens, and you're going to like it.

Roast Brussels Sprouts
Some like their Brussels sprouts softer than others. I want them brown and crispy on the edges, but never soft in the middle! My goal is always to maintain their natural interior crunch.

Roasted Butternut Squash
Cripsy Roast Butternut Squash is an easy, delicious, seasonal side.

Cherries Jubilee
A quick sauce made from cherries and sugar is dashed with liqueur and set on fire, and the crowd inevitably goes wild.

The Simplest Centerpiece
My favorite budget centerpiece is made from fresh produce, which is inexpensive and can be eaten afterward.

Ham and Cheese Croquettes
Ham and Cheese Croquettes are a party-goer's dream.

Chocolate Toffee Treats
This quick recipe for Chocolate Toffee Treats is a keeper.

5 Things to Know About Fennel
How much do you know about fennel?

Golden Cornmeal Free Form Pastry Crust
This recipe for crust for Golden Cornmeal Free Form Pastry Crust uses the food processor and takes almost no time at all.

Bistro Brussels Sprouts
In this recipe, Brussels sprouts get the glory they deserve.

Classic Dijon Vinaigrette
This Classic Dijon Vinaigrette goes with everything. It's bright, simple, delicious, and can made in 5 minutes or less.

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Thanksgiving Start to Finish: 6 Dips to do you Right
Here are 5 great recipes for easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing dips. Spoiler Alert: There will be double dipping.

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Thanksgiving Start to Finish: 6 Slammin' Vegetable Sides in a Snap
6 Slammin' Recipes to Switch up your Thanksgiving Sides

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Roasted Fennel and Grapes
Fennel and Grapes roasted simply with olive oil, salt and pepper make a delicious and unexpected side dish.

Smoky Eggplant Dip
In this recipe, Eggplant is the star of the show.

Canned Sardines with Crackers, Dijon Mustard, and Cornichons
A couple of choice condiments and a little presentation take canned sardines to new heights.

Bacon, Egg, and Green Bean Salad
This is a salad so delicious, it pushes the borders of what makes a salad.

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Thanksgiving Start to Finish: 5 No Stress Apps that Impress
5 recipes for No Stress Appetizers to kick off your holiday right.

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Thanksgiving Start to Finish: 5 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Company
These 5 recipes for Make-Ahead Breakfasts are a welcome delight for overnight guests and a welcome relief for hosts.

4 Spring Vegetables You Should Cook With Now
4 seasonal vegetables to shop for and use in spring.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice
A quick and easy weeknight meal, great for families with picky eaters.

Pickled Butternut Squash
Pickled Butternut Squash is unexpectedly tart, snappy, and crisp.

Parsnip Puree
Parsnip Puree was made for fancy plating.

Lamb with Rosemary, Mint and Garlic
In this recipe, the herbal notes of the rosemary and mint infuse the lamb with little effort on the part of the cook.

Cornmeal Crusted Trout
This simple recipe for lightly-fried Trout fillets is on the table in under an hour.

Easy Potluck Pea Puree
The bright green color of this dish is gorgeous, and this recipe is as inexpensive and easy as it gets.

Pumpkin Bread
This Pumpkin Bread gets its sweetness from maple syrup and brown sugar, which add to it's autumnal umph.

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Peach and Blueberry Crisp
In this recipe, the crisp granola-like topping plays perfectly with tender, ripe peaches and blueberries.

Tomato Pie
Layers of ripe tomatoes in a flaky, buttery pie crust, Tomato Pie is heaven for tomato lovers.

Banana Bourbon Bread Pudding
This recipe for Banana Bread Pudding is easy, cheap, delicious, and has Bourbon in it. Your mood, your guests, and your wallet will thank you.

Double Crust Pie Dough
Double crust pies are good for beginners because the addition of the second crust makes it easier to result in a beautiful pie.

Stir Fried Pork with Smoky Chile Rub
This recipe for Stir-Fried Pork with Smoky Chile Rub is satisfying, versatile, and just a little bit spicy.

Zucchini Pancakes
Zucchini Pancakes are a smart choice for the Budget Cook because they are inexpensive, filling, and a great use for fresh produce.

Kimchi Slaw
This easy Kimchi Slaw builds complexity, umami and spice by adding kimchi, garlic, and a shot of kimchi juice to a classic recipe for Cole Slaw.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock
With a Pressure Cooker, you can make rich stock in under an hour.

Corn Pudding
This recipe for Corn Pudding is savory, slightly sweet, and makes a great side dish with variety of entrees.

5 Tips for Great Gazpacho
No two gazpachos are alike. Budget Cooking.

Gazpacho changes depending on what is available locally and in season, so this recipe is intended to be used as a guide rather than a science.

Wild Mushroom Soup
As far as mushrooms are concerned, butter is a disco ball, and it’s time to party.

Blueberry Buckle
A buckle is a great option when you have beautiful fresh fruit, but don't have the time or wherewithal to make a pie crust.

Zucchini Bread
This easy recipe for moist, delicious Zucchini Bread makes enough for two 9x5-inch loaves -- one for you and one for a friend.

Avocado Tartare
A quick dressing of sesame oil, soy sauce, and lime juice is all it takes to transform avocado into a dream dip worthy of your favorite guests.

Tzatziki Sauce
Cool and creamy Tzatziki sauce is perfect on gyros, and also makes a great dressing or dip for fresh vegetables.

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken
This Hawaiian grilled chicken recipe sizzles with the flavors of brown sugar, ginger, and soy sauce.

Shrimp and Cucumber Salad
A light sesame dressing keeps the focus on the sweet and fresh flavors of shrimp and cucumber, keeping this salad delicate, healthy, and delicious.

Succotash, Sausage, and Greens
This recipe for Succotash, Sausage, and Greens is ready in under an hour.

Curried Chicken Salad
Curried Chicken Salad is splendid on a sandwich and great as a dip. It travels beautifully, which makes it perfect for picnics or on-the-go snacking.

Grilled Corn Salsa
Grilled Corn Salsa covers all the bases of a great party snack -- it’s spicy, savory, crunchy and fresh.

French Cucumber Salad
Leave it to the French to take cucumbers to a new level of luxury and sophistication.

Spicy Grilled Corn
A generous sprinkle of cayenne pepper and a finishing touch of fresh lime juice give this Spicy Grilled Corn both punch and sass.

Easy Strawberry Jam
This recipe for a single jar of Easy Strawberry Jam is perfect for quick-preserving berries at the height of the season.

Snicker Bites
These bits of chocolate nut heaven are healthy, decadent, and decidedly adult.

Zucchini Soup
This recipe for Zucchini Soup is simple to prepare, and uses only garlic, onion, and vegetable broth to enhance zucchini’s delicate flavor.

Pasta with Pancetta and Peas
Pasta with Pancetta and Peas comes together quickly and makes a great weeknight meal.

5 Things to Know About Avocados
Avocados are prized for their creamy, hearty, mild deliciousness by omnivores and vegans alike. Do you know enough about them?

Perfect Popcorn
Make your own popcorn the old-fashioned way for a healthy and delicious snack.

Garlic and Herb Broth
This healing Garlic and Herb Broth comes together in under an hour.

5 Things to Know About Cauliflower
If you don’t know Cauliflower is having a moment, you’re not paying attention.

Party in a Pan
This recipe combines the irresistible flavors of chocolate, caramel, Cool Whip, and toffee: it's truly a Party in a Pan!

Easy Bake Bread
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s extremely forgiving. It’s easy-bake bread at its finest.

Greek Cucumber Salad
Quick, fresh, and delicious, Greek Cucumber Salad makes the best of inexpensive fresh produce.

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
Crisp on the outside and creamy in the middle, these Grilled Sweet Potatoes satisfy on many levels.

Simple Beer Can Chicken
Beer Can chicken sounds more complicated than it is. When it works, the entire surface of the bird gets a beautiful, crisp skin all the way around.

5 Tips for Buying, Cleaning, and Storing Fresh Mushrooms
Mushrooms are available and delicious year-round. Here are 5 tips for buying, cleaning, and storing fresh mushrooms.

Fruit and Granola Breakfast Parfaits to Go
Breakfast parfaits are a fantastic way to send breakfast on the go. They are highly customizable, and can thus be made to suit individual tastes.

6 Reasons Why You Need Parchment Paper
Everyone, especially beginning cooks, can benefit from using parchment paper. Here are my top 6 reasons why parchment paper is the greatest.

Southern Peach Cobbler
This peach cobbler recipe is decadent and delicious.

Super Quick Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
This super quick ice cream pie recipe a great way to take advantage of summer's seasonal bounty of fresh berries and the simplicity of premade pie crusts.

Grilled Bread with Ricotta, Edamame, and Mint
This simple recipe for grilled bread with ricotta, edamame, and mint makes a fantastic appetizer or part of a larger vegetarian meal. I like to use Italian bread, which is a bit bigger than a French baguette (here’s a handy guide to bread if you’re curious).

Pork Tenderloin with Maple Mustard Glaze
This pork tenderloin with maple mustard glaze comes together quickly with pantry staples.

2 Hour Green Chile Pickles
Quick Pickles for Chile Lovers. Budget Cooking.

Quick Summer Slaw with Apples and Pecans
This summer slaw with Granny Smith apples and pecans comes together as quick as you can slice the apples.

Cheesy Shrimp and Grits Casserole
This is one of the easiest and most delicious shrimp and grits recipes out there.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Walnut Cake
This cake is gooey and sweet, with just a little bit of spice. It’s based on a traditional Greek cake called Karidopita, which is cinnamon flavored and soaked in syrup.

Poppy Seed Cake with Sherry Glaze
This easy yet impressive cake is based on a box of yellow cake mix and a box of vanilla instant pudding mix.

How to Stock Your Refrigerator and Freezer
How to stock your refrigerator and freezer so you're always ready for a healthy meal or drop in guests

How to Stock Your Spice Cabinet
A comprehensive list of ingredients to keep on hand to stock your spice cabinet

Slow Cooker 101
11 Tips for Slow Cooker Success. A basic guide for using a slow cooker or crockpot.

This quick, basic recipe for homemade hummus is perfect for beginners, busy cooks, or anyone that wants to consume less processed foods.

Oven Roasted Plum Tomatoes
This easy recipe for slow-roasting tomatoes concentrates their flavor and sweetness.

5 Things to Know About Bananas
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. How much do you know about them?

Easy Steak Marinade for the Grill
This simple steak marinade is similar to balsamic vinaigrette, and it does wonders to add flavor to inexpensive cuts of meat.

Slow Cooker Pork in Tomato Thyme Sauce
A great slow cooker pork recipe for inexpensive cuts of pork. A large can of tomatoes and some thyme are all you need for a rich, delicious sauce.

Oven Roasted Multicolor Bell Peppers
Quick oven roasted bell peppers add beauty and sweetness to any plate in minutes.

Broiled Asparagus with Pecorino and Pepper
Easy broiled asparagus recipe, great for impressing guests.

Fresh Grated Horseradish
A little horseradish goes a long way.

Stir-Fried Mustard Greens
Stir-Fried Mustard Greens are a great option when you are bored with your go-to veggies and you could use a good kick in the mouth.

Roasted Zucchini
This recipe for Roast Zucchini uses three techniques to maximize flavor and crunch: the zucchini is cut into thick rounds, salted briefly to remove moisture, and roasted on a pre-heated baking sheet.

Grilled Zucchini
Zucchini benefits from simple preparations that preserve its mild sweetness and crunch.

Mushroom Asiago Chicken
Mushroom Asiago Chicken makes a fantastic entrée on its own, or served with buttered egg noodles or couscous to soak up the savory sauce.

5 Things to Know About Cooking with Yogurt
Like an excuse to use full-fat dairy? Today is your lucky day.

German Cucumber Salad
This recipe for German Cucumber Salad makes a fantastic snack on its own, and pairs well with a cold beer.

Russian Cucumber and Radish Salad
This Russian Cucumber and Radish salad takes just a few minutes to assemble, and makes a great healthy snack or side dish.

Korean Cucumber Salad
Spicy, sweet, savory and sour make a crunchy canvas of cool cucumber.

Stuffed Acorn Squash
In this recipe, the filling is sautéed while the squash roasts, and the assembly is done just before serving.

Chicken and Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers
When used as skewers, rosemary branches infuse chicken and vegetables with fragrance and flavor.

5 Things to Know About Nutritional Yeast
Nutritional Yeast has a savory, nutty, umami goodness that's its own brand of wonderful.

Vegetarian Gravy
It doesn't need meat to be gravy.

Chocolate Wafer Cookies
These Chocolate Wafer Cookies are a rich and delicious snack, and make out-of-this-world ice cream sandwiches, ice box cakes, and pie crust.

Key Lime Pound Cake
This Key Lime Pound Cake is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.

Chocolate Layered No Bake Cheesecake
No bake cheesecakes are a great choice for the cheesecake novice.

Meatloaf with Bourbon Barbeque Glaze
The trick to keeping meatloaf not only interesting but indulgent is to experiment with different types of meat.

Vegan Gluten-Free Mac n Cheese
Can a vegan, gluten-free recipe stimulate the brain just like a dairy-rich indulgence? The answer is yes, yes it can.

Bright Beet Salad
In this recipe for Red Beet Salad, roasting brings out the deep flavor of the beets, while Greek yogurt adds creaminess and vinegar adds tang.

Coconut Rice
This recipe for Coconut Rice is an easy way to make white rice special.

Smoky Collard Greens
Contrary to popular belief, pieces of pork are in no way mandatory when preparing greens.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup
This is a lighter, modernized version of the classic Cream of Cauliflower soup, also known as “Crème du Barry.”

Sugar Snap Peas with Spicy Chili Crisp
If you like to have quick tricks up your sleeve, Spicy Chili Crisp should have a place in your pantry.

If you like it in a sandwich, you'll like it in a crepe.

How to Doctor 5 Popular Canned Soups
Take canned soup to new levels with simple additions from your fridge and pantry.

Quick Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
This quick recipe for Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry should be part of your weeknight repertoire.

Nantucket Crab Dip
This Nantucket Crab Dip is an American classic that’s as rich and indulgent as it is simple to throw together.

Southern Shrimp Spread
This simple Southern Shrimp Spread is delicious on its own, served with toasts or vegetables, or as a filling for tea sandwiches.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
All the deliciousness of Buffalo wings, with the ease and convenience of a dip!

Braised Beef with Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips
In this recipe for Braised Beef, sweet potatoes and parsnips add earthy notes that make the flavor profile special.

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fa-ZOOL)
This recipe for Pasta e Fagioli was passed down through the Villarosa family, and it never fails.

Banana Upside Down Cake
This recipe for Upside Down Banana Cake is gooey, gorgeous, and delish.

Wild Mushroom Tart with Goat Cheese
This Wild Mushroom Tart with Goat Cheese is earthy, savory, and decadent.

Basic Vegetable Stock
My goal with this recipe was to create a vegetable stock that is a good base for many uses, and to make it as close as possible to fool-proof.

Pan-fried Potato Parsnip Patties (Latkes)
You can’t make latkes without getting your hands dirty, so buck up and remember that getting dirty is fun.

Mini Meatballs in Savory Cherry Sauce
Mini Meatballs in Savory Cherry Sauce are a big hit at parties, and the use of cherry pie filling for the cherry sauce is totally retro with its campy color and shine.

Slow Cooker Reuben Dip
This recipe uses the Slow Cooker to make a Reuben dip that will warm up any party.

Crispy Roast Chicken
This fuss-free recipe for Roast Chicken results in a juicy, crispy-skinned bird and uses nothing but butter, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Apples
This warm spinach salad is comforting, healthy, and decadent all at once.

Glazed Pearl Onions
In this recipe, fresh pearl onions are glazed with brown sugar, vinegar, and a little bit of tomato paste to add color and richness of flavor.

Quick Chicken Sausage Stew
This recipe for Quick Chicken Sausage Stew is perfect for a weeknight meal, but is also festive enough for company.

Simple Butterscotch Sauce
A drizzle of butterscotch can elevate simple vanilla ice cream into a dessert fit for a celebration.

Butternut Squash and Kale Gratin
In this recipe, layers of butternut squash and hearty greens are topped with crispy breadcrumbs in a beautiful presentation of colors and textures.

Slow Cooker Moo Shu Pork
In order to keep it simple, this slow cooker recipe for Moo Shu Pork sticks with the basic ingredients of pork and shredded cabbage.

Simple Raspberry Sauce
This 10-minute Simple Raspberry Sauce adds flavor, color, and textural pizazz to almost any dessert stand-by, and can be frozen up to 3 months.

Pappardelle with Wild Mushrooms
In this recipe, butter, garlic, and thyme bring out the best in fresh mushrooms, and pasta is the perfect canvas.

Quick Pickled Green Beans
These pickled green beans are easy, quick, mess-free, and ready in hours.

Skillet Eggs in Quick Tomato Sauce (Eggs in Purgatory)
In this recipe, the creamy eggs balance the spiciness of the sauce in perfect flavor-melding harmony.

Simple Sides
Simple sides to go with a variety of meals.

Budget Cooking Basics
Basics of budget cooking, including tips on how to stock your kitchen and how to shop smart.