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You don't have to cook the whole bird! These tasty turkey legs are great for a smaller Thanksgiving gathering.
Invite over friends and family for a new and crowd-pleasing rendition of baked ziti.
Imagine the world’s best cheeseburger…in a meatloaf. This recipe calls for three meats, two cheeses, crispy pancetta, and French-fried onions. We thought of everything!
Bacon cheeseburgers are real crowd-pleasers. Now you can serve up those same flavors in a whole new way!
Whether it's game day or family dinner, this tater tot dish never fails to delight!
The inspiration for this recipe came from our college days…what brought the ITKWD team comfort during mid-terms and finals? Mac and cheese, bacon, and pizza.
Sure, you could order wings, but will they be great or just…eh? We perfected this homemade recipe—and baked them, so they're easy to make at home.
Inspired by The Abbey in Providence, RI, this burger delivers full flavor with lots of veggies.
Gnocchi is like pasta, but better! Since homemade gnocchi is a little tricky to make, we used frozen to create this cheesy, hearty entrée.
Takeout gets a "bakeover" at home. By baking instead of frying, and using a few ingredient swaps, this dish helps you feel good about enjoying one of your favorites.
We've trimmed off the fat, but not the flavor with this unique (baked) version of spaghetti and meatballs.
This is my go-to dish when someone needs me to drop off a dinner. I added sausage to a classic baked ziti recipe and everyone loves it. I always add a green salad and loaf of crusty bread when helping a friend with a homemade supper!
It may not be St. Patrick's Day, but this easy, comforting Irish meal can be enjoyed just about any day of the year.
A carnival favorite and summer classic, these Batter Fried Corn Dogs will be a treat for the whole family to enjoy.
This recipe is a combination of many versions I've tried over the years. It's one of my kids' favorites. This freezes really well too. I bake it, let it cool, then freeze. When ready to serve, thaw in refrigerator and heat to warm through
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders, Harper Studio Publishers, New York, 2011, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
We’ve taken some of the guilt out of this traditionally rich classic casserole by using low- and fat-free ingredients.
This black bean burger recipe is one you should keep handy. All your summer guests—vegetarians and meat-lovers alike—will love it!
Inspired by The Fat Cow in Baton Rouge, LA, this recipe will delight meatlovers and burger enthusiasts alike.
David’s Note: Premade barbecue sauce & canned beans are the helpful shortcuts to an easy New Year's Day meal.
Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is a tradition meant to bring good luck in the year ahead!
Inspired by a Canadian staple, this dip will delight guests at your next get-together.
This is a great one-pot meal that just screams for a warm, crusty bread to dip in the flavorful sauce.
Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without the turkey. So take the time this year to make a bird that’ll be the talk of your table. It’s so worth it!
A brine makes turkey or any poultry taste moist, juicy, and delicious. The recipe below, with the stuffing and glaze, makes this dish holiday-perfect.
Keep fresh flavors on the table in spite of the season with this dish featuring butternut squash.
I love the taste of warm butternut squash ravioli in the fall. We made a quick brown-butter sauce to top the pre-made pasta which makes the dish seem entirely homemade.
Savory cupcakes are as interesting as they sound! With all the typical ingredients of a classic Italian dish, you may never look at pasta the same way again.
You’re going to go crazy over these Cheeseburger-Stuffed Baked Potatoes. Have you ever had a burger stuffed into a French fry? Well get ready, you’re about to!
This dish is made with roasted butternut squash, nutmeg, thyme and sage for an autumnal spin on pasta and cheese!
Your kids may not love veggies, but they probably love cheese. This recipe has three cheeses—and pasta—to mellow out the vegetables. Betcha they'll ask for seconds of this dish.
While turkey is a classic Christmas meal, this British version uses ingredients common in UK kitchens, like apricots and chestnuts. The roasting bird smells incredible!
Take a bite of this filling meal that hits the comfort-food spot!
Which do you want for dinner tonight, chicken & dumplings or pot pie? Now you don't have to choose with my Chicken & Dumplings Pot Pie recipe!
Instead of using the traditional veggie—broccoli—we used fresh snow peas for that perfect crunch in this recipe.
If you ask 100 people to name their favorite comfort food, I bet this dish would be mentioned again and again. Here's my version of this classic.
Need an elegant entrée? This impressive recipe looks and tastes like something you’d order in a five-star restaurant.
Forget the white rice & tortilla wrap—this out-of-the-box burrito satisfies your cravings in a smarter way. Chicken, quinoa & low-fat cheeses help keep the recipe in check.
If you’ve never had homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu, you must try this recipe. No pre-made or frozen entrée could ever match it in flavor, texture, or presentation.
We turned this five-star restaurant entrée into a casual, bite-sized, even-better-than-the-real-thing comfort food.
Made into pinwheels, this classic chicken dish looks as great as it tastes! And it comes together quickly, thanks to a tube of crescent dough, plus cheese, ham and roasted chicken from the deli.
This pizza sounds gourmet, but it's really just a pizza with chicken, ham, broccoli, cheese, and a creamy (dreamy) sauce. Don't be intimidated—try it!
This recipe is courtesy of MaryQVC, who comes from a proud military family. It’s comforting, delicious, and easy to keep at-the-ready in your freezer. Thanks Mary!
Often, the Mexican recipes we make are actually Tex-Mex, but this Chicken Mole recipe is very traditional and couldn't be tastier.
Have a red carpet moment and make this elegant meal for your family and friends on Oscars night.
David’s Note: A covering of cauliflower puts a twist on this comfort food staple.
The best casseroles are nourishing, delicious and easy to put together! Made with rotisserie chicken, a bag of broccoli, canned soup and prepared stuffing, this one hits every mark.
Put something different and delicious between your lasagna noodles with this filling main course.
Cheesy hot dogs can be enjoyed at the table, not just in the baseball bleachers! My one-dish casserole is a guaranteed home run.
David’s Note: Spare nothing when it comes to Asian-inspired ribs! You'll love the flavor & melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
Chocolate goes savory in this spicy main course. And by doing some of the cooking in a slow cooker, you can save time & have a one-of-a-kind dish.
Wake and bake! Open presents, gather with family, then enjoy this make-ahead breakfast.
Surprise your family with a festive breakfast that's sure to inspire good cheer!
Don't go to your favorite restaurant for steamed shrimp. Make it at home...in less than 15 minutes.
Here's one for the seafood fans! Herbs, andouille sausage, and beer enliven a mix of shrimp and clams.
This recipe uses a homemade, Kansas City-style BBQ sauce. You can double the sauce recipe to use later, since it will keep for a few weeks. For a supermarket shortcut, you can always use your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce!
I've never met a vegetarian dish I loved quite as much as this one. I always make a double batch and freeze a casserole for later.
This classic lasagna recipe is very easy to put together and freezes especially well. Make two...one for now, one for later.
This classic turkey preparation will make you nostalgic for Thanksgivings past & hungry for the holidays to come!
As luck would have it, this savory pie is great for St. Patrick's Day…or any day!
This traditional Southern dish is perfect for beef lovers. It’s a perfect comfort food.
This recipe is a Venable-family favorite. Mom made it after church on many a Sunday! Between the tender meat and flavorful veggies, I know your family will love it.
Crab makes this dish taste so rich and creamy, but don't be fooled—this stuffed tilapia is a perfect recipe to start the new year off in a healthy way!
You can't go wrong with crab cakes! Making your own, plus homemade tartar sauce, is something every home cook master.
As the weather gets chilly, kugel is delicious, comforting fare. The addition of dried cranberries and fresh apples makes this version just right for holiday meals.
David’s Note: Canned cranberry saves the day! Glaze your holiday ham by using this seasonal shortcut.
David’s Note: Avocado sauce? You heard right! Turn up the taste when you coat pasta in something fresh & unexpected.
Talk about a balanced meal! This dish has the meat, a starch, and a veggie wrapped up in one delicious casserole. Plus, it’s ready in 30 minutes…perfect for a weeknight!
Because chili just isn’t chili without cornbread, I decided to combine the two in one recipe. Talk about a tasty time-saver!
After eating too many dry, tasteless turkey burgers, I created this recipe with egg whites, cumin, onion, and garlic. They’re juicy, flavorful, and a healthier alternative to a classic burger.
Inspired by A and M's Red Food Truck, this cheesy burger has my name written all over it.
This recipe is a delicious way to use up some of your tasty Thanksgiving leftovers.
Inspired by Deitsch Eck Restaurant in Leinhartsville, PA, this sweet-and-salty treat is a fun way to enjoy a burger.
Inspired by Aioli Burger in Phoenix, AZ, this blue cheese burger with aioli sauce is perfect for a hungry eater.
We've given Easter ham a sweet, springtime flair by adding apricot preserves to our glaze. Lucky for you, this glaze can be made a day ahead.
This is a delicious, quick, and easy weeknight entrée for the entire family.
Don't let "tofu" scare you (if you're on the fence about that particular ingredient). It really just gives the sauce a creamier texture.
This belly-filling meal is perfect for a family dinner night. Plus, you can make it ahead!