Mom’s Roast Turkey

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Mom’s Roast Turkey
How to cook the best turkey for Thanksgiving? Roast it breast-side down! This is our tried-and-true method for Thanksgiving turkey and we share all the details. From defrosting to long to cook the turkey, we’ve got your Thanksgiving covered. Continue reading “Mom’s Roast Turkey” »
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Just in time for Halloween… rabbit blood

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Just in time for Halloween… rabbit blood
Thanks, Melanie! The butcher at John Fazio Farms, upstate from NYC, did confirm that NYS does not allow butchers or stores to sell the blood of any wild animals–but would sell us live rabbits and wish us luck. I’m definitely not aiming to do my first slaughtering and butchering in such conditions and will now […]
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Vegetarian Challenge Final Thoughts

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Vegetarian Challenge Final Thoughts
Every time I do a challenge I learn so much about myself. I set out on this 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge intending to increase my vegetable intake, reduce my dependency on pasta and cheese, and build some all around healthier food habits in the process. While I think I accomplished those goals, my bigger take […]
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Comeback Sauce

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Comeback Sauce
Earlier this week I made some amazing steak fries and I needed a dipping sauce for them that was equally as epic. Plain old ketchup was just not going to do, so I made some Comeback Sauce. Comeback Sauce is a creamy, tangy, sweet, and savory sauce that’s great for dipping, dunking, drizzling, and smearing […]
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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs have the most tender and juicy meat, with perfectly crisp skin. This is such a family favorite, we can’t get enough of it! The post Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs appeared first on thestayathomechef.com.
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Rice Cooker Chili

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Rice Cooker Chili
I’ve been playing with my rice cooker again! This time I took this classic fall comfort food, scaled it down and scaled it back to make it as easy as possible, and cooked it up in my convenient little rice cooker. This small batch Rice Cooker Chili is perfect for cooking in an RV, hotel […]
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Vegetarian Party Nachos with Quick Pickled Fresno Chiles

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Vegetarian Party Nachos with Quick Pickled Fresno Chiles
Sure, there are plenty of recipes out there advocating for nachos topped with a showering of meat, but this vegetarian version is just as good. Replete with plenty of cheese, sliced radishes, heirloom cherry tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, guacamole, sour cream, and homemade pickled Fresno chiles, you’ll want to start just about every party with this […]
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Kale Salad with Toasted Pita and Parmesan

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Kale Salad with Toasted Pita and Parmesan
This salad is totally giving me life right now! While I love the warm comforting foods of winter, after a few weeks of all those heavy roasted and stewed foods I start craving fresh vegetables HARD. So today I picked up a $0.99 bunch of kale and looked to my pantry to see what else […]
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Custard French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

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Custard French Toast with Macerated Strawberries
This Custard French Toast with Macerated Strawberries is the most delicious weekend breakfast. Making a custard–which can be made ahead–elevates this breakfast favorite into something magical! The custard is similar to the base of ice cream. Some people might nickname this type of French toast “Ice Cream French Toast.” The first thing I ever learned […]
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Homemade Ranch Dressing

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Homemade Ranch Dressing
I’ve never really been a ranch dressing person. And definitely not one of those “ranch dressing on everything” people. But then, last January while I was doing my Vegetarian Challenge, I got hooked. I was eating vegetable snack plates just about every day and the Ken’s Steakhouse buttermilk ranch dressing that I dipped my veggies […]
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Dorie Greenspan's Sablés (Easy Sugar Cookies)

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Dorie Greenspan's Sablés (Easy Sugar Cookies)
Butter, sugar, eggs, salt, and flour—that’s the short ingredient list for these versatile sandy-textured sugar cookies. For simple round cookies, form the dough into a log, then slice it into rounds. For shaping with cookie cutters, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut it into cool designs. Game plan: The dough can […]
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is the perfect example of why people love slow cookers so much. You literally just dump everything in the slow cooker, give it a quick stir, then turn it on and walk away. When you come back you have this hearty white bean chicken chili that’s ready for topping […]
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The Best Fall Recipes

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The Best Fall Recipes
This is a collection of some of the best fall recipes. This list is an autumnal explosion of flavorful dinners, appetizers, breakfasts and desserts.  Whether you’re looking for pumpkin cinnamon rolls or a black bean soup that’s vegan, this list delivers with all the fall cooking inspiration you need! The Best Fall Recipes: Dulce de […]
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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
These vegan cinnamon rolls live up to the title of the book they come from: “Epic Vegan” is full of deliciously over-the-top treats that are totally free of animal products. This recipe for ooey-gooey cinnamon buns with vegan cream cheese frosting is like the best Cinnabon you’ve ever had, but completely plant-based. Tips: You can […]
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Secret Ingredient Tomato Soup

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Secret Ingredient Tomato Soup
I don’t know if I’ve told you, but I’m a little bit of a tomato soup fanatic. I’ve made several tomato soup recipes for Budget Bytes over the past ten years, but this week I tried something a little different. This Secret Ingredient tomato soup has not one, but two secret ingredients that make it ultra […]
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
I love simplifying recipes and making them accessible for the average everyday American cook, with simple ingredients and simple prep, but I think went too far with the original version of this Slow Cooker Tikka Masala recipe. When I made it again recently I thought, “yeah, I can do better than this.” So I got […]
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Flexible Recipes that Feed Vegetarians and Meat Eaters

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Flexible Recipes that Feed Vegetarians and Meat Eaters
“What’s for dinner?” It’s hard enough to answer that question when you’re by yourself, but when you live in a household with multiple dietary restrictions, it becomes a nightmare. What do you do? Cook a separate meal for each person? Let everyone just fend for themselves (ha, wouldn’t that be nice)? The answer is in finding […]
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Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

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Gochujang Mushroom Bowls
Move over sriracha, gochujang is having a moment in the American food scene, and I’m really happy about it. These Gochujang Mushroom bowls feature sweet and spicy gochujang marinated mushrooms, quick pickled cucumbers, crunchy carrots, and plenty of jasmine rice make a quick, easy, and super flavorful bowl that’s perfect for meal prep. If you’re […]
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Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

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Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas
Y’all know how I love a good quesadilla, right? My unofficial motto is, “everything is better in a tortilla with cheese.” I have several awesome quesadilla recipes on the website already, but I wanted to make one that was seriously simple and easy enough for quick weeknight meals. These Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas hit […]
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Creamy Green Shakshuka with Crispy Latkes

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Creamy Green Shakshuka with Crispy Latkes
This creamy green shakshuka is a fun and tasty recipe from Adeena Sussman’s “Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen” that marries Israeli and American foods, and it’s a great use of your cast-iron skillet. It’s also a great use of surplus kale, spinach, or other greens. See Sussman’s tips for crispy latkes, but […]
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Pici in Garlic Tomato Sauce

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Pici in Garlic Tomato Sauce
This hand-rolled pasta (called Pici) and garlic tomato sauce is easy to make and delicious to eat. The recipe comes from “Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook” by Vicky Bennison, who traveled through Italy collecting recipes from actual grandmothers. This particular recipe was shared by a 93 year old woman named Giuseppina Spiganti. Break out your […]
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Bucatini with Bacon Cream Sauce

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Bucatini with Bacon Cream Sauce
Creamy, savory, and full of umami—thanks to lots of Parmigiano-Reggiano, bacon, and garlic—this simple pantry pasta tastes like the Italian love-child of carbonara and cacio e pepe. Shallots and garlic are cooked in bacon fat, then simmered with heavy cream and starchy pasta water for a sauce that’s full of flavor. It’s the best meal […]
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Colombian White Corn Cheese Arepas

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Colombian White Corn Cheese Arepas
If you’ve never had arepas, you’re in for a treat—these soft Colombian corn cakes come in many varieties, but the ones stuffed with cheese are obviously popular (and if you already love grilled cheese, then you’ll adore these). Our senior video producer Guillermo Riveros concocted this particular version while pining for the flavors of home; […]
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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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Homemade Cajun Seasoning
Basic spice blends can be super helpful when trying to pull together a quick weeknight dinner. They can transform boring meat or vegetables into something new and crave-worthy, and pull you out of your dinner rut. I’ve been asked to create a collection of simple spice blends, and having lived in south Louisiana for 16 […]
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