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It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to 
cooking—Tuesday becomes grilled
chicken night, Wednesday tuna
noodle casserole. What you need
is a little kitchen inspiration. 

That’s what you’ll find here:
satisfying, simple and
recipes the whole 
family will love. From healthy twists
classics to all-time favorites
like mac and cheese,
our recipes 
will breathe new life into your 
cooking r
outine. Plus, read the
stories behind many of the 
comfort food dishes.

Recent Recipes

Cindy Palka preparing pesto pasta salad

Pasta salad is quick and easy. That’s probably why Mom chose it for my first cooking lesson years ago.

by Cindy Palka
, Troy, New York

Baked Tilapia with Spicy Tomato-Pineapple Relish

Liven up your summer with this low-fat and low-calorie dish.

by Joy Bauer

Lance Nitahara's bread pudding

A chef who emerged victorious on the Food Network's Chopped shares a recipe he learned as a child while helping his mother in the kitchen.

by Lance Nitahara
, Emporia, Kansas

Aaron's Mac and Cheese

Try the pasta dish that helped a mother-in-law make a connection with her son-in-law.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Salami chips with grainy mustard dip

Who doesn't sometimes have a craving for something salty and savory? For those occasions, this is the perfect recipe.

by Cynthia Nims

Carrot-Apple Slaw with Cranberries

This dish offers a host of delightful contrasts for all of the senses: crispy and chewy, tart and sweet, fruits and veggies—all in one beautiful package.

by Rebecca Katz
, San Francisco

Flat-Out Good Chicken

This quick and easy dish is not only delicious, it's full of health-boosting nutrients.

by Rebecca Katz
, San Rafael, California

Easy Glazed Ham

This easy and delicious dish will take center stage on your holiday table.

by Kestutis Katinas
, Mahopac, New York

Sweet and Salty Caramel Squares

Looking for an Irish confection to serve on St. Patrick's Day? Cookbook author Judith McLoughlin has got you covered!

by Judith McLoughlin
, Roswell, Georgia

Pasta with Roast Chicken and Currants

Looking to serve linguini with something other than the typical red sauce? Give this delicious dish a try.

by Kim Severson and Julia Moskin

Mint Iced Tea

A perfectly refreshing summer treat.

by Stockfood.com

Edward Sabella with his grandchildren Agjia and Jacob.

Here's a delicious and traditional family dish that reflects the author's Lebanese heritage.

by Edward Sabella
, Elsberry, Missouri

Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake

Here's a delicious spiced cake that will be a favorite with everyone in your family—and it's easy on the budget, to boot!

by Rosemary Marbach
, Boston, Massachusetts

Vegetable Barley Soup

This soup is hearty enough to make a complete meal and healthy enough to not make you feel guilty about a second helping.

by Nancy Sleeth
, Wilmore, Kentucky

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