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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

Beth Howard's banana cream pie

This high-peaked meringued treat is sure to impress everyone you serve it to.

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

Anne Byrn: The Cake Mix Doctor

Cookbook author Anne Byrn offers three tips for baking the perfect cake!

Melissa d'Arabian

Watch as Food Network and Cooking Channel food expert Melissa d'Arabian dishes up tips, tricks, and recipes for a frugal but fabulous party.

Turkey wrap

Here's a tasty dish that's quick to make and is made with ingredients you likely have on hand.

by Pamela Owens
, Warren, Ohio

Heirloom Tomato, Summer Peach and Fresh Herb Gazpacho Salad

This healthy and delicious salad is a snap to make and is just perfect for picnics, cook-outs and other summer gatherings.

by Susie Middleton

Cowboy Cookies

Here's a sweet Western treat, straight from the hill country of Texas.

by Marilyn Bush
, Canyon Lake, Texas

Marilyn Bush, owner of Mrs. Bush's Pie Co with one of her pies

Unemployed and at the end of her rope, single mom Marilyn Bush was able to put her baking skills toward launching a successful business built on faith and flour.

Banana muffin with banana slices beside it

Taste the muffin that people from all over drive to Canyon Lake, Texas, to try.

by Marilyn Bush
, Canyon Lake, Texas

Blueberry pie

This blueberry dessert is a mouth-watering treat for your Labor Day celebration.

by PieLab

A bowl of fresh cranberries

This delicious and refreshing concoction is the perfect treat for those summering in Cape Cod—and those who wish they were.

by Beth Adams
, Brooklyn, New York

A mint granita in a stem glass

This frosty treat is the perfect way to cool off on a warm late-spring day.

by Tigre McMullan
, Cold Spring, New York

Savory Slow-Grilled Chicken

I love this recipe for cook-outs because it's super flavorful, easy and comes out very tender.

by Michael Larsen
, Los Angeles, California

An artist's rendering of this recipe's ingredients

A West Virginia woman offers a recipe she learned from her first patient when she was fresh out of nursing school.

by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

Mom's Famous Favorite Chocolate Bundt Cake

The author shares her mother's cake recipe, always made as a simple gesture of love and affection.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

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