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Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Skillet Potatoes8

Farmhouse favorites8

Fill up the family with a homestyle feast that offers awesome flavor in the most unpretentious way.

Ham Steak with Creamed Corn10

Chopped Steaks with Mustard Egg Noodles12

Stir-Fried Leeks with salt & pepper shrimp14


Promote leeks to a prime spot on the plate by stir-frying for sweetness and deep-frying for crunch.

Frizzled Leeks15

Tomato-Chipotle Soup16


Bring the wow-factor back to everyone’s favorite soups — using ingredients you already have!

Italian Broccoli-Cheese Soup18

Boursin Potato Soup19

Roast Beef Dinner with Horseradish Caper Sauce20

Roast beef20

Enjoy an incredible roast beef dinner for two, and as a bonus, you’re already prepped for the next meal.

French Dip au Jus with Celery Slaw22

Light Chicken Francese with Arugula & Apple Salad24


Determined to eat healthfully but bored with plain ol’ chicken? Stay on track with these satisfying meals.

Roast Herb Chicken with Whole-Wheat Couscous26

Beef & Chorizo Chili28

Fall Comfort Foods28

Warm up with chili or stew, slow-simmered on the stove top or in a slow cooker — your choice!

Coq au Vin Blanc30

Kielbasa & Pretzel Breakfast Bake32

It’s Brunch Time32

Punch up brunch with German influence by adding pretzels to streusel, cherry to chocolate, and more.

Black Forest Hot Chocolate33

Riesling Fruit Salad34

Pretzel Muffins35

Baked Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad36

Creative Casseroles36

Turn your favorite restaurant orders into casseroles the whole family will go crazy over.

Patty Melt Casserole with Extreme Chocolate Malts38

Hot Brown Casseroles with Mint Julep Fruit Salad40

No-Knead Whole-Wheat Bread42

No-knead bread42

Just as good as loaves from an artisan bakery and easier than you think, this technique is a must-try.

No-Knead Cinnamon-Raisin Bread44

Chocolate Almond Molasses Chews46

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Red Velvet Cookies46


If there’s one category of recipes you can never have enough of, it’s cookies. These are as good as they get.

S’more Cookies47

Caramel-Chai Oatmeal Cookies47

Spice Cupcakes48

Trick or treat ... or both? These caramel apple look-alikes are actually fun, festive cupcakes.

Caramel Icing50