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Tips and Techniques4

Classic Roast Beef6

Old fashioned roast beef never goes out of style! The right cut and cooking technique make dinner a snap.

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Roast Beef Encores10

Roast beef usually means leftovers. here are two ways to make the second round just as good as the first!

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes12

For days when you want something more than toast and coffee, these griddle cakes raise the bar.

Cinnamon Toast Bread Pudding14

This bread pudding makes a /very/ decadent breakfast. What a great way to jump start your day!

Pan-Roasting the Perfect Chop16

Pork chops can be hard to cook -- until now. After this technique, you may never cook them any other way.

Autumn Dinner18

A perfectly cooked pork chop tastes best alongside perfect accompaniments. Apricot sauce and spoon bread are just the ticket.

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Sauteed Greens

Basic Cuisine22

All you've ever wanted to know about beating egg whites, roasting peppers, zesting, and folding but were afraid to ask.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper -- The Basics of Risotto26

Risotto -- simplicity in a bowl. Understanding the technique is the first step to perfection.

Risotto Confetti29

With a classic risotto recipe as framework, added salami, green peas, and tomatoes make a simple and satisfying meal.

Chile Pepper Chilies30

It's fall and that means it's chili season! These recipes will have you warmed through in no time.

Pure Maple Syrup34

Even though the sap runs in early spring, maple syrup is the ideal fall food. Here's the story behind it.

Easy Dips36

With football starting up, it's good to have a few dips on hand. Before the next kickoff, try one of these.

Caramel Apple Cake38

Full of fall flavors, this cake tastes great right now. But I'll bet you'll be making it long after the season's over.

Q&A42

Seafood Risotto44

Fresh scallops, shrimp, and calamari make an elegant, easy dinner.

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