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This meatloaf is kid-tested and family-approved -- you can't get a tougher audience than that! The Chunky BBQ Topping is awesome!
Great meatloaf doesn't /need/ gravy, but no one will refuse this offer. They can't, it's that good.
Classy comfort: veal meatloaf10
Go on, I dare you to serve this meatloaf at your next dinner party. Just wait for the accolades!
Boil then Drain:
2 1⁄2 lb. Yukon-gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 2" chunks
Press or Whip Potatoes; Add:
1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded (4 oz.)
4 T. unsalted butter, room temperature
1⁄2 cup – 1 cup whole milk, heated
2 t. Dijon mustard
Salt and white pepper to taste
Boil potatoes in salted water to cover for 15–25 minutes or until tender when pierced with a knife. Drain, return to pan, dry 1 minute.
Press potatoes through a ricer or whip with a mixer at slow to medium speed, adding the cheese, butter, milk, and mustard. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
1/2 cup: 150 calories; 6g total fat; 19g carb.; 297mg sodium; 1g fiber
A Master's Class: Steak Diane12
A tribute to one of America's most well-known and respected kitchen personalities. This recipe is just one of Julia Child's memorable moments.
Julia's mashed potatoes15
Leave it to the Japanese to make fried food a fine art! If you're going to splurge on fat and calories, I can't think of a better way to do it.
Tempura dipping sauces20
Traditional tempura sauces are simple soy sauce-based concoctions. These three sauces are simple, too, but more complex in flavor.
By far the most valuable and versatile fruit in your kitchen -- inside and out.
Zesting a Lemon
Gold rush: tangy lemon bars22
A buttery almond base is topped with pucker-up tart lemon curd. These are lemon bars to die for!
Stuffed pork chops24
Small households shouldn't have to sacrifice good eating, so treat yourself to these chops.
Bring to a Simmer:
1⁄4 cup chicken broth
2 T. honey
2 T. unsalted butter
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinches of nutmeg and red pepper flakes
Salt to taste
1⁄2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, thinly sliced
Bring broth, honey, butter, lemon juice, and seasonings to a simmer in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add squash and toss to coat with sauce. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash is cooked and sauce is reduced and thickened, about 15 minutes.
1/3 cup: 108 calories; 6g total fat; 15g carb.; 297mg sodium; 2g fiber
Stuffing Pork Chops
This simple chicken stew gets "spiced up" with exotic, yet accessible flavors from Morocco.
'Tis the season for football, and these nachos are the perfect game-day repast. Set up a build-your-own nacho bar and listen to the people cheer!
Big Easy nachos30
A few simple kitchen tricks can make all the difference. Brush up on roasting garlic, boiling pasta, pitting olives, and slicing a bell pepper.
These quirky-looking knives are HOT! But are they worth all the hype and money?
Reuben twice-baked potatoes40
Pressing matters: making panini sandwiches45
If you can make grilled cheese, you can toast panini sandwiches. No fancy panini press required -- these are decidedly low-tech but still darn delicious.
4 fabulous panini46
Which panini should you start with? Don't worry, you can't go wrong with any of them.
Purchased pesto is fine, but homemade is even better.
1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
1 T. pine nuts
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 t. kosher salt
1 clove garlic
pinch of sugar and black pepper
2 T. – 3 T. olive oil
Process basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt, garlic, sugar, and pepper flakes in a food processor until minced. Scrape down sides of work bowl.
Drizzle in oil with machine running. Use immediately or cover and chill.
2 T: 129 calories; 13g total fat; 351mg sodium; 1g fiber
Making Eggs for Panini
From humble to high class: banana cream pie48
Talk about an extreme makeover! You'll hardly recognize this new and improved banana cream pie.