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Roasting pork loin6

A fancy, yet easy presentation, enticing sage muffins, and fabulous sauce all add up to a perfect "10" on the dinner table.

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Trimming Pork Loin

Corn Bread Dressing

Smooth as silk pan sauce9

Glazed pork roast dinner10

Crispy Chilean sea bass12

Seems like sea bass is good no matter how it's prepared, but this recipe will surprise you -- the secret is in the crispy coating!

Shrimp & scallop skillets14

Two popular seafood items join forces in this sizzling, serve-it-in-the-pan dinner.

Pot roast /par excellence/16

Not all pot roasts are created equal. Braised in Guinness, this recipe proves that beer and pretzels aren't just for ball games anymore!

Potato side dishes20

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Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar & Kale

Rissole Potatoes

Pronto pastas22

Mary Ann shows us how to make great tasting pasta dishes in a snap. Fast never tasted so good.

Pennette with vegetables23

Ziti with four cheeses24

Linguine with lemon and cream25

Roasting pans26

You don't have to pay a ton for a quality roasting pan -- find out what to look for.

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Roasting Pans


This spice deserves more than an occasional dusting over potato salad. You'll be amazed at its complexity.

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Hungarian meatballs30

Sweet paprika, bell peppers, and sour cream give plain old meatballs a new lease on life in this Hungarian-inspired dish.

Basic Techniques32

Like a few good kitchen tools, some tricks of the trade can make a big difference in the way you cook. Check out these helpful hints.

Chicken hash with squash & kale34

Shrimp & oyster po' boy36

Jalapeño beef38

Sweet potatoes40

Thanksgiving shouldn't be the only season for sweet potatoes. They have a place at the table any time of year -- day or night!


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Using Lemongrass

Italy's finest focaccia44

Home-baked bread is becoming a lost art. But here's an opportunity to revive that tradition, right in your own kitchen.

Red grape focaccia with cheese fondue47

Grapes baked on focaccia? Absolutely! Dip the bread into warm, creamy cheese sauce, and you've got a match made in heaven.

Flipped for fall48

What do you get when you cross a French apple tart with a classic American upside down cake? This simple, yet fabulous, dessert.

Focaccia muffuletta52

New Orleans meets Italy in this sensational sandwich. Do yourself a favor and make it on homemade focaccia -- it's amazing!