Simple Roasted Artichoke Recipe

Roasted artichokes on a plate with lemon garlic butter sauce

Roasted artichokes are a special treat around my house. Artichokes can be intimidating with their spines and inedible parts, and for the longest time, I avoided them. While they are a little tricky to prepare, with some simple instructions they can be turned into a delicious and sophisticated appetizer.   What is a Roasted Artichoke? Roasted …

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Easy Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

A plate of baked mac and cheese

Baked mac and cheese might just be my ultimate comfort food. I’m not talking about the yellow stuff from the box here – I mean hearty, melty, mac and cheese for adults.  What is a Baked Mac and Cheese? There are basically two ways to make mac and cheese: on a stovetop or in an …

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Simple Homemade Southwest Creamed Corn Recipe

A cup of homemade creamed corn topped with bacon and cheese

Have a pantry full of cans to use up? Chances are you probably have a can of sweet corn in there. Today I’m going to transform that can of golden kernels into a creamy, cheesy, classically decadent side dish using just one pan for cooking.  What is Creamed Corn? Creamed corn originally is made from …

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Easy Baked Cinnamon Spice Acorn Squash Recipe

A bowl of spice acorn squash

Baked cinnamon spice acorn squash is one of the easiest dishes you can make to get your family in the holiday mood. When you pop these squash into the oven your home will smell of sweet spicy goodness.  What is a Cinnamon Spice Acorn Squash? Acorn squash is a winter squash, also sometimes known as …

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Simple Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

A portion of baked au gratin on a plate

You might know them as scalloped potatoes, or you might know them as potatoes au gratin.  Whatever you call them, this classic potato dish is a wonderful side for hearty meats and cold nights.  What are Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin? Potatoes Au Gratin are a preparation of potatoes made with cream, milk, and cheese baked …

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Easy and Healthy Caprese Salad Recipe

Close-up Caprese salad garnished with herbs and olive oil served on a white plate placed on a wooden table

With food there is often a beauty in simplicity. One of my personal favorites is Italian Classic Caprese Salad. This simple salad is as much a celebration of pure and simple ingredients as it is of Italy itself.  What is Caprese Salad? Caprese Salad is a salad made of tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and olive oil. …

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Easy Fried Patatas Bravas Tapas Recipe

A person holds a silver fork with a piece of fried papatas bravas near a black bowl

If there is one food I am a real sucker for it is fried potatoes. It does not matter what kind – whether it’s tater tots, fries, chips, crisps, or hashbrowns, there is just something magical to me about crispy potatoes cooked in oil. I could seriously eat fried potatoes with every meal! Even as …

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Simple Beer Battered Deep Fried Cheese Curds Recipe

Deep-fried cheese curds drained on paper towel-lined plate

When I think of comfort food here in America, cheese and fried foods are at the top of that list.  Today I’m going to be looking at one of my favorite midwestern comfort foods that combines those two elements – beer battered cheese curds.  This is the perfect cold weather comfort food (if you have …

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