Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these little lovelies.

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  • 45 M
  • 48

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
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Peppery Chicken Wings Recipe

The intensity of the classic buffalo wing is tempered here, usurped by a deliciously, defiantly untraditional blend of beguiling spices.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
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Chili Mac Recipe

Chili mac. It’s short for chili mac and cheese. And yes, it’s exactly what the name would make you think it is. You’re welcome.

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  • 2 H, 30 M
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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Recipe

When this sweet and spicy bacon is missing from your life, happiness is missing from your life. And if fulfillment can be found with just brown sugar, spice, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to make that happen?

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  • 45 M
  • 4

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe

Sweet potato cottage pie. It’s what happens when you make a ground beef ragout, smother it with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, and bake it to golden brown and bubbly gorgeousness. Stealthy healthy.

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  • 45 M
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  • 8

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe

A turkey cranberry sandwich with stuffing and gravy and all that Thanksgiving goodness sounds sorta good right now, doesn’t it? We can help

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Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe

So crazily satisfying you may just find yourself making Thanksgiving dinner more than once a year.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe

Even better than the ones at the Renaissance festival. And all it takes is a simple brine and a little patience.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 2

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst Recipe

We like to imagine the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

This is the sandwich from South Philly that’s had everyone talking for years. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
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Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Pulled pork sandwiches. They’re as American as apple pie—and, if hash tags, can be trusted, far trendier. It’s not hard to understand why. Knee-wobblingly tender and ridiculously rich pulled pork collides with a cool, crisp, tangy coleslaw to terrific effect.

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