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

Bacon Manchego Burger

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

Chances are you’ve not had a burger like this before, but its inspired Spanish accoutrements are gonna make you say “Olé!”

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Recipe

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Oh yes we did! That is, we deep-fried a childhood classic and pronounced it perfect. We think you will, too. This is love, baby.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 5
Korean Chicken Wings Recipe

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of crisp yet moist, sorta sweet but with some heat, that most wings fail miserably to achieve? These nail it.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Football Cheese Ball Recipe

Football Cheese Ball

Going for a pigskin theme for your next have-folks-over-to-crowd-in-front-of-the-game-on-the-flat-screen party? You need these.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 4
Easy Cincinnati Chili Recipe

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you need to try this recipe. Seriously.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
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Easy Doughnuts Recipe

Easy Raised Doughnuts | Cuddureddi

Cuddureddi. It means “a cause for celebration” if you’re from Italy. Well, actually, it means “a sort of doughnut.” Same thing.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
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Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter

David recounts his first experience with homemade butter, in which he didn’t even recognize the beauty in front of his face. Recipe included.

Hershey Chocolate Cake Recipe

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
  • 144
Ribs with Spicy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Ribs with Spicy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

How to make head-turning, crowd-pleasing ribs? Simple. Forgo the dry rub on ‘em. Smoke ‘em low and slow. And slather ‘em with a boozy sauce.

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  • 15 M
  • 5 H
  • 4
Carnitas Recipe

Carnitas | Mexican Braised and Fried Pork

Get your pig on with chunks of crisp-edged, knee-wobblingly tender lusciousness. Sorta screams for some soft tortillas and cerveza.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 45
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

The true beauty of this Bundt depends on your perspective. Does it lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy day ease? You tell us.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 60
Pureed Potatoes Recipe

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato puree owes its uber velvetiness to indecent amounts of butter and cream. Oh yeah.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
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