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

Beer Braised Lamb Shank Recipe

Because you really can’t go wrong tossing meat in a pot with beer.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0

Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Mac and cheese pizza? Yep. It’s a thing. Sorta wondering why no one thought of it sooner.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Chocolate Sandwich Recipe

Rest assured, dear reader, this chocolate sandwich is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey’s. Ooooooooh soooooooo far.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Bacon Fat Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Using bacon drippings in place of butter makes these can’t-stop-at-just-one cookies both frugal and indulgent at the same time.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Baked Potato Chips Recipe

All the crunch and saltiness and satisfaction of your fave packaged potato chips. None of the icky preservatives, unhealthy fats, and other unconscionable additives.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

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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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 44

Brownie Pie | Tar Heel Pie Recipe

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Chili Dog Recipe

Who first thought to smother a hot dog with chili and strew it with cheese and cram it into one’s face? We’re talking hero status.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Does the true beauty of this cake 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
  • 68

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
  • 211

Lotus Root Chips Recipe

These lotus root chips are vaguely nutty, slightly sweet, and impossible to stop nibbling. An excellent and unexpected party trick for all occasions.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Yes, this cauliflower fried rice recipe is low-carb, paleo-friendly, and darn near indistinguishable from the real thing. Swear.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Spicy Roast Chicken Recipe

Like Nashville Hot Chicken except that it’s baked rather than fried, this spicy roast chicken is doused with cayenne for a nice, mild, warm burn that you’re gonna love.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
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