The Back in the Day Cookbook

Shortcut Pie Crust

Perhaps the easiest pie crust ever. Actually, we take that back. Definitely the easiest peasiest pie crust ever. No kneading. No rolling out. Really.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Pan Roasted Pork Chops

Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

Perfect. The best brine I’ve ever had. Oh. My. God. That’s what folks are saying about this simple weeknight supper solution.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 19
Banger and Mash

Bangers and Mash

You could call this sausages with mashed potatoes. But we sorta feel obliged to say bangers and mash. Faux British accent optional.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread Recipe

Mommom’s Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread

No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn’t quite Mommom’s, er, your grandma’s banana bread. It’s better.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 24
Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Garlic

Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Garlic

Americans may not know how to pronounce broccoli rabe, but Italians sure know how to cook it. You’re welcome. Er, prego.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies

Crisp at the edges. Chewy within. Peanutty through and through. A classic perfected. Pass the milk, please.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Hamburger Buns

Beautiful Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? And can we add buxom and buttery?

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 30
Best Burger Recipe

Best Burger

Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we’ve experienced.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
Barbecue Sauce

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce

This sweetly spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who just can’t help but exclaim when they try these buttery biscuits.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 11
Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

Not to jinx things, but everyone who’s made this little lovely is lauding it as the airiest, most perfect puffed pancake they’ve met.

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  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 57
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