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A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Colorful curried roasted carrots scattered on a rimmed sheet pan.

Curried Roasted Carrots

Easy, easy, easy. Fast, fast, fast. Delicious, delicious, delicious. That’s what we’re hearing from those who’ve made these carrots. Even avowed curry dislikers.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A bowl of pork, avocado, and hominy in a red broth on a cutting board with tortilla chips

Slow Cooker Pork Posole

A slow-cooker riff on Mexican posole that has a lot of the same complexity as the classic minus all the tending and stirring on the stovetop. Still certain to satisfy.

  • (6)
  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 40 M
  • 23
Two golden pan-fried pork chops in a cast-iron skillet.

Pan-Fried Pork Chops

Pork chops, simple and satisfying, are what you get with this simple, lightly spiced lovelies cook in no time. Burnished on the outside, juicy on the inside, and flavorful through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A blue plated topped with roasted carrots and cabbage with gochujang.

Roasted Carrots and Cabbage with Gochujang

Swear you’ll forget you’re eating healthy with these crisp-edged carrots and cabbage that are burnished to tempting heights after being slathered with an iconic Korean spice paste.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
An oval dish filled with slow cooker chicken with garlic and potatoes and sprigs of rosemary with a fork nestled inside.

Slow Cooker Chicken With Garlic and Potatoes

This slow-cooker chicken rewards you with a heady aroma followed by fall-off-the-bone tenderness and flavor-imbued potatoes. A just outcome for being organized in the morning.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 2
A baking sheet filled with frozen banana, avocado, and mango, using the method of how to freeze bananas.

How To Freeze Bananas

Easy peasy. Simply peel, slice, place flat on a baking sheet, freeze, and then yank out of the deep-freeze whenever you have a smoothie-making whim.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.

  • (4)
  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 10