A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A stock pot filled with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, onion, carrots, and parsley for making roast chicken stock.

Roast Chicken Stock

Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.

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  • 10 M
  • 6 H
  • 2
A pot roast with potatoes and vegetables on a decorative platter with a serving fork on the platter and a napkin on the side.

Easy Pot Roast, Potatoes, and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal. Includes oven as well as slow cooker instructions.

  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 21
Patty Melt

Classic Patty Melt

A properly made patty melt is truly a magnificent thing. It’s essentially a melding of grilled cheese sandwich and burger with some sautéed onions slipped in for good measure.

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 9
A person dipping a piece of bread into a bowl of butternut squash soup.

Butternut Squash Soup

A most gratifying use for a gangly gourd, this silken butternut squash soup all but defines autumn.

  • 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 12
A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A cheesy baked spaghetti casserole in a cast-iron skillet.

Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

As much of a one-pan wonder as they come. Willpower doesn’t stand a chance against this cheesy baked spaghetti casserole.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A single eggplant meatball on a fork with spaghetti and tomato sauce.

Eggplant Meatballs

A crisp crust, a tender interior, and an impossibly enticing taste. Smothered in marinara or dolloped with tzatziki, these eggplant meatballs won’t disappoint.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
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White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. It owes its loveliness to chorizo, Cheddar, chili powder, and cilantro.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
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A child eating a bowl of cooked pasta with red sauce.

Red Sauce ~ Sugo di Pomodoro

“Simple, quick, and delicious.” “Elegant.” “It sure as heck is good.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy weeknight supper.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A whole roasted pork loin on a blue oval platter with halved onions and rosemary scattered around it, and a bowl of grape chutney on the side.

Roasted Pork Loin

What we consider an ideal roasted pork dinner for fall. Simple. Spectacular. Stunning. Enough said.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
An omelet with chanterelles in a metal skillet with two chanterelle mushrooms lying beside the skillet.

Omelet with Chanterelles

Simple yet sophisticated in that way that only the French have with eggs. Lovely at any time of day. Preferably with a glass of white wine at your side.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A white bowl of caldo verde, or Portuguese kale soup with thinly sliced kale and a single chorizo coin floating in the center.

Portuguese Kale Soup | Caldo Verde

Considered Portugal’s national dish, caldo verde, or green soup, is a homey dish of potatoes, kale sliced whisker thin, and smoky pork sausage.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 79