american

A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 80
A small rubber-sealed jar of rye sourdough starter.

Rye Sourdough Starter

This rye sourdough starter doesn’t require any yeast yet creates a better-than-bakery loaf of proper sourdough rye. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 7 D
  • 60
Two slices of New York style pizza on paper plates with a cheese shaker and napkins beside the pizza.

New York Style Pizza

Simple. Modest. Perfectly proportioned. And just like you’ll find in Manhattan. Swear. And a family project that’s just time-consuming enough to distract but not so tedious as to deter.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Half a cooked meatloaf in a red loaf tin with two slices cut from it.

Homemade Meatloaf

All the comforting flavor and sticky-sweet glaze of Mom’s meatloaf but with bacon and caramelized vegetables to make it feel all grown-up.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
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Two girls sharing a chocolate cookie decorated with sprinkles.

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep ’em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Two pieces of breaded fish fillets sprinkled with salt on a grey plate with a portion of steamed broccoli and a fork.

Breaded Fish Fillets

Done in just 30 minutes, made with recognizable ingredients, and your kids will never know the difference. Who loves you?!

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Three turkey reuben patty melts - one in a cast-iron skillet, and two on a dark surface, one sliced diagonally.

Turkey Reuben Patty Melts

An ingenious mashup of a couple indulgent American classics—reuben and the patty melt—with ground turkey to lend an air of healthfulness. As glam as grilled cheese gets.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A partially sliced loaf of buttermilk sandwich bread on a wooden cutting board with a bread knife lying beside it.

Buttermilk Sandwich Bread

A fast-rising home-baked white sandwich loaf that tastes–dare we say it?–better than mom’s. Way better. And just wait ’til you toast it.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 24
Three spiced roast chicken thighs, with warm spice, cajun, and spiced curry coatings

Spiced Roast Chicken

A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 5