Easy Family Recipes

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free.
Frogmore Stew
Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew

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I've been using this recipe for over 20 years, ever since I moved to South Carolina. It can be adjusted to serve any number. Allow 2 tablespoons of seasoning per quart of water. If you cannot find hot smoked sausage, use another smoked sausage such as kielbasa and add crushed hot red pepper to the pot.
Quick Chicken Piccata
Quick Chicken Piccata

Quick Chicken Piccata

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Chef John's quick and easy pan-fried chicken breasts are topped with a simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, and lemon juice.
How to Make Perfect Polenta
How to Make Perfect Polenta

How to Make Perfect Polenta

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Creamy, cheesy polenta is a side dish that goes great with all kinds of meats and sauces. You don't have to stir it constantly with Chef John's technique.
Miso Soup
Miso Soup

Miso Soup

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You can use yellow, white, or red miso paste for the soup, depending on your preference. You will also need dashi, which is made of dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish), and can be purchased in granules or powder form in conveniently-sized jars.
Fluffy French Toast
Fluffy French Toast

Fluffy French Toast

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This French toast recipe is different because it uses flour. I have given it to some friends and they've all liked it better than the French toast they usually make!
Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms
Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

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Succulent chicken breasts topped with perfectly sauteed mushrooms create a delicious, yet very simple, dish.
Quick Chili I
Quick Chili I

Quick Chili I

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Easy chili with beans can be made as mild or spicy as desired. It's even better the next day.
Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup
Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup

Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup

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With the slightly sweet, somewhat salty, and subtly smoky flavor of the ham, this hearty soup is the ideal fall or winter soup -- a great one for lunches, or as a starter for dinner.
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

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An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. It's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

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A hearty, easy soup that's ready in 45 minutes. Perfect for using up leftover ham.
Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo
Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

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With a slow cooked roux and gumbo file powder flavoring the shrimp, crabmeat, and andouille sausage, this gumbo is an authentic creole meal.
Grandma's Corn Chowder
Grandma's Corn Chowder

Grandma's Corn Chowder

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A creamy corn chowder - delicious and easy to make!
Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans
Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

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Sausage and vegetables are grilled together in a foil packet. This recipe is easy and delicious, and perfect for a quick holiday meal or camping!
Famous Butter Chicken
Famous Butter Chicken

Famous Butter Chicken

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Chicken breasts are dipped in beaten eggs and cracker crumbs, then baked with butter. These chicken breast are really tender and moist. Excellent flavor! I never have leftovers.
Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Taking just a little extra time to make this flavorful ground beef makes all the difference in your homemade tacos!
Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta
Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta

Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta

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Zucchini sliced into thin strips, or zoodles, can replace spaghetti for a lower-carb or gluten-free meal. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce.
Unstuffed Cabbage Roll
Unstuffed Cabbage Roll

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll

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Unstuffed cabbage rolls made with ground beef, cabbage, and diced tomatoes are a family-pleasing main dish perfect for weeknights.
Fried Brussels Sprouts
Fried Brussels Sprouts

Fried Brussels Sprouts

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Sliced brussels sprouts and onions are tossed in bacon grease in this quick and easy vegetable side dish that's a kid-pleaser to boot.
Greg's Southern Biscuits
Greg's Southern Biscuits

Greg's Southern Biscuits

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Limber up your biscuit-making fingers and try this vintage recipe that's been handed down for generations. Grandmas know the secret to great biscuits is to handle the dough as lightly as possible.
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