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Chicken Alfredo

This super easy Chicken Alfredo is ultra creamy, rich, decadent and just may be the best pasta recipe ever! A good pasta recipe is an essential for every family cook. A warm, hearty pasta and chicken dish lovingly draped with rich, creamy sauce – red or white – is just about as good as authentic homemade food gets. I still remember sitting down to a plateful of my mother’s spaghetti when I was a kid. As an adult, I have tried a good number of pasta recipes. I have literally sampled dozens of different sauces: pesto, red sauce, and...

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Strawberries and Cream Cake

This Strawberries and Cream Cake is made up of super moist strawberry cake with layers of luscious vanilla cream and of course loads of fresh strawberries! When that first spring breeze hits my town, you can be sure that I’m going to be whipping out any fresh fruit recipes I’ve got. Anything that I can make with juicy, ripe strawberries goes immediately to the top of my list. They’re just fantastic – and my whole family loves them! So mixing them into a cake seems like a perfect, natural phenomena. This recipe for strawberries and cream cake will definitely...

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Chicken Francaise

Chicken Francaise is an impressive dish that celebrates our American “Melting Pot” by bringing together two of my favorite cuisines – Italian and French. The bonus is its feasibility for a busy weeknight treat, allowing you to put together a complex and delicious dish with simple ingredients and limited time.   “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – – – James A. Beard If you’ve watched foodie films – “Like Water for Chocolate,” “Eat Drink Man Woman,” or even “Eat Pray Love” – and, well, you like food, you’ve been hypnotized by beautifully set tables and artfully...

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Alton Brown Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is an incredible comfort food. Delicious, super flavorful meaty filling topped with a mound of rich, buttery mashed potatoes! I spend a lot of time in my kitchen experimenting with food and researching techniques and ingredients to find just the right combination of flavors for a share-worthy dish. Usually that process involves making my own tasty revisions to an existing recipe. A simple tweak or two might do the trick, or the changes might be significant. Sometimes, though, I find recipes that really hit the mark as-is, where it’s clear the person who developed the recipe took...

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Beefaroni

There’s a lot to be said for hearty family dishes. And growing up, Chef Boyardee was the king of hearty family dishes. I loved his canned concoctions of pastas and soups and, one of my childhood favorites, beefaroni. Now that I’m all grown up, I serve my kids beefaroni too. They love it, and are constantly clamoring about getting it for dinner. And it’s true that, as a kid, Chef Boyardee was the king of beefaroni. (Even today, a Google search for beefaroni – something like “beefaroni wiki” – will usually put Chef Boyardee at the top of the...

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