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Julia Child's beef bourguignon puts a smile on my face. Beef bourguignon is very forgiving and turns out absolutely fantastic every time. Don't be intimidated.

2-1/2 lbs beef chuck shoulder ( cut into 1-inch cubes )
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
6 oz bacon ( cut into 1-inch squares )
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1-1/2 c carrots ( cut into 1-inch pieces )
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Nutritions

Calories
2200

Sodium
4498mg
187% DV

Fat
139g
215% DV

Protein
210g
420% DV

Carbs
8g
2% DV

Fiber
11g
47% DV
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This recipe for old fashioned, homemade, easy chicken and dumplings from scratch is so simple and delicious, it will instantly become a family favorite! It's the very definition of comfort food.

2-1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 medium onion ( chopped )
1-1/2 stalks celery ( chopped )
3 medium carrots ( peeled and chopped )
1-1/2 c peas
2 cloves garlic ( minced )
4 c chicken broth
1/3 c heavy cream
6 Tbsp salted butter ( melted )
1 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
1/2 c parsley ( roughly chopped )
1/2 c all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Dumplings:
1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c heavy cream
1 Tbsp unsalted butter ( melted )
Pinch of salt
4
Nutritions

Calories
1568

Sodium
1999mg
83% DV

Fat
92g
142% DV

Protein
73g
146% DV

Carbs
96g
32% DV

Fiber
14g
59% DV
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Sometimes we need to be transferred back to happy times. Happy food times, to be precise. Spaghetti and meatballs? You're close... Try our One-Pot Sausage Meatballs with Pasta.

1 lb mild/sweet Italian sausage
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp butter
1 c chopped onion or shallot
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper
3 cloves garlic ( minced )
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp anchovy paste
1 tsp oregano ( dried or fresh )
28 oz can of plum tomatoes
3 c beef stock
16 oz dried pasta of your choice
1-1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan ( or cheese of your choice )
Roughly chopped flat leaf Italian parsley for garnish
4
Nutritions

Calories
492

Sodium
2191mg
91% DV

Fat
27g
42% DV

Protein
31g
63% DV

Carbs
29g
10% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV
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Thanksgiving is a time of give thanks, of course. The thing I'm most thankful for on my Thanksgiving table is my Thanksgiving stuffing with fruit.

12 oz bag of Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing
2 c water or broth
4 Tbsp butter
4 stalks of celery ( chopped )
1 small onion ( chopped )
1-1/2 c raisins
2 apples ( peeled, cored, and chopped )
1-1/2 c whole cranberries
2 Tbsp orange zest ( optional )
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Nutritions

Calories
425

Sodium
175mg
7% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
68g
23% DV

Fiber
8g
33% DV
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Creamy Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms is a one-skillet dish that's deeply satisfying and nourishing. Caramelized onions add sweetness, mushrooms add umami, and balsamic vinegar adds a sweet, slightly tangy flavor. And underneath this wonderfully rich fall sauce awaits a perfectly browned, succulent, boneless chicken breast.

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp butter
6 oz onion or shallot ( thinly sliced )
8 oz button mushrooms ( sliced 1/4 inch thick )
2 cloves garlic ( minced )
1 c chicken stock
1 c heavy cream
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp thyme ( dried or fresh )
1 c flat-leaf Italian parsley ( roughly chopped )
Salt to taste
4
Nutritions

Calories
728

Sodium
1469mg
61% DV

Fat
60g
92% DV

Protein
22g
44% DV

Carbs
20g
6% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV
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Dutch oven chili con carne is comfort food. We all need it. It warms your house, your stomach, and your heart, and is super easy to make. It's a one-pot dish that requires minimal cleanup.

2 lbs lean ground beef
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 shallots, or 1 medium onion ( chopped )
1 bell pepper ( chopped )
2 cloves garlic ( chopped )
2 c beef stock ( or 1 c beef stock and 1 c red wine )
2 16-oz cans kidney beans ( drained and rinsed )
1 28-oz can plum tomatoes
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Toppings, like shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced scallions, Saltine crackers, sliced jalapenos, etc
4
Nutritions

Calories
800

Sodium
833mg
34% DV

Fat
50g
77% DV

Protein
58g
117% DV

Carbs
12g
4% DV

Fiber
7g
29% DV
90

Caramelized Onion Rémoulade

You must try this caramelized onion Rémoulade. It’s an excellent savory dip that pairs so well with anything. An easy mayonnaise recipe with the full flavor of sweet diced onion that melts in your mouth. People might think that homemade mayonnaise is super tricky since online tutorials talk about emulsification — which sounds technical. And whisking by hand is a gruesome part of making your mayo.

2 large egg yolks at room temperature
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp cold water
2 tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp kosher salt
1½ cups canola oil
3 oz large yellow onion
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup horseradish
Salt to taste
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1 - Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, and cold water in a blender or food processor.

2 - Process for 30 seconds and then add mustard.

3 - Process again and slowly add the oil until the...
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Nutritions

Calories
420

Sodium
202mg
8% DV

Fat
37g
57% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
0.8g
3% DV

Garlicky sharp and refined red potato salad recipe for an awesome lunch. A garlicky and sharp but refined red potato salad recipe that’s great for an awesome family-style lunch and dinner get together. Use your best cooking skills on this tossed salad recipe with easy pickled roasted garlic. You can place the cooked potatoes in a large bowl filled with water and ice to cool it down much faster and strain it afterward.

12 oz peeled garlic cloves
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
½ tsp red pepper flakes
1 sprig fresh oregano
3 lbs baby red potatoes
3 oz shallot
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp black pepper
2 oz red bell pepper
Salt to taste
8

1 - Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 - Spread whole peeled garlic cloves out on a baking sheet.

3 - Roast for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let it cool.

4 - In a...
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Nutritions

Calories
308

Sodium
1278mg
53% DV

Fat
26g
40% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
29g
9% DV

Fiber
9g
38% DV
123

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

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You can make the easiest, tastiest slow cooked pulled pork you've ever had at home with three ingredients.

4-1/2 lb pork roast
3 Tbsp kosher sea salt
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
3 Tbsp neutral cooking oil
1 onion ( cut into three pieces )
6
Nutritions

Calories
666

Sodium
3744mg
156% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
58g
117% DV

Carbs
11g
3% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV
81

Pork Chops with Apple

Photo by Erich Boenzil

Pork chops with apple is a fall classic. But we can actually make it tastier and simpler. And yes, it's a one-pot dish, ready in 30 minutes.

For the chops:
2 thick bone-in pork chops
2 Tbsp neutral oil, like canola
1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1 tsp warm spice, such as cinnamon, allspice, etc ( optional )
For the sauce:
2 crisp apples, like Fuji ( cored and cut into 12 wedges each )
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp rosemary ( chopped )
1 tsp sage ( chopped )
1/2 c red onion ( chopped )
2 cloves garlic ( unpeeled, crushed )
1/2 c chicken stock
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
2
Nutritions

Calories
400

Sodium
2241mg
93% DV

Fat
33g
51% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
26g
8% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV

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