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Courses & Dishes serve up the best appetizers, salads and main dishes for any appetite. And don't forget the drinks and desserts that complement every meal.

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Where does the peanut butter and jelly sandwich actually come from? And what makes the trio of ingredients we’ve accepted as totally mundane so utterly divine when layered together?

Hard as it might to look past one's own personal history with the sandwich—say, the paper-bag-lunch sandwich Mom always made or day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches we always scarfed down with Dad—the evolution of that humble food begins long before the modern era.

Sure, you eat within the dark confines of a movie theater (and arguably more than you would in any other venue), but how often do you pay special attention to what’s being eaten on screen? Over the last two decades, sandwiches in particular have played a starring role in some of the country’s most notable films.

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While many American cities offer seemingly limitless options for all sorts of global cuisines, of course nothing beats eating what you’re supposed to be eating in the very place you’re supposed to be eating it. Say "hello" to the sandwich.

This vegetable is such an enigma that it is called a romanesco cauliflower in the US and Canada, a romanesco broccoli and a romanesco cabbage in Germany.

By Kelly Rossiter

Easy, versatile and nearly foolproof, kabobs can be adapted to any sort of cuisine. Give these five tasty and healthy variations a try.

By Alison Cooper

A sandwich for dinner? Why not? It's quick, easy and -- if you choose the right ingredients -- creative and filling. We've got 10 sandwiches here worthy of any dinner.

By Kim Williamson

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Tapas have come to mean almost any type of appetizer or finger food, but that doesn't mean they aren't hearty enough to be a full meal. Here are five Spanish tapas recipes that will have everyone saying delicioso at dinnertime.

By Alison Cooper

If you think that authentic Southern cuisine is too time-consuming, think again. Here are five essentials for quick and easy Deep South dinners.

By Meghan E. Smith

The world is your oyster when it comes to salads. You can use almost anything you want, and it's ready in minutes. These five essentials will make your prep time a snap.

By Sara Elliott

On weekday nights, most of us just want an easy crowd-pleasing dinner. So before you order a pizza or make your thousandth box of mac and cheese, check out these five ideas for quick and light meals.

By Alison Cooper

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When you've had a busy day, it's tempting to stop for carry-out than to go home and cook. But healthier options are available with these five staples in your kitchen.

By Emilie Sennebogen

One of the biggest determinants of how long you'll spend cooking is your protein source, and happily, the ever-popular beef option is fully conducive to getting a healthy meal on the table in no time. Here, five tips on how to do it.

By Julia Layton

Frozen food can be an asset to anyone who doesn't have time to cook an entire meal. So why not freeze some dinners to reheat at a later date?

By Jill Jaracz

Meatballs aren't just for spaghetti anymore! Learn how you can use these savory morsels to create tasty, innovative meals for your family.

By Bambi Turner

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Long known and loved as "the other white meat," pork is every bit as versatile as chicken. Pork chops, in particular, are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare in any number of ways. So what's the fastest way to take them from fridge to plate?

By Alia Hoyt

Bacon, eggs and apple-butter-slathered toast are an unexpected delight when served around 6 p.m. But breakfast for dinner has more than just novelty going for it. Why do lots of families turn tradition on its head come mealtime?

By Julia Layton

Between work, school, homework and household chores, sometimes it's a wonder that our families get fed at all. But these 10 dinners are nutritious and delicious without being a major time suck.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, there are quite a few dishes that only require a handful of ingredients. Read on to discover our picks for the 10 best five-ingredient dinner meals.

By Meghan E. Smith

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Unless you're a successful professional chef with plenty of free time on your hands, you most likely engage in a nightly struggle to put something tasty, easy and affordable on the table. Check out these dishes to end your dinner pain.

By Bambi Turner

Casseroles are delicious and relatively easy to make. But they're not always quick. So what do you need to punch out a tasty dish that'll feed your family but won't force you to stay in the kitchen cooking all night?

By Ellen Stockstill

Black beans are a versatile, tasty ingredient in soups, salads, chili and even brownies! Here are 10 things you can make with a can of black beans.

By Natalie Kilgore

Great meals don't have to take hours. It's easy enough to whip up a delicious, adventurous or maybe even impressive dinner in fewer than 30 minutes. What are five of the tastiest quick recipes in the TLC cookbook?

By Julia Layton

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With the invention of cool kitchen gadgets, prepping for dinner is easier than ever. Check out our list of your five must-haves.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Campfires are good for more than s'mores and ghost stories. They can give you a gourmet meal if you know what to bring in your pack.

By Emilie Sennebogen