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Comfort food dinners make you feel warm and fuzzy, and not just because eating them can evoke happy memories of home. They're also usually a breeze to make. Here are five American comfort food favorites that won't make you a slave to your kitchen.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Finger foods are perfect mealtime options for the days when a fork and knife seem like way too much trouble. Learn more about five of our favorite easy, family-friendly finger food options!

By Alia Hoyt

You're short on time, and your family is hungry for dinner. What to cook? Here we highlight five one-pan meals that are nutritious, flavorful crowd-pleasers.

By Stefani Newman


If you know how to make croutons you can add a delicious crunch to your salads and soups. Learn about how make croutons in this article.

By Contributors

Rock candy has been a special treat for children and adults for generations, and is very easy to make. Read this article to learn how to rock candy.

By Contributors

You're wondering how to slow cook pork ribs in the oven. Read on and find out how to slow cook pork ribs in the oven.

By Contributors

Although grilling shrimp may appear to be intimidating, all you really need is a grilling basket. You can learn more about how to cook shrimp on the grill by reading this article.

By Contributors


Whenever you prepare shellfish on a grill, pay attention so that it doesn’t get overcooked. Learn more about how to grill lobster tails in this article.

By Contributors

Just because the packaging claims it's healthy doesn't mean the food is low in sodium. We've got 10 recipes to keep the salt at bay and your health in check.

By Stefani Newman & Emilie Sennebogen

You've picked your tomatoes from the garden, prepared them in your kitchen and made a scrumptious homemade sauce on your stove. But the consistency just isn't right. Don't worry; there are a ton of options to thicken up your sauce.

By Sara Elliott

Steak is a classic eyes-bigger-than-your-stomach food. Most people think they can finish the huge juicy goodness of a 24-ounce steak, but more often than not, they can't. What do you do with all of the leftover steak?

By Sara Elliott & Gallagher Flinn


Few people will dispute the fact that foods like French fries and pancakes are best eaten hot from the deep fryer or griddle, but some day-old foods actually taste better than fresh ones. Which ones made our list?

By Alia Hoyt & Danielle Fisher

If you eat the kind of salsa that comes in jars, you're missing out on a world of fresh flavors and spices that accompany the homemade variety. From sweet, juicy mangoes to spicy peppers, these salsa recipes tantalize the palate.

By Gallagher Flinn

Cooking can be quite a challenge, and for many guys, it's just easier to let others do it or live off food that comes pre-prepared in boxes, cans and bags. But you'll feel awfully proud when you get to call out "Soup's on!"

By Chris Obenschain

Ketchup's not just the perfect complement to a plate of hot, salty fries. It also serves as the base for some truly delicious savory sauces that aren't just for kids.

By Shanna Freeman


Comfort foods made a splash after two world wars and the Great Depression took their toll on the United States. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and casseroles entered the menus of households across the country, as did the comfort food king: mac and cheese.

By Emilie Sennebogen

What started out as a meal that thrifty mothers can make for their families has turned into a comfort food staple. But if you're tired of the same old meatloaf invading your kitchen, then it's time to spice it up.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Roll up your sleeves and pull out your deep fryers! It's time to flex your frying muscles and try something new. Discover some of the latest and greatest foods to fry.

You like steak, but you don't like paying for it. Fortunately, you can recreate steak house-quality meals at home for pennies on the dollar. All you need is a little planning and steak savvy.

By Josh Clark


Restaurants and grocery stores seem to think Black Angus Beef is the bee's knees. But most steak consumers have no idea why. What's all the hype about?

By Rosalind Jackson

Our tips for cooking meat include information on choosing and cooking game meats. Game meats can be a great alternative to the old standbys of beef, pork and chicken. Learn about cooking meat, types of sausages and carving roast meats.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Coconut on pizza may sound strange to you, but this topping is the tops in Costa Rica. See our list of favorite pizza toppings in 10 countries, including minced mutton, curry, and eel!

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

We've compiled a list of fun and interesting facts about an American food icon - pizza. Whatever style or variety - from thick, Chicago-style deep-dish stuffed with gobs of cheese to a thin-as-a-cracker crust topped with veggies - pizza invariably makes it to the top of "favorite foods" lists.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.


If you’re a clean freak, the thought of a meal cooked on an ongoing basis in a vessel that’s never washed may horrify you. But some swear by nosh prepped in perpetuity.

By Maria Trimarchi