comfort food

Fall Eats: Super-Simple Stuffing You Can’t Mess Up

homemade stuffing recipe
Since everyone always tries to start Christmas in November, we like to think it's acceptable to get a head start on Thanksgiving this year. After all, daydreaming about carbs and obnoxious amounts of pie is never a bad thing. Get a heads up on the holiday season by mastering this no-fail stuffing recipe: Serves:... read more

How to Roast and Carve a Chicken Without Burning Down Your House

homemade roast chicken recipe
Sure, you can buy any old roasted chicken at the supermarket -- but wouldn't dinner taste that much better if you actually made it at home? Master this roasted recipe and you'll never go back to the store-bought stuff: Serves: 8 What You'll Need: 1 whole chicken (between 4 and 5 lbs.) 2... read more

No-Hassle Homemade Pumpkin Pie

homemade pumpkin pie recipe
Now that you've mastered the apple pie, it only makes sense to move on to pumpkin, no? Get a heads up on the holiday season by making this fuss-free homemade dessert tonight: Makes: One 9-inch pie What You'll Need: For the Crust: One 9-inch store bought crust (or follow the directions... read more

5 Creative Twists on Classic Pumpkin

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Thanks to an obnoxious amount of pumpkin spice everything this season, it's safe to say we're sorta sick of the ingredient (and it's only mid-October). That's why we're loving these creative takes on classic pumpkin recipes -- from savory ricotta pancakes to sweet French toast. So put down that pumpkin spice latte and check out... read more

Cookbook Crave: 3 Flaky Desserts from Pastry

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Basic baking recipes are easy enough (hello, break 'n bake cookies!), but the thought of tart pans, pie weights and those fancy-sounding scales is enough to send us screaming from our kitchens. Enter Nick Malgieri's Pastry. The veteran pastry chef manages to make even the most impossible-to-make desserts actually foolproof. Don't believe us?... read more

Easy Homemade Caramel Apples You'll Crave

homemade caramel apple recipe
Store-bought desserts are nice and all, but making your own fall treat is much more fun than simply swiping your card at checkout. Put those fresh-picked fall apples to good use by making this caramel-covered dessert tonight: Serves: 5 What You'll Need: 5 apples One 11-ounce bag of soft caramels 2 tablespoons of... read more

Soup Season: Homemade Chicken Noodle Done Right

homemade chicken noodle soup recipe
Aside from a big bowl of pasta or a straight-from-the-carton dose of Ben and Jerry's, nothing says comfort food like chicken noodle soup. Since the canned stuff technically doesn't count, we're serving up an easy homemade recipe that tastes just as good as Grandma's. Don't believe us? Try this simple recipe tonight: What... read more

3 Ridiculously-Indulgent Fall Desserts from Ovenly

salted dark chocolate brownies ovenly cookbookPhoto: Ovenly
Grown-up Pop-Tarts, super-decadent brownies and a baked apple recipe that isn't pie? Um, yes please! Ever since Brooklyn-based bakery Ovenly opened its doors in 2010, we've been drooling over their menu of ultra-rich desserts. Seriously, who else thinks up Bloody Mary scones?! With the release of their cookbook, we can finally attempt to recreate their most well-known tasty... read more

Cookbook Crave: You'll Flip Out Over These French Fries!

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Fries, chips, pommes frites ... whatever you call 'em, there's no arguing that these crispy potatoes are the perfect side to just about any main dish. (Or just do what I do, and consider a bowlful as a well-rounded meal.) You can now go beyond basic... read more

The Easiest Tomato Sauce Recipe You'll Ever Make!

tomato sauce homemade recipe
If your go-to meals include some form of pasta or pizza (admit it, they do -- hey, there's no shame in making some pizza muffins for dinner), then you need this seriously simple homemade tomato sauce in your life. It's fresher than the store-bought stuff, you'll master it in a flash, and you'll... read more