Entrees

Italian Faux-Fried Chicken

Italian Faux-Fried Chicken

This is an easy recipe that doesn’t take much more work than grilling a few hamburgers, and is probably less expensive.

How To Make The Perfect Burger

How To Make The Perfect Burger

To make the perfect and best hamburger, keep it simple. And don’t buy those pre-made patties (yech!)

Hungarian Sausage Stew With Ale

Hungarian Sausage Stew With Ale

This is a hearty stew that tastes a little sweet and a little sour. And it takes only about 45 minutes to make.

Easy Weeknight Tacos (with leftover steak or chicken)

Easy Weeknight Tacos (with leftover steak or chicken)

You can easily make this with leftover steak or even a supermarket rotisserie chicken. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Three Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce Recipes, From the Modern World to the Ancient

Three Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce Recipes, From the Modern World to the Ancient

The important thing is that you make a delicious sauce and that it complements the dish you are making.

How to Make the Best Chicken Parmigiana (or eggplant, or beef, or veal)

Chicken Parmigiana is good as an entree or as a sandwich made with two slices of garlic toast.

The Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This is a french recipe for adult macaroni and cheese (but the kids will love it too).

Easy Weeknight Pasta From The 19th Century

Easy Weeknight Pasta From The 19th Century

Sometimes you need a recipe like this to remind you how easy perfection can be.

Fast Food: Spinach, Red Pepper and Feta Quiche

You make this from scratch but it’s quick and easy.

The Best Meatball Recipe

The Best Meatball Recipe

This authentic Italian recipe makes the juiciest and tastiest meatballs, with a golden crust.

Eggplant Parmesan Light (Low Calorie)

Eggplant Parmesan Light (Low Calorie)

You won’t miss the calories in this healthy dish made with an authentic Italian carrot sauce.

The Secret to Crispy, Crunchy Latkes

The Secret to Crispy, Crunchy Latkes

Here’s the secret to creating latkes that are crispy.

Quick, Easy, Turkish Eggplant Casserole

Quick, Easy, Turkish Eggplant Casserole

This Turkish dish is similar to eggplant parmesan but without the cheese and without as much work.

Shrimp Saute, “Fresh From Maine”

Shrimp Saute, “Fresh From Maine”

Here’s a simple and delicious way to cook shrimp, perfect for a quick weeknight supper but also impressive for a special occassion.

Classic, No-Fail, American Roasted Turkey

Classic, No-Fail, American Roasted Turkey

This simple recipe has always produced a moist, flavorful bird.

Espresso Shot Pulled Pork Sandwiches (in a slow cooker)

Espresso Shot Pulled Pork Sandwiches (in a slow cooker)

This slow-cooker recipe is good for a weeknight meal or for a crowd to watch the big game.

Steak Pizzaiola (In a Slow Cooker)

This is one of my favorite recipes from the weekly Dorm Room Chef series I produced for the Boston Globe.

Nepitella and Mushroom Spaghetti

Nepitella and Mushroom Spaghetti

This is quick and easy to make: perfect for a weeknight.

Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

A classic dish for winter or fall.

Ma’s Stuffed Peppers

This is an easy recipe and the kids like them too. Don’t forget the ketchup!

Cold Taiwanese Sesame Noodles With Peanut Sauce

Cold Taiwanese Sesame Noodles With Peanut Sauce

This is how you make Taiwanese street food.

Sartu di Riso: One of the Best Dishes, Ever

Sartu di Riso: One of the Best Dishes, Ever

It’s like a giant, luxurious, but surprisingly light, arancini.

Chickplantasagna is Born

Chickplantasagna is Born

This is eggplant, chicken, and zucchini layered with cheese, like a lasagna.

This Meal is Rated X: Sex on the Kitchen Table

This Meal is Rated X: Sex on the Kitchen Table

This combination of roast chicken, potatoes, shrimp and salad was impulsive and glorious.

Short Ribs Provencale

Short Ribs Provencale

This is winter comfort food at its finest.

Caponata, aka: Sweet and Sour Eggplant

Caponata, aka: Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This is delicious by itself as a side dish or when mixed with pasta.

Coq Au Vin Blanc: A Twist on Tradition

Coq Au Vin Blanc: A Twist on Tradition

This will warm up even the coldest person on a winter’s night.

La Tourte de Blettes: A Pie for Dinner or Dessert

La Tourte de Blettes: A Pie for Dinner or Dessert

This is savory and sweet: perfect as a meal or as a dessert.

Mexicali Chicken

Mexicali Chicken

This is pseudo-Mexican comfort food. And so easy to make.

Beef Bourguignon II: An Easier Recipe

Beef Bourguignon II: An Easier Recipe

This is easy to make but takes more than a couple of hours.

Pumpkin Gnocchi in an Almond Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Gnocchi in an Almond Cream Sauce

This is a sweet, savory, gooey piece of heaven.

Marco’s Fuscilli

You can make this dish as fast as it takes you to boil a pot of water.

Pasta Carbonara (aka: Breakfast Pasta)

Pasta Carbonara (aka: Breakfast Pasta)

Bacon, eggs and cheese. This is Italian comfort food at its most rustic.

Moussaka

Moussaka

This is an untraditional recipe of a traditional Greek dish. It takes about 3 hours to make but it’s worth the effort.

Cheesy Khachapuri From ‘The World’

Cheesy Khachapuri From ‘The World’

This could be an appetizer for many or a meal for six, served with a salad.

Mary’s Chicken (or Seafood) Paella

Mary’s Chicken (or Seafood) Paella

There are many variations on this Spanish dish, including one with chicken and another with seafood

Katie’s Roast Beef Sandwiches

Katie’s Roast Beef Sandwiches

The time and effort is worth it to make the best roast beef for sandwiches you ever had.

Vegetable Lasagna Masterpiece

This recipe creates a vegetable lasagna like no other: a rich spinach mixture, covered with velvety noodles, and topped with a light tomato sauce and cheese.

Joe’s Weight-Loss Chinese Chicken & Veggies

Joe’s Weight-Loss Chinese Chicken & Veggies

Eat this flavorful and healthy dish and lose weight.

Breaksfast for Dinner: Gingerbread Pancakes

Breaksfast for Dinner: Gingerbread Pancakes

Fat Tuesday is also called “Pancake Day” in the United Kingdom and Ireland where many feast on fatty foods the day before Lent begins.

Prized Recipe: Chicken with Polenta

Prized Recipe: Chicken with Polenta

When I was a boy, this was my favorite dish to eat at my grandmother’s house.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peppers and Capers

Grilled Pork Chops with Peppers and Capers

There’s a thousand flavors in this summertime dish.

Roasted Vegetable Napoleons

Roasted Vegetable Napoleons

This vegetarian dish will please even the most ardent meat lover.