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The parent TV Show (America's Test Kitchen) to the Cook's Country Magazine, featured the making of this salad

  • 8 ounces sliced pepperoni , cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 8 ounces soppressata or salami, halved and cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 10 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 jar pepperoncini (12-ounce), drained, (2 tablespoons juice reserved), stemmed, and chopped coarse
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound fusilli or campanelle
  • 1 pound white mushrooms , quartered
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese , aged
  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers , drained, patted dry, and chopped coarse
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Cook's Country also liked the addition of 1 cup chopped, pitted kalamata olives or 1 cup jarred artichokes, drained and quartered. Use any curly-shaped pasta for this recipe.
4.3/5 (57 Votes)

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This dirty rice is simple to make a packed with sausage, onion, peppers, garlic, parsley and savory seasoning

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 pound uncooked sausage or ground beef. (can do 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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A Southern staple, creamed corn is the ideal side to accompany your fried chicken or juicy steak

  • 1 (24-ounce) bag frozen shoepeg corn (I buy the Pictsweet brand)
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 8 ounces milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons flour (or cornstarch for GF)
  • Pinch white pepper (black pepper is just fine too)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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Sliced potatoes in a delicious creamy sauce on the bottom then topped with a ground beef mixture

  • BEEF:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • up to 1/2 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes, optional
  • seasoning salt or regular white salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup onion, minced
  • 3/4 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ASSEMBLE:
  • 5 to 6 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
4.2/5 (56 Votes)

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Candied sweet potatoes in less than 10 minutes? It's possible with this quick and easy pressure cooker recipe

  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut in 3/4 inch slices then cubed
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Marshmallows, optional
4.6/5 (27 Votes)

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This dressing is so flavorful thanks to sautéing the fennel and using olive bread

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound trimmed fennel bulbs, cored and diced, about 2 bulbs
  • 3 cups chopped onions, about 3 large
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, white parts only, about 5 onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
  • 15 cups stale artisanal olive bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup oil-pack dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
4.7/5 (21 Votes)

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Who doesn't love mashed potatoes? They're better than ever when they're baked with onion, herbs, and a crisp toppin...

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted margarine, divided.
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped (about 1/2-cup)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups cooked mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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Here's another vegetable recipe that is sure to please, and I bet you didn’t realize you could do this idea witho...

  • FRYING PAN:
  • BOWL 1: ORANGE
  • 4 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • BOWL 2: WHITE
  • 5 medium-sized white-fleshed potatoes, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • BOWL 3: GREEN
  • 6 firm, large green zucchinis
  • 1 large white-fleshed potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 large onions, diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
4.9/5 (8 Votes)

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To me, Risotto isn't as hard to make as you might think

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups Carnaroli or Arborio rice
  • 2 large pinches saffron
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken stock, kept HOT
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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The new TATER craze is here: Meet Totchos! Imagine the crispy crunch, melted cheese and numerous toppings of your b...

  • 1 package (32 ounce) Ore-Ida Tater Tots
  • 1 (16 ounce) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
4.4/5 (52 Votes)

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Corn and sweet peppers are the stars of this homey casserole that includes cream cheese

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups red and/or green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (1-large)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub cream cheese spread with chive and onion or cream cheese spread with garden vegetables
  • 1/4 cup milk
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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If you don't own a pressure cooker, this meatball with marinara recipe will still work in a slow cooker

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated, 1/2 cup
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix, ground beef and pork combo
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • Sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (as a garnish)
4.6/5 (32 Votes)

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Pressure Cooker Meatballs & Marinara Antipasto Pasta Salad, from Cook's Country