Amy Thielen's Comfort Food Favorites

On Food Network's Heartland Table, Amy Thielen's Midwestern cooking style is all about easy, rustic comfort food.

Roast Chicken with Green Herb Stuffing

Sausage, giblets and Swiss chard make this savory stuffing a hearty side dish for Amy's buttery roast chicken.

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Aged Cheddar Fondue with Grilled Tomatoes, Bacon & Onions

Creamy Gruyere and tangy cheddar make this fondue the perfect dipping sauce for skewers of grilled tomatoes, bacon, onions and bread.

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Fried Onion Dip

Fresh onions sauteed in butter put this traditional party dip in a league all its own.

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Oven-Baked Short Ribs with Porter Beer Mop

These ribs boast big flavors — from spicy to sweet — with a rich, almost-chocolatey finish that comes from porter beer.

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Maple Bread with Soft Cheese

While this recipe is simple, its flavors are anything but ordinary. Make it for a sweet-and-salty afternoon snack, or serve it up as an easy party appetizer.

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Peppered Pork and Parmesan Flatbread Sandwiches

Fill up Amy's grilled homemade flatbread with slices of pepper-crusted pork loin, Doctored Aioli, Parmesan and arugula for an incredibly satisfying sandwich.

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Fried Ring Bologna

No matter how you fry it, Amy proves you don't need a lot of ingredients to create a tasty, crowd-pleasing snack.

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