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Alton's Best-Ever Burger

Alton's aptly named recipe will be your go-to burger all summer long. Make your own ground beef mix with sirloin, chuck and just a pinch of salt for moist and tender patties every time.

Get the Recipe: Burger of the Gods

Baby Back Ribs

Equal parts bourbon and steak sauce form the base of the bold barbecue sauce used to flavor these baked-then-grilled ribs.

Get the Recipe: Baby Back Ribs

Ina's Quick Sliders

Ina mixes the beef for her mini burgers with garlic and fresh thyme to infuse the patty with flavor, then tops the juicy bites with nutty Gruyere cheese, fresh arugula and sliced tomato.

Get the Recipe: Sliders

Melissa's Easiest Grilled Chicken

Melissa tops each juicy chicken breast with a simple sauce of roasted tomatoes, garlic and fresh thyme.

Get the Recipe: Simply Grilled Chicken Breasts

50 Ways to Build a Burger

From traditional beef burgers topped with cheese to veggie patties, sea scallop sliders and everything in between, Food Network Magazine has a between-the-bun creation to satisfy every taste.

Easiest Barbecue Chicken

If you don't have time to make her tangy barbecue sauce, Paula recommends using your favorite bottled variety to ensure that this recipe is a cinch to prepare.

Get the Recipe: Easy After Work BBQ Chicken

10-Minute Macaroni Salad

Paula's five-star salad is so simple to prepare. Make it in advance and keep it refrigerated until you're ready to serve.

Get the Recipe: Macaroni Salad

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Celebrate strawberry season with this towering treat. The texture of the not-too-sweet homemade biscuits are light and fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside.

Get the Recipe: Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Bobby's 5-Star Grilled Salmon

For a healthy take on grilled salmon, Bobby uses a mixture of sherry vinegar, Dijon and honey to make a sweet and tangy marinade for the fish before cooking it on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Sherry Vinegar-Honey Glaze and Spicy Tomato Relish

Paula's Country Potato Salad

Made with just a handful of ingredients, Paula's creamy potato salad features skin-on red potatoes, chopped bacon and a quick homemade dressing.

Get the Recipe: Texas Country Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Fries

Fresh garlic, fragrant thyme and a pinch of red pepper flakes add bold flavor to Bobby's thick-cut sweet potato wedges.

Get the Recipe: Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Cheesy Baked Chicken

Celebrate Ted Allen's birthday by making his kid-friendly dinner, featuring lean chicken breasts coated in a Parmesan-breadcrumb crust.

Get the Recipe: Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Crust

5-Star Lasagna

Filled with Italian sausage, fresh vegetables and creamy cheeses, Anne's classic lasagna feeds up to eight people, so save what's left over from dinner for a ready-to-go meal during the week.

Get the Recipe: Lasagna

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

Paula's double-layer cake stacked with sweet cream cheese frosting comes together quickly, thanks to store-bought cake mix.

Get the Recipe: Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

Pizza Pot Pies

Giada's five-star recipe bakes classic pizza flavors into an individual pot pie. A crispy crust, fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Get the Recipe: Pizza Pot Pies

Paula's Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Paula's comforting mac and cheese is a big-batch recipe that's ideal for entertaining. It’s made with an indulgent mix of six cheeses, plus butter and tangy sour cream.

Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Lady's Cheesy Mac and Cheese

Ina's Easy Pasta Salad

Ina's secret to making the best-tasting pasta salad: mix the ingredients while the pasta is still warm so it absorbs the most flavor.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

20-Minute Shrimp and Couscous

This quick Mediterranean-inspired shrimp dish is packed with whole grains, protein, vegetables and dried fruit. Prep the couscous while the shrimp broils to cut down on your time in the kitchen.

Get the Recipe: 20-Minute Shrimp and Couscous With Yogurt-Hummus Sauce

Oven-Fried Chicken

For chicken that's juicy and crispy, dunk it in a mixutre of yogurt and mustard, then coat with crunchy corn cereal flakes and bake.

Get the Recipe: Oven Fried Chicken

Strawberry-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Present Mom with an extra-special breakfast of golden-brown French toast filled with cream cheese and fresh berries.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

The Pioneer Woman's Eggs and Hash Browns

Ree Drummond gives great texture to this skillet breakfast by using two kinds of frozen potatoes: shredded hash browns and mini wedges.

Get the Recipe: The Eggbert's Sunriser

Giada's Easy Raspberry Tiramisu

The secret to making Giada's five-star tiramisu is layering the ingredients so that the raspberry jam and mascarpone-cream mixture turn crunchy lady fingers into soft, cake-like bites.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Tiramisu

Quick Stuffed Pork Chops

A simple filling of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese transforms everyday pork chops into a dressed-up dinner worthy of a party.

Get the Recipe: Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

The Pioneer Woman's Perfect Spinach Salad

Ree Drummond has the ultimate recipe for classic spinach salad: raw spinach leaves tossed with caramelized onions, mushrooms and hard-boiled eggs, all tossed in a warm bacon vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Spinach Salad

20-Minute Skillet Salmon

Turn heart-healthy salmon into a complete, Asian-inspired meal in just 20 minutes with this no-fuss, low-calorie, one-pan fish recipe.

Get the Recipe: 20-Minute Hoisin Skillet Salmon

Weeknight Penne With Spinach Sauce

Giada uses fresh spinach instead of traditional basil to make her five-star pesto. Goat and cream cheeses give the dish a creamy twist.

Get the Recipe: Penne with Spinach Sauce

Cinco de Mayo Guacamole

In just 10 minutes, Rachael prepares a chunky guacamole that gets a bit of heat from a single jalapeno.

Get the Recipe: Garlicky Holy Guacamole!

Chicken Meatball Tacos

Combine two popular dinner ideas, tacos and meatballs, into one crunchy, hand-held meal for your family.

Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Meatball Tacos

Cheesecake Flan

Rich and creamy, these individually baked desserts boast a caramel base and cream cheese-custard filling.

Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Flan

Ultimate Chicken Burritos

Arrange a DIY burrito bar complete with shredded chicken, rice, beans, cheese and avocado, and let your family build their ultimate wraps.

Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken Burritos with Mojo

50 Party-Ready Salsas and Guacamoles

With a mix of classic and creative recipes like Black Bean Salsa, Fruit Salsa and Corn-Bacon Guacamole, Food Network Magazine's ultimate roundup of party-ready dips has something to please every taste.

The Pioneer Woman's Restaurant-Style Salsa

Ree Drummond recommends letting the salsa chill before serving so that the fresh flavors of the tomato, garlic and cilantro have a chance to unify.

Get the Recipe: Restaurant-Style Salsa

Guy's Weeknight Stuffed Chicken

Guy fills lean chicken breasts with sun-dried tomato couscous studded with olives, then bakes the meat and finishes it with a white wine-lemon sauce.

Get the Recipe: Couscous Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

Alton's Tres Leches Cake

The secret to Alton's deliciously decadent dessert is letting the cake chill overnight in a rich glaze made from three milks: evaporated, sweetened condensed and half-and-half.

Get the Recipe: Tres Leche Cake

The Pioneer Woman's Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Add a bit of brightness to your morning meal by mixing fresh lemon juice and plump blueberries into Ree Drummond's homemade pancake batter.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Double-Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour cream and buttermilk add richness and a slight tang to these cocoa-packed cupcakes, finished with a rich dark chocolate frosting.

Get the Recipe: Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

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