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Ina's Mac and Cheese

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This mac and cheese is all grown-up. It was tasty, cheesy and easy to make. Have made it a few times in the last 2 months and it is a hit each time."

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Alton's "The Chewy"

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Unbelievably delicious! This cookie is just what a cookie should be. It does have a slightly crusty outside with a soft center that melts in your mouth. Fantastically rich."

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Tyler's Chicken Enchiladas

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "We thought these were the best enchiladas we have ever had. I took the leftovers to work the next day and my co-worker loved them as well."

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Giada's Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Easy-to-follow recipe. Delicious cookies! As always, Giada's recipes are amazing. Love the light, lemony flavor. The cookie has a cakelike taste that is refreshing and different."

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"Instant" Pancake Mix

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is the first American food we made for our kids the morning after we brought them home with us from Ethiopia. They loved it. We have been home 6 months now and they ask for it all the time."

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Good Eats Roast Turkey

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Hats off to Alton Brown. This is by far the best turkey recipe I have ever used. I am actually roasting a turkey as we speak for my wife because she loves this recipe so much, even though it's not a holiday. The instructions are so simple and easy to follow along with the videos."

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Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "I've used this recipe for about 5 years now. It just gets better and better every time. It is absolute perfection. Everyone will think you are a master BBQer. One of my top 10 go-tos. Love, love, love this recipe! Thank you, Alton!"

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Sloppy Bombay Joes

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This recipe is a perfect marriage of meat, sweet and heat. The balance is spot-on. The addition of toasted pistachios enhances the dish with a nutty, smoky depth. I only wish I had doubled the recipe. It was so full of flavor that it was gobbled up quickly, so no leftovers. I will certainly make this again — and soon!"

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Lasagna Rolls

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "My husband is a true Italian boy from NY. Anytime I try to stray from the traditional Italian meals it is met with resistance. Well not this time. He raved about this dish for over a week. It looks beautiful and tastes even better. Well done, Giada, and thanks for taking a traditional lasagna dish to the next level."

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Giada's Chicken Piccata

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Giada hit the nail on the head with this recipe. The sauce is smooth with just the right tang of lemon. My friends beg me to make this one for them."

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Ina's Chocolate Cake

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is the most moist and balanced chocolate cake I have ever attempted! It is not oversweet, nor is it gooey — the frosting is perfection!"

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Guacamole

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is the best recipe out there, hands down. I can sit and eat the whole bowl by myself. All of the ingredients blend so well together. There have been times when I didn't have cilantro on hand and it was still wonderful."

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Smothered Pork Chops

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Not typically how I make pork chops, but they were so easy, tasty and flavorful. I have recommended and printed the recipe for co-workers already."

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Asian Grilled Salmon

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Easy and delicious. Like all of Ina's recipes you don't need a mile-long grocery list that costs a fortune. A few ingredients equals tons of flavor. I had everything on hand."

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Perfect Roast Chicken

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This was my first attempt at a roast chicken and it was easier than I ever thought possible. Easy prep and simple ingredients = a moist and tasty roast. The veggies were delicious."

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Banana Bread with Pecans

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is by far the best banana bread I've ever made. The sugar and banana cream made it light and the chunks made the texture moist and just amazing. I will use that technique for my zucchini bread too! Loved it; thank you!"

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Chicken Cacciatore

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is a fantastic recipe that is easy to make. Excellent dinner that is loved by both children and adults!"

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Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Excellent! Very easy to prepare and very juicy. Thanks for the recipe."

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Chicken Pot Pie

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "So delicious and simple to make. It was the first chicken pot pie I ever made and my family was happily impressed. I loved all the reviewers' suggestions — all were helpful."

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Mexican Lasagna

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "My husband and I love, love, love this recipe! We make it for just us to eat throughout the week! Thank you!"

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Roman-Style Chicken

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is really great! I keep trying to find new recipes for chicken — this one is definitely five-star."

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is fabulous! Very simple to make, especially if you do all the prep work ahead of time, before you start cooking. Everyone was making 'yum' sounds throughout the whole meal! Thanks for the foolproof, delicious recipe!"

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Super Sloppy Joes

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "So easy to put together for a quick dinner that my entire family gobbled up! Super sloppy, delicious fun! We'll definitely add this recipe to our rotation. So much better than the canned stuff!"

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Massaged Kale Salad

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Aarti, we're indebted to you for this one. Both my wife and I would have rated this 10 stars if the rating scale allowed. I never could have envisioned a kale salad tasting as delicious as this was. I followed the recipe exactly as written and I wouldn't dream of altering it. Thanks again!"

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Lemon Yogurt Cake

Here’s what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This cake was fabulous — very moist with wonderful and not overwhelming lemon flavor. I also love how easy and quick it is to make, plus nearly everyone will have these ingredients on hand."

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French Toast

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "Yum! The addition of the warm honey was very tasty and the technique made a huge difference in the final texture. This will be my regular recipe from now on."

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Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This is by far one of my most favorite pasta recipes. This dish is not only easy to make, but also very pretty. It's one of my standard go-tos when I have company over and I will often add a protein to it."

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Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "In a word, amazing! I'd never used tomatillos before, and quite frankly didn't know what to do with them. This recipe is so clean and fresh-tasting! I made it twice within 2 weeks."

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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "This recipe was so easy, yet so delicious. Fancy enough for company but I made it just for me and enjoyed every bite, with leftovers for another time."

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Beef and Cheese Manicotti

Here's what one recipe reviewer had to say: "I made this recipe for the first time for my Italian mom, and she loved it! It was full of flavor. I would definitely make this again. I know it was good because my mom asked me for the recipe."

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Baked Shrimp Scampi

Assemble this whole dish in advance and then bake in just 10 minutes before dinner is served. One recipe reviewer remarked, "I've always loved shrimp scampi, but this recipe delivers a scampi that is sweet, extremely tender and delicious. The panko gives the shrimp a delightful crunch, and the shrimp tails are nicely browned and eatable. This is certainly a 5-star appetizer."

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Beef Bourguignonne

Instead of cooking this recipe on top of the stove like most beef bourguignonne and fiddling with the heat, Ina Garten cooks it at 250 degrees in the oven for an hour and 15 minutes; it comes out perfectly done. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "This is my absolute favorite Bourguignonne recipe. I have made it many times and it is always a hit! Such a wonderful, full flavor."

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The Ultimate Cheesecake

Tyler Florence tops this classic dessert with Warm Lemon Blueberries. One reviewer commented, "Wonderful! I have made this delicious cheesecake a number of times for family dinners and everyone loves it!"

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Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Ina folds shredded carrots and pineapple into a thick batter filled with raisins and walnuts. Cover the cake in a classic cream cheese frosting and top with diced fresh pineapple. After baking it, one reviewer said, "I've been baking this cake for years now. I've yet to have a single person eat it who hasn't raved about it. My extended family has stopped eating carrot cake anywhere else, and will only eat this one. Almost everyone who's ever eaten this cake says it's the best they've ever had."

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Scalloped Potato Gratin

Nutmeg, thyme and garlic give Tyler’s Scalloped Potato Gratin an earthy, rich flavor that combines perfectly with a sharper cheese like Parmesan. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "This is my go-to recipe for scalloped potatoes. I've made it many times. Everyone I cook for loves it."

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Banana Bread

Make a double batch of this banana bread — you'll have plenty of uses for this quick bread, from weekend breakfasts to last-minute gifts. One reviewer added, "This bread was moist, flavorful, and oh so easy. I'd make it again and again!"

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Chewy Sugar Cookies

Cream your butter and sugar until it's very light and fluffy to get a great consistency for your quick-cooking sugar cookies. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "These cookies are delectable. The edges are just crispy enough, and the middles sooo chewy!"

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

You can do most of the work for these cinnamon rolls the night before, which makes them the perfect sweet, gooey treat for breakfast celebrations or get-togethers. One reviewer said, "These are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever made. My family and friends love them, and they are made ahead of time so they are perfect for brunch or serving to a large group."

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Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Alton follows a simple formula for great dips: a creamy base, plus a few main ingredients and three supporting seasonings. Following this method, Spinach and Artichoke Dip couldn’t be simpler. Serve it warm in a slow cooker for a crowd-pleasing party food. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "I have regularly made this dip for dinner parties and potlucks and every time it is hands down the biggest hit of the evening!"

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Pan-Seared Rib Eye

In just 15 minutes, Alton turns a boneless rib-eye steak into dinner tonight. One reviewer said: "The steaks came out so perfectly! It was fast, easy and delicious. Takes the guesswork out of cooking meat."

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Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

These classic meatballs get browned in a pan and then cooked through in homemade tomato sauce for a comforting, hearty meal perfect for company. One reviewer said, "Wow! I've tried several meatball recipes in the past and this is one that will become my go-to recipe. Great the first day and even better on day two."

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Homemade Soft Pretzels

Alton uses a modified version of his bagel recipe to make these classic soft pretzels, boiling them for about 30 seconds before baking at high heat. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "I've made this recipe several times, and I'm getting ready to make it again at the request of my daughters. Each time these pretzels have turned out wonderfully: soft with the perfect chewy texture. I'm sorry I spent so much money over the years buying pretzels at the mall when making them at home is so easy and yields such superior results."

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Dad's Meatloaf with Tomato Relish

With 5 stars and more than 600 reviews, Tyler's ultimate meatloaf is sure to please the whole family. Here's what one reviewer said: "This is one of the best recipes I have and the best meatloaf I have ever made. The sauce can be used in other dishes and is remarkable on its own."

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Outrageous Brownies

Chocolate chips and walnuts make this dessert outrageously decadent. The recipe doesn't call for a lot of flour, so the brownies are extra fudgy. One reviewer added, "If I could give these brownies more than 5 stars, I would! No matter whom I make them for, they always tell me these are the best brownies they have ever eaten. I never bring any home. They should be called 'Vanishing Brownies.'"

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Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Giada De Laurentiis' version of this hearty Italian street food mixes sweet Italian turkey sausage with peppers and onions cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "I just recently tried this recipe after having used a recipe handed down from my grandmother, for years. Wow! Giada's recipe has now replaced it! All of the wonderful flavors combined with the Marsala wine make for a scrumptious dish."

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Chicken Stew

Giada's stew is quick and easy to prepare, because it doesn't require cooking a whole chicken. Using only chicken breasts cuts down on time and prep work. One reviewer said, "This recipe is one of my favorites. I use it as a base for several spinoffs."

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Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

Rachael revamps a comfort food classic with a fun presentation. The individual muffin-size portions cook faster in the oven than the traditional loaf — plus, they're the perfect size for kids. Here's what one reviewer had to say: "This was my last-ditch effort to find a meatloaf recipe my family liked, and boy, I'm glad I gave it a shot. I've tried a lot of meatloaf recipes throughout the years and finally a winner."

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Potato-Bacon Torte

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a bit of French flair by serving Melissa's buttery Parisian torte. It's loaded with bacon and Gruyère cheese — decadent enough to warrant a spot on the holiday dinner table. One reviewer said, "This torte is so delicious! My family and I love this. Followed recipe to the letter and was very happy with the results."

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Ina adds sour cream to her blueberry muffins to make them extra moist. One reviewer said, "This is by far the absolute best blueberry muffin recipe I have ever made. I won't use any other. Bar none. Point blank. Full stop. Period."

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