Make way for little squares of heaven -- these fried morsels are sure to be voted most popular at any party. You can (and should) prepare the stovetop macaroni and cheese a few days ahead, since it will firm up in the refrigerator, for easier cutting. Then follow a two-step breading process, using panko instead of regular breadcrumbs for a crust that's crisp yet light. Don't be put off by the yield; the squares fry quickly, in three or four batches, and you can reheat replenishments over the course of the evening -- whenever the platter is wiped clean (which will be often).This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).
Meatloaf is the quintessential comfort food. Whether served with mashed potatoes and gravy at the dinner table, eaten as a sandwich, or formed into burgers, meatloaf is a versatile and budget-friendly food.
If your family loves meatloaf as much as mine, get them into the kitchen to help assemble this simple, winning meatloaf recipe with oatmeal. Whip up some mashed potatoes and a vegetable, such as green peas or steamed carrots, and you've got a well-rounded meal. Hold on to leftovers for sandwiches the next day -- they're killer!
Pies are among America's favorite desserts. With a little practice, you can learn to adapt this basic formula depending on what fruit is in season, and to adjust the amount of sugar and thickeners based on the juiciness of the fruit. Soon, you can say "easy as pie" -- and really mean it!