When you think comfort food, do you think pasta carbonara and other noodle and bacon dishes? There are few pairings that work as harmoniously as bacon and pasta. Not only are the flavors complementary, but cooking bacon results in a gloriously flavorful rendered fat that can -- and should! -- be used to cook additional ingredients. It ties the entire dish together with a smoky richness that’s just irresistible.
When the weather outside is frightful, these comforting classics are oh so delightful. Whether it's a "set it and forget it" slow-cooker recipe or an easy casserole that keeps cleanup to a minimum, each one of these recipes is simple to prep, cook, and clean up afterward. And with this much flavor? They're bound to be a hit around the dinner table.
Shaved, shredded, sliced? How do you like the asparagus in your salad? We have recipes that pair the versatile veggie with lettuces, shoots, beans, noodles, rice, and even steak! Whichever you choose, a salad with asparagus is sure to offer a taste of spring.
Bacon elevates the salad, appealing to devoted carnivores, bistro fans, and lovers of salt and fat. And what salad is not improved by salt and fat? Here is our collection of potato salads, salads pairing blue cheese and bacon with innocent vegetables, salads that use bacon drippings in place of olive oil, and other decadent recipes.