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Chicken Chili

Ingredients
  • 3 ancho chiles
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cups Homemade Chicken Stock
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (from about 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried epazote
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chiles
  • 3 fifteen-ounce cans kidney beans, drained
  • 1 fifteen-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • Freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Diced red onion, for serving (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for serving (optional)
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Diced avocado, for serving (optional)
  • John's Tortilla Strips, or tortilla chips, for serving (optional)
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Polenta with Marinara and Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Six (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • Kathleen's Meatballs
  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 cups fine yellow cornmeal (preferably Goya brand)
  • 4 cups freshly grated Locatelli cheese
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Bread Pudding 101

Ingredients
  • 9 ounces (about 1 loaf) day-old French bread, crusts removed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature, for parchment paper
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)
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Perfect Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby pear tomatoes (or cherry or vine-ripened tomatoes), or one 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes
  • 8 ounces thin, best-quality spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut into 1/8-inch-thick pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil or parsley leaves, loosely packed and torn
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, optional
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Benedetta's Tuscan Pot Roast

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 strip lemon zest, minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 to 3 pounds beef rump roast, in one piece
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup red wine, any variety
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock
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Lemon-and-Thyme Potato Gratin

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Chicken and Artichoke-Heart Potpie

Ingredients
  • 3 whole chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds each), bone in, skin on
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 quart homemade or canned chicken stock
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped yellow onion (2 medium onions)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 nine-ounce packages frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 7 ounces) frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 8 ounces) frozen small, whole onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pie Crust
  • 1 large egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
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Patsy's Meatball Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 pounds (4 inches by 8 inches) fresh lasagna sheets
  • Coarse salt
  • 10 cups homemade or store-bought pasta sauce
  • 1/2 recipe Meatballs for Patsy's Meatball Lasagna
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 pounds (about 8 links) sweet Italian sausage, broiled and thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
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Rob Morrison's Meatloaf

Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup Italian-seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 slices bacon (optional)
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Twice-Baked Potatoes with Green Onions

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