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Comfort food

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Deep, Dark Brownies

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon best-quality cocoa powder, preferably Valrhona
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (4 1/2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, optional
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Southern Pan-Fried Chicken

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Beer-Can Roasted Chicken with Fig-Jam Pan Sauce

Time:1 hour 20 mins
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Crisp-Skinned Chicken with Rosemary Potatoes

Time:1 hour 45 mins
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 pound high-quality melting cheese, such as Comte or Gruyere, grated (2 1/2 cups)
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Apple Betty

Time:1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 baguette, torn into bite-size pieces (about 7 cups)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 to 8 Empire or Gala apples (2 1/2 pounds total), peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
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Chicken with Rice, Broccoli, and Scallions

Time:1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut into 10 pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced medium
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced medium
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (from 2 stalks)
  • 6 scallions (white and light green parts only), thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water
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Spicy Butternut Squash Meatloaf

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced medium (3/4 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled and diced medium (1 1/3 cups)
  • 3 ounces pancetta or bacon, diced medium (1/2 cup)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork or turkey
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan (2 3/4 ounces)
  • 1 to 2 slices white sandwich bread, diced medium (1 cup)
  • 1 large egg
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Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 6 (10-ounce) beef short ribs
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 to 3 cups veal stock
  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme
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Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients
  • 5 medium carrots
  • 4 flanken-style short ribs, cut into 3-rib pieces about 7 inches long (about 2 pounds each)
  • 2 bottles (750 mL) red wine, such as Cabernet or Merlot
  • 1/2 head of garlic
  • 1 medium leek, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 2 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Homemade Beef Stock, or canned store-bought low-sodium beef broth (optional)
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small celeriac, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 turnips, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
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