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Cincinnati Chili

Authentic Cincinnati Chili is a meaty, rich, and uniquely spiced chili from (you guessed it!) Cincinnati, Ohio. It's served over hot spaghetti with your choice of toppings. Don’t forget the cheese and oyster crackers!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 2

Here's your meal plan for the second week of January! Here's what we have lined up this week: Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken, Hungarian Goulash, Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls, and more great recipes!

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Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

Quick and EASY hot artichoke dip! It only takes 15 minutes to make, and it's such a crowd-pleaser. Make it with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and mayo!

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Easy No-Bean Chili

Chili, without the beans—just beef, tomatoes, onions, and lots of great spices. Make it ahead, freeze the leftovers, eat it for days.

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala! This recipe is so EASY! It's made on the stovetop and tastes just like take-out. Ready in about 30 minutes, this Chicken Tikka Masala can be on the table in no time.

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How to Make the Best Oatmeal

Here's everything you need to know to make the best oatmeal you've ever had. You'll never have to suffer through a bowl of bland, gluey oats again!

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Red Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Our favorite red chili chicken enchiladas! Corn tortillas are dipped in red chili sauce to bake in the flavor in this easy chicken enchiladas recipe. Simple make-ahead midweek dinner. Reheats well for leftovers!

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Greek Meatloaf with Spinach and Feta

Tangy, garlicky, and savory—this Greek meatloaf gets flavor boosts from spinach, feta and pomegranate molasses, a common ingredient in Mediterranean food.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

There's something so satisfying about making your own chicken stock, and doing it in the slow cooker is a total set-it-and-forget-it exercise. Use it in soups and risotto, sip it from a mug, freeze it for future use—the possibilities are endless.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 3

Here's your fresh, new meal plan for this week! You can look forward to Slow Cooker Taco Soup, Creamy Ziti Florentine, Stromboli, and more!

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Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings take the party to the next level. The pressure cooker means tender, fully-flavored wings in no time, and a quick pass under the broiler makes them crispy. Toss with more sauce for a sticky, sweet party snack!

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is an Italian classic! This version is made with cannellini beans, chicken stock, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.

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What’s in Season – January Produce Guide

What's in season in January? Check out our seasonal January Produce Guide and recipes for recipes for lemons, oranges, grapefruit, beets, turnips, parsnips, celery root, cabbage, kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, and acorn squash

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Crispy Panko Fish Sticks

Hello, homemade Panko Fish Sticks! Say goodbye to soggy fish sticks from the freezer! These fish sticks are ready for the table in about 30 minutes and are sure to please the whole family.

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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast with Balsamic and Rosemary

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast shaves some time off oven-cooked and slow cooker methods. You can also cook the veggies right in the pot, making it an easy one-pot meal.

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Puerto Rican Salmorejo (Stewed Crab and Tomatoes with Rice)

Puerto Rican Salmorejo de Jueyes is a treat for anyone who loves crab! Traditionally an all-day family affair, buying lump crab meat means you can have this hearty stew and rice on the table in about a half an hour.

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French Toast Casserole

This EASY French toast casserole has a super crunchy cinnamon-sugar top! Bake right away, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Give your family a treat this Saturday morning!

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Garlic and Greens

These pan-seared pork chops with a side of garlicky greens are the perfect one-pan meal. It's ready in about half an hour, too! P.S. Brining makes all the difference with making juicy chops, so don't skip it.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 1

Welcome to the New Year! Let's get things started off on the right foot, shall we? In this week's meal plan, we have Turkey White Chili, a creamy vegan spaghetti, Albondigas soup, and more!

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Easy Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms

With a well-stocked pantry, this Vegetarian Chili is an easy weeknight meal! Let it simmer while you set the table, unload the dishwasher, or relax on the couch. Loaded with beans, tomatoes, and spices, it's a good one to add to your chili rotation.

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Our Most Popular Recipes from 2018

From Tater Tot Casserole to Instant Pot Chicken Chili, here's a look back at the recipes you loved most from Simply Recipes from 2018. Happy New Year!

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BBQ Meatloaf Bites

Check out these BBQ Meatloaf Bites! Foods in miniature tend to go over well with kids, and our Eat Your Food! columnist Nick Evans found that to be true with these mini meatloaf bites baked in muffin tins. (We bet grown-ups will like them, too!)

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How to Use an Instant Pot: A First-Timer’s Guide

Got a new Instant Pot but not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered! Think of this as your driver’s ed. You’ll be pressure cooking easy dinners, pantry basics, and desserts (yes, desserts!) in no time.

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Gingerbread Men Cookies

BEST Gingerbread Men Cookies! Deeply flavored with spices and molasses, tender or crispy depending on how long you bake them.

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Broiled Lobster Tail with Brown Butter Sauce

Throwing a fancy party? Broiled Lobster Tail should definitely be on the menu. This step-by-step guide will show you exactly what to do. Serve with an easy browned butter and toasted hazelnut sauce!

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Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies! These chewy, chocolate brownie cookies are studded with pieces of peppermint bark. They're the ultimate holiday treat! Best enjoyed next to a roaring fire with hot cocoa.

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Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is so festive and so EASY! This recipe uses both peppermint extract and crushed candy canes to make it an extra-special holiday treat. It makes a great holiday gift for teachers, neighbors, and friends!

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Hearty Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Stew

When it's cold and you need to warm up from the inside, this Hearty Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Stew is precisely what you need. It's creamy and thick with chunks of carrot, potato, and mushroom. A sunny blend of spices (turmeric, cumin, and harissa) perks up the whole pot.

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Simply Recipes 2018 Meal Plan: December Week 4

It's almost Christmas! Need some inspiration for Christmas dinner? (And not to mention the rest of the week?!) We're here to help. Besides glazed holiday ham, we've got quiche lorraine, sheet pan pizza, chicken stroganoff, and more!

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Simple Cauliflower Soup

This simple cauliflower soup is made with just five ingredients, including salt! It's a quick and easy weeknight meal that's easy to dress up or down. Dinner is served!

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Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago.

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  • 5 Ways to Cook Vegetables

    Preparing vegetables will always demand some extra time and care. However, these days we’re all trying to get more vegetables into our daily lives. Knowing more general ways to cook them only works in our favor. The transformation from raw to cooked never ceases to inspire and once you learn the overall cooking processes, you...

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  • Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Chickpea Casarecce

    Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. There is nothing quite as delicious as a simple bowl of pasta tossed with a bit of pesto. This take with an easy broccoli pesto pasta is one of the ways I keep the pasta/pesto combination alive during the colder months when basil isn’t as abundant....

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  • Chili Chickpea Smothered Toast

    I like every recipe I post on this site. There are countless recipes that never see the light of day. They are probably good, I just don’t like them. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are recipes I love. Like, I could eat this everyday kind of love. These chili chickpeas get that...

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  • Saving the season: Lemons

    There’s nothing quite like having an abundance of citrus. I think it accounts for about 50% of all joy during the winter months. The pucker-inducing flavor, the vibrant color, the bright fragrance: there’s nothing quite like it. And, if you’re like me, you like to have some of these flavors year-round. I use lime/lemons in...

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  • Sunchoke Hash with Tarragon and Chickpeas

    I’ve made mention that if I were to ever open a cafe, it would serve breakfast and lunch. These are the meals I enjoy most and the meals I feel I could endlessly create. I also love updating classic breakfast recipes to fit within a seasonal mold. During the winter months, I’m drawn to sunchokes....

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