A lot of us learned to cook from watching Food Network
, so it's not all that surprising to note its current top recipes are all about showing people how to master the basics. Absorbing culinary knowledge from the masters like Ree Drummond
, Alton Brown, and Ina Garten is definitely one of the most fun ways to go about improving your cooking skills. Even if you can't sit down to binge-watch your favorite shows, you can still find the recipes (and many of the video clips) online. Try your hand at these 11 dishes to feel like a Food Network Star
in your own right.
Chicken marsala is one of those dishes we usually only order when we're dining out. Tyler Florence's recipe shows how easy it is to make at home, so you can liven up your usual menu of chicken dinners with something super flavorful.
Classic Deviled Eggs:
Deviled eggs may seem dated, but bring a tray of them to a party, and they'll be the first thing to disappear. The key to making the flavor pop is adding a dash of vinegar to the yolk mixture, so it doesn't taste too heavy.
We tend to rely on pancakes when it comes to making breakfast at home, but Robert Irvine's French toast is so tasty, it definitely deserves a place in the spotlight every now and then.
Salmon is a heart-healthy protein to add to your diet. If you're not sure how to cook it, this recipe will give you moist, flavorful fish every time.
Pan Fried Pork Chops:
The secret to getting perfectly browned pan-fried pork chops, according to Ree Drummond, is dredging them in a spiced flour mixture before putting them on the stove. It helps the chops develop a caramelized crust that makes every bite burst with flavor.
Perfect Pot Roast:
Life on the range works up an appetite. Enter The Pioneer Woman's pot roast, created to make even the hungriest horse whisperer feel satisfied.
Nothing can beat pizza dough you've made from scratch. It's surprisingly easy to churn out your own, thanks to Bobby Flay, so you can have a slice of pizza whenever you desire.
Cauliflower is the
vegetable of the moment, and roasting is by far our favorite way to enjoy it.
Sometimes that comfort food craving kicks in, and you just can't turn it off. For those nights, Alton Brown's shepherd's pie is just what you need.
Simple Perfect Chili:
A go-to chili recipe should be in everyone's arsenal, but if you don't already have one, Ree Drummond's should do the trick. You can cook up a pot for tailgating, game days, parties, and cold nights when you just really want a hearty meal.
We love a totally over-the-top dessert as much as anyone, but after an elaborate meal, sometimes the best sweets are those that are the most simple.
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