3 Easy Ways to Make a Boring Pot of Rice Taste Amazing — Tips from The Kitchn

Making a pot of rice to serve with dinner is nearly automatic. But plain rice day after day can get, well, a little boring, don't you think? Here are three tricks I use to give my everyday rice a little extra oomph in the flavor department.


10 Simple Ways to Upgrade Roasted Broccoli — 1 Ingredient, 10 Ways

For weeknight dinners I'm all about super-simple sides. That usually translates to roasted veggies, with broccoli leading the pack. On its own, even the crowd-pleaser roasted broccoli can get a little boring and repetitive, but it certainly doesn't have to be that way. The easiest way to switch things up? Change the seasoning.


Recipe: Apple, Sausage, and Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Casserole — Holiday Brunch Bakes

This rustic casserole is inspired by an omelet that was my go-to brunch for years at the small cafe in my old New York City neighborhood. It's filled with thick chunks of breakfast sausage, sweet apples, and smoky cheddar, making it appropriate for holiday get-togethers and those evenings when you want a cozy breakfast for dinner.

I love this casserole for many reasons, but for me it elicits strong feelings of warmth, comfort, and happiness in that special way only food can manage.

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Recipe: Dutch Oven Braised Turkey — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you want the standard elements of Thanksgiving dinner — the turkey, the sweet potatoes, and some greens for good measure — but crave something a little bit different, turn to braised turkey. It's a one-pot meal that has all the flavors you want in the big holiday main dish, without tasting quite like a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It's perfect for smaller gatherings for those who want turkey without having to roast the whole bird, or for those seeking a bit of Thanksgiving adventure.

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Recipe: Wild Rice and Kale Casserole — Recipes from The Kitchn

In this recipe, kale and wild rice join forces for a hearty vegetarian casserole. It puts a big helping of greens on your plate and embraces cold-weather cooking head-on with nutty rice, a hint of sage, and the warmth of nutmeg. A luxurious creamy sauce holds this casserole together and puts it squarely in the comfort food category.

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Recipe: Grilled Bread Dressing with Cranberries and Leeks — Thanksgiving Recipes from The Kitchn

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Turkey gets the talk at Thanksgiving, but many of us are all about the dressing (or stuffing, as some call it, regardless of whether it's stuffed inside a bird). Few foods peg regional preferences and hometown traditions more accurately than the style of dressing preferred by a family.

This one says California, and it's inspired by Judy Rodgers' legendary warm bread salad served with her perfect roast chicken at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco.

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