• Braised Red Cabbage with Chestnuts

    Looking for a festive holiday side dish? One my favorite winter sides is my dad’s sweet and sour red cabbage. The following recipe takes that Austrian standard up a notch with the addition of apples, onions, bacon, and roasted chestnuts.…

  • Rendering Bacon Fat

    A Simply Recipes reader recently asked in the comments, “Where do I get bacon fat?” Great question, especially considering that we use bacon fat (also called bacon grease) around here in many of the recipes. I remember as a kid…

  • Green Beans with Tomatoes and Bacon

    If you had told me a week ago that I would cook a batch of fresh green beans for an entire hour and not only would they not be overcooked, but they would be perfectly cooked, I would have given…

  • Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Bacon, and Eggs

    Please welcome my friend and cookbook author Sally Vargas as she shares some of her favorite recipes with us, starting with this great spaghetti with bacon, tomatoes, and eggs!~Elise Eggs for supper are not only quick and easy to make, they…

  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts

    Have you started your holiday meal planning yet? If you have, bravo! If you haven’t, don’t despair, neither have we. Typically that happens about two days before the event. But if I have anything to do with it this year…

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bacon

    When I was out for a friend’s birthday recently, we ordered some spinach artichoke dip for the table. The dip was warm and creamy—and a great accompaniment for the crispy tortilla chips that came with it. It was devoured within…

  • Bacon-wrapped Pork Roast

    One of the first things I learned from my mother about cooking meat is that fat=flavor. If you have lean cuts of meat, you often need to do something to introduce fat back into the meat just to make it…

  • Angels on Horseback

    Have you ever heard of angels on horseback? Hank Shaw shares his recipe for this classic appetizer. ~Elise I first encountered this dish when I moved to Long Island in the late 1980s. It was at a wedding I attended…

  • Cobb Salad

    A Classic Cobb salad is the quintessential American salad, first pulled together on a whim by Robert Cobb of the former Los Angeles landmark Brown Derby restaurant when he needed to feed Sid Grauman late one night (1937). It was…

  • Baked Potato Soup

    Loaded Baked Potato Soup Here’s a classic soup that’s perfect for potato lovers—baked potato soup! This isn’t your ordinary potato soup. This soup is made with mashed up baked potatoes, onion, celery, and stock, puréed and then topped with classic baked…