Classic Meatloaf

Good meatloaf is about as comforting as comfort food gets. Thankfully, meatloaf doesn't have to be complex to be good. It just needs to be tender (from breadcrumbs soaked in milk and gentle handling) and...

Perfect White Rice

Make perfect white rice every time with this recipe from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."

Perfect Roast Chicken

The almost universal appeal of roasted chicken stems from its power to comfort. The ideal roasted chicken recipe will leave your chicken golden brown and gleaming, tender, and juicy. The crackle of chicken...

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Get a head start on dinner with this fresh take on a slow-simmered, all-in-one meal that makes clean-up a breeze.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Ground beef and sweet Italian sausage enrich the sauce for this beloved baked pasta, while no-boil lasagna noodles speed up the process. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Simple Poached Salmon

A beautifully poached piece of salmon is clean tasting and light. There's only one rule: Don't overcook.

Chicken Paprikash

This classic Hungarian dish will fill you up and keep you warm on a chilly fall night. A healthy dose of paprika gives this dish its deep brick-red color. If you enjoy spicy food, try replacing half of...

One Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

Juicy roast chicken thighs are paired with our take on moros y cristianos, the Cuban version of rice and beans, in this easy dinner recipe.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Sauteed apples and onion combine with pork chops for a tastiness that never disappoints.

Linguine with Lemon Cream Sauce

This quickly made pasta dish relies on the tang of lemons with the richness of cream sauce for its flavor.

Mustard Glazed Salmon

This dish is casual enough for a family dinner and elegant enough to serve to company.

Pot Roast

Perfect for pot roast recipes, inexpensive chuck is one of the most flavorful cuts of beef. Simmering it slowly and gently in the oven results in a wonderfully tender pot roast. Vegetables like onions...

Chicken with Ginger

You can also serve this Asian dish over Chinese noodles or steamed rice.

Pan Fried Steak

Follow our foolproof recipe for a restaurant-quality pan-fried steak in under 10 minutes. Serve with a simple steak sauce and a classic side like roasted potatoes. From the book Mad Hungry, by Lucinda...

Grilled Rib Eye Steaks

The char of a hot grill brings out the bold beef flavors of these steaks, which are simply seasoned with salt and pepper.

Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is not only filling, but it's also simple to prepare. Our hearty stuffed cabbage recipe calls for meat, veggies, and more. Serve stuffed cabbage with hot tomato sauce and sour cream for...

Coq au Vin

In this classic French recipe, the wine in coq au vin mellows into a luxuriously rich, velvety sauce punctuated by smoky bacon. Earthy mushrooms envelope each piece of tender chicken-no wonder it's such...

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This nostalgic dish evokes the Old School casseroles your grandmother used to make-but in easy mode to make it quick, delicious, and great for a weeknight. Rotisserie chicken and precooked rice (or leftover...

Pea Salad

Peas straight from the freezer retain their crisp exterior and soft, creamy interior in this simple-to-make salad. For a subtler onion flavor, soak onion slices in cool water, then thoroughly drain before...

Almond Crusted Chicken

Chicken breasts with a crunchy breadcrumb-and-almond-sliver coating are a light and satisfying springtime entree. Serve them with Orzo with Peas and Mint and Romaine Salad with Prosciutto Crisps.

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

This oven-roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful thighs with a lemony sauce that makes itself in the pan. It's the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families, especially when served with simple...

Chicken Divan

Chicken breasts, broccoli, and mushrooms are smothered in a creamy Mornay sauce and topped with a blanket of cheesy breadcrumbs in this classic Chicken Divan.

Chicken and Dumplings

This comfort-food recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. Everything is ready in about an hour, so try them for a weekend meal.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw, fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator for the tomato sauce. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

Sauteed Spinach with Bacon

The bacon gives a nice salty crunch and flavor to this side dish of spinach.

Beef Roll Ups

Don't let its name fool you--these roll-ups are worthy of a special occasion and call for using one of the leaner cuts of beef, top-round steak.

Pan Seared Steak

With the right steak, a good cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, your kitchen can be the best steakhouse in town.

Crispy Breaded Pork Cutlets

Crunchy, tender, mustard-coated pork is a simple family-friendly meal. Serve it with our Creamy Corn and Saute of Peppers for a delicious dinner.

Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

A butterflied leg of lamb, which cooks quickly and evenly on the grill, has been split down the center, then unfolded and spread open to resemble a butterfly.

Cornflake Crusted Baked Chicken

This chicken has the satisfying crust of its fried cousin, but it's baked instead, making it a healthier dinner alternative.

Scallops with Orange Butter Sauce

This is a rich meal of orange-flavored scallops, high in vitamin B-12, accompanied by couscous.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish...

Basic Poached Chicken

Cooking chicken breasts gently in a flavorful broth makes them moist, tender -- and healthy!

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Large bok choy can also be used: Just trim the stem ends and cut the heads into 2-inch pieces. Try serving alongside our Soy-Honey-Glazed Arctic Char.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Nuggets are a home run with kids, but admit it, you love them too. These are baked, so you can enjoy them guilt-free. A three-step breading method -- coating chicken pieces in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs...

New Orleans Style Shrimp and Rice

This quick-cooking New Orleans classic is spicy and hearty-and turns any meal into a festive occasion. It's chockful of green bell peppers, whole plum tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning.

Cajun Jambalaya

One way to distinguish between Cajun and Creole jambalaya: Traditional Cajun cooking doesn't include tomatoes. It does contain plenty of thyme, paprika, and oregano for a flavorful dinner.

Easy Paella

You don't need a special paella pan to make this easy take on the classic Spanish dish. Use a wide, shallow saute pan with a lid. Chicken sausage and shrimp star in this one-pan dinner.

Saffron Rice

A pinch of brilliant burnt-orange saffron, the stigmas of small purple crocuses, gives a dish a slightly bitter and floral flavor. Saffron is traditionally used to perfume bouillabaisse, but it can add...

Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccine

This classic Italian dish includes fettuccine tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese, and it's quick and easy to make. U.S. versions of the dish may include chicken or shrimp. Whatever your choice, with...

Deviled Chicken

A spiced whole chicken is roasted and reveals that it has a dark side. Purple potatoes, which crinkle as they cook, and red baby beets complete the look of the dish and add earthy flavor.

Crab Sandwich

This delicious crab sandwich recipe is great for any outdoor party, day or night.

Macaroni and Cheese

When it comes to comfort food, nothing tops mac 'n' cheese, especially Martha's easy-to-make version.

Master Recipe: Brown Rice

Unlike white rice, brown rice retains the nutritious bran and germ covering of the rice grain. This gives it a chewy texture, a nutty aroma, and plenty of essential nutrients. Follow our tried-and-true...

Classic Sloppy Joes

Soft sandwich buns work best with this classic kid-friendly Sloppy Joe recipe-as do chips and pickles. The beef mixture can also be served over pasta.

Chicken Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Apples and walnuts add crunch to this chicken salad that makes for the perfect midday meal.

Classic Beef Stew

Aromatic and satisfying, a comforting bowl of beef stew always hits the mark on extra chilly nights. Here, seared pieces of marbled beef simmer away until fall-apart-tender in broth, with punchy aromatics...

Classic Meatloaf

Not your average blue-plate special, this meatloaf recipe brings three ground meats together with a sweet-and-sour glaze to form a tender and moist mealtime favorite.