Broth and Stock

Canned stock is convenient, but homemade broth makes a world of difference in flavor. Beef, chicken, or vegetable, these easy broth recipes make versatile basic stocks that jump-start your favorite soup and sauces.

Fish Stock

Better Homes and Gardens

Try this recipe to create a full-flavored fish stock to use in soup and stew recipes.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins

Skillet Chicken-Chervil

Better Homes and Gardens

Chervil is an herb related to parsley that has a mild anise flavor. It adds a hint of fascinating flavor to this brothy chicken dish with homemade spinach pasta.

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

How to Grill Shrimp

Forget pre-cooked shrimp--acquire the skills for how to grill shrimp, and you'll find it's a quick and tasty way to prepare this seafood staple.

Quinoa Pilaf

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Cream of Reuben Soup

Midwest Living

This main-dish soup, which includes beef brisket, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese, is topped with rye bread croutons. It's like a Reuben sandwich in a bowl.

Spiced Basmati Rice with Peanuts

Better Homes and Gardens

Basmati rice adds a unique aroma and flavor to this spicy side dish.

How to Make Chicken Soup

Soup for supper can be a weekday lifesaver. It's hot and delicious, not to mention quick. But the convenience of canned soup comes with a price in the form of added sodium that makes for a not-so-balanced meal. When you know how to make chicken soup at home, it's easier to control how much sodium goes into your supper. Plus fresh vegetables make for a more flavorful combination than you'll get from a can.

Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce with Pasta

Midwest Living

If you're a fan of morel mushrooms, you'll want to try this creamy pasta dish. Fresh thyme adds flavor to the sauce.

Cup-of-Garden Soup

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

How to Make Turkey Stuffing

While the turkey may be the centerpiece of your holiday feast, sometimes it's upstaged by what's inside the bird--the turkey stuffing, or dressing, as some people prefer to call it. Stuffing has been used for centuries in all types of foods, though it's hard to say for sure when knowing how to make turkey stuffing first became essential to creating a proper Thanksgiving feast. Classic turkey stuffing is made with bread, spices and herbs and stuffed inside the main cavity of the bird, though you can cook it separately in a casserole or baking dish, too.

Thai Mini Meatballs & Noodles

Family Circle

Here's a Thai version of pasta and meatballs. Toss pork meatballs with fettuccine and a coconut milk sauce.

Dill-Flavored Matzoh Ball Soup

Family Circle

This mouth-watering soup recipe is a must-have at any Passover meal. This version offers a cool hint of dill.

Roasted Eggplant Soup

Midwest Living

A swirl of red sweet pepper puree tops this creamy eggplant soup. Serve it as a side dish with some crispy tortillas.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins
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