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5 Recipes to Develop Your Signature Dish


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

If you've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately, now is the perfect time to create a signature dish. No, you don't have to invent a totally new recipe. Try mastering these traditional recipes first, then adding your own twist to them! We've included the classic recipes plus some fun alternatives to the originals so you can experiment with different flavors. Bon appetit!

3 Lasagna Recipes to Perfect Your Craft

Lasagna is the epitome of comfort food. The layers of noodles, cheese, meat and sauce baked to bubbly perfection is a classic dish served in most households. While it's not the fastest recipe to put together, the time spent preparing lasagna is well worth the results. Take a look at these three different lasagna recipes and practice making this beloved dish until you know it by heart.


3 Classic Chili Recipes

Chili is an old-fashioned dish that's like a hug in a bowl. As it's left simmering on the stove for hours, the chili's aroma fills the house on a cold winter day. You can also make chili in a slow cooker or a pressure cooker, and it freezes well. Take a look at these classic chili recipes and make a dish you'll soon be known for!


How to Make an Amazing Pot Roast

Mmmmm—pot roast! It's a favorite meal in most American households because of its classic meat-and-potatoes goodness. This old-school dish is traditionally made with a tough cut of beef, like chuck roast or brisket, plus carrots, onions and potatoes in a savory gravy. The three recipes below are tried-and-true versions that will have your mouth watering as the food simmers away. Try your hand at a homemade pot roast dinner—whether it's your first time or your 50th—and enjoy this hearty meal with your family.


3 Unbeatable Burger Recipes

Hamburgers are an American staple, but many people mess them up when making them at home. Follow the advice from these pros—use fresh ground beef with higher fat content, make a thumbprint in the center of the patties—and you'll never have a burger disaster again! Try these three recipes to make the best burgers.


How to Make the Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a beloved recipe. It can be prepared with various ingredients and different shapes of noodles, but the hot chicken broth is the best part. We eat it when we are sick; we eat it during cold winter months; we eat it whenever we need a comforting meal. Here are three different recipes to try so you can master the art of chicken noodle soup.