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    Like every good Italian girl, I appreciate a well-made meatball sandwich. There's just something about the combination of textures -- crispy French bread meeting cheesy, aromatic chopped meat -- that makes my taste buds very happy. But I'll be honest. Your typical meatball hero can get a little boring. There, I said it.

    So I was over the moon to find a recipe that incorporates a few unorthodox ingredients and really kicks your meatball sandwich up a few notches. Chili powder? Check. Cinnamon? Yes, please. Allspice? Now we're talking. 

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    Of course it's easy enough to dial up your local pizza joint and have a pie delivered, but nothing tastes as fresh and wonderful and delicious as homemade pizza. Sure, it's always summertime fun to heat up the grill for your pizza needs, but your oven will do the trick just fine too. Obviously you can get store-bought pizza dough, but if you really want to go all out, this homemade pizza recipe from Simply Recipes has you making it from scratch. We just wanted to cover all the bases.

    Check out the original link for some amazing step-by-step photos. Don't be intimidated by the recipe's length -- a majority of it is how to make the dough, and there are lots of helpful hints sprinkled throughout. Then do what you wish for your toppings! Mushrooms, onions, peppers, fresh basil, tomatoes ... yummy goodness all around!

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    Think of all the dinner dates you've ever had. Any special memories? One young couple will never forget the dinner they shared at Ciccio's, in Barrie, Ontario. A stranger, an older man, paid their tab. That in itself was a terribly thoughtful gift. But he left them a note that's worth far more -- and that they'll remember longer. Lee Ballantyne had just lost his wife of 43 years. The young couple reminded him of his late wife, Carol. Here's what he wrote to them.

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    Pot pies are fantastic meals to make on nights when you don't really feel like cooking or washing more than one pot, but still crave something creamy, warm, and indulgent. This pot pie recipe stands apart from all others because of the addition of buttery, fluffy homemade biscuits, which are beautifully arranged on top of the pie like candles on a birthday cake. 

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    There's just something about dipping random foodstuffs into a warm, gooey, savory, delicious pot of melted cheese, isn't there? Enter: This recipe for cheese fondue by Tyler Florence. It's the perfect go-to wintertime (really anytime) comfort food treat. Obviously you could go to your local Melting Pot to get your warm cheese fix, but what better way to spend a night in than making some yourself. Plus, this way you get to stay inside ... and stay warm!

    (In case you haven't noticed, it's been a pretty frigid week.)

    Of course you can switch up the recipe in any way you'd like -- mixing up the types of cheese, adding different kinds of alcohol, using more or less garlic, mustard, etc. -- but this is a fine start if this is your first time cheese fondue-ing. Slice up some French bread chunks as well as some fresh fruits and veggies and you're good to go. And it takes less than a half hour to prepare! Come on, any time you can dip anything into cheese ... it's usually a successful meal.

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    If you are remotely into condiments (and who isn't), you're well-versed in the school of Sriracha or, as it is also known, rooster sauce. This Thai chili sauce with salt, tang, and sweet spice is so good, it's developed its own following. Ask around, and you're sure to meet a wide-eyed devotee.

    I'm absolutely one of them, and while I don't put the tasty sauce on EVERYTHING, I've definitely put it on more foods than you'd think. The weirdest: Cereal. I do not advise this, nor do I feel the need to explain my daring do to you, gentle reader. But don't let my foolishness stop you, mother truckers.

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    Oh my goodness, it's so COLD out there! Can you think of a better food to warm your body and soul than a hearty, delicious, and -- yes -- extremely kid-friendly soup?

    Tomato soup is a notoriously easy one to make, a quality that comes in handy on days when your commute drags you down and the last think you want to do is slave away in a kitchen when you get home. But what really kicks this creamy soup recipe up a notch is the addition of fun grilled cheese croutons. It's pretty common to see grilled cheese sandwiches accompany tomato soup as a side dish -- but grilling them into a crispy state of perfection and chopping them into cute crouton cubes = amaaazing

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    In case you haven't noticed, winter storm Hercules has just barreled through the U.S., leaving the Northeast in a white winter wonderland. So what better time to cook up a warm, delicious pot of chicken stew that the whole family is going to love? This chicken stew recipe by Giada De Laurentiis is hearty, easy, versatile, and oh so perfect for these frigid temperatures.

    You can add lots of garlic, mushrooms, use chicken thighs or breasts, whatever you want to make this a go-to wintertime stew. You really can't go wrong with this one!

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    If you're looking for quick, easy, post-holiday dinner ideas, there's one dish you may want to reconsider: Spaghetti. Campbell's Soup Company just announced that they are voluntarily recalling 300 cases of Prego Traditional Italian sauce because of possible spoilage. Not delicious! The recalled food was delivered to seven states around the nation, so you'll probably want to check your pantry to make sure you're not caught with the sauce. Here's everything you need to know about this recall so you can make sure you start the New Year without upset tummies.

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    Christmas has come and gone. So now you're left with a bunch of ham ... turkey ... goose ... duck ... maybe even steak after your Christmastime eating and drinking binge. Not only do you feel extremely bloated and exhausted, you need a detox ASAP. And what to do with all those leftovers?

    What better way to use up that meat than putting it over some fresh greens and chopped veggies? This base recipe for steak salad from Giada De Laurentiis, with a delicious red wine vinaigrette, is great to start out with, then you can do whatever you like. Mix up the type of lettuce, cheese, veggies ... and a special shout-out, if you are from Pittsburgh (like I am!), there's nothing better than putting some warm French fries on top. I know, it sounds insane, but it's actually quite delicious!

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