Cozy Up With One of These 8 Flavorful Weekend Dinner Recipes

Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

In regular chocolate chip cookie recipes, you usually mix softened butter with sugar. But in this one, you melt the butter in a pan until it's golden brown and smells nutty. It takes a bit longer because you have to chill the butter afterward, but it's worth it.

Easy Polenta

Most polenta recipes usually need a lot of stirring for about an hour. But this one is easier - you don't need to stir it while it's cooking. You just mix it quickly at the end before serving. It makes really smooth and creamy polenta.

Egg in a Bagel Hole

Pouring water into the pan helps make sure the eggs cook evenly without burning the bagel pieces. This gives you a lightly toasted bagel with a yolk that's just right - not too runny or too firm.

Thousand-Layer Duck Fat Potatoes

When chef Shaun Searley makes crispy potatoes at The Quality Chop House, he begins with fluffy King Edward potatoes. It's important to start preparing them a day in advance so they can cool down properly.

Poulet Mafé

In Senegal, at the Keur Moussa monastery, they usually eat a meal called poulet mafé. It's a thick sauce made from peanuts and chicken, along with root veggies and cabbage, served over rice, fonio, or millet couscous.

Auntie Monica's Seafood Mac and Cheese

This macaroni and cheese is filled with tasty shrimp, crab, and lobster, plus lots of cheesy goodness. We give it some extra flavor with a special seasoning called liquid shrimp-and-crab boil.

Grown-Up Chicken Nuggets with Herb and Radish Salad

Molly Stevens, who writes cookbooks, cuts chicken breast into small pieces for crispy chicken nuggets. She coats them in breadcrumbs and fries them in olive oil and butter. It's important to make the chicken the same thickness (about 1/3 inch).

Dutch Oven Classic Beef Stew

Imagine how nice it feels to walk in the door on a chilly day and smell a delicious stew cooking away in your kitchen. This stew is packed with big pieces of beef that get super tender from cooking slowly in your Dutch oven.