Don't diss the sauerkraut: It may be a hot dog staple, but it's more versatile than you think. Courtesy of Edward Lee hide caption

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Freed From The Sidewalk Cart, This Sauerkraut Goes Global

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When leaving the oven, these "money buns" look like they're made of gold. Alexandra Grablewski/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Bake Mom Some Skillingsboller: Simple Buns With A Tricky Name

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Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish

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Even one fluffy forkful of souffle is a worthy reward for making the effort. Kelly Gorham/Courtesy of Kelly Gorham Photography hide caption

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Americans, Just Get Over It And Make The Souffle

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Beware the siren's call of this chocolate delight: Ebinger's Blackout Cake is as arduous to make as it is delicious to taste. Jennifer Yin/Flickr hide caption

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Before You Bake Brooklyn's Legendary Cake, Heed A Warning

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John Currence and Punish Stew may share a checkered past, but so many people in his life have loved this easy, hearty soup, he can't help but love it too — or at least act like he does. iStockphoto hide caption

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This Simple Stew Is A Battleground In A Bowl

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At Mardi Gras, cup dispensers wear a little extra flair. Pictured in the top left corner is your future milk punch container — temporarily airborne. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Land Of Floats And Beads, You'd Better Bring Deviled Eggs

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Julia della Croce often couples purple and gold gnocchi (made with two varieties of sweet potato) for a striking sight — and a delicious meal. Celina della Croce and Nathan Hoyt/Courtesy of Julia della Croce hide caption

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Festive In Purple, This Pasta's Got A Sweet Side

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One of the lovely things about the mousse, according to Dorie Greenspan, is its versatility: It goes as well with maple syrup as with peanut brittle — or nothing at all. Mary Dodd/Courtesy of Dorie Greenspan hide caption

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Paris Confidential: The Mystery Mousse Behind The Chocolate Bar

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Just like the Super Bowl, the Beefy Butternut Squash Chili takes a couple of fall favorites and pairs them in a winter classic. John Lee/Courtesy of Rebel One hide caption

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A Surprise Play: Beefy Butternut Squash Chili

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This paprikash recipe may be well-traveled — from Hungary to Australia — but its belly-warming comforts haven't changed a bit. Courtesy of HarperCollins hide caption

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From Down Under, A Paprikash To Warm You All Over

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Don't be fooled by the name: Neither Sandy nor Crystal is quite sure where the King Ranch Casserole has its origins. Courtesy of Clarkson Potter hide caption

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A Taste Of South Texas In A 9x13 Dish

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Stephanie O'Dea came up with a healthy slow-cooker recipe to mimic Colonel Sanders secret-recipe. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Slow Cook Your Way To The Colonel's Secret Recipe

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Aunt Ida and Uncle Julie in Winthrop Beach, Mass., in the 1940s. Courtesy of the Brass Sisters hide caption

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J.R. Ewing And A Found Recipe For Poppy Seed Cookies

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Don't Knock The Nog Until You've Tried This One

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