The secret to the pefect French fries? Soak cut potatoes for at least 2 hours to remove some of the starch.

Perfect French Fries : Ree Drummond : Food Network

Nutty, sweet, crunchy pecan pie is just as delicious in April as it is in November.

Pecan Pie : Ree Drummond : Food Network

The grilled vegetables are so perfectly seasoned with herbs and dotted with creamy goat cheese on this sandwhich, even ardent carnivores won't miss the meat.

Grilled Vegetable, Herb and Goat Cheese Sandwiches : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Balancing vanilla soy milk with a touch of sweetened condensed milk evokes all the comfort-food flavors of rice pudding, but with fewer calories.

Rice Pudding : Ellie Krieger : Food Network

For extra decadent mashed potatoes, incorporate cream cheese, heavy cream and butter. Always butter.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes : Ree Drummond : Food Network

Mix breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese, coat the tenders and flavor with garlic and fresh herbs for a timeless take on chicken tenders.

Parmigiano and Herb Chicken Breast Tenders : Rachael Ray : Food Network

With homemade cheese sauce, beans, spicy beef and pico de gallo, this is the last nacho recipe you will ever need.

Super Nachos : Rachael Ray : Food Network

There's nothing on earth like ripe blackberries — except maybe good blackberry cobbler.

Blackberry Cobbler : Ree Drummond : Food Network

The two best things about barbecues — pulled pork and pasta salad — just got married.

Neely's BBQ Pasta Salad : Patrick and Gina Neely : Food Network

Tomato, barbecue and Worcestershire sauce create the perfect tangy-sweet sauce for beloved sloppy joes.

Spenser's Sloppy Joes : Patrick and Gina Neely : Food Network

Smother Southern-style steaks in a creamy stovetop gravy for a quick comfort-food classic.

Chicken-Fried Steak With Cream Gravy : Bobby Deen : Food Network

Pan-sear the T-Bone steak with a salt-and-pepper coating for a simple and sophisticated weeknight meal!

Pan Seared T-Bone Steak : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Bananas and cream are classic. Banana cupcakes with marscarpone cream frosting? Legendary.

Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Giada incorporates beer, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar for a savory-sweet spin on baked beans.

Italian-Style Baked Beans : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Cayenne give these hush puppies a punch—serve with the orange dipping sauce to cool the tongue.

Hot and Spicy Hush Puppies : Patrick and Gina Neely : Food Network

Replace some of the beef with flavorful mushrooms and swap whole eggs for whites in this lightened-up take on a classic.

Lighter Spaghetti and Meatballs : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Season chops with a bold blend of chilies, cumin, cloves and oregano. Don't forget to serve them with your favorite kind of Mexican rice!

Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Punctuate the honeyed sweetness of peach cobbler with a burst of blueberry.

Blueberry Peach Cobbler : Sunny Anderson : Food Network

Get a modern twist on tuna salad sandwiches with this filling 5-star salad, co-starring kalamata olives, white beans and cherry tomatoes.

Tuna Bread Salad : Melissa d'Arabian : Food Network

The sweetness of butternut squash is enhanced by the heat of chipotle cream--one taste, and you'll understand exactly why this recipe has over 100 5-star reviews,

Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Cream : Marcela Valladolid : Food Network

Dipping chicken in buttermilk before coating it in homemade gluten-free seasoning mix creates a flavorful, crunchy crust without a speck of wheat.

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken : Food Network

Walnuts, asparagus and cremini mushrooms lend farfalle with cream sauce a rustic and hearty appeal.

Creamy Farfalle with Cremini, Asparagus and Walnuts : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

A little sugar cuts down the acidity of tomato and allows the bright taste to shine in Ree's "Best Ever" soup.

Best Tomato Soup Ever : Ree Drummond : Food Network

They're baked instead of fried, so feel free to double-up on your tartar sauce!

Baked Fish and Chips : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Top steak sandwiches with a homemade blue cheese sauce, plus onions, roasted tomatoes and watercress. Sandwiches may be named after an earl, but these babies are fit for a king.

Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich with the Works : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network