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Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden spoon and whip up our 11 favorite recipes from the fabulous Barefoot Contessa. 

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Chicken Piccata

So crunchy and zesty, you’ll want seconds. And thirds. 

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Lobster Corn Chowder

Whip up a pot of Ina’s hearty, magical soup any time of year. 

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Clara Persis

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

OK, broccoli haters, try this recipe and tell us you still don’t like it. We dare you. 

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Food Gal

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

Yes, you read that correctly. Grilled. Cheese. Croutons. And they’re glorious

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Pink Parsley

Make-Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Reason #764 we’re just like Ina: We loooove a good make-ahead recipe. Cook this now for tomorrow’s dinner.

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Easy Mac and Cheese

You can whip this baked deliciousness up in under an hour. Ina, you’re our hero.

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Stone Gable

Perfect Roast Chicken

Psst, this is Jeffrey’s favorite recipe. He eats it every Friday night.

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A Little Bit of Spice

Lemon Yogurt Cake

And there’s no butter. Because Ina’s looking out for your cholesterol.

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Little Broken
Alexandra Cooks

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Haven’t you heard? They’re the new lettuce.

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Quintin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

Chocolate Cassis Cake

Giada requests this every year for her birthday. Because it’s just that good.

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