Favorite Food Network Dishes:
Holiday Side Dishes, by Giada De Laurentiis
I regularly make the stuffing and the mushrooms.
The Definitive Mashed Potato with Roasted Garlic, by Michael Chiarello
I cut the butter to about 1/3 of what he uses and add a cup of grated parmesan.
I'll post more later. I've got lots more favorites by Giada, Michael, Mario, Paula, Ina,...
Just stay away from the "quickie" pseudo-chefs like Sandra Lee, Robin Miller, and Rachael Ray. They're the culinary equivalent of crackpots.