When a Food Network Star winner graduates from the 11-week competition and earns the crown of victory, you can be sure he or she is equipped with not only the charm and charisma to capture a TV audience, but also the culinary chops to wow you with must-try recipes. That's why these dishes from the likes of Eddie Jackson, Justin Warner, Melissa d'Arabian and Guy Fieri are ones you can trust. Check out their back-pocket picks — including a hearty macaroni and cheese, a weeknight-friendly chicken dinner and a craveable chocolate pudding — to complete your recipe repertoire with a mix of sweet, savory, satisfying, healthy and decadent staples.
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Maria Russo is an online editor at FoodNetwork.com, covering top-tier show and talent packages and managing the FN Dish and Star Talk blogs. She grew up in a tight-knit Italian family in Michigan, where food was the focus of most conversations and it wasn't unusual to talk about the next day’s lunch and dinner menus while eating breakfast. Maria graduated from Barnard College in 2012 and currently lives in New York City. She likes her pasta cheesy, her eggs runny and her oysters briny.