Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Simply stunning. Stunningly simple. Either way you look at it, these fancy pants pears are pretty much perfect after being poached in a cinnamon-infused syrup and napped with a coffee-infused caramel sauce.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 1

Trick or Treat for the Childless

A little terrified of all the sugar-crazed kids trick or treating this Halloween? Here’s how adults can get a share of the stash.

Glow in the Dark Jello

Rest assured, the spirits summoned for this ghostly gin and tonic gelatin hail from a bottle, not the supernatural. Whew.

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  • 25 M
  • 11 H, 35 M
  • 34

Grilled Porcini Mushrooms with Mint and Garlic

Boletus edulis—that’s the fancy-pants name for porcini—is hardly a come-hither sort of name, but with a taste like this, who cares?

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Pepper Sherry

What could be easier than plopping some hot peppers in a bottle of booze, setting it aside for as long as you can resist, and then dribbling it over everything? Exactly.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

P is for…Paris. And Peace.

In Paris, David finds pastries, passion, and peace. Think of it as an emotional travelogue with dining recommendations.

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

What we adore most about roast chicken? The fix-it-and-forget-about-it-ness of it. That and the countless ways to fancy it up. Here, one of our fuss-free favorites.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 17

Carrot and Lentil Soup

“Beautiful.” “Filled with flavors.” “A tad spicy.” “Simple.” “Perfect!” That’s just a taste of what our testers are saying about this soup. Sort of makes you want some, doesn’t it?

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 5

Concord Grape Jam

Words escape us as to just how incomparable this made-from-scratch grape jam is compared to store-bought. But that smile certainly says it all.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 7

Maple-Brined Pork Chops with Pear Chutney

The trickiest part of this recipe? Not drifting into a reverie at the mere thought of these subtly sweet chops.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12

Five-Spice Pork Chops

Only subtly spicy, these pork chops take on an air of intrigue with their warming and evocative aroma and taste. Certain to spark conversation, if not seconds.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 3

Meme’s Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 23

Chicken Enchiladas | Black Bean Enchiladas

Enchiladas that are not for the eminently indecisive, these offer you options galore–chicken, black bean, or some of each–tucked in a tortilla and smothered in sauce.

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  • 1 H
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  • 10

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Virtuous for its simplicity as well as its versatility, the roasted sweet potato is a thing to behold–and to bejewel, whether with sugar or spice or…

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 11
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