Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Perfect spears, time after time.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 6

Lemon and Thyme Risotto

A lilt of lemon and hints of thyme dance throughout this simple risotto, which our testers tout as the best they’ve ever tasted. But don’t just take our word for it.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 11

Smashed Potatoes

Before you roll your eyes and mutter, “Do I need another mashed potato recipe?” we suggest you try these simple, sinful, pleasingly chunky smashed spuds. The answer, you’ll find, is yes.

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  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 9

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

An easy and elegant way to coax tough spears of asparagus to goodness (andby that we mean concealing any out-of-season sins with cheese and bread crumbs).

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 8

Sweet Potato Wedges

These subtly spiced, lightly crisped sweet potato wedges will have everyone clamoring for more–and, we dare say, no one guessing they’re healthful.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 14

Not-from-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese

Incomparably better than what comes out of a box, this mac n cheese is so darn good, it may even be better than what Mom used to make. Velveeta optional.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Pan Boxty

A precursor to hash browns, pan boxty is shamelessly simple and flagrantly frugal. Can’t say as we’ve improved any on this Irish classic.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Irish Cheddar

You may have had twice-baked potatoes before, but we bet they weren’t anything like this lovely little Irish-inflected spud.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4

Candied Carrots

Sometimes carrots aren’t quite as sweet as we’d like them to be. This kid-tested tactic takes care of that occasional oops on the part of Mother Nature.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8

Mac and Cheese with Carrots

Simple and, yes, a little sneaky, this kid-friendly, fuss-free, casserole-like mac and cheese melds Cheddar and carrot to healthful effect.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Bibb Wedges, Radicchio, Endive, and Blue Cheese Dressing

Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Gratin

Ooooh baby, broccoli blanketed with a rich sauce that takes its oomph from blue cheese and its hint of heat from cayenne.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 12

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Silken, garlicky mashed potatoes manifest in mere minutes thanks to a super simple technique that’s perfect for when you’re entertaining or just plain hungry.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Fennel Baked in Cream

Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
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