Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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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Lemon and Thyme Risotto Recipe

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
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Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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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Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

An easy, elegant way to coax stalky asparagus to goodness, with cheese and bread crumbs concealing all manner of out-of-season sins.

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Sweet Potato Wedges

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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Not-from-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese

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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Pan Boxty

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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  • 1 H
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Twice Baked Potatoes with Cheddar

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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Candied Carrots

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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  • 15 M
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Mac and Cheese with Carrots

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 with Blue Cheese Dressing

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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  • 2
Broccoli and Blue Cheese Gratin Recipe

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Gratin

Ooooh baby, this is how we like our broccoli–cloaked in a not-too-rich sauce with ample oomph from blue cheese and a hint of heat from cayenne.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
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