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testers choice

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 28

Apple and White Cheddar Scones Recipe

These sweetly savory scones take the traditional sweet and savory intermingling of apple pie and Cheddar and make it portable and pastry perfect.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10

Arancini Recipe

You’ve not experienced the true magic of leftovers ’til you’ve had these fried orbs of leftover risotto. Crisp outside. Molten inside. Delish through and through.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 9

Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 38

Spruce Needle Vodka Recipe

Essentially vodka infused with a sprig from your Christmas tree, this celebratory cocktail both starts and stops conversations at parties. The perfect gift for the person who has everything.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 20

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising riff on a Southern classic. But you best experience it for yourself.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 39

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Pumpkin Meringue Pie Recipe

At long last, a slice of pumpkin pie is complete in and of itself—no dollop of whipped cream required. Pumpkin and meringue. So happy together.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 12

Basic Gravy Recipe

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. At least, not for us. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds, butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Beer Braised Chicken Recipe

Essentially just chicken coaxed to tenderness in beer, this beer braised chicken with root vegetables is simple to make, complex in taste.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12

Glow in the Dark Jello Recipe

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

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 40
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