Amped-Up Portuguese Red Pepper Paste

Every Portuguese family has its own rendition of this classic, a pantry staple known as massa de pimentão. Here’s how the Leite family makes it.

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Shortcut Pie Crust

Perhaps the easiest pie crust ever. Actually, we take that back. Definitely the easiest peasiest pie crust ever. No kneading. No rolling out. Really.

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  • 5 M
  • 6

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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Mommom’s Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread

No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn’t quite Mommom’s, er, your grandma’s banana bread. It’s better.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 31

Marie Howard’s Banana Cream Pie

Behold, the pie that prompted Beth M. Howard’s parents’ marriage proposal. One taste and we understood why. We think you will, too.

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  • 2

Beautiful Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? And can we add buxom and buttery?

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  • 1 H, 45 M
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Bread and Butter Pickles

We’ve no idea where the saying “in a pickle” comes from, but we’d love to find ourselves in a jar of these subtly sweet specimens.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 2

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 25

Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

Words sort of escape us when we attempt to describe just how simple, stunning, and scrumptious we find this dish. Just…wow.

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  • 25 M
  • 6

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce

This sweetly spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Remember your mom telling you “Pretty is as pretty does…”? This lovely elixir knows no distinction–it’s just pretty through and through.

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  • 5 M
  • 40

Melting Chocolate

Yes, we know, you already understand how to melt chocolate. Or think you do. Here, an extra technique or two. Just in case.

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  • 15 M
  • 12

Semolina Pizza Dough

A little semolina goes a looooong way in lending this dough an easy-to-knead workability and a surprisingly tooth-sinking texture. (You heard us. Tooth-sinking.)

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 20

Simple Pizza Sauce

Who woulda thunk that a homemade pizza sauce could be so silken, so simple, so toss-out-every-other-sauce satiating?

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  • 15 M
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