Brioche

Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 11

Roasted Asparagus with Bay Leaves and Crispy Capers

For this radically simple recipe, stalks of spring-green asparagus, bay leaves, and capers are tossed in olive oil and blasted in the oven. Gotta love it.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Steamed Veggies in Parchment Parcels

A savvy, sophisticated, eat-your-veggies strategy that works its stealthy charms on kids and adults alike. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 14

Hard-Boiled Eggs

As simple as making hard-boiled eggs may seem, it can be tricky to pull off perfectly…but not when you rely on this foolproof method from Heidi Swanson.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 6

Margaret’s Espresso Cake

Rich, robustly flavored, and rousing in the way only espresso can be, this is the ne plus ultra of coffee cakes.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 35

Braised Carrots with Orange and Rosemary

Everyday carrots turn shyly sophisticated when infused with flavor and coaxed to tenderness in this no-hassle side dish.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 9

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 11

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and lowers your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 7

Fava Bean Puree

Few things say spring like the brilliant green of a fava bean. Here, a little help on how to harness these harbingers of warm weather.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers and fudgy ganache that take their jolt from a cup of joe.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 30

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 15

Lamb Chops with Cilantro-Mint Sauce

Is anything more alluring than watching your loved one gnaw a chop, coveting every last iota of lamb goodness? We think not.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
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