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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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

The Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream in the World

Milkiest? Chocolatiest? We think so. This creamy, dreamy little concoction is smoooooothness on a spoon.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 21

Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass the ice cream, please.

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  • 12

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

Rye whiskey, vermouth, Grand Marnier, and bitters all work the devil’s magic in this all-but-forgotten formula for a cocktail classic.

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  • 20

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

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Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts | Torta al Cioccolato con Pignoli

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 9

Hog Island Grilled Cheese

This much-ballyhooed ‘wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti. Talk about the stuff romance is made from…

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Semolina Gnocchi | Gnocchi di Semola

This sexy, simple gnocchi is all Roman La Dolce Vita, made with semolina flour and not potato. See for yourself how seductive it can be.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweet graham cracker crust cushioning a smooth, rich, moan-inducing filling with a lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 22

Lobster Fra Diavolo
 | Aragosta Fra Diavolo

This swanky pasta dish, gilded with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and hints of finely chopped chile, lends a little extravagance to everyday spaghetti.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Open Lasagna of Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, and Thyme

Elegance was never achieved with such ease. Simply stack cooked lasagna noodles with sautéed ‘shrooms and smother with a luxurious cream sauce for some everyday extravagance.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 14

Mexican Hot Chocolate | Chocolate Caliente

This concoction of hot milk and Mexico’s incomparable chocolate is whipped into a frenzy with a milinillo–Mexico’s unplugged answer to the immersion blender.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 9

Blue Cheese Tartine

A blur of sweet, smoky, creamy goodness, this tartine of sourdough, a schmear of blue cheese, and a dribble of honey makes basic bruschetta seem humdrum.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 1

Old-Fashioned Kettle Corn

Kin to caramel corn, this kettle popcorn made with a touch of sugar is much more subtle in its salty sweet allure. Try to stop at just one handful.

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  • 10 M
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