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

Baked Asparagus with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar

These spring spears, buried beneath a behemoth of Parmesan, make converts of even the most reticent veggie eaters.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 9

Linzer Heart Cookies

A batch of hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2

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

Roast Chicken for Two

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1

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

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Pan-Seared Foie Gras with a Chardonnay-Grapefruit Reduction

Late-harvest Chardonnay lends balance to this luxe little number. Best reserved for when you truly, madly, deeply love your guests.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5

Gianduia “Nutella” Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). The world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Chocolate Torte

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 44

Steamed Lobster with Drawn Butter

An herbaceous steaming liquid lends a lovely lilt to lobster, drawn butter brings it loads of lusciousness.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

Lemon Chill | Sgroppino

This madcap Italian nightcap swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

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
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