A platter of Azorean carne assada--chunks of roasted beef, carrots, and sausage on a white plate.

Portuguese Carne Assada

A traditional Azorean dish that boasts meltingly tender oven-braised beef, potatoes, chouriço, and onions. It's a rustic, homey, Sunday supper sorta dish from David's VERY Portuguese mom.
A tray of chewy hermit bars

Chewy Hermit Bars

These chewy hermit bars are a revelation. They're wonderfully spicy, plumped with raisins, and amazingly chewy--even fudge-like.
A Christmas stollen loaf sliced and a plate of shards of chocolate with candy canes pieces in them.

8 Homemade Food Gift Recipes

Making your list and checking it twice? These made-from-scratch lovelies--including sweets, savories, and even some sippables--are certain to make your holidays easier.
A round white plate with six slices of eggnog pie and a dish of whipped cream.

Eggnog Pie

Essentially a slightly tipsy cheesecake, this bourbon-enhanced eggnog pie is something we're classifying as "holiday desserts for parties where people like to party."
Two white bowls filled with red posole with pieces of tortilla and lime wedges on the side.

Red Chicken Posole

In Nahuatl, pozole means "make a big batch of this on the weekend and reheat during the week after soccer practice." (Not really.)
Images of four soup recipes -- Moroccan lentil soup, turkey meatball soup, ancho chile soup, and brodo di pollo.

13 Warming Soup Recipes

You may already have all the ingredients you need for these simple and satiating soups. Because comfort comes in all forms. And we'll take it wherever we can find it.
A wooden spoon full of pasta noricina

Pasta Alla Norcina

Bowls of creamy pasta laden with homemade sausage and sautéed mushrooms that will have everyone applauding. (Get used to the attention.)
A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That's what we're hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.
Walnut crescents stacked on a white stand with Christmas decorations and greenery around them.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

Want some Christmas magic? Make these delicate, nutty, traditional Christmas cookies and watch them disappear...
Images of four of the 16 Instant Pot recipes -- pressure cooker ribs, cranberry beans with chorizo, chicken gumbo, and pressure cooker chocolate pudding.

16 Instant Pot Recipes

If you're in possession of an Instant Pot, then we probably don't need to tell you how useful it is. If you don't yet have one, these recipes may just sway you.
A skillet filled with pan seared scallops cooked in butter

Pan Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here's how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.
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