A metal skillet filled with cacio e pepe and a long silver rounded fork resting in it with a bowl of Parmesan on the side.

5 Weeknight Winners Recipes

SLIDESHOW: These dinner-friendly recipes are quick and easy and foolproof and pleasing as heck. That's why we call 'em Weeknight Winner recipes. Guaranteed to reduce your frazzle.
A white bowl with carne assada--braised beef with carrots, potatoes, and Portuguese sausage, chouriço

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 sour cream apple pie with one slice cut out in a ceramic teal deep pie dish. The slice is on a green plate in the background.

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Layer after layer after layer of perfectly spiced apples. An ever-so-slightly tangy creaminess. And a subtly spiced streusel.
Two mushroom strudels on a silver tray, one cut in half, with a knife resting on top.

Mushroom Strudel

Crackly phyllo that's crisp as autumn leaves give way to tender wild mushrooms in this simple, sumptuous savory strudel.
A pumpkin sweet potato pie in a brown pie dish with a fork resting inside and a linen napkin next to the pie dish.

28 Best Thanksgiving Desserts

SLIDESHOW: An homage to all the pies, cakes, tarts, and bars—in addition to as well as including pumpkin—that make an absolutely admirable finish to your Thanksgiving feast.
A white earthenware bowl of sweet potato soup with coconut milk drizzled over the top.

19 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

SLIDESHOW: Satisfy everyone at the table with these recipes that elegantly oblige vegans yet also boast broad "Hey-I'd-like-some-of-that-too-please" appeal for all.
Baked spiced pecans on a sheet of parchment that is resting on a wooden serving board.

Spiced Pecans

"Super easy." "Great with beer." "Disappear fast." "Yummy!" That's what folks are saying about this recipe.
A white gravy boat filled with sweet and spicy cranberry relish with a halved lime and juicer in the background.

17 Cranberry Recipes

SLIDESHOW: These quick and easy and sweetly tart cranberry creations will have you happily puckering up all November. Actually, all yearround.
A round of red pepper cheesecake, topped with apricot jam and surrounded by crackers.

Red Pepper Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is much, much more than just another cheese course. It's a darn near soul-satiating beginning or ending to your next dinner party.
Layers of pasta with mushrooms, spinach, and bechamel sauce between each layer

17 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

SLIDESHOW: The constantThanksgiving conundrum: how to entice everyone at the table with your vegetarian options? Here, stunning and superlative solutions to a stumper of a question.
Butternut Squash Quiche

Butternut Squash Quiche

Butternut squash, sage, and brown butter haunt this velvety rich quiche that flamboyantly flaunts its jewel-toned hues.
Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that transforms a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.
A jar of roasted applesauce with a spoon resting inside on a saucer with a strip of apple peel.

Roasted Applesauce

So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that's a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.
A white plate topped with several pieces of batter-fried chicken.

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn't take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.
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