Three bowls of fennel and potato soup, topped with cracked pepper and a dribble of olive oil, spoons on the side

Fennel and Potato Soup

A marvie riff on the classic French potato and leek soup known as vichyssoise, this is astoundingly good. So much so you may just find yourself raising the bowl to your lips.
A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in a blood orange syrup, and topped with a light orange glaze. What more could you want?
Asparagus Arugula Salad Recipe

Asparagus and Arugula Salad

Simplicity itself. Just blanched asparagus, fresh arugula, shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and vinaigrette. Sorta tastes like spring.
Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

This recipe may not be exactly what Dr. Seuss intended when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham. Oh well.
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That's what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.
A casserole dish of hominy au gratin--hominy in a cheese sauce--plus a spoon filled with the cheesy hominy

Hominy au Gratin

A comfort food phenom that's as cheesy and satisfying as macaroni and cheese...minus the macaroni.
One glass dish of orange flan on a lace tablecloth

Spanish Orange Flan

Made from just three ingredients, this classic flan is ridiculously easy to toss together. A tangy, rich, creamy coda to a luxe dinner or a simple brunch.
A bowl filled with shrimp and leek Pasta--large shrimp, wide noodles, chopped leeks, and cheese

Shrimp and Leek Pasta

So long, noodles that are buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This shrimp and leek pasta is made with a barely there broth and the sweetness of leeks.