A standing rib roast on a cutting board with caramelized onions
Brett Stevens
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Standing Rib Roast

This standing rib roast is worthy of a special occasion, whether Christmas or Sunday dinner. And it’s so simple it’s practically foolproof. Here’s how to cook it.
A mustard-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board.
Matthew Benson
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Mustard-Glazed Ham

This mustard-glazed ham is covered with mustard, brown sugar, and maple syrup and is simple, subtle, and super impressive. And is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and any other holiday dinner (or insatiable pork craving).
A slow roasted lamb shoulder in an oval cast iron dish with orange wedges.
Tara Fisher
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Slow Roasted Lamb

This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of chile, orange, and honey.
A glazed ham on a cutting board with several slices cut from the end and a carving fork and knife resting beside it.
DK Publishing
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Glazed Ham

This glazed ham with brown sugar, pineapple, honey, mustard, and marmalade is a centerpiece-worthy baked ham that we adore for its good looks and classic taste. Easy as can be and impressive as heck. Best cured pork we’ve ever had.
A medium-rare rib roast deboned and sliced into pieces on top of a wooden cutting board
David Loftus
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Jamie Oliver’s Sunday Roast

Jamie Oliver’s Sunday roast is entirely worthy of a special occasion although it’s also an easy way to transform any old day or night into a meal to remember.
A root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.
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Root Beer-Glazed Ham

This root beer-glazed ham is made with a glaze of root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard for an easy yet impressive main course. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
Medium-rare sliced standing rib roast on a cutting board
Mark Chew
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How To Make Standing Rib Roast

A standing rib roast is one of the ultimate party tricks. Stunning to present and even better to eat, this hunk of meat is a total showstopper. Did I mention how easy it is?
A whole roast leg of lamb on a rimmed baking sheet with charred lemon slices surrounding the lamb.
Eric Wolfinger
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Roast Leg of Lamb

This roast leg of lamb is a simple yet impressive recipe that celebrates the rich, sigh-inducing good flavor of the best, most perfectly cooked bone-in lamb accented with garlic and lemon. And in a shorter cooking time than usual.
A partially carved ham on a platter with a bottle of ginger beer and a jar of sauce in the background.
Hélène Dujardin
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Instant Pot Ham with Ginger Peach Glaze

This ham with ginger peach glaze is so tasty with its sweet and savory flavors. Save yourself some oven space (and a lot of time) and make this in your Instant Pot.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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