A blue plate piled with a stack of griddle cakes

Griddle Cakes

In the words of at least one person who’s made these light and fluffy griddle cakes, they’re “hands-down the best pancakes I have ever made!”

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A blue and white plate filled with moo goo gai pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan

A slightly upscale version of the “moo goo gai pan” you know as the safe Chinese takeout menu option.

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Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

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Nine bowls of oatmeal with different toppings created from an oatmeal bar

Best Oatmeal Toppings

No more boring oatmeal at the breakfast table. Just make a big batch, set out some unexpected yet lovely toppings, and watch things disappear.

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Two seared duck breasts, one sliced, the other whole on a wood cutting board

Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre that’s made with duck breast rubbed with garlic and peppercorns and cooked to a magnificently rosy medium-rare.

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A Red Truck Bakery apple cake on a cake stand being drizzled with maple glaze

Red Truck Bakery Apple Cake

A yearround charmer, this is sorta like Bundt cake gone to finishing school yet retains all the comforts of home. From the justifiably famous Red Truck Bakery in rural Virginia.

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A mini homemade chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, chunks of white meat chicken, and peas

Homemade Chicken Potpie

Like chicken pot pie gone to finishing school thanks to a couple simple yet significant flourishes.

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A skillet filled with seared scallops cooked in butter

Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

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Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these 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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A white serving platter filled with Portuguese rice pudding and topped with toasted pistachios and cinnamon

Portuguese Rice Pudding | Arroz Doce

Traditional Portuguese rice pudding is cooked risotto-style with a lilt of citrus and the warmness of cinnamon. Easy as can be. With all the creamy richness you’ve come to expect from rice pudding.

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A cast-iron skillet filled with chocolate brownie

Skillet Brownies

Intensely gooey, fudgy, crunchy-edged, gluten-free brownie loveliness that are easy to make and even easier to make disappear.

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  • 4
Cast iron skillet with white bean shakshuka--whit beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, eggs, and parsley

White Bean Shakshuka

An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.

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A chicken burrito bowl with grilled chicken, quinoa, lettuce, cheese, corn, beans, guacamole, and purple corn chips

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Easy. Healthy. And kids are proclaiming these to be better than taco night. Need we say more?!

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A big bowl of Brussels sprouts Caesar salad with sliced Brussels sprouts, pickled red onion, croutons, Pecorino cheese, and Caesar dressing

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

All the traditional of the classic Parmesan and anchovy dressing of a classic Caesar salad. But this little lovely swaps in charred sprouts for the romaine, caraway breadcrumbs in place of croutons, and adds pickled onions. Wowza.

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