A two-tier Victoria sponge cake with raspberry jam in the middle, all dusted with confectioners' sugar on a white plate with a white teapot in the background

Victoria Sponge Cake

This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 30
Refrigerator Jam

Refrigerator Jam

This won’t bring you the satisfaction of a proper preserving project that’ll last the year. But it will bring you instant gratification.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Booyah! We’ve found the secret to simple yet sensational fried chicken. And it’s as basic as can be. Just salt. Pepper. Flour. Water. Patience.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 10
A Chinese chicken lettuce cup topped with cashews and cilantro on a white plate.

Chinese-Chicken Lettuce Cups

You know how sometimes you try to recreate a restaurant classic at home and it doesn’t work? This isn’t one of those times.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

This isn’t your typical sweetly gloppy barbecue sauce to squirt onto burgers or dogs. This is thinner and tangier than most and it’s something sorta special.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
A partially sliced smoked brisket with coffee on a wooden cutting board with a meat fork resting beside it.

Smoked Brisket with Coffee

Behold, one of the most beautiful briskets you’ll ever pull off your backyard barbecue. Truly. Here’s how.

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  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 15 M
  • 8
Dark Chocolate Taffy Flowers

Dark Chocolate Taffy Flowers

She went through labor to bring you into the world. Surely you can fashion some dark chocolate taffy flowers for her.

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  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 6