A person assembling a slow cooker barbacoa taco with a pot of shredded barbacoa meat, a small dish of onions, a bottle of hot sauce, and some cilantro around the taco plate.

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Tacos

With barely any effort, you can turn out terrific taco-ready barbacoa—that’s uber tender shredded meat infused with a hint of heat.

A pile of homemade potato ruffles on a white surface.

Homemade Potato Ruffles

These shatteringly crisp, undeniably sophisticated potato ruffles—chips, if you will—have no ridges. Nor do they need them. They’re intoxicatingly lovely just as they are.

Mussels marinara garnished with parsley, in a white saucepan beside two wine glasses.

Mussels Marinara ~ Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

Sliced tea-smoked duck breast on a square white plate with star anise and loose tea

Tea-Smoked Duck Breast

Imbued with the intoxicating fragrance of lychee, black tea, star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon, this duck’s got no room left for the quack.

A person carrying a decorative blue and white serving platter loaded with five-spice grilled pork chops.

Five-Spice Grilled Pork Chops

Only subtly spicy, these pork chops take on an air of intrigue with their warming and evocative aroma and taste. Certain to spark conversation, if not seconds.

Grilled Doves Portuguese Style

Grilled Doves, Portuguese Style

Relax. We’re not suggesting you grill song birds. This recipe calls for a different type of dove. You’ll change your tune when you taste it. Trust us.

An open foil packet on the grill filled with grilled apricots with gooey nougat in the center.

Grilled Apricots with Gooey Nougat

If you’re a fool for sweet nougat and can’t get enough lovely nectarines in season, just wait until you try them in tandem, warm and fragrant from the grill.