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A large white plate on a white background, filled with halved, browned zucchini, sprinkled with mint.

Pan-Fried Zucchini with Mint

We know that you, like us, have piles and piles of zukes. Lush spices and a quick spell in the skillet make quick work of those gorg gourds.

Two BBQ pulled pork tacos in a cardboard dish with a bear and a dish of coleslaw on the side.

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Behold warm tortillas piled high with sweet pulled pork, spicy chipotle coleslaw, and tangy barbecue sauce. We bet you can’t stop at one.

Eight slices of tomato bruschetta with a bowl of tomato bruschetta on the side.

Tomato Bruschetta

An iconic Italian appetizer that’s easy and comes together in minutes, making it a no-brainer in terms of entertaining—whether for guests or just yourself.

Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

A large pot of pasta and chickpea soup, with a full white bowl next to it and a plate of shredded white parmesan.

Pasta e Ceci

In an hour, you can have a hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty pot of this traditional Roman soup—or stew, if you prefer. Blended chickpeas get thick in an instant.

A loaf of unsliced whole wheat bread sitting on a yellow cutting board with a blue-handled knife beside it

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

A standard loaf for beginner and experienced bakers alike, this whole wheat bread recipe turns out a superb product—tender crumb, chewy crust, and nutty flavor.

A white bowl full of buctini pasta, covered with grated cheese and parsley.

Pasta with Anchovies and Onions

If you know Chris McDade, you know he loves the salty umami bombs known as anchovies. Let this effortless pasta show you why we’re obsessed, too.

Two pieces of buttered toast, one with strawberry jam, on a white plate.

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Here’s a recipe for a small batch of strawberry jam, without all the fuss of traditional canning. Ready in less than an hour, with all the lush taste of peak strawberry season.