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A loaf of garlic bread, cut into deep slices and covered in garlic butter on a piece of aluminum foil.

Garlic Bread

A handful of ingredients, 15 minutes of your time, and this recipe and you’ll be reminded of just how incomparable properly made homemade garlic bread can actually be.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
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A white plate with spears of roasted broccoli with pickled golden raisins scattered overtop and two spoons in the broccoli.

Roasted Broccoli with Pickled Golden Raisins

“A flavor bomb.” “If you’re looking for boring broccoli, keep on looking.” So say our recipe testers, who also deemed it “complex” and “fantastic” and “definitely going into the monthly rotation.”

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  • 25 M
  • 40 M
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Nine brown butter rice krispies treats next to a glass of milk.

Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

The kid classic goes glam here with brown butter and sea salt. Sorta like your four-year-old trying on your heels and pearls…but with a heck of a lot more grace.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
A baked pear galette on a white surface.

Pear Galette

Less fussy than a pie. With a charmingly and endearingly imperfect appearance that’s an ease to toss together. And a spare sweetness that’s easy on the hips. You’re welcome.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
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Chunks of roasted sweet potatoes with Sriracha and lime wedges and sprigs of cilantro scattered over the top.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

“Sweet potatoes with firecracker flavor” is what we’re hearing about these lovely, albeit unexpected, sweet potatoes. And just 10 minutes of barely any effort. Who loves you?!

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  • 10 M
  • 50 M
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Crockery filled with bacalhau a Gomes de Sa--layers of salt cod, potato, and, onions; on top, sliced olives, quartered boiled eggs, parsley on wood

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Marcel Proust had his madeleine. David Leite has his Portuguese salt cod, potato, and egg casserole.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 6
Seven sourdough bagels topped with poppy seeds.

Sourdough Bagels

The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it’s SO much easier than you’d expect!

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  • 40 M
  • 10 H
  • 2
A glass jar filled with soft chocolate chip cookies.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because some things don’t change. Including the lure of old-fashioned, uncomplicated, chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and soft centers.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Blissfully simple. Outrightly old-fashioned. Sigh-inducingly cooling. Even righteously healthy. Say hello to your latest summer obsession.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
A large bowl filled with grilled panzanella, with cherry tomatoes, torn bread, and basil leaves.

Grilled Panzanella Salad

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting for stale bread. Still frugal. Still stunning. Still more than the sum of its parts.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
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