comfort food

A cheese pie with a homemade crust cut into four slices in an antique tin pie plate on top of a napkin

Chess Pie

If in the beginning there was pie, it was probably chess pie seeing as it comes together soooooo simply from pantry staples.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
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8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Handheld love: Simply envelope fruit filling in pastry dough and fry until golden and crisp outside, bubbling and lovely inside. Then drizzle with a tartly sweet lemon icing.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Cold Fusion Fries

Easy French Fries

For those of us who dread cleaning up the kitchen, this innovative lazy man’s approach for homemade french fries is a godsend. It’s also darn good.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Two ricotta calzones with sausage and broccoli rabe, one cut in half, the other whole, on a wire rack

Calzones with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Sorta like a slice of pizza that’s folded in half to form a pocket, a calzone is a doughy bundle of indulgent loveliness. This one melds sausage, broccoli rabe, and ricotta cheese.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3 H
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A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Chouriço and Potato Balls

Portuguese tater tots. That’s how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that’s deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Three freshly fried hush puppies on a marble top and brown paper bag, a spider strainer bear by

Hush Puppies

Orbs of deep-fried cornbread awesomeness that are crisp and burnished brown on the outside, cakey and tender on the inside, and truly irresistible through and through.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

This riff on classic shortcake swaps gently spiced peaches for strawberries and they take their place between layers of tender biscuits and softly whipped cream with grace and ease. You’re welcome.

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  • 30 M
  • 55 M
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Sour Cherry Pie

Sour Cherry Pie

Sweet cherries are for eating out of hand but sour cherries are for pies. Like this pie. Best darn sour cherry pie we’ve ever encountered.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Madeleines

Madeleines

Buttery, cake-y, crisp at the edges, and with a slight lilt of lemon, this cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Authentic Carnitas

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that’s fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.

Whole roast chicken with browned lemon slices on the skin all on a cutting board

Whole Grilled Chicken

Just thought we ought to issue the disclaimer that this whole grilled chicken recipe will ruin roast chicken for you. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4