comfort food

A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.

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  • 8
A cut sheet pan taco bake in a rimmed sheet pan topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Sheet Pan Taco Bake

Taco meets casserole in this clever and crowd-pleasing approach to perfectly seasoned tacos.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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A loaf of beer bread with a slice cut off on a wooden surface.

Beer Bread

Beer bread just got fancy. Well, sorta. It’s still quick and easy and incredibly difficult to stop noshing. This one just seems a little more lovely than most. And we betcha already have everything you need to make it.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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White bowl of dark beef chili with chocolate on a black slab

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
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A bowl of duck soba with scallions on a wooden surface with a piece of duck being lifted out with chopsticks.

Duck Soba

An eminiently slurpable bowl of soul-satisfying goodness that combines hearty soba noodles and crisp-skinned duck breast in a perfectly seasoned broth. Understand why soba is so revered in some cultures.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand

Chocolate Bundt Cake

An homage to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that turns tradition upside-down in the most pleasing possible way. You’re welcome.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A browned loaf of homemade sandwich bread in a metal loaf tin.

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Okay, breadbaking virgins, here’s the loaf for you. Nothing tricky. Just flour, water, yeast, and salt. And an honest-to-goodness homemade taste.

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  • 20 M
  • 11 H, 30 M
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A trussed classic roast chicken on a rack, set inside a skillet.

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
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Two slices of chocolate sandwich, made with toasted French bread, chocolate, and a sprinkling of salt on a wire rack.

Chocolate Sandwich

Rest assured, this chocolate sandwich with a French accent is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey’s. Oooooh sooooo far.

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  • 5 M
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  • 4
A dark grey rectangular baking dish half filled with four cheese macaroni and cheese and a metal spoon lifting a scoop out.

Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Witness this macaroni and cheese with fontina, Gorgonzola, pecorino, and Parm.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A bowl of congee garnished with scallions and freshly ground black pepper with some fritters on the side.

Congee | Jok Plaw

A simple, silken rice porridge that’s certain to soothe and salve the soul—especially those souls afflicted with a sore throat or a queasy tummy.

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  • 5 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
A white bowl filled with lentil soup and topped with fried chiles, greek yogurt, and cilantro

Moroccan Lentil Soup

“Amazing.” “Wonderful.” “Warm satisfaction.” “Won the make-it-again award.” “Easy.” “Quick.” That’s what we’re hearing about this luxuriously satiating soup.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
A skillet with caramelized onions and a spatula moving the onions.

How to Caramelize Onions

So-called “caramelized onions” that take just 20 minutes to turn a limpid softness and a pale golden are no substitute for the complex sweetness of properly caramelized alliums. Here’s how to do it right.

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  • 1 H, 25 M
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A large stock pot filled with Southern greens with ham hocks and chopped onions.

Southern Greens with Ham Hocks

Quite simply, these are sturdy kale, collards, chard, and mustard greens are coaxed to enticingness by slowly simmering them with ham hocks or bacon, onions, and spices. A Southern classic reinvented.

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