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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 whisk with homemade mayonnaise on it

Homemade Mayonnaise

Millions have become adept at slathering mayo on all manner of food stuff. Yet few have attempted to make it at home. This foolproof recipe may change that.

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A skillet lemon souffle made entirely in a frying pan, sitting on a wire rack, blue cloth wrapped around the handle

Skillet Lemon Soufflé

Forget fussy souffle dishes. This recipe for lemon souffle is made in an ordinary skillet. Simple and perfect.

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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
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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.

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  • 1 H
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Platter of nicoise salad with slice tuna, roasted potatoes, sliced eggs, green beans, tomatoes, and greens

Nicoise Salad

Nicoise salad, or salade Nicoise if you like to pretend you’re French, creates a stunning and satisfying summer supper.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.

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Ramekin with a parmesan souffle on a white plate, spoon, white tablecloth

Parmesan Soufflés

These elegant Parmesan soufflés are really easy to make. Honest. Seventeen minutes of effort until you have a towering creation.

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  • 40 M
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Buttery Brioche

Buttery Brioche

Mmm. Buttery brioche. Incomparable to the store-bought stuff when made from scratch. And a heck of a lot easier to make than you’d imagine.

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 2
Croque Madame Muffins

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

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  • 50 M
  • 8
Muffin tin filled with 12 mini-muffin financiers studded with raspberries

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

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  • 45 M
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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

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  • 12
A potato pancake, with cheese and bacon, with a slice missing, on crumpled parchment

Potato Cake with Cheese and Bacon

Truffade is French for “potato pancake graced by bacon and laden with Cantal or Gruyere cheese.” In other words, this.

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