A whole smoked pork shoulder.

Smoked Pork Shoulder

With its simple and soulful dry rub and foolproof instructions, this smoked pork butt means no more standing in line ever again for takeout ‘cue. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22 H
  • 30
A classic Old Bay tin filled with homemade Old Bay seasoning.

Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

An American classic, this indispensable spice blend brings a taste of the Eastern Shore to anything, anywhere, anytime.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 61
A whole grilled beef tenderloin, partially sliced on a wooden cutting board with a knife, meat fork, and twine beside it.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

“The most tender, buttery steak we’ve ever had.” “Utterly and perfectly indulgent!” Just some of the accolades folks are heaping upon this easy yet elegant grilled tenderloin.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A white bowl of braised radishes on a marble countertop.

Braised Radishes

When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to the palest shade of pink and their peppery rawness gives way to a complex nuttiness.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Szechuan spice-rubbed pork loin covered with ground Szechuan peppercorns, condiments on the side

Szechuan Spice-Rubbed Pork

For this embarrassingly easy roast, a tingling rub of Szechuan pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg (yes, nutmeg) coats pork butt before it’s roasted to tender incredibleness.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 7
Roasted asparagus on a baking sheet.

Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Lovely spears time after time. Not at all mushy. And never tough.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 12
Four spice-rubbed grilled pork chops on a baking sheet with a pair of metal tongs

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

These spice-rubbed grilled pork chops get their awesomeness from a mix of coriander seeds, chipotle chile powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and mustard powder. Perfection.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with homemade yellow mustard with a wooden spoon holding mustard seeds behind it.

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 70
Four slabs of BBQ oven ribs on a rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.

BBQ Oven Ribs

Astoundingly tender and judiciously spicy, these oven barbecued ribs gain a rich, deep smokiness from a simple turn in a hot oven, no fancy outdoor equipment required.

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  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 0
A canning jar filled with quick pickled ramps and some fresh ramps lying beside the jar.

Quick Pickled Ramps

No waiting weeks for the pickling solution to work its magic. Not with these little lovelies, which are ready to nosh within minutes of making.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 5