Three sweet and spicy tacos on a white plate with wedges of lime alongside.

Sweet and Spicy Tacos

Happy National Taco Day! Who needs those spice packets when you can make your own sassy, satisfying, and sophisticated tacos with a citrus zing?

Wine-soaked autumn pudding in a white bowl with wine dripping down the side topped with a white plate and a bottle of whiskey.

Wine-Soaked Autumn Pudding

An autumnal take on the classic British summer pudding, melding booze and berries and apples and plums to really quite a lovely effect.

A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

A pumpkin meringue pie in an orange stoneware pie plate, sitting on a cooling rack with a pie server.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

At long last, a slice of pumpkin pie that can be considered complete in and of itself—no dollop of whipped cream required. Pumpkin and meringue. So happy together.

A glass gobelet filled with an Adonis cocktail and an orange twist garnish, in front of a painted background.

Adonis Cocktail

The Adonis stunningly draws together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist. Created in 1887 and named for a Greek god–now that’s a pedigree.

A loaf of gluten-free pumpkin bread lying on a table with 3 slices, with a butter knife and flowers in the background.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Our testers universally loved this quick bread that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. And no one will ever know the difference. Swear.

A blue enamel roast pan with a maple roast chicken, trussed and stuffed with lemon halves, sitting on a bed of fingerling potatoes.

Maple Roast Chicken

Pancakes are swell, but breakfast doesn’t have an exclusive on maple syrup. Especially not when this maple roast chicken is in the house.

4 delicate tumblers filled with St. Germain Cocktail with a little ice and a lemon twist, sitting on a silver tray on a marble table.

St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, sparkling wine, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

An apple tart Tatin with a shortcrust pastry bottom, sitting on a piece of parchment paper with drips of caramel

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. It’s a lot of caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.