holidays and special occasions

Three glasses of mezcal negroni garnished with orange peel.

Mezcal Negroni

Smoky mezcal and Damiana liqueur stand in for gin in this Mexican-inspired riff on the classic Negroni. Caution: You may never go back to your old ways.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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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.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A bowl mounded with potato salad with sweet pickle relish.

Potato Salad with Sweet Pickle Relish

A simple Southern classic, this has all the classic potato salad ingredients as well as a spoonful of sweet relish to give it that elusive balance of tangy and ever so slightly sweet.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A white baking dish filled with easy rhubarb crisp and a spoon resting in the center.

Easy Rhubarb Crisp

An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. (Although we doubt you’ll be able to stop at just once.)

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 27
A batch of raspberry Linzer bars cut into nine squares, with one square missing and a knife in the background.

Linzer Bars

Buttery and crumbly in the best possible way, these crazy easy bars have all the taste—but none of the fuss—of the classic linzer tart.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A square pan and two plates filled with Mississippi mud cake.

Mississippi Mud Cake

A Southern staple, this ooey, gooey chocolate cake wears a proper topper of melted marshmallowy goodness. Takes us back to the good old days of 50s era cakes.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
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
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A white bowl half filled with breakfast quinoa, topped with chopped pistachios with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Breakfast Quinoa

A quietly, healthily, nuttily pleasing alternative to your same old oats. Go on. You know you want to try it. So get your quinoa on.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
A small white dish of gochujang, a Korean chile past with a spoon, jar, and bowl beside it.

Gochujang

Got gochujang? If not, you need to drop everything and try this simple recipe for the authentic homemade Korean chile paste with a sweet heat and some serious umami.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 20