holidays and special occasions

A frosted apple cake on a sheet of wax paper that has been cut into 12 squares with a knife resting beside.

Frosted Apple Cake

A lightly spiced cake with chunks of tender apple that’s smothered in what folks are calling the perfect cream cheese frosting. Sigh.

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  • 25 M
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A slice of banana rum cheesecake with maple rum sauce and pecan pieces on top and a marigold beside the cake.

Banana Rum Cheesecake

Make it regular or make it dairy-free and vegan. Either way, it’s going to be satisfying as can be.

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  • 5 H, 30 M
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A white bowl filled with orzo with roasted vegetables, pine nuts, and fresh basil, and a wooden spoon.

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Essentially a dinner-worthy, clean-out-the-fridge pasta salad that’s impossibly simple to throw together yet stunningly impressive.

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Confetti Cookies

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

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  • 3 H, 30 M
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Two slices of French toast, fried until golden and drizzled with maple syrup.

French Toast ~ Pain Perdu

This recipe gets it right with just the right amount of (indulgent) richness. Our go-to weekend breakfast.

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Two bourbon sloppy joes on sesame buns, topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, and pickled red onion.

Bourbon Sloppy Joes

A gussied-up riff on an American classic made with a bourbon-spiked sauce and glammed up with Cheddar and pickled red onions.

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Four adobo marinated pork chops and several lime halves, some squeezed, on a wooden chopping block.

Adobo Marinated Pork Chops

We teach you how to make your own homemade adobo and then wield it to make your weeknight meals exponentially more enticing.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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A pile of baked french fries, sprinkled with salt and fresh parsley on a paper towel.

Baked French Fries

Crisp yet tender potato-y goodness that’ll ease your craving, each and every time. You’ll never guess they’re not fried.

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Four mini apple tarts made from apple slices in puff pastry shells on a plate

Cheater’s Apple Tarts

You’re going to feel like a cheat when you serve these obscenely simple tarts to guests. Shhhh. Your secret’s safe with us.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
All the fixings for a New England clambake - lobster, clams, potatoes, corn, lemon - scattered on a white surface.

New England Clambake

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy stovetop method.

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  • 30 M
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A lobster roll on a toasted split bun, stuffed with lobster in a creamy mayo and lemon dressing with some potato chips on the side.

Lobster Roll

A toasted bun cradling sweet-as-can-be lobster swaddled in mayo. Just like what you’ll find along the winding highways and byways of coastal Maine.

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