holidays and special occasions

A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.

  • (3)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 8
A small bowl filled with candied rose petals.

Candied Rose Petals

Exactly what your cakes and cupcakes have been missing all these years. Whether for Valentine’s or that coworkers’ birthday or a shower or simply because…

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A cut sheet pan taco bake in a rimmed sheet pan topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Sheet Pan Taco Bake

Taco meets casserole in this clever and crowd-pleasing approach to perfectly seasoned tacos.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
A loaf of beer bread with a slice cut off on a wooden surface.

Beer Bread

Beer bread just got fancy. Well, sorta. It’s still quick and easy and incredibly difficult to stop noshing. This one just seems a little more lovely than most. And we betcha already have everything you need to make it.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

A classic chocolate cake on caffeine, this impressive yet easy to assemble stack of chocolatey elegance takes its rounded chocolatey-ness from a cup of joe and its ample fudgy-ness fro ganache.

  • (4)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
White bowl of dark beef chili with chocolate on a black slab

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 19
Two slices of smoked prime rib on a wooden cutting board with a knife lying beside them.

Smoked Prime Rib

Infused with smoke as it cooks low and slow, this compelling centerpiece is, quite simply, the best and most unique prime rib we’ve ever tried. And worth standing at the smoker even during the dead of winter.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Feta Salad

There’s a lot to like here. The caramelized sweetness of sweet potatoes and onions. The salty and tangy creaminess of feta. And the knowing that you’re doing something decent for yourself without it tasting like penance.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 15
A two-handle bowl of seafood gumbo on a piece of wood.

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

  • (6)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 58
A deep roasting pan filled with shredded lamb barbacoa.

Lamb Barbacoa

Thanks to the welcome heat of both mezcal and habanero, this lamb becomes incredibly flavorful as it’s slowly coaxed to knee-wobbling tenderness.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 0
A crock of beer cheese with a knife resting on top, and a mug of beer and piece of pretzel bun on the side.

Beer Cheese

A boozy cousin to pimento cheese, this beer cheese is essential entertaining fare during football season. And, actually, outside football season.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with quick posole topped with avocado with a lime wedge on the side.

Quick Posole With Pork

Despite this recipe having a cheater-like approach with a surprisingly short ingredient list and no waiting all day for it to be done, it tastes remarkably like the real deal. Swear.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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