Christmas

An oval serving dish filled with mashed potato gratin and a portion of it on a plate beside the dish.

Mashed Potato Gratin

Our recipe testers called these potatoes “pure heaven,” “yumminess,” and “genius.” That’s just a few of the rave reviews we heard for these delicately flavored spuds.

Several slices of black bottom pecan pie next to a full black bottom pecan pie with a few forks scattered around.

Black Bottom Pecan Pie

Ovenly’s chocolate-enhanced rendition of a classic is a revelation with its melding of several different tempting dessert elements in a single incarnation.

A vanilla angel food cake in Bundt form, with a slice on its side, all sprinkled with powdered sugar

Vanilla Angel Food Cake

All the delicate loveliness of classic angel food cake but made even better with the addition of pure vanilla and a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar.

A serving of easy tiramisu on a white plate with a spoon resting on the side and a shot of espresso in the background.

Easy Tiramisu

Everyone’s all talking about politics and we’re just over here helping ourselves to more of this updated version of the classic that’s creamy and boozy and subtly sweet in a perfect sorta way.

A whole coconut carrot cake, covered in toasted coconut on a glass cake stand, covered with a glass dome.

Coconut Carrot Cake

Lighter, more delicate, some may even say more sophisticated, and we dare say better than any other carrot cake you’ve ever had. No pineapple. No raisins. No complaints.

A stack of scalloped white plates with six thumbprint cookies on top, each garnished with white chocolate ganache.

Thumbprint Cookies

Froufrou, fancypants, yet fuss-free, these thumbprint cookies with white chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts are, in a word, lovely.

A rum cake in a grey bowl.

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

Four bottles of natural food coloring in different shades.

How To Make Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.

Three slice of medium rare standing rib roast au jus on a cutting board

Standing Rib Roast with Jus

A sublime yet simple approach to cooking this most impressive roast. Certain to win friends and influence people—not to mention make phenomenal sandwiches the day after.

A white coconut layer cake, with 7-minute frosting topped with shredded coconut on a green cake stand

Coconut Layer Cake

Layers of vanilla cake take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!