A wedge of classic white cake and white frosting with a fork cutting in

White Cake

This white cake has an understated elegance thanks to its tender crumb and lovely nuanced taste that everyone is calling unforgettable in the best possible way. Proof that basic doesn’t mean boring.

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Cake stand with 7 frosted coconut cupcakes, four unfrosted cupcakes on the table, a bowl of frosting

Coconut Cupcakes

Think of these coconut cupcakes as sweet little snowballs in the middle of summer. Kids can’t resist them, and that includes the kid in you.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Ramekin with a parmesan souffle on a white plate, spoon, white tablecloth

Parmesan Soufflés

These elegant Parmesan soufflés are really easy to make. Honest. Seventeen minutes of effort until you have a towering creation.

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A pile of baking powder biscuits on a white paper napkin

Baking Powder Biscuits

These baking powder biscuits morph boring pantry staples into stunningly tender, buttery, pull-apart biscuits that scream to be eaten hot from the oven.

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  • 2
A muffin tin filled with raspberry-studded financiers.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

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  • 15
Portuguese tea flan with a caramel top and a puddle of caramel on a white plate with blue design

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is infused with tea for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. The classic caramel topping gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
White bowl of fresh peas and mint

Fresh Peas with Mint

Is there anything that screams spring more than these lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of cooling mint on top? We think not.

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Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

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Oval casserole dish with spring asparagus and Asiago gratin, topped with coarse bread crumbs

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.

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  • 10
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!

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 27
Chocolate tart cut into 12 slices on parchment paper

Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
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Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

An easy, light, spring-inspired riff on traditional risotto that still manages to maintain all the rich, indulgent, creamy goodness of the Italian classic.

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Herbed ricotta dip with a cutting board covered with carrots, radishes, fava beans

Herbed Ricotta Dip with Spring Vegetables

True story: This luscious little number inspired one toddler to dip and dunk his way through an entire bag of baby carrots. An entire bag. Behold, the power of the dipper!

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