Hanukkah

A vanilla cupcake decorated with white frosting and pink sprinkles on a red book.

Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple yet superlative little cakes are quite mind-blowing in their poundcake-like loveliness. Go on. See for yourself.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12
A baking tray with three slices of fromage fort.

Fromage Fort by Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pepin’s family recipe for cheese is a frugal approach to using scraps of cheese that’s a very traditional French thing. A delicious, boozy, cheesy, French thing.

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  • 10 M
  • 2
Pieces of batter-fried chicken piled on a white platter.

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 219
A pile of white chocolate curls

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Admit it. You’ve long admired those gorgeous chocolate curl garnishes atop cakes and wondered how to make them at home. It couldn’t be easier. Here’s how.

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A pile of homemade onion rings on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a spoon resting beside them.

Homemade Onion Rings

Our latest stay-at-home pasttime? inhaling these onion rings while standing at the stovetop and reveling in the shatter of their crisp crust and the crazily tender onion encased within.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 3
Several sweet potato and apple latkes on a paper towel with a bowl of applesauce in the background.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

These lovely latkes are crisp without, creamy within, and sweet throughout. Entirely appropriate for Hanukkah as well as a random Tuesday night…

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  • 1 H, 10 M
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  • 8
A New York–style cheesecake in a springform pan on a wire rack with a dirty bowl, spoon, spatula, and paddle attachment lying beside it.

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 48
A glass baking dish filled with scalloped potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Essentially creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness., these are as welcome on weeknights as they are on holidays.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 10