A large metal sheet pan filled with slices of roasted carrots with allspice, sea salt and preserved lemons, with a serving spoon.

Roasted Carrots with Allspice

Sweet. Spicy. Earthy. And a touch puckery. When did anything–or anyone–at your table boast such character? Certain to compensate for your duller dinner invitees.

A whole chocolate meringue mousse cake with one slice cut from it.

Chocolate Meringue Mousse Cake

A chocolate lover’s dream come true, in the form of a lightly textured, dark chocolate mousse. Not too sweet, not too rich—just right.

A loaf of Everything Bagel Bread in a Challenger Bread Pan

No-Knead Everything Bagel Bread

Much less work than making bagels but just as delicious when slathered and schmeared with butter or cream cheese—or any soft cheese, really. And it’s perfect for toasting.

Four of Ina Garten's waffle iron hash browns in a waffle iron with the lid open.

Ina Garten’s Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Drag out your waffle iron and reacquaint yourself with it—then devour some of the most delectable hash browns you’ve ever had. Get ready for a diner-worthy dinner at home.

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.

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.

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.