In Season Dishes

A zucchini cake with lemon and poppyseed topped with lemon frosting on a platter with half the cake cut into slices.

Zucchini Cake with Lemon and Poppyseeds

Nothing helps a vegetable go down without a struggle like a little sweetness. Come summer, we’re particularly fond of this old-fashioned—yet still fashionable—zucchini delivery system.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 17
Szechuan spice-rubbed pork loin covered with ground Szechuan peppercorns, condiments on the side

Szechuan Spice-Rubbed Pork

For this embarrassingly easy roast, a tingling rub of Szechuan pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg (yes, nutmeg) coats pork butt before it’s roasted to tender incredibleness.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 7
A wire basket lined with a napkin and filled with bacon Cheddar biscuits.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

These Southern-style biscuits are just the thing for almost any occasion. Go on, we dare you. Try to think of a time you wouldn’t want them. (See what we mean?!)

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
White bowl with ziti and a pasta puttanesca sauce

Pasta Puttanesca

Just like the women for whom it’s named, this pasta puttanesca recipe is edgy, spicy, and more than a little sassy. Gets the job done in a hurry, too.

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  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
A grey bowl filled with roasted radishes, sprinkled with thyme.

Roasted Radishes

Roasting these rotund little root veggies turns them docile as anything dug out of the ground can be. Consider them to be dirt candy.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
An earthenware bowl with an open lasagna of mushrooms, pine nuts, and thyme in it and a fork resting in the bowl and a glass of white wine in the background.

Open Mushroom Lasagna

Elegance was never achieved with such ease. Simply stack cooked lasagna noodles with sautéed ‘shrooms and smother with a luxurious cream sauce. Everyday extravagance.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
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 glazed pumpkin pound cake on a plate--a pumpkin Bundt cake with a milk-sugar poured glaze

Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you’ve been thinking maybe you’re done with pumpkin everything, wait’ll you experience this aromatic pound cake that boasts the perfect balance of sweet and spice.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
Two jars of ratatouille pickles, one with zucchini, and the other with red onion.

Ratatouille Pickles

Traditional ratatouille gets sliced, diced, deconstructed, and reimagined–pickled, too–in this fashionably brilliant approach to Indian summer surplus.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2