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A Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake on a decorative white cake stand.

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to bake dessert. Even if for no other reason than you want it.

  • (7)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 33
Three glasses of mezcal negroni garnished with orange peel.

Mezcal Negroni

Smoky mezcal and Damiana liqueur stand in for gin in this Mexican-inspired riff on the classic Negroni. Caution: You may never go back to your old ways.

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Four Hoosier sugar cream pies, one dusted with confectioners' sugar on a sheet of parchment.

Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

Strange how such a sweetly stunning sensation can be just sugar, cream, flour, and vanilla. Couldn’t be easier—or more enticing.

  • (6)
  • 20 M
  • 5 H
  • 28
A person holding a wok for making wok popcorn in front of their face.

Perfect Wok Popcorn

The slope and size of a wok lend popcorn kernels ample room to do their thing as they dance in hot oil and burst into fluffy perfection. (Sorta sheepish this didn’t occur to us sooner.)

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Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.

Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that’s sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Several strips of maple bacon on a sheet of parchment, with a pastry brush and drizzles of maple syrup beside the bacon.

Maple Bacon

Forget the mixed nuts and nachos. This maple bacon is what we care to toss back while sipping a beer and

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  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 4
A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

French Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Plate of roasted cauliflower brushed with hot sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese in front of a door

Buffalo Cauliflower

All the awesomeness of Buffalo wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. You can have it all with this game day recipe.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Three glasses of Champagne cocktail with a Champagne cork an a plate of sugar cubes beside the drinks.

Champagne Cocktail

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

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  • 5 M
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  • 4