One glass dish of orange flan on a lace tablecloth

Spanish Orange Flan

Made from just three ingredients, this classic flan is ridiculously easy to toss together. A tangy, rich, creamy coda to a luxe dinner or a simple brunch.

A skillet with three pieces of pan fried fish and lemon slices

Pan Fried Fish

Pan fried fish has never been as easy or as enticing as these perfectly cooked fillets with crisp skin. Easy and on the table in minutes.

A cooked crisp potato cake on a white plate with a spoon resting in the potato cake.

Crisp Potato Cakes

A kissing cousin to the latke, this whopping plate-size potato cake ensures you’re not standing at the stove all night long turning out one wee pancake after another.

A whole roast turkey on an oval serving platter with cranberries, fresh herbs, and orange slices tucked around it.

Simple Roast Turkey

The operative word in this turkey recipe is simple. Although that word doesn’t convey how crisp-skinned, monstrously moist, sigh-inducingly tender, and really quite quick this turkey also is.

A whole simple roast chicken in a skillet, surrounded by grapes.

Simple Roast Chicken

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it’s the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.

A plate of shredded Coca-Cola brisket with a fork resting in the meat.

Coca Cola Brisket

This heartachingly tender brisket draws on just four ingredients, including a can of Coca Cola. Tasting is, truly, understanding.

A bowl of horseradish cream on a wooden board with a spoon resting inside and a bunch of chives lying beside the bowl.

Horseradish Cream

Beef. Lamb. Matzoh. We could go on and on and on listing things we loooooove to smother with this spirited sauce.

A chocolate pot de crème topped with chocolate shavings in a white cup with two spoons resting beside.

Chocolate Pots de Crème

A choose-your-own-ending recipe, with varying outcomes depending on whether you use bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Suspenseful!

Several artichoke halves stuffed with beef and pan fried.

Artichoke Halves Stuffed with Beef

These little jewels are stuffed with ground meat, layered into a skillet, and seared. Then artichokes are simmered in a tart tomato sauce until tender. Restraint, please.

Herb-Marinated Olives

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.

A pot of fork-mashed potatoes with a fork resting inside.

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

Three chocolate macarons in paper wrappers in a blue dish.

Chocolate Macarons

Simultaneously crispy and chewy and silken, these flourless French indulgences make us swoon each and every time without fail.

A large wooden spoon with a scoop of quinoa salad with pistachios and cranberries being held over a white bowl filled with the salad.

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

The nutty beigeness of quinoa creates a blank canvas for pistachios and cranberries to do their spirited dance in this holiday side. (Did we mention that it’s both vegan and gluten-free?)

Two salt crust chickens on a bed of leaves and wooden plate

Salt Crust Chicken

Salt crust chicken, the classic technique of encasing a chicken in a salt crust, seals in flavor and juices so the chicken is utterly moist and delicious.