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A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

A classic chocolate cake on caffeine, this impressive yet easy to assemble stack of chocolatey elegance takes its rounded chocolatey-ness from a cup of joe and its ample fudgy-ness fro ganache.

  • (4)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
One whole wheat chocolate chip cookie pulled in two

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

We pinky swear these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies don’t taste healthy. Not even remotely. Quite the contrary. Experience why folks are calling this their new go-to cookie recipe.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 7
An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 45
An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive (and blissfully last-minute!) hostess gift or cocktail party nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing. And spectacularly simple to make. Decorate as much or as little as you like.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 0
A Barq's root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.

Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Ah, sassafras. It plays oh so nicely with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise to enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of glazed ham.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
Four pieces of cashew caramel cracker bars on a round wooden board with a knife resting beside them.

Cashew Caramel Cracker Bars

This cashew caramel cracker bars recipe is made with saltines, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and chocolate. An easy crowd-pleaser.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
A round of red pepper cheesecake, topped with apricot jam and surrounded by crackers.

Red Pepper Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is much, much more than just another cheese course. It’s a darn near soul-satiating beginning or ending to your next dinner party.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
  • 2
Two coupe glasses filled with martinez cocktail and a strip of orange zest with a cocktail shaker and more orange zest in the background.

Martinez Cocktail

The Martinez cocktail is a classic mix of gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and bitters that creates a perfectly balanced and smoooooooooooooth sip.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 1
A wooden bowl filled with Ina Garten's rosemary cashews and a sprig of rosemary on an orange placemat.

Ina Garten’s Rosemary Cashews

This warm-from-the-oven cocktail party nosh is the ideal melding of sweet, spicy, and savory. An ideal cocktail party (or pre-dinner) nosh.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 3
A glass cake stand topped with several slices of Cornelia Walker Bailey's pear bread.

Pear Bread

Quick bread. Tea cake. Spice bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11
A pile of baked french fries, sprinkled with salt and fresh parsley on a paper towel.

Baked French Fries

Crisp yet tender potato-y goodness that’ll ease your craving, each and every time. You’ll never guess they’re not fried.

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 21
A short glass filled with a mint mojito, muddled mint leaves, a wedge of lime, and several ice cubes.

Mexican Mojito

Inspired by its Cuban cousin, this Mexican mojito is sexy and suave thanks to a smooooooth tequila.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2