valentine’s day

A small bowl filled with candied rose petals.

Candied Rose Petals

Exactly what your cakes and cupcakes have been missing all these years. Whether for Valentine’s or that coworkers’ birthday or a shower or simply because…

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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.

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A dark grey rectangular baking dish half filled with four cheese macaroni and cheese and a metal spoon lifting a scoop out.

Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Witness this macaroni and cheese with fontina, Gorgonzola, pecorino, and Parm.

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Prosecco being added to a Prosecco and Aperol cocktail, with two partially filled glasses behind it.

Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail

Bitter. Sweet. Floral. Herbal. Citrusy. Elegant. Classic. Fizzy. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little cocktail. Cin cin.

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A perfectly roasted beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce on the side ion a copper pot

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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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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A white oval platter holding a whole roast duck with clementines scattered around it.

Roast Duck with Clementines

This is essentially orange-glazed duck with the crispiest skin you’ve ever experienced. It’s incredibly easy to make. And even easier to make disappear.

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A skillet filled with pan seared scallops cooked in butter

Pan Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.

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A white plate of pan-fried bananas with brandy that have been drizzle with coconut cream with a fork resting on either side.

Pan-Fried Bananas with Brandy

Boozy bananas are lavished with a cheater’s caramel sauce made with butter, brandy, and brown sugar in this outrageously simple riff on a Southern classic. No flambé required.

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An apple rose tart, shaped to look like a rose with a scoop of ice cream beside it on a white plate.

Apple Rose Tarts

Stunning to behold. And actually remarkably simple to make. Allow us to introduce you to your latest dessert obsession.

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