Several sweet potato and apple latkes on a paper towel with a bowl of applesauce in the background.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

These lovely latkes are crisp without, creamy within, and sweet throughout. Entirely appropriate for Hanukkah as well as a random Tuesday night…

An apple tea cake on a wire rack with three slices cut from it and one on a blue and white plate.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

Six apple crumb bars on a white sheet.

Apple Crumb Bars

“Better than pie.” We’ve been hearing that from more than one person about these apple crumb bars—and we’re pretty big pie people around here. So that’s saying a heck of a lot.

A decorative plate topped with a slice of drunken apple cake that is drizzled with cream.

Drunken Apple Cake ~ Kuchen Borracho

A boozy keeper of a cake, this recipe takes its title from a shot of rum, its compelling taste from ample butter, eggs, and cream, and its inimitable texture from layer after layer of apples.

A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

An almost empty jar of slow cooker apple butter with a spoon resting on the jar and smear of the apple butter beside it.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Things don’t get much simpler or more satisfying than apples, sugar, and spice coaxed to loveliness. A simple autumn staple made in a slow cooker.

A white plate topped with beet salad with goat cheese and honey and watercress leaves.

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey

Roast beets until sweet enough to be considered dirt candy. Plonk on a place with tangy goat cheese, peppery greens, and a generous drizzle of honey. Lunch is done.

A baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges.

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

Two gluten free matzo balls in a bowl of broth garnished with dill.

Gluten Free Matzo Balls

For those of you who thought you couldn’t ever have a bowl of traditional matzo ball soup again, this recipe is for you.

A white bowl of braised saffron carrots on a piece of burlap on a wooden table.

Braised Saffron Carrots

A sweet-tart side dish sensation. These carrots of any–or many–hues take a turn for the better when braised in olive oil with a pinch of saffron and a splash of vinegar.

Three pieces of vegan baklava stacked on top of each other.

Vegan Baklava

We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

A dish of macaroni au gratin on a white paper napkin on a white plate with a stack of plates beside it.

Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks have literally applauded it at the dinner table. Swear. Easy enough for weeknights. Elegant enough for impressing guests.

A cheddar and potato latke topped with chives and applesauce on a plate with a spoonful of sour cream beside the latke.

Cheddar and Potato Latkes

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and pretty damn indulgent with gooey Cheddar through and through.

A root vegetable latke topped with a dollop of applesauce.

Root Vegetable Latkes

An impressive and enticing use for healthy roots and tubers that, thankfully, doesn’t taste virtuous at all. In fact, it actually feels quite indulgent.

A loaf of chocolate babka on a sheet of parchment with one slice cut off.

Chocolate Babka

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

A skillet full of Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, garnished with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

A piece of apple crumble topped with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl.

Apple Crumble

Our definition of what the perfect apple crumble recipe ought to be—sweet, spicy, crunchy, tender, and lovely as can be.

Four apple chips in a white pie dish.

Apple Chips

Why pay an absurd amount of money for a teensy bag containing a couple shriveled slices when you can instead DIY a slew of slightly sweet and eminently easy snacks?

A pistachio lover's pound cake on a wooden cutting board with a mesh bag of pistachios beside it.

Pistachio Pound Cake

Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.