A casserole dish of baked mac and cheese with carrots.

Mac and Cheese with Carrots

Simple and, yes, a little sneaky, this kid-friendly, fuss-free, casserole-like mac and cheese melds Cheddar and carrot to healthful effect.

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A pretty saucer and teacup filled with game day chili, and topped with scallions, Cheddar, and sour cream.

Game Day Chili

With apologies to the politically correct, the froufrou, girlie-girl semblance of this recipe is just a guise. Trust us. It’s an unadulterated, manly man’s chili.

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 23
Mussels Marinara

Mussels Marinara | Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Three slice of medium rare standing rib roast au jus on a cutting board

Standing Rib Roast with Jus

A sublime yet simple approach to cooking this most impressive roast. Certain to win friends and influence people–not to mention make phenomenal sandwiches the day after.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H
  • 8
A buche de Noel - a rolled log of chocolate cake and frosting with one slice cut off the end.

Bûche de Noël

We’ve no clue why the French felt compelled to roll chocolate cake with ganache in the likeness of a log. But with a taste like this, who the heck cares?

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 19
Slices of duck prosciutto, halved grilled figs, arugula, and a few crostini on a wooden serving board.

Duck Prosciutto

Pig-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, this home-cured prosciutto tastes beguilingly, deceptively complex–and who’d have thunk it’s as easy as heck to make?!

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 14

Sauteed Chicken Liver on Toast

Tuscan through and through, this classic first course snazzes up chicken livers with capers, butter, onion, anchovies, and a splash of that other Tuscan tradition.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Two slices of spiced maple pecan pie in a metal pie plate on a kitchen towel.

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
  • 3