Slightly sweet from a corn masa filling, Nopalito’s tamales are a can’t-say-no recipe. And that mole sauce? You’re gonna want to slather it on everything. #tamales
Sheet Pan Beef Skewers
We like this recipe because it’s both kid-friendly and kid-chef-friendly. But it doesn’t taste like it, we promise…even the adults will clamor for more. Did we mention barely any cleanup?
Milky Way Tart
This tart remakes the famous candy bar with its milk chocolate mousse, chocolate curls, and luscious caramel drizzle. And it’s surprisingly simple to make.
Slow Cooker Indian-Style Chicken
A slow cooker riff on chicken tikka masala that slowly cooks chicken thighs in a tomato sauce layered with spices. Oh so gratifying. Oh so simple.
Football Cheese Ball
Going for a pigskin theme for the big game? You need this. Easy as can be to whip together and it’s been described as being “disturbingly good.” Too good, in fact, to let pass.
Catalan Custard ~ Crèma Catalana
This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.
A custardy filling and a flaky crust make the case for bringing this French classic back. It’s essentially indulgence masquerading as a make-ahead, impress-a-lot brunch or lunch.
Slow Cooker Chicken With Garlic and Potatoes
This slow-cooker chicken rewards you with a heady aroma followed by fall-off-the-bone tenderness and flavor-imbued potatoes. A just outcome for being organized in the morning.
Mushroom Wellingtons with Spinach
Yep. Vegan wellingtons. For Thanksgiving. But also for a random Thursday night. Because once a year is certainly not enough. And you can even make ’em ahead of time.
A Southern classic from Toni Tipton-Martin, pickled shrimp are subtly flavored with herbs and spices in a nuanced way. So much so you’ll be wondering where these have been your entire life.
Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
How to turn store-bought ice cream into an impressive summer dessert in minutes. You’re welcome.
This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles is easily recognizable. A hint of cardamom and saffron along with a dreamily delicate texture are what leave a lasting impression.
A playful riff on an Italian comfort food classic that calls for bite-size meatballs standing in for the usual meat sauce. Yet all the cheesy goodness of traditional lasagna remains unchanged.
Lamb Meatballs with Tahini ~ Kefte
Kefte translates to meatballs. And there are no shortage of different types in the Middle East. These are definitely contenders for BEST kefte.
Chocolatey, boozy goodness in a charming and irresistible and seemingly innocent presentation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Creamy Broccoli Soup
Made with potatoes, broccoli, and vegetable stock, this is rich, velvety, and comforting as heck. And nary a drop of cream although you’d never guess that by tasting it. A light drizzle of tangy feta yogurt sauce makes it something sorta special.
Red Lentil Soup with Kale and Chorizo
Hearty and satisfying and reheats beautifully. Our sorta winter dinner, office lunch, afternoon nosh, and midnight snack.
Chocolate Energy Balls
Easy no-bake chocolate orbs made with dates, almonds, coconut, and cacao powder that take literally 5 minutes to toss together and more than satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re smitten.
Parsley Garlic Butter
Parsley garlic butter. Easy to make. Always worth having on hand. And packed with flavor.
Phyllo Pastries with Nuts and Honey
Like baklava, these exquisite pastries are a communion of phyllo, nuts, and honey. Unlike baklava, they’re a cinch to make.