A potato masher pressing down in a pot of olive oil mashed potatoes.

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

We swoon to recipes that indulge us in the pretense of being healthful as we douse food in our preferred fruity olive oil. Thank you, Italy.

Shortcut Pie Crust

Shortcut Pie Crust

Perhaps the easiest pie crust ever. Actually, we take that back. Definitely the easiest peasiest pie crust ever. No kneading. No rolling out. Really.

Chili Butter

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.

A banana cream pie, topped with pillowy meringue in a glass pie dish with a vase of daffodils beside it.

Banana Cream Pie

Behold, the pie that prompted Beth M. Howard’s parents’ marriage proposal. One taste and we understood why. We think you will, too.

Melting Chocolate

Melting Chocolate

Yes, we know, you already understand how to melt chocolate. Or think you do. Here, an extra technique or two. Just in case.

Pate Brisee

Pate Brisee

Grandmothers tend to know a thing or three about pastry. Flaky, tender, buttery pastry. Witness this world-renowned chef’s recipe from his trusted grand-mère.

Blood Oranges

Blood Orange Marmalade

Find yourself a little melancholy at the impending end of citrus season? Extend the ephemeral with these puckery–and perfect–preserves.

Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Not your everyday vinaigrette, this one pushes the amount of balsamic to epic proportions—to great effect. Drizzle with impunity to lend anything oomph.