A slice of sweet potato pie on a metal platter with a knife resting beside it.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 16
A maple pecan pie in a metal pie plate with one slice missing and forks, plates, and a bottle of rye whiskey beside the pie.

Maple Pecan Pie

Distinct from other pecan pies in one notable way, this recipe draws on robust maple syrup to usurp cloying corn syrup. You’re welcome.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4
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.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A close up view of a roasted tomato-basil tart encased in flaky pastry and smothered in cheddar.

Roasted Tomato Tart with Cheddar and Basil

Whether you’ve sad-looking plum tomatoes or stunning heirlooms, their tomato-y essence is concentrated in this ingenious, all-sins-forgiven tart with Cheddar and basil.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 20
A newspaper-topped table strewn with crawfish, corn, peppers, and potatoes - a classic crawfish boil.

Crawfish Boil

Call some friends, set a pot of water to boil, and chill some beer. There’s mudbugs to be had.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6
Sticky pork ribs cut into individual ribs on a piece of parchment with a knife.

Sticky Pork Ribs

Sweet. Sour. Sticky. It’s a trifecta of sorts that will not fail you, especially when slathered on ribs grilled low and slow. Uh, pass the napkins, please.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 4
A ball of semolina pizza dough on a floured surface.

Semolina Pizza Dough

A little semolina goes a looooong way in lending this dough an easy-to-knead workability and a surprisingly tooth-sinking texture. (You heard us. Tooth-sinking.)

  • (5)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 46
A partially carved leg of lamb with Moroccan spices on a wooden board with small dishes of spices, oil, and pan sauce beside it.

Leg of Lamb with Moroccan Spices

This festive Moroccan-style feast from Lynn Rossetto Kasper requires nothing more than a little patience and a lot of wet naps.

  • (7)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 24