Julia Child's coq au vin in a white bowl with onions, carrots, bacon, and gravy.

Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

Maple syrup being poured over a monte cristo sandwich that is on a piece of parchment paper.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Calling this crazy indulgent Monte Cristo a leftover ham sandwich is like saying Julia Child could cook pretty decent.

Three plates, each with a creme caramel on them with spoons resting on the side.

Creme Caramel

Similar to flan in its delicate texture, this classic creme caramel is as simple as it is sophisticated. You’d expect nothing less from the French, yes?

Three mugs, 2 full of vegetarian chili, and one empty, with squeezed lime halves and spoons lying beside them.

Vegetarian Chili

The best vegetarian chili recipe we’ve ever tried. Even better, it’s easy to make, just spicy enough, and can even be made in the slow cooker.

A cast iron pot filled with braised short rib chili with a bowl of diced onion on the side and a handful of cilantro.

Short Rib Chili

This splurge of a chili recipe is made with ultra tender braised beef and is easy to make on the stovetop or in the slow cooker.

Four cream cheese rugelach in a glass jar with twine wrapped around it.

Cream Cheese Rugelach

“Transcendent” is how the author describes these rugelach. We’d like to add “flaky,” “tender,” and “perfect” to the list of apt adjectives.

Cheese Blintz

Cheese Blintz

We like to think of cheese blintzes as the original breakfast burritos, though truth be told we like them just as well for dessert.

A whole cooked maple buttermilk pie in a glass pie dish.

Maple Buttermilk Pie

“Silky.” “Creamy.” “Tangy.” “Sweet.” That’s what folks are saying about this pie that tastes like poor man’s cheesecake.