Three blue bowls filled with ancho chile soup on a wooden table.

Ancho Chile Soup

This breathtaking bowl of authentic Mexican-inspired magnificence is simple to make yet complex in taste with incredible depth of flavor and a noticeable but not overwhelming ancho heat.

Two bowls of chicken posole, with a bowl of sour cream, some tomato wedges, cilantro, sliced radish, and tortilla shells scattered around them.

Chicken Posole

This chicken posole is darn close to authentic Mexican posole and combines chicken and hominy in a broth made from charred tomato and chiles. Mexican magnificence that’s muy delicious.

A white oval casserole dish filled with duck confit legs.

Duck Confit

Duck confit is perhaps the best thing that could ever happen to duck legs in any possible universe. Here’s how to make it and what to serve with it.

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Sweet potato cottage pie. It’s what happens when you make a ground beef ragout, smother it with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, and bake it to golden brown and bubbly gorgeousness. Stealthy healthy.

Pieces of light and dark gingerbread, with two people cut out of the dark, and a tree shape cut out of the light gingerbread.

Light and Dark Gingerbread Cookies

Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to indulge our culture of gratification and have exactly what we want, whether that means pale gingerbread cookies that are mild and sweet or darker gingerbread cookies that are stronger and spicier.

Assorted shaped lebkuchen decorated with white and chocolate icing.

Lebkuchen

These traditional German Christmas cookies that are subtly reminiscent of gingerbread are typically called lebkuchen, although we tend to refer to them as moments of perfectly spiced deliciousness.

Pieces of broken cashew brittle with a hammer lying beside them.

Cashew Brittle

How fortunate that all it takes to bring some sweetness and loveliness into one’s life is sugar, cashews, and a little patience.

An uncooked butternut squash quiche.

Butternut Squash Quiche

Butternut squash, sage, and brown butter haunt this velvety rich quiche that flamboyantly flaunts its jewel-toned hues.

Five hand pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a spatula lifting one off.

Hand Pies

Sweet or savory. Fruit or chocolate. Large or small. These lovely little hand pies can be customized any which way to calm your craving. Easy as can be, too.