Two jars of lemon vinaigrette, two lemon halves, and a wire whisk.

Lemon Vinaigrette

Stylish on any salad, this versatile little number is a staple in every discerning cook’s recipe wardrobe.

Several pieces of Texas fried catfish, a bowl of tartar sauce, and lemon wedges on a metal tray lined with parchment

Texas Fried Catfish

Make no mistake, there are umpteen approaches to frying catfish. None is necessarily right or wrong. But this one is superlative.

A bowl of horseradish cream on a wooden board with a spoon resting inside and a bunch of chives lying beside the bowl.

Horseradish Cream

Beef. Lamb. Matzoh. We could go on and on and on listing things we loooooove to smother with this spirited sauce.

A wedge of white pizza on a piece of parchment.

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

An Italian frittata garnished with a squash blossom on a white plate with a fork resting beside it.

Italian Frittata

Eggs, potatoes, and not much else. That’s our weeknight salvation come suppertime on a super crazy day.

Vanilla Milkshake

Vanilla Milkshake

Cold, creamy, and eminently slurpable, just like the vanilla milkshakes mom used to make. In other words, perfect in all ways.

Okra Cornmeal Cakes

Okra Cornmeal Cakes

These quick, easy, gritty-in-a-good-way little corn cakes come from a doyenne of Southern cooking. Put simply, they don’t disappoint.