A cut root beer cake on a pewter platter with a slice on a decorative plate in front.

Root Beer Cake

This fetching cake contains sugar and spice and everything nice, yes, but it also has its share of sass. As in, sassafras.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
A green bowl filled with sautéed bacon, mushrooms, and lentils with a whole piece of bacon on top.

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!

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  • 1 H
  • 40
Two filletes of sole à la meunière in an oval metal dish surrounded by lemon wedges and garnished with parsley.

Sole à la Meunière

Classic bistro cooking at its best. Rustic simplicity that’s still so very elegant, sole à la meunière is complex only in taste. French cuisine at home.

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  • 45 M
  • 2
Two bowls of polenta with greens, topped with grated Parmesan and crispy bread crumbs.

Polenta With Greens

Comfort food at its finest—creamy polenta, packed with leafy greens and Parmesan. Full of nutritious veggies and on the table in 45 minutes. You’re welcome.

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Eight unbaked triangle-shaped gluten-free scones on a floured work surface with a person holding one and a bench scraper.

Gluten-Free Scones

Whether you’re gluten-averse or just looking to try something new, brown rice flour scones are a great place to start. A tender crumb and flavorful add-ins will make you a convert.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A stack of buttermilk pancakes on a white plate with a pat of butter on top and syrup running down the sides.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Got buttermilk? Then you’re halfway to a pile of tender and fluffy pancakes. Breakfast-for-dinner never sounded so good.

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  • 45 M
  • 2
Eight pan-fried chicken tenders piled on paper towels on a plate.

Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders

Nearly everybody, no matter their age, loves chicken tenders. Crisp, golden, and gently spiced, your whole family will devour them.

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Three chewy chocolate brownies stacked on top of each other with another leaning on the stack on a piece of parchment.

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Craving chewy chocolate brownies? America’s Test Kitchen has a splendid version that’s got some seriously amped-up flavor.

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Rows of sugar-coated old-fashioned doughnuts on a rimmed baking sheet.

Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

A dusting of sugar makes everything better. And while these old-fashioned doughnuts are perfect already—trust us—a sprinkle of sugar makes them magical.

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