A close view of swirled cream cheese frosting.

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is adored for both its creaminess and cream cheesiness. This lighter-textured version even doubles up on the cheese factor. Get ready to lick that bowl.

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Focaccia With Olives and Rosemary

Dimpled with a lightly salted top, focaccia is a chewy and tender Italian bread that’s also impressively light and airy when made properly. This recipe shows you how.

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Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Iceberg lettuce gets a serious upgrade with this creamy vinaigrette, a handful of herbs and red wine vinegar. Not only iceberg lettuce, you’ll slather it on everything.

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Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

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Mint Julep

We’re thinking about petitioning for the word “julep” to officially function as a verb as well as a noun. Julep us!

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Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

A stack of flour tortillas with bacon fat on a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Soft. Supple. Ever so slightly smoky. And frugal thanks to grandma’s trick of saving the fat from breakfast bacon. One taste and you’ll understand our obsession.

Four plates topped with broccoli with peanut sauce and a small dish of sesame seeds on the side.

Broccoli With Peanut Sauce

Say hello to the most failproof way we know to get everyone to eat their veggies—and just about anything else you can dip or dunk or douse.

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Grilled Carrots

A backyard grilling game-changer that’s gonna seriously revolutionize your weeknight side dish struggles.

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