Basic Polenta

Basic Polenta

This basic polenta recipe is the perfect base for so many Italian dishes. Add cheese, top it with sauce or meat, cut it into squares and fry it. Shall we go on?

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate | Chocolate Caliente

This concoction of hot milk and Mexico’s incomparable chocolate is whipped into a frenzy with a milinillo–Mexico’s unplugged answer to the immersion blender.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 9
Ina Garten's Tomato Soup

Easy Tomato Soup

Yup. It’s still winter. Darn good thing this simple made-from-scratch soup requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

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  • 45 M
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Bowl of yellow lemon curd, whisk, stick of butter, egg shells, halved lemons

Meyer Lemon Curd

You may think you’re going to gift these little half-pint jars of lemon curd, but who are you kidding? Our money says you’ll be lapping it up straight from the jar.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 21
Butter Babe

Maître d’Hôtel Butter

Slather this irresistible butter over steak, fish, or poultry for some lovely lemony-herby lusciousness in just seconds. C’mon. You know you want some.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 3
Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5
Fork-Mashed Potatoes

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 14
Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Sugar Syrup

This Sugar Syrup Recipe is suitable for most recipes calling for simple syrup. Use at your discretion, depending on how sweet you like things.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
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Cheese Grits

Creamy Stone Ground Cheese Grits

This Southern staple amps up stone-ground grits with ample white Cheddar. We think we’ve found home in these cheese grits.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
A pot filled with shrimp shells and heads, all to make shrimp stock

Shrimp Stock

This shrimp stock recipe should be in everyone’s repertoire. The deep, sweet—well, shrimp-y—flavor is utterly incomparable. Trust us.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Low-Calore Green Goddess Dip

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 7

A Potato Dish for Julia

A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child’s enthusiastic approval.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 13
Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is sugar and water that have been simmered to dissolve the sugar. Drizzle it in drinks, ice tea, and lemonade for a grit-free drink.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
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