A classic apple pie with one-quarter missing, topped with a scoop of ice cream, and three forks in the empty pie spot.

Classic Apple Pie

The secret to this classic? Could be the two types of apples, one tart and one sweet. Then again, the uber buttery pie crust ain’t bad, either.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 32
An old-fashioned roast turkey on a platter with bunches of grapes and orange slices and a boat of gravy behind it.

Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey and Gravy

This is the real deal: a proper, old-fashioned roast turkey. Simple, straightforward, unfussy, with crisp skin and tender, juicy meat. Talk about a reason to give thanks.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 43
Sheet pan of oven-roasted chicken thighs, topped with salt and pepper.

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly trick.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 18
Two white bowls filled with lentil and escarole soup with a jar of olive oil on the side

Lentil and Escarole Soup

Truly the epitome of classic rustic Italian cooking. Here’s to the simple things in life that taste anything but simple.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
A rack of slow cooker ribs on a cutting board with four single ribs cut off

Slow Cooker Ribs

All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.

  • (14)
  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 53
A batch of vegan chocolate cupcakes on a wire rack with half of them iced and a bowl of frosting beside the cupcakes.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumilicious and deep dark chocolatey no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
A dark chocolate cream pie half covered with whipping cream with a bowl of whipping cream and a spatula resting beside the pie.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
A white tray with slices of perfect baked bacon.

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • (7)
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 48