A white plate filled with baked mushrooms, broken bread, and two glasses of red wine in the background.

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that takes inspiration from two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
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Several whole roasted onions with crispy skin and creamy flesh.

Whole Roasted Onions

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

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  • 1 H
  • 16
A white peach crostata--slices of white peaches in a circle of dough folded over on the edges sitting a sheet of parchment

White Peach Crostata

Not familiar with the term “crostata”? We have a hunch you’re going to like what it means, which is essentially “less fussy than pie.”

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  • 2 H, 20 M
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A ceramic bowl filled with chilled tomato soup with feta and olives and a stack of three white plates topped with feta, olives, and basil.

Chilled Tomato Soup with Feta and Olives

This shockingly stunning chilled soup–not to be confused with gazpacho, mind you–has ample oomph to compensate for lackluster tomatoes. But when made with in-season heirlooms?

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  • 1 H
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Two Hog Island grilled cheese sandwiches in a skillet with a spatula under one.

Hog Island Grilled Cheese

This much-ballyhooed ‘wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti. Talk about the stuff romance is made from…

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  • 30 M
  • 12
Casserole dish of root vegetable gratin topped with bubbly brown cheese on wood table

Root Vegetable Gratin

This gratin is a great way to hide your veggies. Even from the kids. The hero? Cheese, natch. It’ll have your whole family chowing down.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 9
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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  • 7
Salad with Pears and Pumpkin Seeds

Salad with Pears and Pumpkin Seeds

This wintertime salad is composed of salad greens, pomegranates, and tender pears. Caramelized pumpkin seeds round out this leafy delight.

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