Four individual baking dishes with mac and cheese, topped with truffles

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Glass bowl with spicy tomato blue cheese soup on a tray with a hunk of cheese and a spoon

Spicy Tomato Blue Cheese Soup

This spicy tomato soup gets its heat from Thai Sriracha sauce and depth from blue cheese. San Marzano tomatoes are used, so the soup can be made anytime.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 25
Chicken roasted red with paprika in a casserole dish and plate of lime wedges on a wooden table

Peruvian Roast Chicken

This bird borrows its Peruvian accent from its amazing technicolor dreamcoat of paprika, cumin, and garlic.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 26
Roasted bias-cut carrots on a rimmed sheet pan

Roasted Carrots with Allspice

Sweet. Spicy. Earthy. And a touch puckery. When did anything–or anyone–at your table boast such character? Certain to compensate for your duller dinner invitees.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A blue gratin dish filled with potato gratin and a two wine bottles in the background

Old-Fashioned Potato Gratin

This old-fashioned gratin comforts you with everything indulgent could possibly crave in a gratin, namely ample amounts of potatoes, cream, butter, and cheese. A glass of gigondas is optional.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 11
A grey plate half-filled with mac and cheese canapes, with a few resting beside the plate

Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.

  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
Hummus

Homemade Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Smoked Turkey Legs

Smoked Turkey Legs

Even better than the ones at the Renaissance festival. And all it takes is a simple brine and a little patience.

  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 4
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled pork sandwiches. They’re as American as apple pie—and, if hash tags, can be trusted, far trendier. It’s not hard to understand why. Knee-wobblingly tender and ridiculously rich pulled pork collides with a cool, crisp, tangy coleslaw to terrific effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H
  • 13 H, 25 M
  • 0
Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

These barbecued beef back ribs are tender and robustly meaty and sweetly spicy and they’re gonna make you the envy of the neighborhood.

  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
  • 31
Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
BBQ Ribs

BBQ Ribs

On the spicier side. Not too sweet. With a nice tang. That’s what we think of these ribs. Seconds, please?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 8