Topped with an indulgent chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake is so tender and chocolate-y, you’ll never guess that there’s three cups of zucchini inside.
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A sweetly spiced upgrade to trail mix, this snappy little snack is perfect for autumn eating. Serve as an appetizer or just a little pick-me-up.
Korean-Style BBQ Ribs
Sweet, tangy, and deliciously messy. Marinate ’em, grill ’em up, stack ’em on a platter, and prepare for everyone to be astounded.
Red Wine Spaghetti
This ingenious approach to spaghetti requires just your usual boxed pasta, a bottle of wine, and 30 minutes. Gorgeousness ensues.
When it’s half past when you’d wanted to eat and you’re too exhausted to think, turn to this kid-friendly, adult-approved fix.
Red Wine Chocolate Cake
We’re sorta surprised you’re still reading this rather than clicking on the title given how compelling the ingredients in the title are…
Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts
Sweet custard flecked with flakes of coconut are what you can expect from pasteis de coco, a dessert classic from Portugal.
Chicken Dan Dan Noodles
There are as many reasons to adore chicken Dan Dan noodles as there are variations on it. We’re particularly smitten with this one.
Portuguese Sausage, Ham, and Cheese Bread
A traditional bread that’s heavily punctuated with Portuguese loveliness, including chouriço, presunto, and sheep’s milk cheese. Practically a meal unto itself. And a damn satiating one at that.
Muhammara ~ Red Pepper-Walnut Spread
Though not as well known stateside as hummus or baba ghanoush, this Mediterranean classic is equally enticing. Let us introduce you to its subtly smoky and sweetly tangy awesomeness.
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
As easy as the classic Toll House recipe but a lot more memorable, these beauties boast ample chocolate chunks, a subtle nuttiness from the tahini, crackly edges, and oh so soft centers.
Comfort food of a different sort. The sort with a spicy, tingling, almost numbing awesomeness that we can’t seem to get enough of whatever the day of the week or time of the year.
Gluten Free Banana Oat Pancakes
Pretty much banana nut bread smothered in honey cinnamon butter. Feels indulgent. But actually quite virtuous.
A boozy cousin to pimento cheese, this beer cheese is essential entertaining fare during football season. And, actually, outside football season.
Stilton Pinwheels with Walnuts and Honey
Stilton, the famous blue cheese, gets rolled up into a puff pastry pinwheel and topped with walnuts and honey for a sensuous, rich tasting appetizer.
Shrimp Laksa Soup
A southeast Asian standby that comes together surprisingly simply. What results is supremely satiating.
The Martinez cocktail is a classic mix of gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and bitters that creates a perfectly balanced and smoooooooooooooth sip.
Everyone we know who’s tried this gluten-free gravy is calling it their new “go-to” gravy, regardless of their gluten preference or tolerance. Undeniably and luxuriously rich, smooth, and silken.
Burgundian Honey Spice Bread
More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French pain d’épices is unforgettably fragrant with spice and nostalgically rich with tradition.
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.