A metal skillet filled with creamy pasta covered with shredded Parmesan and cracked pepper, with a large serving spoon. A bowl of Parmesan and a pepper mill sit beside it.

Cacio e Pepe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

A white rectangular platter with a puff pastry tart filled with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and oregano.

Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

Sweet caramelized onions and Greek feta cheese make this tart an ideal companion with a salad. It’s especially easy with store-bought puff pastry.

A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.

Apricot Galette

A rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And it’s still impressive. Pretty easy math.

A close up of two serving spoons in a bowl of corn, lima beans, chopped peppers, red onion and cherry tomatoes, dressed with parsley, mint, and dressing.

Succotash Salad

If you took all the best summer veggies, chopped ’em up and dressed them in a liltingly sweet and tangy dressing, you’d end up with this stunning salad.

A cutting board and knife, topped with a large piece of grilled beef, sliced into strips.

Shoyu Sugar Steak

Combining Hawaiian flavors with a Japanese grilling technique, this steak is sweet, salty, tart, and packed with aromatics. Ingenious.

A metal pie plate with two slices of roasted tomato quiche, some crumbs of crust and a fork.

Roasted Tomato Quiche

A soulful and satiating quiche that goes perfectly with chilled wine at supper. Or with even more wine at brunch.

A rimmed sheet pan with roast pork chops with peaches and cooked red onion.

Roast Pork Chops with Peaches

An easy, no-fuss, one-sheet meal of seasoned, roasted pork chops, peach wedges, and red onion. Another reason to be grateful for the summer season.

A glass bowl filled with a poached nectarine half and raspberries with a spoon on the side.

Poached Nectarines

A stunningly chic summer dessert with a taste that belies its ease of prep. We promise, we won’t tell if you don’t.