Pieces of fruit crostata with crumb topping, each filled with different fruit, lined up next to each other on a marble surface.

Fruit Crostata with Crumb Topping

Streusel and a jammy filling of fresh fruits are a quick and lush summer dessert. Make it ahead for your next barbecue or for a Sunday brunch and use up whatever fruit you have on hand.

A dark chocolate cream pie partially covered with whipped cream and a knife and a bowl of whipped cream on the side.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Not so cloyingly sweet than the chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this dark chocolate beauty is a spectacularly satisfying remake of a classic.

A tangle of raw asparagus salad, pine nuts, and frisee on top of a green dressing.

Raw Asparagus Salad

Take advantage of the freshest, most tender spring stalks au naturel. Uncooked, lightly dressed with lemony yogurt, and very little else. Spring has sprung, indeed.

A large and small bowl, each filled with Asian-inspired coleslaw, with a small cup of soy sauce on the side.

Asian-Inspired Coleslaw

Crisp cabbage and cool summer herbs are drizzled with a more delicate alternative to the traditional mayo-based dressing. Tastes good and IS good for you.

Pieces of spicy bacon caramel corn on a baking sheet.

Spicy Bacon Caramel Corn

Addictive. That’s what we’re hearing about this smoky, salty, spicy, sweetly little enticing number that goes alarmingly well with beer.

A finished croque monsieur casserole in a white baking dish with a spoon resting inside.

Croque Monsieur Casserole

One of France’s greatest innovations, the croissant, meets its match in this croque monsieur casserole filled with ham, cheese, and a milky béchamel.

Halves of roasted romaine Caesar salad on a rimmed baking sheet.

Roasted Romaine Caesar Salad

Elevate Caesar salad by roasting the lettuce. Yes, roasting the lettuce. It’ll draw out flavors and textures you’d never expect. Impressively easy.