Roasted potatoes with dill on a baking sheet.

Roasted Potatoes with Dill

A handful of cheap ingredients. The exact perfect temperature and timing. And a little patience, please, while spuds are elevated from simple to stellar.

A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

A round glass baking dish filled with peach nectarine cobbler and a spoon on the side.

Peach Nectarine Cobbler

Sorta rustic, sorta refined, sorta irresistible. That’s what we’re hearing about this nuanced cobbler from Tanya Holland with its cakey biscuits and subtly cinnamon-inflected fruit filling.

Three fried chicken and biscuits sandwiches on a baking sheet with a bowl of honey beside and drizzled around the sandwiches.

Fried Chicken and Biscuits

Classic fried chicken is reimagined with a shatteringly crisp, delicate crust that usurps the usual thick breading. Flaky, buttery biscuits are requisite. Honey and pickles strongly encouraged.

A metal bowl with handles filled with seasoned perfect French fries.

Perfect French Fries

We’re not kidding about these being perfect French fries. We’re also not going to lie to you. Perfection takes time. We swear it’s worth the wait.

Three and a half quick dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they’ll disappear as you’re blissing out on them.

Several cooked papo-secos on a wire rack.

Papo Secos ~ Portuguese Rolls

David explains how to make classic Portuguese papo secos, the stuff of everyday eating, that essentially look like cherubic little baby buns and have a taste that’s also divine.

A bifana, a Portuguese pork sandwich on a white plate with a bottle of mustard in the background.

Bifanas ~ Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

In the pantheon of great Portuguese foods, there are few sandwiches that are more superlative than the bifana. Essentially pork, bread, and sauce, it’s comfort food at its simplest.