An oval platter topped with a tangle of spaghetti and raw tomatoes with a fork and spoon resting in the pasta.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

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  • 50 M
  • 35
German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Dark chocolate cake stacked high and smothered with gooey caramel and coconut and pecans. Don’t mind if we do.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 48
A white plate with black-eyed peas, spinach, red onion, and red pepper

Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach

After trying this Southern good-luck charm of black-eyed peas, we say forget the luck. Just pass more of these peas, please.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
A red bowl with Christmas Eve calamari--calamari, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes in a tomato sauce

Christmas Eve Calamari

The much-ballyhooed Italian Christmas classic, Feast of the Seven Fishes, stars one fish in Domenica Marchetti’s home. Calamari. And it’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 7
A plate of zucchini slaw two ways with strips of zucchini, yellow summer squash, bell pepper and two dressings

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws. You get to choose—rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 18
Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 0
A cut streusel-topped date muffin slathered with butter on a decorative plate

Date Muffins

A rich, sticky, toffee-pudding-inspired muffin topped with streusel. Mmmmmm.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A white gratin dish filled with creamy Brussels sprouts and covered in cheese

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

What’s not to love about Brussels sprouts–yes, Brussels sprouts–when they’re buried beneath nutty, buttery Gruyère? Nothing. Nothing at all.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Round wheat free cookies on a cooling rack set over a wooden board.

Wheat-Free Butter Cookies

Believe it. Wheat-free, slice-n-bake cookies that taste like the real deal without fuss or crazy ingredients. You’re welcome.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2
A copper pot with garlic mashed potatoes inside

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Silken, garlicky mashed potatoes manifest in mere minutes thanks to a super simple technique that’s perfect for when you’re entertaining or just plain hungry.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2