An oval platter topped with spaghetti with raw tomatoes and a couple of spoons on the side.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention its most splendid. Five minutes of effort yield a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

The components of caprese salad -- sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil on a white platter.

Caprese Salad

Basil, tomato, and mozzarella–green, red, and white–are all this summer salad needs to shine. Oh, a drizzle of olive oil and a a squeeze of lemon help.

Two barbecue pork burgers with slaw and barbecue sauce stacked on top of each other.

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

A square metal dish filled with brownie ice cream and a metal ice cream scoop removing a scoop from the dish.

Brownie Ice Cream

The soul-satisfying collision of brownies and ice cream has been around since we were kids. In case you’ve ever wanted to recreate it at home, here’s the best way we know.

Spicy eggs in hell in a small cast-iron skillet, and half a piece of toasted bread.

Spicy Eggs in Hell

Eggs in hell? It’s an edible incarnation of Dante’s inferno. Don’t worry, it’s far more fetching than that old grump would have you believe.

A tray of brownies for a crowd with one brownie missing.

Brownies for a Crowd

“So satisfying.” “Cakey and chocolatey.” “Everything a brownie should be.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleaser of a chocolate fix.

Two frozen chocolate-covered bananas on sticks with a bowl of peanuts and more popsicle sticks beside them.

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We’re not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect, does it really matter? Banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon!

Stack of 10 chocolate chip cookies, each topped with sea salt on an aqua piece of wood

Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, these cookies may not contain literally a thousand layers, but they’re sufficiently flaky to make us stop counting. As one of our recipe testers exclaimed, “This is a very special cookie.”