Ten spears of asparagus seasoned with salt and pepper and arranged in a row on a baking sheet.

Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Lovely spears time after time. Not at all mushy. And never tough.

A sliced loaf of pain au fromage on a white linen cloth with a serrated knife resting beside the bread.

Pain au Fromage

A remarkable rustic loaf that’s cheese inflected and crusty yet tender and contains a little whole wheat flour (so it’s healthy!). Your sandwiches are gonna thank you.

A bowl of homemade yellow mustard next to a wooden spoon filled with mustard seeds.

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

A white pot filled with rustic lentil soup, and a metal ladle scooping out a portion.

Rustic Lentil Soup

A hearty and healthy weeknight dinner solution that’s made memorable with pancetta, sausage, AND bacon. And leftovers reheat magnificently.

A tray of twelve mini muffin financiers, each with two raspberries on top.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

A glass jar filled with homemade cashew butter with a jar of cashews in the background.

Homemade Cashew Butter

Surprisingly easily. Unbelievably creamy. Even relatively inexpensive compared to store-bought cashew butter. Here’s how to make it at home.

A plate and a bowl of asparagus risotto with a fork resting beside the bowl.

Asparagus Risotto

An easy and surprisingly light riff on traditional risotto that manages to maintain all the rich, indulgent, creamy goodness of the Italian classic.

A green bowl filled with sautéed bacon, mushrooms, and lentils with a whole piece of bacon on top.

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!