A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

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A floral-patterned plate topped with a piece of roast chicken with onion gravy around it and a fork, knife, and napkin on the side.

Roast Chicken With Onion Gravy

Roast chicken is pretty much perfect on its own but when it’s smothered in Julia Turshen’s onion gravy, we just can’t say no. You won’t be able to, either.

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A slice of turkey meatloaf on a white plate with mashed potatoes, green beans, and fork resting on the side.

Turkey Meatloaf

This turkey meatloaf is not the dry, crumbly meatloaf of your childhood. Thanks to an immodest amount of barbecue sauce, this pleasing rendition turns out moist and lovely and craveable.

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A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese honestly doesn’t get any quicker or easier or pantry-friendlier than this 3-ingredient savior that can be tossed together with stuff you already have on hand. Certain to please.

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A mini homemade chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, chunks of white meat chicken, and peas

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

No ordinary chicken pot pie, this one seems to have gone to finishing school but without a lot of fuss. Just a couple of simple yet significant aspects done exceptionally well.

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A pink bowl filled with flower-shaped sugar cookies topped with decorating sugar

Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

Sure, you could say it with flowers. Although if novelty is what you’re after, these sweet little somethings that are crisp at the edges and chewy in the center are the ideal answer.

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Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

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A vanilla pound cake, cut, on a marble slab

Vanilla Pound Cake

Flecked with vanilla seeds, this classic cake is ridiculously rich and oh so satisfying with its tender crumb and its knee-wobbingly crisp outer edges. Pound cake perfection.

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Two flutes filled with French 75 cocktail on a wooden table with a notebook and a plate of lemon slices nearby.

French 75 Cocktail

A sophisticated cocktail that’s made drinkers swoon for more than a century thanks to the warm hush of Cognac, the sweetly tart lilt of lemon, and the effusive effervescence of Champagne.

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