Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.
Kristina R., Recipe Tester
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Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream
This irresistible scoop of the milkiest chocolate ice cream is like having a bar of fine Swiss chocolate on a spoon.
Savory little somethings with a surprise for those of you unfamiliar with the flamboyant flavors of Latin America.
Red Velvet Cake
We’re hearing that this red velvet cake recipe with its mascarpone and cream cheese frosting surpasses all other renditions. Judge for yourself.
Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream cheese frosting is adored for both its creaminess and cream cheesiness. This lighter-textured version even doubles up on the cheese factor. Get ready to lick that bowl.
Stir-Fried Cauliflower ~ Bong Cai Xao
The complex, almost caramelized taste of this sweetly savory side illustrates just why the last few years have seen a resurgence in respect for cauliflower.
Beer Roasted Chicken
A crisp-skinned bird that’s inflected with orange and coriander for a very unique flair. And it comes together in a single pot, making it a cinch to prep as well as clean up afterward.
Beer-Braised Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew that sneaks in root vegetables bathed in beer. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.
Chocolate-Bourbon Banana Bread
This life-changer of a recipe isn’t your mom’s banana bread. It’s better. And we’ve got no qualms saying that.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
This toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—easy, cheesy, crumb-topped, and knee-wobblingly indulgent.
Open Mushroom Lasagna
Elegance was never achieved with such ease. Simply stack cooked lasagna noodles with sautéed ‘shrooms and smother with a luxurious cream sauce. Everyday extravagance.
Chicken Enchiladas ~ Black Bean Enchiladas
Enchiladas that are offer something to please everyone, whether vegetarians or carnivores, including a simple yet spectacular green chile sauce.
Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Brown Butter
Think you don’t like broccoli rabe? Think again. We defy you to try this butter-blasted kin to broccoli and not be converted.
Cranberry Buckle with Crumb Topping
We’ll take this sweetly tart mingling of muffin and coffee cake any time someone cares to plunk a slice down in front of us.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.
Wok-Fried Pea Shoots
A brief fling in the wok with a little garlic and sesame oil is all that’s needed to coax these delicate pea shoots to tender, aromatic perfection.
Polenta Cake with Meat Sauce
In this inspired Italian creation, traditional lasagna noodles are supplanted by polenta. Trust us, you’ll feel no guilt nor regret over forsaking custom.
Cloves of garlic are slowly simmered in oil until unthinkably tender, intensely aromatic, subtly sweet, and insanely irresistible.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
“Little explosions of flavor” is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don’t disagree. Neither will you.
French Newlywed Soup
This luxurious white bean soup, loaded with garlic aplenty, is served to newlyweds in bed the morning after…um, well, you know. Sustenance, people. Sustenance.