A brown bowl filled with stir-fried pea shoots

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.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
A square of polenta with layers of meat sauce on a plate with a fork, two glasses of wine

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.

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 16
A pint-sized canning jar filled with garlic confit, sprigs of thyme and rosemary, and a partially separated head of garlic lying beside the jar.

Garlic Confit

Cloves of garlic are slowly simmered in oil until unthinkably tender, intensely aromatic, subtly sweet, and insanely irresistible.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 13
Platter of half-moon-shaped beef empanadas pastries, bowl of yellow salsa

Beef Empanadas

Savory little somethings with a surprise for those of you unfamiliar with the flamboyant flavors of Latin America.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 6
A whole cooked wheat beer roasted chicken in a deep oval baking dish.

Wheat Beer Roasted Chicken

This is one besotted bird. As in blotto. Blitzed. Buzzed. Boozy. Not that we’re complaining. Nope. Not at all.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this all-natural rendition of red velvet cake surpasses the artificially dyed classic. See for yourself, grown ups.

  • (3)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 26
Cut yellow roasted cherry tomatoes on a sheet of parchment paper.

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.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 11
A soup bowl filled with French newlywed soup, and a small dish of shallots beside it.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5