Toaster Tarts

Toaster Tarts

Though we love Pop-Tarts dearly, even as kids we thought the packaged pastries ought to taste better. Fruiter. Flakier. Fresher. Like these.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 22
Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Perfect spears, time after time.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Biga

Italian Biga

Behind every unforgettable loaf of Italian bread you’ve daintily nibbled or hungrily inhaled is a biga, or starter dough, just like this one. Nonna not included.

  • 20 M
  • 6 H, 20 M
  • 135
Pepper Cookies

Black Pepper Cookies

It’s no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.

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  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 14
Fork-Mashed Potatoes

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 14

A Potato Dish for Julia

A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child’s enthusiastic approval.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 13
Samoas

Homemade Samoas

These gooey, chewy Samoas are worth every second they take to make seeing as you can have them any time the craving strikes. Uh oh.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 13
Chicken, Potatoes and Bacon

My Mother’s Chicken and Potatoes

An Italian classic that’s woo’d would-be-husbands for generations, this single-skillet supper melds meat, potatoes, bacon, and onion to moist, crisp effect.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French tradition is fragrant with spice.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Sliced loaf of Jim Lahey's no-knead olive bread on a kitchen towel

Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Olive Bread

Kalamata olives lend this no-knead bread ample flavor while a long, slow rise brings it a bakery-quality crumb. Don’t expect the warm-from-the-oven loaf to last long.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 27