Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that turns a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.

Three white bowls filled with hoppin John on a wooden table.

Hoppin John

A harbinger of good fortune traditionally consumed on New Year’s Day in the South, this classic has us wanting to indulge in it each and every day before New Year’s, and not just for luck.

Braised pork with red wine sauce in a Staub Dutch oven.

Wine-Braised Pork Shoulder

An easy toss-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it sorta dish that’s still gonna make everyone ooh and aah at the dinner table for its tender, wine-imbued spectacularness.

A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.

Two white plates of Italian salad made with iceberg, tomatoes, red onion, and Parmesan.

Italian Salad

The perfect excuse to justify the return of iceberg lettuce to your life.

Four portions of roasted beet and quinoa salad served in a radicchio leaves on a white marble board.

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

The epitome of what healthful food ought to be, this salad not only looks stunning but, more importantly, is just as stunning to the palate.

Four cooked bratwurst and sauerkraut, along with mashed potatoes and grainy mustard in separate dishes beside the skillet containing the bratwurst.

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

A German classic, perfected–and embellished with the addition of bacon. Simple enough for weeknight cravings as well as lazy weekend entertaining. Beer optional.

Halved slow roasted tomatoes on a piece of parchment with drops of oil and flakes of salt.

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

With their intensified flavor, these candy-like tomatoes make an astonishing addition to all sorts of dishes.