A dish of macaroni au gratin on a white paper napkin on a white plate with a stack of plates beside it.

Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks have literally applauded it at the dinner table. Swear. Easy enough for weeknights. Elegant enough for impressing guests.

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Two shallow bowls, each with an unmolded panna cotta in caramel, with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Panna Cotta

Panna cotta translates to “cooked cream,” which really doesn’t do justice to this creamy as sin, subtly flavored, lightly sweetened, sublime Italian classic.

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  • 8 H
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A layer of parmesan twists on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Parmesan Twists

There’s lots to love about these crowd-pleasing twists. How they look. How they taste. How they come together with ease. (Need we go on…?)

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Three boules of pain au levain (French-style sourdough).

Pain au Levain

Sourdough like you’ve never, ever experienced before.

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  • 21 H
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A round white plate with six slices of eggnog pie and a dish of whipped cream

Eggnog Pie

Essentially a slightly tipsy cheesecake, this bourbon-enhanced eggnog pie is something we’re classifying as “holiday desserts for parties where people like to party.”

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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A whole peeled pear in an opened piece of parchment with star anise and cardamom in a blue baking dish.

Pear Parcels with Star Anise

Infused with spice, suffused with booze, and wrapped oh so neatly, this last course makes quite the lovely gift for guests to unwrap.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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A bowl of easy gazpacho with ice cubes floating in it on a silver plate with a spoon and a few crostini.

Easy Gazpacho

Perhaps the easiest gazpacho recipe ever, this Spanish classic will have you swearing off takeout all summer long.

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