Ground Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

45 mins

Cheese Crackers

Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You're awfully glad that we did.

25 mins

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Tacos

With barely any effort, you can turn out terrific taco-ready barbacoa—that's uber tender shredded meat infused with a hint of heat.

8 hrs 15 mins

Pico de Gallo

A Mexican staple, this sauce of sorts is essentially fresh salsa that's named, curiously, for a rooster's beak.

45 mins

Sazerac Cocktail

A boozy, much-ballyhooed cocktail of absinthe, brandy, bitters, and sugar that you can mix a blissfully short stumble from your couch.

5 mins

Sidecar Cocktail

Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn't for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.

10 mins

Venison Burgers

This ridiculously juicy, superlatively sweet stack will have you hankering for a Bambi burger long after deer season ends.

20 mins

Frozen Gin Fizz

We know, we know. Blender drinks are for sissies--or so you may think. If that's the case, take a sip of this stiff riff on the gin and tonic. Then get back to us.

5 mins

Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

The secret ingredient to this spicy sauce? Nope. Not bourbon. We said secret. It's smoked ketchup. (Yup. You heard correctly.) Bacon, too.

2 hrs 40 mins

Michelada

The customary morning-after equivalent of a Bloody Mary in Mexico—except this is lighter, less tomato-y, and all around lovelier.

5 mins

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.

45 mins

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Whatever the occasion, whether game day or late-night craving, these unconventionally spiced wings will handle your hankering.

40 mins

The Derby Cocktail

Bourbon. Curaçao. Sweet vermouth. Lime. We're sad we didn't concoct this comforting little ditty. But we're glad somebody did.

5 mins

Salt-Roasted Potatoes

This recipe turns out obscenely aromatic, ridiculously moist spuds the likes of which you ain't ever seen before. And you thought potatoes were boring.

1 hr 25 mins

Lemon and Thyme Risotto

A lilt of lemon and hints of thyme dance throughout this simple risotto. The best they've ever tasted.

30 mins

Coca-Cola Brisket

This heartachingly tender brisket draws on just four ingredients, including a can of Coca Cola. Tasting is, truly, understanding.

3 hrs 25 mins

Gung Bao Chicken

Er, what's the deal between Gung Bao and Kung Pao chicken? One is a centuries old tradition. The other is an Americanized riff. Guess which one this is.

35 mins

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. It's a lot of caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.

1 hr 30 mins

A Trio of Deviled Eggs

Irresistible. That's what we think of this array of deviled eggs, which come in classic, smoked salmon, and lightly truffled. Better than mom's.

20 mins