Pieces of pan roasted tarragon chicken arranged in a white serving platter with a glass measuring cup and spoon in the background.

Pan Roasted Tarragon Chicken

The unexpected combination of cider vinegar and tarragon makes this classic French chicken dinner impressively spectacular.

A loaf of lemon cream cheese Danish bread on a piece of foil with a knife lying beside it.

Lemon Cream Cheese Danish Bread

All the cream cheesy goodness of an individual Danish that you’ve come to love. But in pillowy bread form. Which makes it oh so easy to snitch just a smidgen more.

A floral-patterned plate topped with a piece of roast chicken with onion gravy around it and a fork, knife, and napkin on the side.

Roast Chicken with Onion Gravy

Roast chicken is pretty much perfect on its own but when it’s smothered in Julia Turshen’s onion gravy, we just can’t say no. You won’t be able to, either.

Baking powder biscuits piled on a white square plate.

Baking Powder Biscuits

These baking powder biscuits morph boring pantry staples into stunningly tender, buttery, pull-apart biscuits that scream to be eaten hot from the oven.

A cut loaf of lemon-poppy seed cake on a white background

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A harmony of sweet citrus notes nudges the classic lemon poppy seed cake in a less one-dimensional direction here. We may even be thinking of this as a 5D cake.

An apple tea cake on a wire rack with three slices cut from it and one on a blue and white plate.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

A baked pear galette on a white surface.

Pear Galette

Less fussy than a pie. With a charmingly and endearingly imperfect appearance that’s an ease to toss together. And a spare sweetness that’s easy on the hips. You’re welcome.

A frosted coconut sheet cake cut into 12 squares on a piece of parchment with a person grabbing a piece.

Coconut Sheet Cake

Luscious. Magical. Perfect. Dreamy. Airy. Coconutty. Lovely. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this easy peasy coconut sheet cake.

A toasted classic tuna melt on a wooden board with a dish of ketchup next to it.

Classic Tuna Melt

Because yes, a properly constructed tuna melt is reason to get pretty darn excited. This exquisite specimen makes a pretty compelling argument.

Four roast chicken thighs with lemon in a cast-iron skillet set on a wooden board with a meat fork resting beside it.

Roast Chicken Thighs with Lemon

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender, juicy meat. And pan juices you’re gonna wanna sop up or soak up rather than let a drop go to waste.

A half-full jar of honey barbecue sauce with a spoon dripping excess sauce back into the jar.

Honey Barbecue Sauce

Pantry ingredients and barely any effort yield you something that’s sweetly tangy and spicy that you’ll want to slather on ribs, wings, pulled pork, smoked or grilled chicken, burgers…

A few tahini chocolate chip cookies on a torn piece of parchment paper.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

As easy as the classic Toll House recipe but a lot more memorable, these beauties boast ample chocolate chunks, a subtle nuttiness from the tahini, crackly edges, and oh so soft centers.

A smoked chicken sandwich and fries in a plastic basket lined with paper.

Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Like a slightly less indulgent—but by no means abstemious—pulled pork sandwich with all the smoky savoriness you’ve come to expect and love.

Cooked pieces of chicken shawarma and wedges of red onion on a rimmed baking sheet.

Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn’t be easier.

Ylelow plate with four lemon bars sprinkled with powdered sugar, one with a bite take out of it

Lemon Bars

Tart and sweet, silken and crumbly, these easy lemon bars have a sweet cookie crust, a tart lemon filling, and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. A classic, perfected.

A whole two layer spiced carrot cake on a white cake stand with one slice cut from it on a plate with a fork beside it.

Spiced Carrot Cake

Not the carrot cake of your childhood. Unspeakably better. With an ever-so-slightly exotic edge of chai tea and cardamom that makes this childhood dessert all grown up.