Spicy roasted Brussels sprouts with dried cranberries and macadamia nuts on a baking sheet.

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Perhaps the most surprising crucifers we’ve experienced in a while, these are tossed with a fragrant, warming spice blend that’ll make you forget you’re eating healthy. Wonders never cease.

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 serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Blissfully simple. Outrightly old-fashioned. Sigh-inducingly cooling. Even righteously healthy. Say hello to your latest summer obsession.

Three fried chicken and biscuits sandwiches on a baking sheet with a bowl of honey beside and drizzled around the sandwiches.

Fried Chicken and Biscuits

Classic fried chicken is reimagined with a shatteringly crisp, delicate crust that usurps the usual thick breading. Flaky, buttery biscuits are requisite. Honey and pickles strongly encouraged.

A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

A metal tray filled with chipotle chicken wings, sweet potato wedges, and a Greek yogurt dipping sauce with lime wedges and cilantro leaves.

Chipotle Chicken Wings

Not your ordinary chicken wings, these are tossed in spicy, sticky, ever so slightly sweet chipotle rub and roasted with sweet potato wedges. A no-fuss sheet-pan stunner.

An asparagus and arugula salad topped with Parmesan on a teardrop-shaped plate.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad

Simplicity itself. Blanched asparagus, fresh arugula, shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and vinaigrette. Sorta tastes like spring.

A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.

Two bowls of naked wonton with a small dish of sliced scallions on the side.

Naked Wonton Soup

A keto-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free riff on the Asian classic that lacks nothing in appeal yet is crazy underwhelming in terms of its carbohydrate load.

Two bourbon sloppy joes on sesame buns, topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, and pickled red onion.

Bourbon Sloppy Joes

A gussied-up riff on an American classic made with a bourbon-spiked sauce and glammed up with Cheddar and pickled red onions.

Three ears of grilled Mexican-style street corn slathered with lime mayo and sprinkled with cilantro, cheese, hot sauce.

Mexican-Style Street Corn

Does it get any better (or more like you’re vacationing south of the border) than grilled corn slathered with lime mayo, cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce? Nah.

A woman spooning a portion of slow cooker Indian butter chicken and rice into a white bowl

Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

All the rich, creamy, comforting goodness of the Indian classic with a couple tweaks to make it more accessible to American grocery stores. Plus the convenience of being made in the slow cooker.