White bowl of sliced parmesan-crusted chicken, lettuce, and red and yellow cherry tomatoes

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

When it’s half past when you’d wanted to eat and you’re too exhausted to think, turn to this kid-friendly, adult-approved fix.

Three slow cooker French dip sandwiches on a cutting board

Slow Cooker French Dip

Slow cooker roast beef au jus. Perhaps the first slow cooker recipe yet that’ll keep everyone at the table uber satisfied—including the person making and cleaning up after the meal.

3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese--in a yellow casserole with a wooden spoon.

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese honestly doesn’t get any quicker or easier or pantry-friendlier than this 3-ingredient savior that can be tossed together with stuff you already have on hand. Certain to please.

A potato galette in a cast-iron skillet with one wedge missing.

Potato Galette

Just potatoes, butter, and salt. That’s all you need to create this crisp-on-the-outside, meltingly-lush-on-the-inside French classic that’s loveliness defined.

A mini homemade chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, chunks of white meat chicken, and peas

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

No ordinary chicken pot pie, this one seems to have gone to finishing school but without a lot of fuss. Just a couple of simple yet significant aspects done exceptionally well.

Three bowls of minestrone soup with a small bowl of pesto on the side.

Old-Fashioned 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.

A partially cut orange chocolate chunk cake on a round wire rack.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

Two plates topped with kale caesar salad with roasted chickpeas on top and in a dish on the side.

Kale Caesar with Roast Chickpeas

Looking to shake up your salad? This even-healthier rendition adds kale to the usual romaine and swaps out carb-laden croutons for seriously the crispest roast chickpeas we’ve ever had.

A bowl of easy chicken tortilla soup, with chicken, avocado, tortilla strips, and sour cream.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here’s a soothing dinner fix with a ridiculously high taste-to-effort ratio. And you’d never guess it’s healthy. Consider it the soup equivalent of Taco Tuesday. 

A tied pork loin in the style of Porchetta on a white platter with cooked red onions and rosemary.

Pork Loin in the Style of Porchetta

A mashup of two Italian classics—arista and porchetta—that’s essentially pork roast stuffed with rosemary and more ground pork. Ridiculously easy to make. And even easier to devour.

A fork scooping strands of roasted spaghetti squash from the center of a halved squash.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

“This technique really did produce those long lovely strands allowing this squash to live up to its name!” We keep hearing this about this perfectly easy and healthy spaghetti squash.

Irregular pieces of pistachio brittle.

Pistachio Brittle

Salty pistachio. Sweet butterscotch. And that undeniable crunch of candy. All with easy-to-make instructions that are foolproof even for beginner cooks and candymakers.

A loaf of pumpkin bread in a metal loaf pan.

Pumpkin Bread

A quick bread that pretty much captures the essence of autumn with a sigh-inducingly, knee-wobblingly inviting aroma and compelling blend of sweet spices. Idyllic? Heck yeah.

An oval serving dish filled with caramelized onion pasta and two large serving spoons nestled into it.

Caramelized Onion Pasta

It’s quite possible that you already have everything you need for this inexpensive godsend of a pasta supper that tastes far fancier than you’d imagine.