A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

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 and a small bowl of pesto.

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.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

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.