Similar to flan in its delicate texture, this classic creme caramel is as simple as it is sophisticated. You’d expect nothing less from the French, yes?
Ralph Knauth, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Ralph Knauth has tested.
Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.
Pork Loin Roast
Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night dinner. (Don’t you love how food instantly transports you through time?!)
Red Chicken Posole
In Nahuatl, pozole means “make a big batch of this on the weekend and reheat during the week after soccer practice.” (Not really.)
Spanish Cod Fritters ~ Buñuelos de Bacalao
To his surprise, and horror, some of the best salt cod fritters David Leite ever ate weren’t Portuguese, but Spanish. Light, crunchy, and perfectly balanced.
We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.
Easy Rhubarb Crisp
An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. (Although we doubt you’ll be able to stop at just once.)
Egg Salad Without Mayo
Don’t let those leftover Easter eggs go to waste. This easy egg salad with caramelized onions is so lovely, you won’t even notice that there’s no mayo.
Chicken with Mustard ~ Poulet à la Moutarde
With this recipe, you can assure anyone who asks “Parlez-vous poulet?” that yes, in fact, you do. Quite fluently.
Mushroom, Leek, and Gruyère Tart
“Impressive.” “Easy.” “Yummy.” “Brilliant.” “No leftovers!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little tart.
White Bean and Chicken Chili
Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.
Pumpkin Meringue Pie
At long last, a slice of pumpkin pie that can be considered complete in and of itself—no dollop of whipped cream required. Pumpkin and meringue. So happy together.
Croque Madame Muffins
A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.
Cacio e Pepe
This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.
Got chile sauce? Corn tortillas? Cheese? Sour Cream? Limes? Fantastic. Then you’ve got the makings for some of the easiest enchiladas ever.
Easy Tabbouleh Salad
Made with lots of herbs and only a bit of bulgur, this tabbouleh is dominated in a good way by parsley, mint, tomatoes, and onions.
Easy and shatteringly crisp and light and perfect. That’s what folks are saying about this delicate beer-battered asparagus tempura.
Fresh Peas with Mint
Is there anything that screams spring more than lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of mint on top? We think not.
Beef Short Ribs with Chile Rub
We swoon to short ribs prepared almost any way. But especially when braised with coffee and chiles. That is to say, this way.
Irish Soda Bread
A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?