A white bowl of wild rice, roasted chestnuts, and cranberries with a gold spoon resting inside.

Wild Rice with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries

This Christmas and Thanksgiving dish of wild rice is combined with freshly roasted chestnuts, cranberries, and apricots then baked in the oven. The sweet and savory notes hit just the right spot with guests.

A Lady Baltimore cake covered with billowy white frosting on cake stand

Lady Baltimore Cake

This American classic is, in a nod to its Southern origins, hospitable as can be thanks to vanilla cake layers with a meringue frosting that conceals a creamy filling containing–surprise!–coconut, Maraschino cherry, and oatmeal cookie crumbs.

Nine slices of raspberry peach coffee cake with a bowl of raspberries nearby and some more raspberries scattered around the cake.

Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.

Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

A white serving platter filled with Portuguese rice pudding and topped with toasted pistachios and cinnamon

Portuguese Rice Pudding ~ Arroz Doce

Traditional Portuguese rice pudding is cooked risotto-style with a lilt of citrus and the warmness of cinnamon. Easy as can be. With all the creamy richness you’ve come to expect from rice pudding.

A close up of vegan nachos made with seitan, plus a sour lime cream, cashew, pickled red onions, avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro

Vegan Nachos

Imagine a world in which everyone could tuck into the same platter of nachos with gusto. World peace starts here, folks.

A tall, cool pink Kitty highball, filled with ice, and sporting a lemon slice

Kitty Highball

When you want something to sip all night (or all day) without getting tipsy and without feeling like you’re being deprived, this inspired riff on a classic is what you want. Simply red wine spiked with ginger syrup and a splash of seltzer.

15 chocolate energy balls, made with dates, almond butter, almonds, and cacao powder, on white marble

Chocolate Energy Balls

Easy no-bake chocolate orbs made with dates, almonds, coconut, and cacao powder that take literally 5 minutes to toss together and more than satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re smitten.

A baking sheet lined with parchment with 18 walnut rugelach cookies covered with brown sugar ready for the oven

Walnut Rugelach

We’ve never met a rugelach that we haven’t liked. Although there are some we adore more than others. This falls into the latter category.