Pad Thai noodles, crunchy noodles. cucumber, bean sprouts, and lime wedges in a bowl, a bottle of chile-vinegar

Classic Pad Thai

Unspeakably more nuanced than takeout Thai, these stir-fried noodles boast a sigh-inducing balance of salty, sour, and sweet.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Classic Roast Chicken

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 11
Fennel Baked in Cream

Fennel Baked in Cream

Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10
Duck Prosciutto

Duck Prosciutto

Pig-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, this home-cured prosciutto tastes beguilingly, deceptively complex–and who’d have thunk it’s as easy as heck to make?!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 14
Chicken Liver on Toast

Sauteed Chicken Liver on Toast

Tuscan through and through, this classic first course snazzes up chicken livers with capers, butter, onion, anchovies, and a splash of that other Tuscan tradition.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Braised Saffron Carrots

Braised Saffron Carrots

A sweet-tart side dish sensation. These carrots of any–or many–hues take a turn for the better when braised in olive oil with a pinch of saffron and a splash of vinegar.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

These beauties aren’t unlike classic sugar cookies in terms of ease and appeal. They’re just a little richer and a lot less expected.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 25
Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 43
Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian Chili

Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian Chili

A soupy, stewy, smoky chili with stealth veggie goodness galore, including the likes of zucchini, bell peppers, and more. Healthful never tasted so darn good.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 30
A glass of lemon-cucumber cocktail with a sprig of mint, a lemon wheel, and a slice of cucumber.

Lemon Cucumber Cocktail

A gentle and genteel sipper, this libation draws on gin, cucumber, club soda, mint, and the lilt of lemon as a solution to lazy, languid summer nights.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 5
Sausage and Chutney Puffs

Sausage and Chutney Picnic Puffs

This easy-to-make, easy-to-transport picnic fare appeases the robust appetites of gents as well as the dainty sensibilities of ladies. Don’t mind if we do.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 0