Whole apple dumplings on a cutting board.

Whole Apple Dumplings

These individual, apple-filled, rough puff pastry dumplings are superb for dessert. And just as good for breakfast.

A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten, gooey, dense, chocolatey, and done in minutes with nary any evidence, er, we mean cleanup, this microwave mug cake is the solution to when you need dessert stat.

A white plate with spears of roasted broccoli with pickled golden raisins scattered overtop and two spoons in the broccoli.

Roasted Broccoli with Pickled Golden Raisins

“A flavor bomb.” “If you’re looking for boring broccoli, keep on looking.” So say our recipe testers, who also deemed it “complex” and “fantastic” and “definitely going into the monthly rotation.”

A glass jar half-filled with basic vinaigrette with measuring spoons, a shallot, and two garlic cloves on the side.

Basic Vinaigrette

Because, actually, yes, it is sometimes essential to have precise measurements to create even the simplest recipes. Here’s proof.

A loaf of stollen cut in half, with one slice cut off to show the fruit and marzipan filling.

Stollen

Few things would be lovelier to receive at the holidays than a loaf of this traditional sweet yeast bread studded with fruit and nuts.