A blue bowl of cauliflower purée on a wooden table

Cauliflower Purée

Mashed potatoes this is not, although it does have a uniquely and really quite charming caulifloweriness all its own that we quite like.

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Two heads of roasted garlic--one in foil, one unwrapped--drizzled with oil on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic

Is there anything better than roasted garlic? We think not. Three ingredients. Almost no effort. And yet what results is both complex and versatile and knee-wobblingly lovely.

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  • 1 H, 5 M
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A jar of refrigerator pickles on a white napkin with a fork resting against the jar.

Refrigerator Pickles

These kaleidoscopic little lovelies don’t require the typical processing and patience that classic pickles demand. Woohoo!

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A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

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  • 1 H, 50 M
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A pot and a mug filled with paleo hot cocoa and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Rich, creamy, and divine. It also just happens to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, and adult-approved.

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  • 4 H
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Two white bowls filled with porridge; one topped with blueberries and the other with figs and almonds

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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A layer of assorted nuts and rosemary sprigs on a sheet of parchment paper resting in a sheet pan

Candied Spiced Nuts

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

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  • 1 H
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A Dutch oven filled with a cherry tomato confit of Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, oil, and fresh basil leaves.

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Five ears of Mexican corn on the cob on a white wooden board.

Chipotle Corn On The Cob

Inspired by Mexican street fare, this corn on the cob tempers smoky chipotle with the tang of lime and the sweetness of butter.

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  • 1 H
  • 2
A Kentucky bourbon cake on a silver platter with a silver cake lifter and a stack of white plates beside it.

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This Southern classic is much like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and moist, tender, perfect crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

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