valentine’s day

A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Yup. Vegan chocolate cake. If you tasted it without knowing, all you’d experience is chocolate through and through. No one will ever know it’s vegan…unless you tell them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Chocolate tart cut into 12 slices on parchment paper

Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 15
White plate filled with orange, purple, and yellow candied carrots

Candied Carrots

Sometimes carrots aren’t quite as sweet as we’d like them to be. This kid-tested tactic takes care of that occasional oops on the part of Mother Nature.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
8 birthday cake cookies covered in white frosting and colored sprinkles

Birthday Cake Cookies

All the good stuff from a birthday cake–sprinkles and a creamy buttery frosting–incorporated into soft, tender sugar cookies. That’s something to celebrate.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Baked Ricotta Recipe

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32
A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake

This lofty cake is so crammed full of chocolate and butter and air, there’s no room for flour–although we made sure to leave space for ample swoops of softly whipped cream.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12
A bowl filled with shrimp and leek Pasta--large shrimp, wide noodles, chopped leeks, and cheese

Shrimp and Leek Pasta

So long, noodles that are buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This shrimp and leek pasta is made with a barely there broth and the sweetness of leeks.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
Skillet Roast Chicken Recipe

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Paleo Vanilla Cake Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Cake

This paleo chocolate cake also happens to be gluten-free and, even more importantly, it tastes magnificent enough to rival any other chocolate cake, birthday or otherwise. Go ahead. Taste it and see.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Sometimes called a volcano cake, this much ballyhooed molten dessert is, quite literally, bursting–er, oozing–with chocolate.

  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 48