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Your New Go-To Sheet-Pan Dinner • Two of our smartest techniques join forces to make weeknight chicken and potatoes taste weekend-luxurious.
The Savory-Sweet Soul of Mexico • Picadillo-stuffed poblanos napped in creamy walnut sauce and bejeweled with pomegranate seeds, chiles en nogada is the nation’s point of pride and festivity.
The Easiest, Chicest For-Company Eggs • Coddling may be an old-school egg tradition, but it’s loaded with modern appeal: tender whites and runny yolks, a hands-off method, and endless flavor potential.
A Cherished Melting Pot Dish • Chraime—tomatoey fish that’s heady with chiles, garlic, and spices—is a symbol of Jewish-Libyan heritage and home.
Smash Your Zucchini • Give it a good whack—then slide it under the broiler. Not only will you create a range of textures but you’ll also unlock a surprising variety of flavors.
Pasta for Mushroom Lovers • Clever techniques turn a trio of fungi into a luxe pasta sauce.
Smoky, Savory German Fried Potatoes • A jumble of sliced spuds, onions, and bacon, bratkartoffeln is a simple pleasure.
Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes
Inviting, Fortifying Sancocho Trifásico • Colombia’s signature three-meat stew is a cozy Sunday ritual.
Moist, Tender, Baked-to-Order Muffins • What if you could keep a stash of ready-to-bake muffins in your freezer at all times—and bake off only as many as you need? This formula shows you how.
The Luxe Charms of Banoffee Pie • This British treat layers fresh bananas and a butterscotch-y filling into a crisp cookie-like crust and caps things off with billows of coffee-scented whipped cream.
The Secrets of Sauté Pans • A cross between a skillet and a saucepan, this versatile but less common pan can be used for shallow frying, searing, braising, and more.
All About Sheep’s-Milk Cheese ese • From Croatia and France to Tennessee, you can find an eclectic array of cheeses made with nutty, sweet sheep’s milk.