Things that take almost no effort to make but are so much better (and more impressive) than their store-bought counterparts.
Melt chocolate, pour it out, cram anything (within reason) you love on top of it before it sets.
I started making these spiced cashews on Sundays, in anticipation of a new episode of Mad Men. I hope you make these nuts for equally epic but lighter events.
These are just toasted peanuts in a little sauce. Not the star of the show but a fine little thing to eat between bites.
These are cookies for Santa. The first time I bit into one, I knew.
I have to tell you I'm not a big fruit and chocolate person. I like fruit + nuts, and nuts + chocolate but I don't like dried fruit in my chocolate bars. However, this is different.
It's you and this indulgent, dense, salty, herb-scented, roasted chestnut, slicked with butter, and this moment.
Is this Pasta alla Norma? A little checklist to help you decide...
This pesto has a lot in common with bread and butter.
Don't turn your nose up if you're "so over" these sprouts. This is a salad to love long-term.
Not a recipe, just a suggestion. I’ve sung the praises of burrata before. So good, I like to have it...
This salad is brazen. Powerful. Violent even--the dressing at least.