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A sheet pan of broiled lamb meatballs.

Keftedes (lamb meatballs) & Roasted Cabbage

Five baked spanakopita strudels on a sheet pan.

Spanakopita Strudels

I make crustless quiche nearly once a week, always with uncooked greens, always with fresh thyme, always with crème fraîche, always following the Tartine recipe. Without a crust in the equation, this sort of quiche is effortless to whip up for a weeknight dinner. //

Crustless Quiche Loaded with Kale

In this tomato sauce, canned tomatoes are brightened by olive oil and sautéed onions, a few cloves of crushed garlic, a little white wine, some chopped fresh parsley, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. After about 20 minutes of simmering, it's done. And it's delicious. //

Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with White Wine & Parsley

Pan-seared and sauced wild duck breast on a plate.

Pan-Seared Wild Duck Breast with Port Wine Reduction

A plate of pasta carbonara with leeks and lemon on a plate.

Pasta Carbonara — Easiest Weeknight Dinner

Roast Chicken + Bread Salad, Zuni Cafe Style

A roasted butternut squash and crispy sage pizza on a board.

Pizza with Roasted Butternut Squash and Crispy Sage

A pan of eggplant involtini

Eggplant Involtini

This panini offers a double pairing of sweet and salty — jam and bacon, cheddar and pear — and makes every bite worth savoring. I find the combination irresistible and even served these at a little dinner party. Casual is the new cool, right? It was fun, and at the very least, a lovely way to welcome fall. //

Bacon, Cheddar and Pear Panino

A sauté pan filled with roasted eggplant pasta with caramelized onions and tomatoes.

Caramelized Onion, Tomato, and Eggplant Pasta

Pizza Margherita, Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter, Homemade Ricotta

The best and easiest recipe for rack of lamb. It takes five minutes to prepare. It's foolproof. And if you enjoy gnawing on bones as if they were lollipops, this recipe is for you. Make it. //

Easiest Rack of Lamb

Lidia Bastianich's recipe for homemade butternut squash gnocchi, made from potatoes and butternut squash, is delectable and deeply satisfying! //

Lidia Bastianich’s Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter

A bowl of fresh corn polenta with blistered cherry tomatoes.

Fresh Corn Polenta with Blistered Tomatoes

A pie dish fille with one-pot chicken with white wine, olive oil, and parmesan.

Chicken Legs with White Wine, Olive Oil & Parmigiano Reggiano

Broiled tarragon chicken breasts on a board.

Broiled Tarragon Chicken Breasts

A nectarine pizza cut into slices.

Nectarine Pizza with Fresh Basil and Reduced Balsamic

This summer pasta dish simple to prepare: Sauté cherry tomatoes with orecchiette, ciliegene mozzarella and basil pesto. Add some fresh basil just before plating along with some shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh cracked pepper. Yum yum yum. //

A Super Summery Pasta

Next time you are invited to a potluck picnic, volunteer to make sandwiches. And then make these roasted red pepper and arugula sandwiches on homemade focaccia. You will be loved forever. I promise. //

Homemade Focaccia + Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Sandwiches

A bowl of steamed mussels aside bread.

Balthazar’s Simple Moules Marinière (Mussels)

Rack of oven-baked ribs

The Best, Juiciest Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs (Easy, Too!)

A pan-seared burger with secret sauce, pickled onions, and tomato on homemade brioche.

Cast Iron Skillet Burgers with Roasted Green Peppers

A freshly baked savory galette with corn, tomatoes, and gruyere.

Savory Galette with Tomato, Corn, Caramelized Onions & Gruyère