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The BEST Banana Bread? Right this way.

Gluten-free

whole roasted chicken, carved

How to Roast a Chicken (And Make the Most of It)

A cheese cloth-lined sieve holding homemade ricotta.

How to Make Ricotta from Scratch

how to cook bacon on a sheet pan

How to Cook Bacon on a Sheet Pan

A bowl of roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds, Manchego, and balsamic.

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Manchego Cheese

A pan of blistered poblano peppers stuffed with quinoa, corn, and Monterey Jack.

Blistered Poblanos Stuffed with Corn, Quinoa, and Monterey Jack

A an overhead shot of a plate of whole roasted cauliflower with lemony yogurt sauce.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Yogurt Sauce

A bowl of rice noodles with herbs and nuoc cham.

Rice Noodles with Nuoc Cham, Herbs, & Crispy Tofu

A pan of just-baked eggplant involtini.

Pressure Cooker Tomato-Basil Sauce + Eggplant Involtini (Again)

Four bottles of homemade rhubarb schnapps.

Rhubarb Schnapps, Updated

A platter of shaved Kohlrabi Salad with basil and parmesan.

Shaved Kohlrabi Salad with Basil and Parmesan

A bowl of 3-ingredient lentil salad.

Mind-Blowing, Three-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Lentil Salad

“Dry”-Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa & Cilantro-Lime Crema

A jar of simple refrigerator pickles.

Simple Refrigerator Pickles: Memorize This Formula, Pickle Anything

A bowl of Moroccan Carrot Salad.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa and Avocado

olive tapenade with capers and parsley

Olive Tapenade with Capers & Parsley

A bowl of Moroccan Rice with dates and harissa.

Instant Pot Moroccan Rice with Harissa, Dates, and Orange

A jar of homemade harissa paste.

Simple, Delicious Harissa Paste Made at Home

A board filled with small glasses filled with chocolate pots de creme and topped with homemade whipped cream.

Chocolate Pots de Crème — Stovetop Method (No Water Bath)

A pan of roast chicken and shallots.

One-Pan Roast Chicken and Shallots

Kimchi fried rice in a bowl.

Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice

A bowl of perfectly cooked and seasoned Instant Pot brown rice.

Perfectly Cooked & Seasoned Instant Pot Brown Rice

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Pesto

Friends, roasting polenta in the oven is a game changer — it frees up your cooktop and, more important, YOU. While the polenta bubbles away in the oven, you can sauté greens or poach eggs or steam broccoli or take a bath give the kids a bath, etc. No need to worry if the polenta is sticking to the pot, running out of liquid—in the oven it cooks slowly and evenly. It's the easiest thing in the world, and this time of year, I could eat it with everything // alexandracooks.com

Oven-Baked Polenta (A Miracle) with Poached Eggs

A jar of candied pumpkin seeds.

Sweet and Salty, Addictive Candied Pepitas