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Beets. Photo: Nick Collins on Unsplash

Vivian Howard's Pickled Beets

Daniel Hautzinger

Vivian Howard's A Chef's Life has ended after five seasons, so celebrate the seasonally focused cuisine of the series with a simple recipe perfect for brisk fall weather: pickled beets. Plus, stream the finale of the show here.
A French apple cake from Milk Street. Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Apple Cake as Delicious and Simple as Apple Pie

Daniel Hautzinger

It's apple season! For something different than apple pie, try this French Apple Cake from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street – it's almost as if you took baked apples and swathed them in a delicious custard, the perfect dessert for early fall.
Three Cup Chicken from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street. Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Taiwanese Chicken: A One-Pan, Weeknight Meal

Daniel Hautzinger

Try this one-pan weeknight dinner from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street the next time you're craving some take-out Chinese food. This recipe will take just as long, taste just as good if not better, and probably be healthier for you.
Harissa, recipe by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street. Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Learn How To Make Your Own Harissa

Daniel Hautzinger

Try a recipe for the spicy North African staple from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street and you'll have your own homemade versatile condiment, ready to add some extra flavor and spice when you're grilling, roasting, or making stews.
Milk Street's Pita Bread with Musakhan (Sumac spiced chicken). Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Learn How to Make Your Own Pita Bread

Daniel Hautzinger

Even people who bake bread at home often don't know how to make pita. Try this rigorous, exact recipe from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, and soon you'll be serving entirely homemade Middle Eastern feasts.
Nigella Lawson's Parmesan French Toast. Photo: WGBH

Nigella Lawson's Savory French Toast

Daniel Hautzinger

French toast might make you think brunch, but this savory version with parmesan, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce is a sunny and quick meal perfect for a simple dinner or late-night snack. Or an unusual and impressive dish for your next brunch party.
Nigella Lawson's Emergency Brownies

Emergency Brownies from Nigella Lawson

Daniel Hautzinger

Sometimes you just really need a squidgy square of fresh, still-warm brownie. Thanks to Nigella Lawson, that's now possible: here's a recipe that makes just two generous brownies ready to be snaffled straight from the pan. Chocolate-craving crisis averted.
Nigella Lawson's Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake with Coconut Caramel Sauce

Nigella Lawson's Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake

Daniel Hautzinger

Nigella Lawson's new cooking show At My Table, in which she shares the recipes she makes at home for her friends and family, premieres July 7 at 10:30 am. Try her recipe for a simple, cooling tropical dessert that's perfect for the dog days of summer.
Jane's Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake on The Great British Baking Show

Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake from 'The Great British Baking Show'

Daniel Hautzinger

The Great British Baking Show returns with its final season this Friday. Celebrate with a bright lemon poppy seed drizzle cake recipe from last season of the show – it would be the perfect thing to serve while you watch the premiere.
Martha Stewart's Coconut, Chocolate, and Chocolate-Chunk Macaroons. Photo: Bryan Gardner

Martha Stewart's Macaroons

Daniel Hautzinger

May 31 is Macaroon Day, the perfect time to try baking this simple but delectable treat that requires only five ingredients. Try Martha Stewart's recipe for a basic coconut kind, or sweeten it up with a chocolate-chunk or chocolate variation.
Spring risotto with asparagus, spinach, and spring onions

Spring Risotto

Daniel Hautzinger

Spring may be here, but there's still a chill in the air. Take advantage of the fresh green produce of early spring – asparagus, spring onions, spinach – and warm yourself against the cool damp with this bright and warming spring risotto
Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic

Lidia's Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio E Olio

Daniel Hautzinger

Here's hoping you don't have to get close enough to smell anyone's breath today – it might be stinky, because it's National Garlic Day! What better way to celebrate that wonderful ingredient than in a light simple recipe that lets its flavor shine through, like Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic, or "Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio e Olio," for you true Italians. Broccoli rabe has been eaten by Italians for centuries, but has only recently found its way into the trendy American kitchen.

Martha Stewart's Grown-up Grilled Cheese. Photo: Bryan Gardner

Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

Daniel Hautzinger

Not only is April 12 Grilled Cheese Day, the entire month of April is National Grilled Cheese Month. And why not – who doesn't like this humblest, simplest of sandwiches? Find some tips from Martha Stewart to gussy up your grilled cheese in celebration.
Martha Stewart's soda bread

Martha Stewart's Irish Soda Bread

Daniel Hautzinger

As you down Guinness and green-dyed beer this weekend in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, you'll want a little something in your stomach to soak up all that liquid. Try Martha Stewart's recipe for traditional Irish Soda Bread.
Rick Bayless accepting the award for Outstanding Restaurant at the James Beard Awards in 2017. Photo: James Beard Foundation

Chicago's 2018 James Beard Finalists

Daniel Hautzinger

Finalists for the James Beard Awards, often called the Oscars of the food world, have been announced, and Chicago has ten nominees up for prizes. Watch interviews and Check, Please! reviews, get recipes, and learn a bit about them here.
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