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Grandma Maggio's Spaghetti Sauce

This is one that was recited to me out of memory alone, and described as a hand of garlic, etc., though the ingredient quantities should be accurate. I encourage buying the cheapest versions of these ingredients...

Author: Sarah Garland

Baked Ziti with Spicy Pork and Sausage Ragù

How to Make Baked Ziti with Spicy Pork and Sausage Ragù

Chop Chop Salad

The best part? The Caesar-ish Dressing, which is egg- and-dairy-free, but still creamy and flavorful enough to make you think you're eating a salad with a Caesar dressing.

Author: Julie Mayfield

Cobb Salad

Like many recipes, Cobb salad evolved as a solution to a rather mundane problem. In the late 1920s, Bob Cobb, manager of the original Brown Derby in Hollywood, California, was becoming tired of his daily...

Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeño

Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeño. Jennifer Smith of Tyler, Texas, writes: "Now that I'm a stay-at-home mom, I cook more than I used to.

Author: Jennifer Smith

Campechana Extra (Mexican Seafood Cocktail)

Campechana is the perfect marriage of shrimp cocktail and salsa, with extra layers of flavor thanks to sweet lump crabmeat, smoky New Mexican chiles, briny olives, and creamy avocado. This version was...

Author: Levi Goode

Panchos Argentinos (Argentine Style Hot Dogs)

Panchos are Argentina's take on hot dogs-a street-food staple that features a vast array of toppings. Condiments typically include mayonnaise, mustard, and chimichurri. We swapped out the chimichurri in...

Author: Gaby Melian

Sheet Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Call it "Pizza Chicken" and the whole family will love this fresh take on those classic Italian-American flavors in one-pan chicken dinner form.

Author: Anna Stockwell

Detroit Style Pizza

There's New York and Chicago, but how many Americans have heard of this unique Detroit style? It's a thick, rectangular pizza, distinctive in that it has the sauce on top of the cheese, has particularly...

Author: Amy Emberling

Lobster and Stone Crab Enchilado

Author: Beatriz Llamas

Braised Veal Shanks

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca Capixaba)

We usually encounter only one version of Brazil's signature dish in this country - the one from Bahia, rich and almost currylike with coconut milk and dendê oil. This lighter one, from Espírito Santo,...

Herbed Rice With Tomatoes and Feta

Author: Anna Stockwell

Mexican Meat Patties with Fresh Corn Salsa

Inspired by Mexican pacholas, these extra-thin beef and pork patties are spiced with cilantro, chili powder, and garlic. Topped off with a simple raw corn and tomato salsa, they are a crowd-pleasing and...

Author: Anna Stockwell

Fried Potatoes with Tomato Chipotle Sauce and Aïoli

Four Horsemen's glorious take on patatas bravas requires cooking the potatoes three times (once blanched, twice fried). We wouldn't make you go through all that if it wasn't worth it.

Author: Nick Curtola

Vegan Chili

Author: Tracey Medeiros

Avocado and Corn Salsa

Author: Steven Raichlen

Corn, Tomato, and Lobster Salad

The freshest corn is so delicious that you don't need to bother cooking it. Simply toss the kernels with vinaigrette, tiny heirloom tomatoes, and steamed lobster. What's not to love? It's no question.

Author: Emeril Lagasse

Roasted Red Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes With Ricotta

This high-summer salad hits every note on the sweet (red pepper), sour (tomato), salty (ricotta and anchovy), and bitter (olive) scale.

Author: Skye Gyngell

Spanish Rice

Of course, I don't believe this dish is Spanish at all, but rather Cajun from Louisiana. I made it quite often in the 1960s. Then - as now - in home cooking, one had to watch the cost, and rice was an...

Author: Marion Cunningham

Beef Empañadas

Author: Melissa Roberts

Stuffed Meatloaf

Author: Cynthia Graubart

Spaghetti Sauce II

A very thick and dark sauce with a little red pepper kick. Adjust the crushed red pepper to suit your tastes. This sauce freezes well too.

Author: Melinda Connery

Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Gluten Free Pizza

Author: Zoe Singer

Baked Tomatoes with Crusty Bread

The brown sugar in the ingredients list below is there to mellow the acidity of the tomatoes, not to make this a sweet dish. Use a sturdy bakery loaf of white sandwich bread, not the packaged sliced stuff,...

Author: Edna Lewis

Chickpea Crêpe "Tacos" with Eggplant and Lamb

Thin, naturally gluten-free chickpea flour pancakes take the place of tortillas in these warmly spiced lamb and eggplant "tacos."

Author: Anna Stockwell

My Favorite Brisket (Not Too Gedempte Fleysch)

Basically, this is what you'd offer your future in-laws to ensure their undying affection. This is a taste-great, feel-good classic Jewish brisket, but while the recipe has been in the family for years,...

Author: Stephanie Pierson

Red Snapper Veracruzana

Author: Marian Burros

Summer Vegetable Stir Fry

Author: Meryl Rothstein

Oregano Marinated Tomato Salad

Marinating sliced tomatoes in salt, pepper, olive oil, and fresh oregano intensifies their flavor and brings out their rich juices. Serve with a crusty bread for mopping it up.

Author: Anna Stockwell