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A handful of freezer ingredients add up to an elegant dessert. Use fresh cherries, or go the frozen route. Either way, this is a dead-simple freeform sweet that is as fun to eat as it is to make.

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Salty, umami-rich Worcestershire sauce, along with rosemary and garlic, creates a rich baste for juicy beef. Now add a simple taleggio cheese sauce and you get burgers richer, more elegant and far more flavorful than your average cheeseburger.

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Say goodbye to bland and cloyingly sweet trifles - sour cream-spiked whipped cream, broiled meringues and roasted pistachios give our raspberry-rich take on the English-born Eton Mess the bittersweet balance it needs. Plus, you can whip it up in 25 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.

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No more mushy eggplant! This chunky sweet-and-sour eggplant dish from Sicily is a classic for good reason. But in Italy, we learned the secret to nailing the perfect texture every time.

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Traditionally used for vegetables, the Japanese Nakiri has a thin blade that makes full contact with surfaces for smooth, fluid cutting.

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Rich and soaked with maple syrup, the pouding chômeur, or poor man’s pudding, tastes far more decadent than its name suggests. Watch now on Milk Street TV.

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Humble lentils are the star in this comfy, cozy soup. Far from bland, Castelluccio lentils are richly flavored, with an unctuous texture once tender. Sweet veggies are browned, along with umami-packed tomato paste, for a concentrated richness to this vegetarian soup.

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A quick marinade of olive oil, garlic, lemon and oregano seasons boneless, skinless thighs. And a cooling cucumber-yogurt tzatziki, made while the meat is broiled, serves as the perfect dressing when paired with pita.

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Ditch the grocery store pitas for cushiony yogurt-olive oil flatbreads, fresh off a sizzling skillet

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Consider this a PSA: when making tabbouleh, keep an eye on your bulgar.

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For better braised pork made for hearty tacos, power on the Instant Pot.

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For bright, tender chicken, char your citrus, and slash your chicken thighs. Watch Director of Education Rosemary Gill show you how it's done.

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Fresh and intensely fruity, our Coconut-Mango Daiquiri - made with pure Alphonso mango purée - is the perfect companion on sweltering summer days.

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