Spatchcocked chickens cook quickly and evenly, turning gorgeously brown in the process. Roasting grapes with a sprinkle of sugar and some sherry vinegar is one of those culinary party tricks that I pull out whenever I want to seem impressively elegant without actually doing much work. Here it is with a golden spatchcocked chicken. This is company-worthy, weeknight easy, and exceedingly pretty if you use a combination of red and green grapes.
Chris Prosperi’s Asian Beef Soup
Think you can’t make a real-deal Pho at home? Think again. Chris’s Asian Beef Soup is easy and oh, so satisfying.
Julia Turshen’s Happy Wife, Happy Life Chocolate Cake
Now, here’s a chocolate cake that’ll make everyone happy.
Jenny Rosenstrach’s Chocolate Pudding Pie
A family tradition, updated. And it’s a must for every holiday table, but this no-fuss family favorite is easy enough to pull off any time, really.
Jenny Rosenstrach’s Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Nut Loaf
Children of the 1980s, you’re gonna love this one.
Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chunkers
You’ll need a lot of chocolate — more than a pound! — for Dorie Greenspan’s Chunkers, and every penny that you put into buying great chocolate for these will come back to you in oohs, aahs and culinary contentment. There’s no question that these are one of the world’s great cookies.