Behold! The Lemoniest Scones in All the Land

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


Odds are, if a recipe calls for lemon, the author will tell you to zest it or juice it or both. Look no further than these this creamy pasta or these speedy shrimp or this no-churn ice cream. But what about the rest of the lemon? Does it not deserve our attention, too?

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Lemony, Buttery Shrimp for When You’re Short on Time

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


This is not shrimp scampi, but it’s also not not shrimp scampi. Because if you grab a shovel and dig into it, this saucy, satisfying dish, which took off in the U.S. in the wake of World War II, has so many meanings, it’s almost meaningless.

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in May

What recipes are you looking forward to right now? For me, it’s these Curry Potato Buns (I mean, just look at them) from WoonHeng Chia and this Toast Frittata (toast! frittata!) from Rebecca Firkser. But maybe you’re looking forward to takeout more tha…

What recipes are you looking forward to right now? For me, it’s these Curry Potato Buns (I mean, just look at them) from WoonHeng Chia and this Toast Frittata (toast! frittata!) from Rebecca Firkser. But maybe you’re looking forward to takeout more than anything else. I get it. Cooking fatigue is a thing, and honestly, I’ve never felt it more than I have these past few months. Luckily though? We have an armload of new recipes that are just about impossible not to crave. Here are our most popular ones from the past month.

10. Mom’s Portuguese Rice

This highly craveable recipe from Dan Pelosi is “a perfect one-pot situation,” he writes, “and very much a ‘mom’ recipe, which is probably why we ate it so often.”

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream—Without the Ice Cream Machine

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


It should come as little surprise that the path toward better butter pecan ice cream doesn’t start with cream or milk or eggs or sugar or any number of other ingredients. It starts with butter and pecans—and how you use them. Not with a shrug but with feeling.

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Don’t Put This Baked Feta on Pasta

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


Though it’s one of the world’s oldest cheeses—“a primitive form is even mentioned in the Odyssey,” according to the European Commission—feta has never been trendier.

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What If Latkes Were Made With…Asparagus?

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


By definition, a latke is a potato pancake—fried in enough oil to splatter your forearms and make your home smell like a state fair—but this unruly recipe needs no potatoes. Not russets, not Yukons, not reds, not blues. Instead? Asparagus.

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The Best Heavy Cream Substitutes for Cooking & Baking

There are thousands of recipes on our site that call for heavy cream, like penne alla vodka and creamed greens and frozen honey mousse. But do you actually need the cream? Can you replace it with milk? Or coconut milk? Or something else entirely? Toda…

There are thousands of recipes on our site that call for heavy cream, like penne alla vodka and creamed greens and frozen honey mousse. But do you actually need the cream? Can you replace it with milk? Or coconut milk? Or something else entirely? Today, we’re going to answer those questions and more.


But first, an ask-me-anything heavy cream lightning round! Let’s go:

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Brown Rice Flour Is Baking Magic

In Mother Grains, Roxana Jullapat—baker and co-owner of Friends & Family in Los Angeles—shares “recipes for the grain revolution,” celebrating the flavors and textures and wonders of buckwheat, corn, oats, and then some. But the rice chapter caught…

In Mother Grains, Roxana Jullapat—baker and co-owner of Friends & Family in Los Angeles—shares “recipes for the grain revolution,” celebrating the flavors and textures and wonders of buckwheat, corn, oats, and then some. But the rice chapter caught my eye the most, with its gooey peach cobbler and sticky banoffee pie (both excerpted below, oh yes). Today, pour yourself a cup of tea and hang out with Roxana to learn what makes brown rice flour such an invaluable ingredient. Then get baking.


Q&A With Roxana

Emma Laperruque: What do you like about baking with brown rice flour?

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in April

April showers bring great dinners? Indeed. Though the top two recipes are sweet treats (you’ll see), this month was full of savory knockouts, like slurpable noodles, a speedy-as-heck sandwich, and extra-lemony rice that goes with anything. Take a strol…

April showers bring great dinners? Indeed. Though the top two recipes are sweet treats (you’ll see), this month was full of savory knockouts, like slurpable noodles, a speedy-as-heck sandwich, and extra-lemony rice that goes with anything. Take a stroll through our most popular new recipes below, then let us know what you’re cooking up these days.

10. Moqueca-Inspired Egg Stew

A cozy vegetarian stew “perfect for nights when you want something warming and comforting yet still light and bright in flavor,” writes EmilyC.

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The Joy of a 5-Minute Pickle Sandwich

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


In the before times, I was a lunch planner. Which is to say, more organized (okay, uptight) than a dinner planner, albeit not as much as a breakfast planner, or even a snack planner, though I’m not even sure if these exist.

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