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The Joy of Ham and Cheese

Brown-butter shrimp with hazelnuts or roasted salmon with miso rice are great options if a sandwich isn’t in your future. → Read More

Early Tastes of Summer

Hetty Mckinnon’s crispy gnocchi with tomatoes and red onion conjures late August. → Read More

What to Cook Right Now

A no-recipe meal of steak and fiery fruit salsa, Ali Slagle’s green curry glazed tofu, and more recipes. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Start things off right with Melissa Clark’s creamy pasta with ricotta and herbs. → Read More

How to Make a Recipe Your Own

Prepare Rick Martinez’s Tajín grilled chicken, or any recipe on NYT Cooking, exactly as you like it. → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Make jalapeño grilled pork chops and root beer rickeys for Memorial Day, and walnut picadillo or merguez later in the week. → Read More

Grief and Cooking

In cooking, we strive to find relief, strength, resolve. → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Thoughts on outdoor griddles, and recipes for the days ahead: creamy chive pasta, ginger-garlic shrimp and more. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Julia Moskin reported on traditional recipes of Mariupol, Ukraine: borsch with fish, chebureki and ryazhanka. → Read More

Riffing on a Classic Roman Pasta

Make salami pasta alla gricia, or skip the recipe entirely with a freestyle puttanesca. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Recipes for Mother’s Day, a deep dive into a San Francisco classic stew and more. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Tuck into comforting cheese enchiladas or keep things light with a crunchy spring iceberg salad. → Read More

How to Cook Scallops and Bacon — But Not Wrapped

Scallops seared in bacon fat deliver when the classic hors d’oeuvre falls short. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Ligaya Mishan adapted her friend Francine Turone’s recipe for escovitch, a personal riff on the classic Jamaican dish. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Fried chicken and pancakes would make for a great Easter brunch changeup. → Read More

More Holiday Prep!

Readers are looking for recipes for Passover, Easter and Ramadan, and we have lots of options. → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Try a deluxe open-faced turkey sandwich, salmon soba noodles with ponzu and more recipes for the days ahead. → Read More

A Pie for All Seasons

A week of holidays means great recipes: apple pie, saffron pistachio blondies and more. → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Recharge with new and comforting dishes like saffron pistachio brownies and the Big Lasagna. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Try a new recipe for pressure cooker bo ssam, or conjure spring with an asparagus, goat cheese and tarragon tart. → Read More