This may become your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s a little more complicated, and you’ll have to plan ahead, but the end result is a marvelously chewy, chocolate-rich cookie. Don’t skimp on good chocolate, and the sea salt is not an option -- it’s the beacon at the top of this gorgeous treat. (Photo: Francesco Tonelli for NYT)
Alton Brown developed this recipe for his book "EveryDayCook" because it hits all of the best notes of breakfast in a way that is much more appealing than just eggs, sausage and toast. (Photo: Melina Hammer for NYT)
Like a tuna casserole given a makeover, this pantry dinner is modern, sleek and a whole lot more elegant than anything your grandmother used to serve. The key is using really good-quality tuna, preferably the kind packed in extra-virgin olive oil and imported from Italy or Spain. If you can find a large 7-ounce can, use that. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for NYT)
NYT Cooking: These muffins are just the right amount of sweet, lightly spiced and deeply orange, thanks to the addition of ground turmeric. Browning the butter beforehand may seem like a fussy step, but it provides a vaguely nutty, deeply caramelized flavor that makes for a superlative muffin.
NYT Cooking: These dark chocolate muffins taste more extravagant than they are. Cacao — raw chocolate — is considered by many to be a “super food.” It’s high in antioxidants and an excellent source of magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, and copper. It is also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin C.
Good oatmeal can be a revelation, with grains that are tender and plump but that retain their toothsomeness and shape. And of course, it is good for you, being high in calcium, iron, protein and fiber and low in salt and calories. This version is a homey, not-too-sweet nod to the pumpkin spice trend. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)