When Amanda Hesser Is Short on Supplies, She Makes This Peach Tart

Welcome to Recipe Off-Roading, where the recipe isn’t in charge—you are. In this series of articles, we’re celebrating how cooks take liberties in the kitchen, whether that’s substituting an ingredient, adapting a technique, or doubling the salt (because you’re wild like that). So buckle up and let’s go for a ride. If you have a […]

A ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That?’ Trick for Weeknight Chicken

Welcome to Recipe Off-Roading, where the recipe isn’t in charge—you are. In this series of articles, we’re celebrating how cooks take liberties in the kitchen, whether that’s substituting an ingredient, adapting a technique, or doubling the salt (because you’re wild like that). So buckle up and let’s go for a ride. Nik Sharma isn’t a […]

Martha Stewart’s One-Pan Pasta Is the Dinner You Can’t Mess Up

Welcome to Recipe Off-Roading, where the recipe isn’t in charge—you are. In this series of articles, we’re celebrating how cooks take liberties in the kitchen, whether that’s substituting an ingredient, adapting a technique, or doubling the salt (because you’re wild like that). So buckle up and let’s go for a ride. Martha Stewart’s One-Pan Pasta […]

After Baking Desserts All Day, This Is What Stella Parks Craves for Dinner

Welcome to Recipe Off-Roading, where the recipe isn’t in charge—you are. In this series of articles, we’re celebrating how cooks take liberties in the kitchen, whether that’s substituting an ingredient, adapting a technique, or doubling the salt (because you’re wild like that). So buckle up and let’s go for a ride. Stella Parks is known […]

Tacos Are Great, but Cheesy-Tortilla Tacos Are Life-Changing

Welcome to Recipe Off-Roading, where the recipe isn’t in charge—you are. In this series of articles, we’re celebrating how cooks take liberties in the kitchen, whether that’s substituting an ingredient, adapting a technique, or doubling the salt (because you’re wild like that). So buckle up and let’s go for a ride. It’s easy to assume […]

How to Make the Internet’s Favorite Tomato Sauce Your Own

There may be no tomato sauce more famous—or minimalist—than Marcella Hazan’s. Deemed Genius in 2011, the recipe’s ingredient list is as simple as can be: tomatoes (fresh or canned), butter, onion, and salt. That’s it. I’m supposed to tell you to leave this alone. To resist the urge to accessorize something so pure. To celebrate […]

Why Even Melissa Clark Doesn’t Always Follow Recipes to a T

Welcome to Recipe Off-Roading, where the recipe isn’t in charge—you are. In this series of articles, we’re celebrating how cooks take liberties in the kitchen, whether that’s substituting an ingredient, adapting a technique, or doubling the salt (because you’re wild like that). So buckle up and let’s go for a ride. Melissa Clark is a […]