Goat Cheese & Fig Cake w/Fig Mascarpone

This light-as-can-be buttermilk cake has an easy sophistication, its Sherry-spiked berries harmonizing with the tangy cream.

Lemon Gnocchi with Spinach and Peas

The zing of fresh lemon enhances both the peas' sweetness and the natural flavor of the spinach. The whole quick, creamy dish is bolstered by soft pillows of potato gnocchi.

Quick Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

If possible, use flat no-cook lasagna noodles: They look and taste more like homemade than the curly kind.

Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash

Lay the puff pastry over the skillet for a pretty look. Use any brand; the weight may vary, but either way you'll have enough to work with.

Simple Roast Chicken

This simple roast chicken recipe by legendary chef Thomas Keller is one of the top-rated chicken recipes on Epicurious. It's an essential, delicious chicken recipe any home cook can master and enjoy.

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

This weeknight chicken soup goes Greek with orzo, lemon juice, and a handful of fresh dill.

Chicken Marsala

My dad loved mushrooms, and he always ordered veal Marsala when we went out to restaurants. My mom didn't buy veal very often, so she adapted this recipe for chicken and made it on special occasions. He was also very fond of white Burgundy wine, which makes a wonderful accompaniment to this dish.

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

If you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before breading, they're nuggets—the guilt-free kind.

Red Flannel Hash

Red flannel hash is just corned beef hash with the addition of beets. It’s traditionally made in New England for breakfast, with leftovers from a boiled dinner the night before, and gets its name from the somewhat obvious similarity of its colors to red flannel plaid cloth.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

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