Collection by Cheryl Olenczak

Beef Au Jus

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
No beef roast is complete without Chef John's perfectly simple au jus.

Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

Rating: 5 stars 2279
Chef John's mathematical method for prime rib is perfect every time.

Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
Slightly sweet golden squash is topped with a savory herbed cheese-breadcrumb topping. It's been my signature dish every Thanksgiving for the last 12 years. It takes a bit of work, but it is so, so worth it. Your guests will ask you for the recipe, so be prepared.

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 24
If you like the taste of butter pecan, you'll love these pecan pie cupcakes that you can bake up for guests in less than half the time!

Chef John's Sweet Potato Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
Instead of sweet potato pie (which I'm not that fond of), I made sweet potato muffins and I was thrilled with the results. Muffin or cupcake? Frosted or unfrosted? Doesn't matter--these really are fantastic.

Candy'D Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A very light and airy cupcake with brown sugar icing. Topped with optional toasted marshmallows and a pecan half, these little cakes taste just like its Holiday Sweet Potato dish counterpart, but with a cupcake-y twist!

Fluffy White Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 651
Try this fluffy meringue-style frosting on your favorite cake.

Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate.