As much as I enjoy creating my own recipes or only using others' recipes as jumping-off points when I cook sometimes there is nothing so nice as having a recipe that is already there in front of you to use. Especially one you know works. It takes away any guesswork and any stress that may come from off-the-cuff cooking. I want to share a few recipes that I have found around the web lately that I love and will be returning to again and again.
From Serious Eats: Quick Poached Asian Pears
From Baked Perfection: S'more Cookie Bars
From Vanilla Sugar (and maybe one of my favorite things I've eaten this winter): Mushroom Bisque with Crispy Shallots
From Saveur: Sauteed Ramps and Bacon
From Jaime Oliver via The Kitchn: Milk Braised Chicken
From Furey and the Feast (seriously, wow): Gorgonzola and Leek Creme Brulee
From Giada de Laurentiis: Chicken Piccata