(Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

This week’s most-viewed recipes online offer a nice balance of quick and slow-cooked comfort.

1. Retro Caesar Salad, above. The creamy, salty, crunchy classic is everything you want in a salad, without any of the added fuss. See how easily it comes together on Voraciously.


(Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post)

2. Caribbean Smothered Chicken With Coconut, Lime and ChilesSaucy, a little spicy and oh so satisfying.


(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

3. Beef RaguA basic, warming slow cooker dish that takes well to added spices or seasonings. (Click here for more simple slow-cooker recipe ideas.)


(Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post)

4. Speedy Bacon and Three-Bean Skillet StewIt tastes long-simmered and feels silky on the tongue, thanks to the bacon.


(Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post)

5. Poured Caramel Cake. Last but certainly not least, a dessert that seems as if it should be way too sweet but is nicely balanced by a caramel with a slight bitter finish.

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