A single compost cookie from Christina Tosi.

Compost Cookies®

The curious name of these insanely can't-stop-eating-these sweet and salty cookies hints at how you toss in whatever this and that you have on hand to create awesomeness.
Five classic brioche rolls on a wire rack, three in metal tins, two removed from the tins.


Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?
Six breaded oven fried chicken thighs with four lemon wedges in a parchment-lined dish.

Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

Sometimes less is more. These crumb-coated chicken thighs make for a quick, frugal, satisfying dinner fix with very little fuss and are easily adaptable to what you have on hand.
Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we've ever experienced.
A white bowl of French lentil soup, topped with ribbons of chard.

11 Lentil Recipes

SLIDESHOW: Got lentils? Good. Here are ways you'd never imagined using them. Soon, you'll wonder how you ever made it this long without them in your repertoire.
Two classic martinis, each garnished with two green olives.

Classic Martini

The classic martini--you know, the one sipped throughout decades past--dispenses with questions of shaken or stirred, dirty or dry. It just is what it is.
A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That's what we're hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.
Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It's what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)