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 butter-y, crunch-y, chocolate-y, espresso-y awesomeness.
Five classic brioche rolls on a wire rack, three in metal tins, two removed from the tins.

Brioche

Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?
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.
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.
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.
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?!)
Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies

These lovelines are sorta like chocolate-dipped macaroons in reverse with their abundance of chocolate and modest coconut presence. And just 6 ingredients.
A chipped ceramic dish filled with buttermilk drop biscuits nestled in a striped tea towel.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

"The best biscuits I've ever had!" is what we're hearing from many, many, many folks who when they first try these easy no-rolling-required biscuits. Amen to that.
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.
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