Baking

Two homemade Twinkies, with one cut in half and the other resting on top of a cut half.

Homemade Twinkies

Like the classic, these sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—but minus the chemicals and other abominations.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

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Several espresso chocolate chunk cookies in a paper container.

Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Just like Tollhouse cookies but with the amp turned up. Way up. Think of them as a more mature version of a classic. (Finally, something you don’t have to share with the kids!)

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  • 3 H, 30 M
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Sheets of homemade matzoh in a metal basket.

Homemade Matzoh

This recipe for thin, crisp matzoh couldn’t be simpler and, natch, tastes incomparable to the stuff you buy in a box.

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A jar of preserved lemons on a wooden board with lemon wedges and a few garlic cloves beside it.

Preserved Lemons

Perhaps the most iconic and indispensable ingredient in Moroccan cooking. And perhaps the easiest thing to make ever.

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A chicken mushroom pot pie in a blue and white rectangular pie dish on a floral plate with fried potato chunks next to it.

Chicken Mushroom Pot Pies

A homey potpie with a creamy, savory sauce that you’ll want to lick off the plate. And did we mention the succulent chicken and mushrooms?

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  • 3 H
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Five chocolate orange cupcakes with swirls of chocolate frosting on top.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Nothing says loving from the oven quite like not-too-sweet chocolate cupcakes smothered with even more chocolate in fhte form of a not-too-sweet bittersweet frosting.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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A layered German chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting on a platter with a few slices cut from it.

German Chocolate Cake

Dark chocolate cake stacked high and smothered with gooey caramel and coconut and pecans? Don’t mind if we do.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Several paleo snickerdoodles scattered on a table, one with a bite out of it.

Paleo Snickerdoodles

Thanks to this gluten-free, paleo-friendly godsend of a recipe, everyone can have their snickerdoodles and eat them, too.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A tin cup on its side with homemade maple sugar spilling out

How to Make Maple Sugar

Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty. And paleo-friendly.

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