Baking

An all-butter pie crust laying in a pie pan with a rolling pin beside it.

All-Butter Pie Crust

Much as we love lard, we gotta say, this all-butter pie crust has a special place in our hearts. And on our thighs.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 8
A muffin tin filled with pumpkin muffins in paper liners.

Pumpkin Muffins

The perfect answer for anyone who may feel a touch sheepish about indulging in pumpkin pie for breakfast.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Seven sourdough bagels topped with poppy seeds.

Sourdough Bagels

The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it’s SO much easier than you’d expect!

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  • 40 M
  • 10 H
  • 0
A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

  • (10)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 34
Two homemade toaster tarts on a sheet of parchment drizzled with glaze.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Though we dearly loved Pop Tarts as kids, even then we thought the packaged pastries ought to be better. Flakier. Fruitier. Fresher. Just like these. And they’re quite simple to pull off.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 22
A red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this red velvet cake recipe with its mascarpone and cream cheese frosting surpasses all other renditions. Judge for yourself.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 32
A cast-iron skillet filled with glazed biscuit cinnamon rolls on a wire rack.

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

When you want the taste of cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time (or yeast!), enter these shortcut lovelies laced with spice and lavished with cream cheese icing.

  • (3)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 11
A zucchini cake with lemon and poppyseed topped with lemon frosting on a platter with half the cake cut into slices.

Zucchini Cake with Lemon and Poppyseeds

Nothing helps a vegetable go down without a struggle like a little sweetness. Come summer, we’re particularly fond of this old-fashioned—yet still fashionable—zucchini delivery system.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 17
Five baked blueberry pecan muffins on a wooden surface.

Blueberry Pecan Muffins

Our quest for memorable-in-a-lovely-way blueberry muffins has been decades-long and riddled with disappointment. Here’s the muffin recipe that changed our tune as well as our ‘tude.

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  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A batch of Rose Levy Beranbaum's fudge brownies cut into 16 squares, with two missing and a knife resting beside.

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate-y, appropriately (and not too) rich, just sweet enough, and the entire surface blanketed with that coveted crackly surface. Let the love affair commence.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6