comfort food

A mini funnel cake dusted with confectioners' sugar.

Mini Funnel Cakes

Forget the state fair. You can have funnel cakes whenever you want. And as many as you want. Without asking your parents’ permission. And they’re as quick and easy as pancakes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Lots of cinnamon rolls baked together

Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband. (We can’t be the only ones who keep those around, can we?!)

  • (8)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 51
A ball of burrata for burrata with grilled bread sitting in a few tablespoons of oil in a white bowl.

Burrata with Grilled Bread

This is less a recipe and more a reminder as to the fact that some nights, simple cheese and bread and olive oil makes a perfectly respectable—enviable, even—supper.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.

David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

“Best brownies” is a bold assertion. Yet these merit exactly that distinction. Shatteringly crisp on top, fudgy in the center, and intensely chocolatey through and through.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 192
Chocolate fudge pops with popsicle sticks melting on a white surface.

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made from cocoa, coconut milk, and honey, so don’t give a second thought to indulging in them.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 18
Part of a loaf of pain de mie on a round wooden cutting board.

Pain de Mie

Characterized by its distinctly rectangular shape and, in true French form, buttery taste, this classic loaf is traditionally made in a Pullman pan although any old loaf pan can work.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 34
Two bowls of North Carolina clam chowder with a torn slice of bread, two empty bowls, and several spoons beside them.

North Carolina Clam Chowder

No, not New England clam chowder. North Carolina clam chowder. It’s a brothier, clammier, lighter chowder that lets the clamminess come through. No complaints here.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • (14)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 47
A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Peach Cobbler

“Magical.” “An 11 out of 10.” “The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this crazy easy peach cobbler.

  • (15)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 62