A cast-iron skillet filled with chilaquiles on a wooden cutting board with a block of queso fresco and half a jalapeno beside it.

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

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A variety of homemade bagels on a white surface.

Homemade Bagels

No more excuses about how there’s a dearth of decent bagels in your neighborhood. Nope. Not when you can make these.

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  • 3 H
  • 3 H, 50 M
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A slice of bread topped with egg salad without mayo n a white plate.

Egg Salad Without Mayo

Most definitely not your grandma’s egg salad. It’s crammed full of gently caramelized onions and it’s sooo surprisingly lovely you won’t even miss the mayo. Swear.

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  • 45 M
  • 24
A stack of gluten-free pancakes with butter and maple syrup on a white plate on top of a crossword puzzle.

Gluten Free Pancakes

Perfect for any lazy morning, these pancakes make being gluten intolerant a privilege. They also make the rest of the us envious.

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  • 30 M
  • 5
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles is easily recognizable. A hint of cardamom and saffron along with a dreamily delicate texture are what leave a lasting impression.

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  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
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A round of farmers cheese resting on a piece of cheesecloth in a bowl.

Farmer Cheese

This homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, lovely, and crazy easy to make. Sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A partially sliced loaf of gluten-free banana bread on a wooden platter.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

All the usual suspects—butter, sugar, eggs, nuts, and, natch, bananas–are here, save for gluten. And we were so tempted by the resulting taste and texture, we didn’t even miss it.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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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.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
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?

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 13
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.

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