Snacks

Nine glazed soft maple cookies with a Pyrex container of glaze behind them.

Glazed Soft Maple Cookies

Soft and tender and almost cake-like—some would say even pancake-like. A lovely reminder that yes, maple cookies are completely appropriate at the breakfast table.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Several plates with fluorescent glowing Jello molds

Glow in the Dark Jello

The spirits summoned for this ghostly glow-in-the-dark Jello hail from a bottle, not the supernatural. (It’s just a gin and tonic under a black light. Who knew?!)

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 11 H, 35 M
  • 34
A loaf of applesauce bread in a parchment-lined loaf pan

Applesauce Bread

Comfort finds us in unexpected ways. Thank goodness for that. And thank goodness for this not-too-sweet, subtly apple-y, kid-friendly quick bread.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 70
Spicy Chex mix scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon lying in the middle.

Spicy Chex Mix

This is not the Chex mix of your childhood. This is something completely different. And its greatness simply must be experienced to be truly understood.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
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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
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
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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
A challah grilled cheese sandwich torn in half, still connected by melted cheese.

Challah Grilled Cheese

“HELLO PASTRAMI JAM! Where have you been all of my life?!” That’s what someone shouted after experiencing this extra indulgent grilled cheese that boasts quite a few surprises.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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