holidays and special occasions

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.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
A Staub casserole dish filled with overnight French toast with caramel sauce and bananas and spoon resting in the dish.

Overnight French Toast with Caramel Sauce

French toast any day of the week becomes reality with this overnight rendition that’s heavy on the indulgence. Finally, a way to get everyone to clamber out of bed without complaint!

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  • 30 M
  • 13 H, 30 M
  • 2
Square plate of a pile of grilled sweet and sticky sriracha drumsticks and grilled scallions

Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks

Slightly sweet. Slightly sticky. Slightly spicy. Thoroughly irresistible. That’s what we think—and, more importantly, what we hear—about these easy grilled drumsticks.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A white plate topped with beet salad with goat cheese and honey and watercress leaves.

Beet Salad With Goat Cheese and Honey

Roast beets until sweet enough to be considered dirt candy. Plonk on a place with tangy goat cheese, peppery greens, and a generous drizzle of honey. Lunch is done.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Eight triangle shaped pieces of nutella brownie.

Nutella Brownies

And, on the eighth day, there was gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). Namely, hazelnuts harmoniously cozying up to chocolate. Aka Nutella. And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
Vanilla and chocolate waffle cones on a white marble surface.

Waffle Cones

Sweet, rich, buttery, and oh so charming, these homemade waffle cones take very little time and far less effort than you’d ever expect. So worth it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A half-full jar of honey barbecue sauce with a spoon dripping excess sauce back into the jar.

Honey Barbecue Sauce

Pantry ingredients and barely any effort yield you something that’s sweetly tangy and spicy that you’ll want to slather on ribs, wings, pulled pork, smoked or grilled chicken, burgers…

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Three whole smoked chickens on a round grill.

Smoked Chicken

Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. All with very little fuss. That’s what you can count on when you try this hen.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 5 H, 30 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