A stack of squares of birthday cake fudge on a white marble platter.

Birthday Cake Fudge

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 8
A white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and topped with a square of butter

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
A grey bowl filled with baked mac and cheese topped with bread crumbs.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence, in particular, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe, which is one of the best we’ve ever had.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
One ultra-thin chocolate chunk cookie resting against a roll of wax paper.

Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A theatrical departure from the norm, these diaphanous beauties shatter dramatically as they deliver untold caramelized, bittersweet chocolate goodness.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 20
Chicken pieces in a sauce of vinegar, garlic, rosemary in a white plate, knife and fork on the side

Vinegar-Glossed Chicken

When vinegar meets skillet, a sweetly sour pan sauce is created that lends the perfect touch to this quick weeknight chicken.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 19
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 122
Two girls sharing a chocolate cookie decorated with sprinkles.

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep ’em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.

Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that’s sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A chocolate chunk skillet cookie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce in a cast-iron skillet with four spoons resting in the cookie.

Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 1