Apricot Galette

Apricot Galette

This perfectly imperfect galette is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests its equally impressive. Do the math.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Jam Bars

Jam Bars

Sweet and crumbly and gooey and all around lovely. That’s what we think of these spectacular—and spectacularly easy—jam bars.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Cheesy Cracker Squares

Cheese Crackers

Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You’re awfully glad that we did.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 17
Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Authentic German-style soft pretzels with dark and burnished crusts, yeasty and chewy centers, and, natch the irresistible crunch of coarse salt.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 26
White Pizza

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 22
Bayou Fried Shrimp

Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands, banjo playing, and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Microwave Popcorn

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Farmer Cheese

Farmer Cheese

This easy homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, and lovely, sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Grilled Ham and Cheese

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Here’s how to embellish a childhood classic with the help of a little leftover holiday ham and some fancy French mustard.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Cream Cheese Rugelach

Cream Cheese Rugelach

“Transcendent” is how the author describes these rugelach. We’d like to add “flaky,” “tender,” and “perfect” to the list of apt adjectives.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 20
Summer Squash and Banana Cake

Summer Squash and Banana Cake

Never again be tempted to anonymously leave summer squash or zucchini from your garden on your neighbor’s front porch.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Lemon Ginger Popsicles

Ginger and Lemon Popsicle

Sometimes the simplest of things are simply stunning—like this lemon popsicle recipe, which is worthy of some serious whistles.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Coffee Ice Cubes

Leftover Coffee Ice Cubes

Got leftover coffee in that pot? Don’t toss it in the sink. Pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. No more watery iced coffee ever.

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  • 1 M
  • 1 M
  • 4
Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

“Like the best diner pancakes of your life.” “This is going to replace my standard pancake recipe.” That’s what folks are saying about these ‘cakes.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10