Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 33
Striped Juice Pops

Striped Juice Pops

Magnificently sweet, outrageously vibrant, unconscionably healthful, and altogether lovely. That’s what we think of these juice pops. Dare you to guess the ingredients.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
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