These small batch brownies make just enough batter to fill a loaf pan so you don’t have an entire baking pan hanging around all week tempting you. Ideal for just the two of you.
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Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
These pumpkin swirl brownies are just as outrageously rich as you’d expect thanks to pumpkin spice cheesecake colliding with a pan of fudgy brownies.
This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer fruit strategy. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Now that’s easy and elegant.
Twice-Baked Potatoes with Corned Beef
When you have leftover corned beef, there’s only one thing to do with it: make these twice-baked potatoes.
You’re going to want to drizzle, douse, and dribble this fragrant homemade vanilla syrup over and into and onto just about everything.
A Tuscan tradition we learned from Italian winemakers that’s essentially flatbread baked with grapes that turn magnificently jammy and sweet and lovely.
Pain de Mie
Characterized by its distinctly rectangular shape and, in true French form, buttery taste, this classic loaf is traditionally made in a Pullman pan although any old loaf pan can work.
Sourdough Rye Bread
It’s no longer difficult to find a decent loaf of proper rye bread. This homemade beauty is surprisingly easy to make, milder than most, and doesn’t require any yeast.
Healthy Avgolemono Soup
Almost exactly like the classic Greek dish made with rice, lemon, and eggs. Except better. Not to mention healthier.
Lemon Meringue Pie
An almost-but-not-quite-classic rendition of lemon meringue pie that’s a lot less effort than you’d expect. And more payback than you can imagine in terms of its perfectly balanced sweetly tart lemon custard.
How To Make A Gingerbread House
Knowing how to make a gingerbread house entirely from scratch may not have been on your bucket list, but it’s not nearly as complicated as you would imagine. Here’s how to make the Brothers Grimm proud.
Pie Crust S’mores
Pie crust s’mores, you ask? They’re simply the little scraps of pastry that you might otherwise toss in the trash—heaven forbid!—but instead put to lovely, gooey, chocolate-smothered goodness.
White Chocolate Brownies
These white chocolate brownies are a little like blondies with their gooey goodness. And yet they’re every bit as rich as your favorite fudge brownies.
Northern Spy Apple Pie
Brimming with a mountain of sweet apples and redolent of sugar and spice and everything nice, this homemade pie unabashedly plays apple favorites.