A dozen mounded molasses cookies, half of each is covered in chocolate on a white background

Chocolate-Dipped Molasses Cookies

Though the name doesn’t give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn’t tell it from their I’ll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.

A white gratin dish filled with creamy Brussels sprouts and covered in cheese

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

What’s not to love about Brussels sprouts–yes, Brussels sprouts–when they’re buried beneath nutty, buttery Gruyère? Nothing. Nothing at all.

Halved soft-boiled eggs and toast on a plate with egg shells.

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.

Okra Cornmeal Cakes

Okra Cornmeal Cakes

These quick, easy, gritty-in-a-good-way little corn cakes come from a doyenne of Southern cooking. Put simply, they don’t disappoint.

Mixed Cereal

Cereal Milk

We know about your clandestine cravings for Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch. Thankfully, so do the geniuses at Momofuku Milk Bar.

A whole salmon with roasted dill sauce and lemon halves on a metal baking tray.

Roasted Salmon with Dill Sauce

Stunning in its simplicity, this whole roast salmon makes for a pretty–and pretty impressive–presentation, to say nothing of its super suppleness.

A casserole dish of baked mac and cheese with carrots.

Mac and Cheese with Carrots

Simple and, yes, a little sneaky, this kid-friendly, fuss-free, casserole-like mac and cheese melds Cheddar and carrot to healthful effect.