No-knead Italian bread that’s rustic, crusty, and easy as heck. The hardest part is the waiting, so plan accordingly. But believe us when we tell you that it’s absolutely worth it.
Sarah Heend, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Sarah Heend has tested.
All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.
Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.
A novel take on the classic. Mint leaves, Parmesan, lemon, garlic, and peanuts (yes, peanuts), are blitzed in a food processor. It’s great on lamb, chicken, salmon, and pasta.
Birthday Cake Cookies
All the good stuff from a birthday cake–sprinkles and a creamy buttery frosting–incorporated into soft, tender sugar cookies. That’s something to celebrate.
Flourless Almond Cake
A French classic that’s crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and flourless through and through.
Baked pizza crust with all the makings of a proper breakfast on top. Seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed to us.
Butter Baked Fish
A weeknight winner with three ingredients—cod, butter, and seasoning—that’s ready in no time at all. Pretty nifty, huh?
Classic Dinner Rolls
Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!
Passover Apple Cake
This Passover classic is so memorable you may just find yourself making it all year round. Talk about a godsend.
Brown Soda Bread
We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.
Sweet Potato Cornbread
We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.
How to Make Maple Sugar
Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty. And paleo-friendly.
Baking Powder Biscuits
These baking powder biscuits morph boring pantry staples into stunningly tender, buttery, pull-apart biscuits that scream to be eaten hot from the oven.
You’re gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.
Homemade Pita Bread
Perhaps the best homeschooling you can bring about in the kitchen is homemade pita dough puffing in minutes. Here’s how to make that magic happen.
Apple Coffee Cake
Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.
Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake
If you’ve been thinking maybe you’re done with pumpkin everything, wait’ll you experience this aromatic pound cake that boasts the perfect balance of sweet and spice.
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
This cranberry sauce veers on the tart side of things, but pleasingly so, with just enough sugar to tease you into wanting it all year long.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
The perfect answer for anyone who may feel a touch sheepish about indulging in pumpkin pie for breakfast.