A stack of squares of birthday cake fudge on a white marble platter.

Birthday Cake Fudge

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

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  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 8
Two stacks of cornmeal griddle cakes on a patterned plate.

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.

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A crate filled with an assortment of dyed easter eggs.

Dyed Easter Eggs

Ditch the fizzy artificially dyed tablets for something more natural. And inexpensive. And made from stuff you already have on hand, including kitchen scraps you’d otherwise toss.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A single compost cookie from Christina Tosi.

Compost Cookies®

The curious name of these insanely can’t-stop-eating-these sweet and salty cookies hints at how you toss in whatever this and that you have on hand to create awesomeness.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever experienced.

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  • 1 H
  • 11
Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)

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  • 20 M
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A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

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  • 30 M
  • 0
Three spiced roast chicken thighs, with warm spice, cajun, and spiced curry coatings

Spiced Roast Chicken

A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 5
A cast-iron skillet with eight cheater's chorizo meatballs being cooked in it.

Cheater’s Chorizo

A sassy mix of ground pork, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, and wine that you can stash in the fridge and pull out whenever the craving hits. Which, we assure you, will be often.

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A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

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