Bet you've already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.
Egg in a Hole2/37
A childhood classic perfected, thanks to brioche, egg, butter, and even a sprinkle of sugar or Parmesan cheese, if you please.
Dust off that waffle iron. You're going to want to give these crisped dimples and the ooey, gooey cheese they contain a whirl.
Strange how such a sweetly stunning sensation can be just sugar, cream, flour, and vanilla. Couldn't be easier—or more addictive.
Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we've ever had.
An impressive use for those pesky odds and ends that remain after slicing and dicing roots and tubers. Grandma'd be proud.
This good old-fashioned soup has a frugal heartiness once needed by day laborers, a satiating subtleness now appreciated by foodies.
"Spectacular." "Sinful." "Easy." "Airy." "Buttery." "Lofty." "Perfect." That's what folks are saying about these lovely buttermilk biscuits.
Eggs in Hell9/37
Eggs in hell? It's an edible incarnation of Dante's inferno. Don't worry, it's far more fetching than he'd have you believe.
No funnily named fillers. No mystery meat. Just chicken and cornflakes and little tykes clamoring for more.
Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.
Got leftover spaghetti and some eggs? Then you've got supper. This recipe, from a chef at Chez Panisse, shows you how.
A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child's enthusiastic approval.
Clobbered by a guilty conscience each time you let vegetables languish in the fridge? Yeah, us, too. Until this recipe.
Sometimes carrots aren't quite as sweet as we'd like them to be. This kid-tested tactic takes care of that occasional oops on the part of Mother Nature.
We could stare at this staggeringly stunning tempura all day—and eat it all night. Talk about a nifty tactic to get us to eat our veggies.
Ethereally light and slightly sweet, these pancakes are exceptionally satisfying. Just like the pancakes of your breakfast dreams.
Essentially eggs scrambled with chips and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.
Think you've got nothing in the house for supper? Take a look at this nifty little pasta recipe that comes together in minutes. And then think again.
An easy, foolproof, ever so slightly sweet corn bread that comes together as quickly as it disappears. Just watch it.
Brown Butter Pasta21/37
This tempting tangle of fettuccine, brown butter, and eggs makes paltry pantry items somehow seem perfectly lovely for brunch, lunch, or a late, late, late supper.
This easy, toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.
A cheater's version of homemade barbecue potato chips that will have you hooked for life. Taste 'em and get back to us.
Virtuous for its simplicity as well as its versatility, the roasted sweet potato is a thing to behold--and to bejewel, whether with sugar or spice or...
A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves.
That's right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from--believe it--thick-sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in Santa, too, doesn't it?
Eggs, potatoes, and not much else. That's our weeknight salvation come suppertime on a super crazy day.
Maple Syrup Snow28/37
Indulge your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this charming caramel-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated but its appeal transcends time.
Boozy bananas are lavished with brown sugar, butter, brandy, and coconut cream in this outrageous riff on a Southern classic.
This peanut butter and jelly sandwich with potato chips lends a little crunch to the classic PBJ. (Typed whilst licking our fingers.)
Looks like upside-down cake. Tastes like upside-down cake. Yet this sticky citrusy dessert couldn't be more right-side up.
This recipe is easy, elegant, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, kid-approved, and vegan. You're welcome.
This easy, cheap, weird, and truly magical one-ingredient ice cream calls for nothing but bananas and your food processor. Oh, and a spoon.
So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that's a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.
Cuddureddi. It means "a cause for celebration" if you're from Italy. Well, actually, it means "a sort of doughnut." Same thing.
Mulled Wine Sorbet36/37
Mulled wine turned into dessert. Second pours, er, helpings encouraged. Especially for moms. Zinfandel, Cabernet, Beaujolais, or Bordeaux, it matters not.
This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just two ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.