A Quick and Satisfying Meal

Here’s some tasty, everyday cooking you’ll love: chicken tenders, sundried tomatoes, and pasta in a sauce made simply from half-and-half and mozzarella. Pair with with a salad and maybe some crusty bread: you have a quick and satisfying meal. Afterward, throw some blueberries and cream cheese into puff pastry.

Martha Stewart’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Martha Stewart’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes – especially with blueberries – are unparalleled. I used to think that pancakes were by definition boring at best. I was wrong. These are remarkable. Yes, a mix would be easier, if you want to settle for something serviceable. Yes, you could just go directly to her site and read the recipe, but then you’d miss all my smartass comments.

Deconstruct a Pie

Deconstruct a pie, using a free and easy shortbread instead of a crust. Perfect for when you’re in the mood for pie, but don’t feel like rolling, crimping, fussing, swearing, and guessing whether or not the filling has reached the right consistency while you worry that you’re over-baking the crust.