3 Surprising Ways to Use Artichoke Hearts

They may not look like much, but they can completely transform a dish. 

6 Party Appetizers That Start With an Olive

The bite-sized ingredient makes for irresistible salty, briny Hors d’oeuvres.

6 Hors D’oeuvres that Start With a Cracker

Look out, cheese and crackers. These recipes top you any day.

Gingerbread Pancakes

We packed all the flavors of gingerbread cookies into these stackable pancakes. They’re barely sweet with a little dark brown sugar and molasses—this is breakfast after all—but that means you can use as much maple syrup as you like. This recipe makes about 12 3½-inch wide pancakes so depending on the size of your griddle or skillet you’ll likely need to work in batches. To keep the first batch warm while you make the second and third and so on, place the pancakes on a wire rack set over a baking sheet in a 250° oven. Everyone’s pancakes will be ready at once and you won’t feel like a short-order cook.

Breakfast Pizza

There’s simply no reason crispy, cheesy pizza can’t be enjoyed for breakfast, especially when it’s topped with bacon and eggs. A cast-iron skillet replaces the need for a pizza stone thanks to its ability to get hot fast (and stay hot) and ensures your dough bakes up into a bubbly brown crust. It also makes this a one-pan meal: you’ll cook the bacon, wilt the spinach, and cook the pizza all in the same skillet. Instead of cracking the eggs directly over the pizza and risking an unwanted eggshell, crack them into a small bowl first, then slide them on one-by-one.

3 Easy Nutella Recipes

Whatever you do, don’t forget to lick the spoon.

Spicy Parmesan Crackers

Fifteen minutes and five ingredients are all you need to create this addictive party appetizer, which will become your new go-to snack for entertaining. To ensure every corner of the crackers are covered, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and shake the crackers with the oil-spice mixture. Not only does this evenly distribute the flavor, but it keeps your hands entirely mess-free. While these crackers can stand on their own, they’d also be great thrown into a homemade party mix—think popcorn, bite-sized pretzels, some peanuts, etc. Or, serve them alongside a plate of cookies or chocolates to capitalize on the beloved sweet and salty combo.

Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too hectic. And that often means resorting to processed store-bought breakfasts, from frozen French toast sticks to sugar-laden granola bars. The good news? There’s a delicious middle-ground that shouldn't be forgotten: homemade granola bars that will revolutionize your routine. All of these recipes can be whipped up over the weekend, then enjoyed en-route to school or the office. We recommend taking an extra minute to wrap them individually, which will make the grab-and-go process that much more seamless. The majority of the bars are no-bake as well, making them incredibly low-effort but deliciously rewarding. Because they’re homemade, these bars are packed with protein, calcium, antioxidants, and more. Whether you prefer soft-baked or crunchy, nut-filled or nut-free, we’ve got a bar that’s sure to satisfy.