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Apple Cider Donuts

The quintessential fall treat may be a mainstay at farmer’s markets, but it’s twice as tasty when you eat it straight from the fryer—still warm. This recipe is a breeze to mix up, and makes tender, airy donuts. The dough is sticky, so be sure to liberally dust your hands and work surface with flour. If you don’t have a donut cutter, you can punch out donuts using an upside down water glass and a bottle cap (for the hole). The cinnamon sugar mixture can clump after a couple batches of hot donuts. To keep it from clumping, divide the mixture in half between two pie plates.

Girl Scout Cookie Cereal Is Coming in January 

Spoonfuls of mini cookies are headed your way. 

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Layer Cake

Layer cakes are at the top of a Southern baker’s list of culinary achievements. Avoid these snags so you can create a stunning masterpiece.

No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream With Cranberry-Raspberry Compote

This semifreddo-style frozen custard provides all the satisfaction of your favorite slow-churned pint without the need for a bulky ice cream machine. The only special equipment you’ll need is a candy thermometer (about $10 and great for frying too, so go ahead and invest in one). Serve this creamy treat with caramel sauce or hot fudge but we think it’s especially pretty with the cranberry raspberry compote. Make them both ahead of time and a lovely seasonal dessert will be ready and waiting for you when guests come calling. And here you thought you couldn’t make ice cream at home.

Mason Jar Greek Tabbouleh Salad

Anyone who enjoys Mediterranean food will be a fan of this vegetarian tabbouleh jar, which combines a variety of fresh ingredients into one delicious mid-day meal. It’s far more flavorful than your average desk lunch, thanks to briny olives, salty Feta, and crunchy pita chips. The lemon-y, herb-packed tabbouleh acts as the “dressing” for the salad, but all varieties of store-bought tabbouleh are different. If desired, top the salad with an extra squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. For an extra-filling lunch, enjoy alongside falafel. We guarantee you’ll be the envy of the office.

Mason Jar Chicken Burrito Bowl

This homemade burrito bowl is packed with protein, whole grains, and nutrient-dense veggies, and will sustain you from lunch until the end of the afternoon. Whisking up the dressing at the bottom of the jar ensures the lettuce at the top stays fresh and crisp, but that the veggies at the bottom are infused with spice and flavor. If you’re planning on making the jar a few days ahead, hold off on adding the avocado (which browns easily once cut) until the morning of. When you’re ready to eat, pour into a bowl and top with crumbled tortilla chips.

Mason Jar Miso Ramen Soup

Gone are the days of tomato soup splattering in the office microwave. Prep and build these soup jars on Sundays, and you’ll have a warming, homemade lunch every day of the week. All you need to do is add hot water at lunchtime, which will cook the noodles and bring the flavors of the jar to life. Before digging in, drizzle with some soy sauce and sriracha (which you can keep handy at the office). Feel free to experiment with all sorts of veggies—both spinach and bean sprouts would be tasty additions. For bolder flavor, add more miso, or some chili-garlic sauce.

6 Pumpkin Desserts When You’re Tired of Pie

Why should the pie always be the star of the show? We whipped up 6 pumpkin-laced desserts that might just give Grandma’s pumpkin pie a run for its money.