Few things are cozier than a piece of warm gingerbread on a brisk, cold night. The beauty of fresh gingerbread is finding the perfect texture—delicate yet dense—so we add in hearty whole-wheat flour to give this a great base.
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Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.