With most of us cooking (way) more than usual, it can be hard to remember that being in the kitchen can actually be fun. I mean, hello, have you heard about homemade croissants? Just like playing Animal Crossing or reading a good book, spending hours standing over the stove making Bolognese can be something to look forward to and enjoy. Forget the things you have to cook, or things you should cook — what is the recipe you’d make if you had copious amounts of time in the kitchen and you wanted to have fun? What’s something that would make you happy and would also be incredibly delicious?
To get some project-based cooking inspiration, we asked our editors: If you are going to spend three hours having true fun in the kitchen, what are you making? Here’s what we all have to say (I’m definitely stealing Grace’s idea for pierogis).