Ovenly cookies

What food gifts do you like to give? When friends are going through a hard time, or I want to send a thank-you gift, Ovenly cookies have become my go-to. They’re described as “secretly vegan” because they taste so buttery — and they’re the softest, richest, loveliest cookies.

Talented Mr Ripley

Alex and I have been watching old movies we used to love but have sort-of forgotten, including Donnie Brasco, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Sliding Doors, Jackie Brown and Fargo. It’s been really fun to revisit them, and they hold up! (Any other recs?)

The Onion

Made me laugh: The Onion ran a breaking story of Dad Suggests Arriving at Airport 14 Hours Early. “The plane leaves at 6:45 at night, and it takes a little while to park the car and get through security, so we should plan to get there no later than 4:45 a.m,” says the father. (At press time, he had revised the arrival time to 3:45 a.m. “just to be safe.”)

Ricotta pasta recipe from Food52

A mom’s 15-second trick to make plain weeknight pasta seem fancy? Put regular spaghetti on a generous dollop of cold ricotta. Done and done.

P.S. More fun things, including rating movie accents and which TV shows do you watch as a couple?