There's one go-to recipe I believe all bakers need: a single-layer cake. There's a time and place for multi-layered cake (usually birthdays and other celebrations). But a single-layer cake isn't about celebration, it's about simplicity. . . .
Traditional recipes for pork fried rice call for leftover rice. This is great if 1. you remember to make extra rice. 2. you know in advance that one night you'll crave pork fried rice. Since it's a dish I used to order from Chinese restaurants on busy nights, I tend not to crave it in advance. So I created a workaround: I prepare it the same way I do rice pilaf. It's easy. Here, I'll show. you. . . .