Yeasted Breakfast Cake With Peaches and Plums

Yeast-risen, buttery cake is the best showcase for wedges of ripe peak-season stone fruit.
Time 2 hours 40 minutes, largely unattended
Yields Serves 8

Weekday Meals

Pistachio Pesto Ramen

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Caramelized Lemon and Feta Turkey Meatballs

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Gochujang Glazed Grilled Chicken

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Bruschetta With Tiny Tomatoes

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Jerk-ish Chicken and Bread Salad

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 4 to 6

Summer Baking

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 30

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Time 5 hours, largely unattended
Yields Serves 8 to 12

More-Berries-Than-Batter Blueberry Muffins

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes 12

Peach Pie With Duck Fat Crust

Time 2 hours plus cooling
Yields Serves 12

Classic Pound Cake

Time 1 hour 30 minutes, plus cooling
Yields Makes one 10-inch cake

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 3 dozen

Recipes from L.A. Chefs

Sqirl's Sourdough Scones

Time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Yields Makes 8 scones

Vegan Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Badmaash Goan Pork Curry

Time About 4 hours plus marinating time
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread With Peanut Crumble

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes one 9-by-5-inch loaf

Tacos 1986 Tacos al Hongo

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Drop Biscuits

Time 25 minutes
Yields Makes about 15