Of all the glorious corn-based creations on Earth, tamales—steamed cornmeal cakes filled with protein or vegetables—are my fave to eat. Though they take forever to make, you can whip up a few dozen of these at once, freeze them, then reheat as you want to eat them.
Makes: 3 dozen tamales
Total Time: 7 hours for pork, 3 hours for vegetarian
You’ll need a slew of cornhusks, a steamer, and plenty of time. Buy the dry husks from a Mexican grocery store and soak them in warm water for at...