Homemade Croissant-Doughnuts, Truffles and More DIY Treats
We know there's no substitute for the real thing—but these DIY versions come really, really close (and you can eat them in your pajamas).
We have yet to meet anyone who hasn't been seduced by the garlic breadsticks at Italian restaurants, and it turns out making your own is even better, since you can customize the shape and flavor. Take frozen pretzels (SuperPretzel is the classic) and spritz them with garlic-infused olive oil using a spray bottle. Before baking, sprinkle with flaky sea salt, such as Maldon or Casina Rossa Truffle & Salt—the latter of which, Oprah says, "adds an aromatic note of luxury to everything." Once they're out of the oven, you can (optionally) sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese, finely chopped fresh herbs (basil and parsley are good) and cut them into 2-inch sticks (leave the twists in tact as their own bite-size treats).