To solve for the coziest-ever weekend, add one crisp fall day to one comfy, blanket-filled home, subtract any plans from your schedule, and then raise everything to the power of a weekend baking project that'll fill the whole place with so much warmth and joy, you'll wonder if you actually live inside your favorite bakery.
And according to my calculations—it's (checks watch) ABOUT TO BE THE WEEKEND!!!!! and you have a baking project to tackle. Except that by tackle, I really mean "bear hug." Just picture it: you, in super-soft pajamas, gliding across your living room to perform a very important taste test on some oven-bound batter. Rolling out the most buttery and flaky of crusts. The whole place filling with the scent of whatever you're about to enjoy—are you a chocolate person? Cinnamon-sugar? Can I interest you in some brown butter?
As for whether there's such thing as too cozy a weekend baking project, well: The limit does not exist.
Ella Quittner is a contributing writer and the Absolute Best Tests columnist at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.