To create authentic-tasting versions of takeout favorites like pad thai and scallion pancakes for the home cook, we substituted hard-to-find ingredients like palm sugar and preserved daikon with pantry staples and a little know-how. We showed you how to organize your prep for homemade pad thai that cooks in less than 30 minutes. Once you have the ingredients ready to go, everything comes together easily and with bright, bold flavors. Then we rolled, shaped, and fried a simple dough into crisp, layered scallion pancakes. We made the pancakes in a cast iron skillet and talked about why we love the heat retention of these classic pans; we also shared some tips for keeping your cast iron pan in tip-top shape.