Making palmiers reminds me of that feeling. Just take two simple ingredients, puff pastry and sugar, and combine them to make something delicious. Something that when purchased in a store, always seemed like it must be more complex than it really is to make.
1 sheet puff pastry
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 375*
Roll out puff pastry sheet to elongate. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over sheet and roll sheet onto itself from two sides until the two rolls meet in the middle. Cover outside of the rolls with remaining 1/4 cup sugar and slice roll into 1/2 inch slices. Lay slices down on a baking sheet covered with a silpat or nonstick spray. Bake for 22 - 24 minutes until just starting to turn golden and let cool slightly before enjoying.