I think of this as a very simple, not even a really special kind of recipe, but...
... it's reliable, tasty, easy, cheap, can be prepped ahead of time and it looks after itself! That's not bad!
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup water
Peel and cut carrots into sticks (1 - 2 carrots/person).
Fill small casserole dish (needs a lid).
Sprinkle lightly with sugar; dot with butter.
Add 1/4 cup water.
Cover and bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
(Handy to put in oven on lower rack if you're
cooking a roast or casserole.)