The Arsenal®

The Arsenal®

Just started cooking? Is the kitchen as foreign to you as Uzbekistan? Have no fear. These are the recipes that will build the foundation of your pantry and teach you the skills you need to grow as a cook, not to mention rack up compliments faster than Katy Perry gains Twitter followers.

North Carolina Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe

A little tangy and not too sweet, this North Carolina style barbecue sauce is juuuuuuuuuust right.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Roast Chicken and Pan Gravy Recipe

We seriously cannot get enough of this easy roast chicken and pan gravy that’s got our heads spinning and everyone clamoring for more.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8

Pie Crust S’mores Recipe

Pie crust s’mores, you ask? They’re simply the little scraps of pastry that you might otherwise toss in the trash—heaven forbid!—but instead put to lovely, gooey, chocolate-smothered goodness.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
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Cuban Beans and Rice Recipe

Beans and rice is a staple dish in many cultures. But it’s something sorta special in Cuba. Words can’t quite do it justice, actually.

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  • 1 H
  • 14 H
  • 2

Asparagus Risotto Recipe

An easy, light, spring-inspired riff on traditional risotto that still manages to maintain all the rich, indulgent, creamy goodness of the Italian classic.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0

Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe

A stunning—and stunningly simple—dessert made from booze and fruit and sugar and not a lot else.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

How to Make a Smoothie Without a Recipe

We have a better approach than just tossing a bunch of ingredients in the blender and hoping for the best.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe

Perhaps the sneakiest way ever to get kids–of all ages–to slurp something relatively nutritious for breakfast.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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Passover Brownies Recipe

The best kosher-for-Passover brownies we’ve ever had. Ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Pickled Wild Mushrooms Recipe

Pickled wild mushrooms are such a wonderfully European thing. So easy to toss together. So wise in capturing something at the height of its season. So understated and yet sophisticated. Here’s how to make them.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D
  • 0

Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe

This paleo chocolate cake also happens to be gluten-free and, even more importantly, it tastes magnificent enough to rival any other chocolate cake, birthday or otherwise. Go ahead. Taste it and see.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Broiled Tofu Recipe

Tofu may not seem sexy at first glance but this quick and easy technique is seductive as heck when you need dinner done pronto. Here’s how to pull it off flawlessly.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
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Stir Fried Lettuce Recipe

Stir fried lettuce. Not what you were expecting to do with that head of romaine languishing in the fridge? Perhaps you ought to think again.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Cantaloupe Granita Recipe

Icy. Slushy. Sorbet-y. Creamy. Melony. Everything you imagine a granita could be, you’ll find it here.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
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