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 Kim Kardashian gain Twitter followers.

Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Uh. Because you can. Duh. As if that’s not reason enough, this recipe is all natural, with no sugar.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
The Best Hot Dog Recipe

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

Inexpensive, easy, and gentle on hands. Does dish soap get much better than that?! Nope. Seriously.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 9
Madeleines Recipe

Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Best Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad

C’mon, potato salad mavens. We’ll show you our fave potato salad stir-ins if you show us yours.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 19
Frozen Margarita Recipe

Frozen Margarita

There are those people who feel a frozen margarita is a lesser margarita. We are not those people.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Breakfast Sausage Patties

Breakfast Sausage Patties

David divulges why he bothers to make his own ingredients, from breakfast sausage to, well, you’ll just have to read about it.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 36
Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to smooch the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart sipper. Wowsa.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 11
French Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette

Stylish on any salad, this versatile little number is a staple in every discerning cook’s recipe wardrobe.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Homemade Espresso-Maple Smoked Bacon Recipe

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

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  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 18
Seared Scallops Recipe

Seared Scallops

Knee-wobblingly golden on the outside. Lusciously wobbly inside. Gordon Ramsay would be so proud.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
First Prize Pies Cookbook

Graham Cracker Crust

Crushed graham crackers. Melted butter. Slippery fingertips pressing said ingredients into a pie plate. Brings back memories.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
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