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.

Korean BBQ Sauce

This Korean BBQ sauce is as easy and as authentic as can be. It’s also sticky, sweet, spicy, gingery, garlicky, and exponentially more spectacular than anything store-bought.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Homemade Ice Cream Bars

Ice cream bars are a very, very personal thing. Which is exactly why we love this approach, which essentially allows you to make whatever custom combination of store-bought ice cream, chocolate, and coatings you fancy.

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  • 25 M
  • 12 H
  • 0

Texas Brisket Recipe

No rub. No sauce. Just perfectly smoked bbq brisket exquisiteness. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 25 M
  • 18 H, 30 M
  • 6

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

So exquisite it’s making folks say “This recipe is a 10.” and “Perfect.” and “Gloriously smooth.” and “Very rich.” and “The looks on my family’s faces said it all. Translation goes something like, ‘Oh my god, what is this?!'”

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  • 30 M
  • 1 M
  • 8

How to Butterfly a Chicken

A simple, albeit scandalously underutilized, kitchen trick that’ll save you untold time and frustration as you stand at the grill and earn you accolades galore at the table.

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

An iconic Italian appetizer that’s easy and comes together in minutes, making it a no-brainer in terms of entertaining—whether guests or just yourself.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

How To Roast Bell Peppers

Here’s how to roast bell peppers on the grill, in the oven, or on the stovetop. Because we know you want to get in touch with your inner nonna.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Nope. Never again. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

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  • 50 M
  • 6 H
  • 97

How To Freeze Bananas

Easy peasy. Simply peel, slice, place flat on a baking sheet, freeze, and then yank out of the deep-freeze whenever you have a smoothie-making whim.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

We can’t help falling in love with the sweet, smoky, salty, nutty flavors of Elvis’s favorite sandwich—peanut butter, bacon, and banana—in a rich, gooey, messy pie.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Mini Funnel Cakes Recipe

Remember how you’d beg your parents for funnel cakes as a kid during the state fair? Now you can have as many as you want.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Recipe

This isn’t a recipe. It’s a reminder. You know, of summer and laziness and the magic of ice cream sandwiches for dinner.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
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