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.

Carrot Top Pesto Recipe

No more tossing those frilly green carrot tops in the trash. Here’s how you can turn those lovely green carrot tops into something to dress up the carrots they came with.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Dry-Rubbed Tri-Tip Recipe

Dry-rubbed tri-tip. Our approach is subtly spiced and expertly cooked and a relatively inexpensive way to wow a crowd. Here’s how to pull it off.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Grilled Carrots Recipe

Grilled carrots. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer. And they’re gonna revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation in the best possible way.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

Beef Tostadas Recipe

Just slowly simmer some beef with ancho chiles and then pile the tender awesomeness atop crisped tortillas with black beans and pickled red onions and homemade hot sauce. Tasting is believing.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0

Turkey Taco Salad Recipe

Easy. Healthy. Low calorie. And quite possibly the best tasting taco salad ever. That’s what we’re thinking of this recipe. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Baked Bacon Recipe

This perfect baked bacon recipe, made on a baking sheet in the oven, is a ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Easy Rhubarb Jam Recipe

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 73

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from your childhood yet recreates it with so much more class.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

These are, in all seriousness, remarkably fudgy and just as rich as the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. But don’t take our word for it. Try them and see if anyone can tell the difference.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. Although we doubt you’ll be able to stop at just once.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 21

Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast ’em low and slow and then toss ’em on the grill for a spell.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 16
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