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.

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 38

Royal Icing

Whether your knack for cookie-decorating leans toward fancy schmancy or basic buttons on gingerbread people, you need a foolproof royal icing. Look no more.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe

A turkey cranberry sandwich with stuffing and gravy and all that Thanksgiving goodness sounds sorta good right now, doesn’t it? We can help

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  • 20 M
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How to Carve a Turkey

Here’s how to make Thanksgiving dinner as Rockwell-ian as possible—well, the turkey carving part, anyways.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising riff on a Southern classic. But you best experience it for yourself.

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  • 50 M
  • 39

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

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  • 1 H
  • 27

5-Minute Artisan Bread Recipe

Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That’s nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.

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  • 10 M
  • 5 H
  • 168

How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Knowing how to make coconut whipped cream is a lovely and satisfyingly fluffy paleo trick that we think everyone can get behind.

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  • 10 M
  • 2

Basic Gravy Recipe

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. At least, not for us. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds, butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

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  • 45 M
  • 4

Vanilla Syrup Recipe

You’re going to want to drizzle, douse, and dribble this fragrant homemade vanilla syrup over and into and onto just about everything.

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  • 40 M
  • 2

Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it’s the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Mkate Wa Ufuta Recipe | Zanzibar Sesame Bread

We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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