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.

Cowboy Steak Recipe

Imagine how guests will size up your grilling prowess after you slap this baby on the table.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Typical of eastern Carolina ‘cue, this tangy sauce is exactly what you want—nay, need—for your next barbecue.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

South Carolina Slaw Recipe

This may not seem like coleslaw to some given its lack of mayo. But its sweet tanginess is going to woo you like never before.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe

This sweetly spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

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
  • 53

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Exactly like those soft, puffy, cakey frosted sugar cookies found in the bakery of your local grocery store that the kids beg you to buy—minus the scary artificial ingredients.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 0

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Tastes authentic as heck yet embraces a minimalistic approach that pares ingredients down to the essentials.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2

Homemade KIND Bars Recipe

Nuts. Seeds. Dried fruits. Sweet syrup. The only thing missing is the fancy cellphone wrapping and the steep price tag.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 35

Quick Pickled Ramps Recipe

No waiting weeks for the pickling solution to work its magic. Nope. These little lovelies are ready to nosh within minutes of making.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

These gluten free brownies are remarkably fudgy and seriously taste just like the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. You’re welcome.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Coq au Vin Recipe

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 97

Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo | Papas con Chorizo Recipe

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee or cold cerveza.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4

Baked Bacon Recipe

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

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 37

Pasta Grattugiata Recipe

Tax man taketh? Then you need this frugal Italian staple that’s crazy satiating yet made in minutes from mere flour, eggs, bread crumbs, and cheese.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 15
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