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.

Cinnamon Bark Tea

Cinnamon Tea

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s this cuppa cinnamon tea. So simple. So soothing.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

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

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
Apple Coffee Cake

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.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 5
A woman whisking a roasting pan of classic turkey gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy

Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to classic turkey gravy recipe. This is it. And all it takes is pan juices or drippings from your turkey, stock, butter, and flour. And a lot less time and effort than you’d imagine.

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  • 20 M
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Long strips of fresh homemade red wine pasta laid on a wooden board

Homemade Red Wine Pasta

When we say this intensely hued pasta is simply stunning, we mean it’s visually breathtaking. Also that it comes together so simply it stuns us.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Basic Pan Gravy

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Lots of cinnamon rolls baked together

Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 47
Sheet pan with chunks of roasted pumpkin and Brussels sprouts

Maple Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

Ever been tempted by those piles of beautiful autumn pumpkins and squash at the market, only to get home and wonder, “Um, now what?!”  Thankfully, we have the perfect solution.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Roasted Caramelized Root Vegetables

Roasted Caramelized Root Vegetables

Sometimes it’s a relief to take a respite from veggie side dishes that are overcomplicated to put together or overwrought with additional ingredients. Sometimes it’s nice to simply revel in the innate goodness of the simplest incarnation of something.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 6
A bowl of slow cooker applesauce with two spoons nearby

Slow Cooker Applesauce

This recipe is gonna change your mind about store-bought applesauce. And not just because it lets you use your slow cooker and walk away. Wait’ll you taste it.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
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