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.

Infused Water

How to Infuse Water

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 0
Wood bowl of Barefoot Contessa panzanella with bread chunks, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, basil, and parsley

Panzanella from Ina Garten

Stale bread? Itsoaks up a tangy vinaigrette in this interpretation of an Italian classic from the Barefoot Contessa herself. You’re welcome.

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

This Sriracha deviled eggs recipe is made with hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, bacon, and hot sauce. A new classic.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A wedge of classic white cake and white frosting with a fork cutting in

Classic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “classic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.” Ever.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 76
Parchment paper with long lines of yellow homemade sprinkles, plus bowls of green, blue, and pink sprinkles

Homemade Sprinkles

No artificial colors. No icky preservatives. Just a lotta charmingly shaped sprinkles in exactly the shades you desire.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

All natural. No artificial colors or flavors. Family friendly. Adult approved. And as delicious as any mint chip ice cream we’ve ever tasted.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 38
Cutting board and knife with a salt and pepper rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 14
Easy Rhubarb Jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

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.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 81
Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Three light and fluffy pancakes on a griddle

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Ethereally light and slightly sweet, these pancakes are exceptionally satisfying. Just like the pancakes of your breakfast dreams.

  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 19
The Best Hot Dog

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10
South Carolina Slaw

South Carolina Slaw

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.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

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