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.

Pesto Genovese

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 33
Chocolate Fudge Pops

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made cocoa, coconut milk, and honey so you don’t even have to do that thing where you pretend that something’s healthy. Because it actually is.

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  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 16
Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek yogurt that folks are calling the creamiest and most loveliest homemade yogurt ever. Sorta makes you want to see what the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

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  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 0
Metal loaf pan filled with swirls of dark devil’s food cake chocolate ice cream on a marble slab

Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that’s almost naughtily intense.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
A white bowl of sweet pickle relish with a spoon with a wooden handle in it

Sweet Pickle Relish

So long, Vlasic. Once you try your hand at making your own sweet relish, you can cross one more condiment off your shopping list.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Two heads of roasted garlic--one in foil, one unwrapped--drizzled with oil on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic

Is there anything better than roasted garlic? We think not. Three ingredients. Almost no effort. And yet what results is both complex and versatile and knee-wobblingly lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2
Coconut Popsicles

Coconut Popsicles

We call these “stealthy healthy” cuz you certainly can’t tell by the taste that there’s anything nutritionally redeeming about them. (And that’s how we like our healthy food to taste!)

  • 10 M
  • 2 H
  • 14
A white bowl of roast peaches topped with an easy granola of oats and almonds, Greek yogurt underneath

Roast Peaches with Easy Granola

Five-spice powder does magnificent things to roast peaches. And a sprinkling of the quickest and most perfect granola we’ve ever made seals the deal.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Confetti Quick Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

These kaleidoscopic little lovelies don’t require the typical processing and patience that classic pickles demand. Woohoo!

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  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 31
Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 92
A glass full of chimichurri--an Argentine steak sauce--made with vinegar, olive oil, parsley, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes

Chimichurri

Drizzle, douse, souse, or otherwise acquaint this emerald elixir with grilled steak, chicken, chops, seafood, or heck, anything.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 13
Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

We’ve got a confession to make. This isn’t quite ice cream. Or frozen yogurt. It falls somewhere blissfully in between.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0