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.

Two bowls filled with tortellini, peas, and spinach.

Easy Tortellini Soup

A quick and simple weeknight recipe made with store-bought tortellini, spinach, and chicken broth. Super simple and perfect for the entire family.

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  • 10 M
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Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Lemon Pound Cake

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 29
Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 36
Paleo Vanilla Cake Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Cake

This paleo chocolate cake also happens to be gluten-free and, even more importantly, it tastes magnificent enough to rival any other chocolate cake, birthday or otherwise. Go ahead. Taste it and see.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A pink bowl filled with flower-shaped sugar cookies topped with decorating sugar

Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

Sure, you could say it with flowers. Although if novelty is what you’re after, a bouquet isn’t exactly the answer. These sweet little somethings, on the other hand….

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 47
Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

Gluten Free Brownies

These are, in all seriousness, remarkably fudgy and as rich as the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. But don’t take our word for it. Make a batch and see if anyone can tell the difference.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Rib Eye Steak Recipe

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
Spiced and herbed whole chicken, made in an Instant Pot, on parchment paper on a cutting board

Instant Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Can you roast a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Well, yes. Kinda of. Is it “technically” roasted? No. Does it have a deliciously rotisserie-like flavor? You betcha.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Glass jar with a cold and flu drink with a cinnamon stick, a spoon with ginger

Cold and Flu Elixir

Made with honey, ginger, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and cayenne, this sweet sipper is incomparably better than those blechy-tasting, over-priced, store-bought, brand-name cold medicines.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Our most requested recipe, this ridiculously rich dish takes its heat from andouille, its creamy comfort from grits smothered in cheese.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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