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.

Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

Simple Roast Chicken

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it’s the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Brisket

Nach Waxman’s Brisket

Like a chorus line of Rockettes, these slices of brisket lean on one another in perfect symmetry here. Nach Waxman explains how to accomplish the same.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 17
Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe

Red Wine Poached Pears

A stunning—and stunningly simple—dessert made from booze and fruit and sugar and not a lot else.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Roasted Broccoli, Butter, Soy Sauce Recipe

Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce

A simple, quick, easy, cheap side that’s making kids as well as adults demand seconds. Yes, seconds. Of broccoli. You’re welcome.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Slow Roasted Carrots Recipe

Roasted Carrots

Honey and cayenne lend these carrots a sweet heat that’s perfectly lovely alongside just about anything.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Homemade Chicken Strips Recipe

Homemade Chicken Strips

“My new go-to chicken strips recipe, thanks to my kids’ saying ‘These are yummy!'” That’s the kind of raves we’re hearing about this quick, easy, weeknight-friendly recipe.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast Recipe

Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 33
Pickled Cherries Recipe

Pickled Cherries

An easy, unexpected way to extend cherry season that’s tartly sweet, subtly spiced, and surprisingly addictive.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re bewitched, thanks to this aged dough–yes, aged dough–that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 12 H
  • 232