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.

Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Graveyard Cupcakes

Graveyard hauntings are no laughing matter. Neither are these creepy Halloween cupcakes. They’re a delicious matter.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
Ramp Butter Recipe

Ramp Butter

Those lovely and stinky spring alliums known as ramps are an ephemeral specialty. Have this ramp butter recipe ready and waiting so you can take advantage the moment they arrive.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Quick Cacio e Pepe

Dinner doesn’t get any easier or elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
Homemade Larabars Recipe

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 178
Chicken-Apple Sausage Recipe

Chicken Apple Sausage

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 13
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 46
Pan Seared Chicken Breast Recipe

Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn’t spattered with grease. This is going to change your weeknight chicken game.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Herbed compound Butter Recipe

Herbed Compound Butter

Nothing says “I love you” like sharing steak swimming in a puddle of melting herb butter. Consider it Cupid’s little helper.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 20
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
  • 20
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
Nach Waxman's Best Brisket Recipe

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
  • 19