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.

Candied Kumquats Recipe

Candied Kumquats

These delectable kumquats are simmered in sweetness until tender and just like candy. And we can’t get enough of ’em.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
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.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Open-Face Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 10
Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Asparagus Risotto

An easy, light, spring-inspired riff on traditional risotto that still manages to maintain all the rich, indulgent, creamy goodness of the Italian classic.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Medium-rare sliced standing rib roast on a cutting board

How To Make Standing Rib Roast

Knowing how to make a simple standing rib roast is literally a life changer. And it couldn’t be easier. Here’s all you need to know.

  • 10 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 12
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
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Not your everyday mashed potatoes, these are ridiculously rich and comforting thanks to butter, sour cream, Parmesan, roasted garlic, and caramelized onions. Any leftovers freeze and reheat beautifully.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Two coconut cream pies with meringue tops, pastry crusts, and sprinkled with shredded coconut

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Eggs in Carton

How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

As simple as making hard-boiled eggs may seem, it can be tricky to pull off perfectly…but not when you rely on this foolproof method from Heidi Swanson.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 10

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
1 dozen overlapping ultimate chocolate chip cookies via David Leite from The New York Times

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.

  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 12 H
  • 238
Quick Pickled Ramps Recipe

Quick Pickled Ramps

No waiting weeks for the pickling solution to work its magic. Nope. These little lovelies are ready to nosh within minutes of making.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0