There are just some recipes that everyone should know how to cook or bake, prepare if you will. And as you slowly master these, you’ll feel more and more confident as you branch out and really start to challenge yourself. We’ve chosen a couple of classic savory dishes, breakfast food, and a dessert to focus on today, but the techniques used in these dishes will help you as you move forward. Let’s get started!
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is the comfort meal of comfort meals; it has veggies, protein, and a delightfully buttery, flaky crust. Oh, and it’s piping hot, so it warms your home and also your belly. The best part? You don’t even need to make any side dishes because this is filling enough itself. So master this dish now, and when fall and winter come around you’ll be glad you did. Get the full recipe here.
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfecting the art of baking chocolate chip cookies can be tricky because every recipe is different. So you have to take into consideration what you prefer (soft, crispy crunchy, chocolate chip, chocolate chunk, etc) then you have to find a recipe that results in the exact cookie you prefer. Lots of trial and error may be involved, but we suggest you just sit back, relax, and enjoy it. Now no matter what cookie you prefer, we highly recommend throwing some salt on top. Get the full recipe here.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Who doesn’t love a heaping pile of spaghetti and meatballs? This is a classic dish with a lot of wiggle room when it comes to making the dish all your own. Personally, we like to make our meatballs extra filling by mixing Italian sausage with ground beef, and when it comes to our sauce, we always like to give ours a little kick with some spice as well as adding some extra vegetables to our sauce. And, of course, you absolutely must serve your pasta with a loaf of homemade garlic bread. Get the full recipe here.
Pancakes are always a good idea. At least that’s what we say. But you really can’t go wrong with them, they’re great for breakfast, and who doesn’t love a hot short stack for dinner? Plus, pancakes are totally customizable, you can add cinnamon and vanilla, peanut butter, or chocolate chips, or keep it classic with melty butter and gooey syrup. And the flavor that comes from pancakes made from scratch is infinitely better than a mix from a box or frozen pancakes. Get the full recipe here.