Easy, Essential Recipes Everyone Should Know How To Make

chrissy tiegen, celebs

"Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it"

It's shocking how mixing cereal and milk is the closest thing to cooking for a lot of people.

Even if we had enough money to hire a chef, there's something about being able to create that fuel your body needs with your own hands. Here are some easy recipes everyone should know how to make! Happy cooking!

Gooey Grilled Cheese


I can't tell you how many times grilled cheese has saved my day. You only need bread, cheese, and butter/mayo. Throw it on the pan for a few minutes and voila - a snack to hold you until the next big meal, or it could be a meal in itself. Here's a recipe for a classic grilled cheese, and 50 for the creative grilled cheese connoisseurs.

Mac and Cheese


It's about time we retire Easy Mac, even though it's genius. Although homemade mac and cheese takes a little more time, the quality and amount you can make is so much greater. Here's a classic recipe, and 25 to spice up your cheese life.

Pancakes NOT from the box


Homemade pancakes always taste better than a box mix. Plus, you can adjust the recipe to the way you want them. More vanilla? Less cinnamon? Whole milk or almond milk? Here's an old-fashioned recipe, and here are some for when you're feeling adventurous.

Salad dressing


Homemade salad dressing means using ingredients you want, making however much you want, and however many kinds you want, instead of spending $20 on four different bottles and then wasting it all. Here are 10 healthy homemade salad dressing recipes for you.

Mashed potatoes


Potatoes are so satisfying and affordable. I bought a 5-pound bag for $3 and made enough potato dishes to last an entire week. Mashed potatoes are easy to make and tasty! Just boil, mash, and add milk, salt, and pepper, and you're done!



The perfect snack and crowd-pleaser. Whether you're throwing a superbowl party, hosting a girls night, or making dinner at home, there will always be someone who will clean that bowl of guac clean.

A healthy salmon dish


Cooking seafood can be intimidating for some people. But knowing how to make a healthy salmon dish is easier than it seems, and it can change your life! Here's a recipe with a video.

A hearty beef stew


Beef stew is a filling and delicious meal you can cook without having to pay much attention to it. This is definitely a dish that can make you look like a chef in the kitchen.

Juicy Burgers


No more spending $10+ on one burger. Here's a step-by-step on how to make the perfect burger.

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