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Do You Know How to Make These 10 Basic Recipes?

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There are some basic recipes that everyone should know how to prepare. Once you know how to make some of the basics, you can quickly expand your cooking repertoire, to make more complicated dishes as well as create your own creative recipes using the basics as a guide. We’ve rounded up the basic recipes that everyone should learn how to make. Do you know how to make them?

1. Stir Fry

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Stir fry’s are simple meals that are quick to prepare and you can use nearly any combination of ingredients to make a complete meal. Vegetables, the protein of your choice, and a simple sauce is all that you need to make a quick, filling, and delicious meal. These are a perfect meal for busy weeknights. Chicken teriyaki is a big hit at our house. 

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2. Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are perfect for a quick dinner, lunch, or snack and you can fill them with whatever you like. Ham and shredded cheddar cheese, leftover roasted veggies and cheese, or a little pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella all make a tasty quesadilla. Quesadillas are a perfect on the go meal too!

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3. Pasta

Bowl of chicken broccoli ziti pasta with spoon
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Pasta dishes are so versatile and you can use any type of pasta, protein, veggies, and sauce to create an amazing meal very quickly! Pair your favorite pasta dish with a quick salad, and some dinner rolls for an easy weeknight meal the family will love. This chicken broccoli ziti is easy enough for weeknight dinners.

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4. Smoothies

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Smoothies are a great way to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet. They also make a tasty and delicious breakfast or snack, especially if you need something that you can just grab and go! Need them to be a bit more filling? Add some protein powder to your smoothie. This chocolate peanut butter one is a nutritious favorite!

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5. Appetizers

Baked brie with fig jam and bread.
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Everyone should know how to make a few easy appetizers. They can come in really handy when you have unexpected guests, or if you need to bring something to a social event. Appetizers don’t have to be elaborate to be delicious! This baked brie can be made with many different types of jams.

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6. Sheet Pan Meals

Plate with baked kielbasa and sauerkraut with potatoes.
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Sheet pan meals are a great way to get dinner on the table fast, and you won’t end up with a lot of dishes either! You can create tons of different variations for a sheet pan meal every night of the week with your favorite veggies, and protein. 

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7. Burritos

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Burritos are a delicious and easy meal that you can make and take with you. They make a great sandwich substitution for lunches, and can even be made in advance. Burritos for dinner is a meal the whole family will get excited about! Fillings can vary from vegetarian to meat-filled.

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8. Pesto

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Pesto is another dimple dish that everyone should learn how to make at home. Sure you can buy it pre-made but it’s so easy to make fresh pesto in just a few minutes at home! Fresh pesto is a delicious topping for bruschetta or your favorite pasta. 

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9. Pie Crust

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Oftentimes people think that making pie crust at home is too difficult, but it’s really something that everyone should know how to make. Homemade pie crusts are easy to make, very versatile, and they taste even better than the store bought ones! Use it for sweet or savory recipes.

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10. Rice

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Everyone should know how to make fluffy and delicious rice. You can use it as an ingredient for meals or as a side dish. Rice can be a little more complicated to make than you might think though. The key is having the perfect ratio of rice to water. 

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