An Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Do you ever come home from a day's work, ravenous, and need something to eat, like… now? Here's the perfect recipe for a sandwich that can be eaten during any meal and only has one or two more ingredients than toast, but is exponentially more delicious.
Basic Roasted Veggies
Growing up, your parents likely bothered you every night at the dinner table to eat your vegetables. Imagine how proud they will be when you can actually cook them too! Check out this simple 30 minute recipe by Damn Delicious.
Homemade Tomato Sauce Just Like Grandma Used to Make
A good tomato sauce is one of the first things that any cook should learn to make. It is infinitely useful and the ready-made version is usually always overpriced. Keep in mind that plum tomatoes are the best to use for tomato sauce. They have more flesh and fewer seeds, making for a thicker sauce. Follow this Bon Appétit recipe and you might find yourself wanting to eat pasta every day of the week!
Making whipped cream is very simple but insanely delicious. Is there any dessert that this creamy nectar can’t improve? Sure, the aerosol version is good for a quick squirt directly in your mouth while standing in front of an open fridge. However, if you are looking for something to impress your friends, a dollop of homemade whipped cream atop coffee or hot chocolate should definitely do the trick. Be sure to visit Chowhound for their recipe. Just remember that whipped cream is best served immediately – that means no leftovers!
An Even Better Mac “n” Cheese
Maybe you’re eating mac ‘n’ cheese out of a box right now. It’s probably great, but I bet you didn't know that with a bit more effort, your slightly above average meal can become extraordinary. Think of all the options you have when you can add your own favourite cheeses into the mix. Are you too afraid to try something new? Stick with cheddar. Looking for something more bold and rich? Throw in some blue cheese. Love southern flavours? Try adding smoked gouda or jalapeño jack cheese (bonus points if you add both). Think outside of the box and try our favourite mac "n" cheese recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
Veggie Be Gone Frittata
Believe it or not, there comes a point in everyone's 20s when you have to serve breakfast to a large group of people… or when you have a lot of vegetables and you’re not sure how to use them up. The latter option is probably way more likely; however, just in case you have to host a big group of people for breakfast too, we have you covered with this savoury veggie and bacon frittata.
Now that you're in your 20s, it's about time you learn how to cook a proper entrée. Don't freak out just yet, we have an amazing and foolproof recipe for some succulent chicken thighs that are sophisticated enough for a formal family dinner yet quick enough for a late weekday dinner. If you follow Bon Appétit's recipe, this dish should take you only 35 minutes to prepare, which is approximately the same time Swiss Chalet takes to fully comprehend your delivery order on the phone.
Let's face it… you either like guacamole or you're a liar. It's the perfect dip, sauce or condiment and there is no shame in eating it alone with a heaping serving on your finger.
The biggest hurdle when making guacamole is selecting avocados that are super ripe. The standard suggestion is to use avocados that give slightly when you gently squeeze them. Our recommendation is to pick avocados that give slightly when you gently squeeze them, then waiting 2 more days because you just never know with avocados. Check out Alton Brown's famous recipe from the Food Network here.
Easy Salad Dressing
As you move through your 20s on to your 30s, you may notice subtle changes in your waistline, and an increasing tendency to gain weight. Luckily, by making one simple change to your diet by eating a salad daily, you a can receive plenty of health benefits. You may find that eating the same salad dressing day after day can quickly become tiresome, so learning how to make your own salad dressing might be the perfect solution to your newly acquired gut. Martha Stewart's homemade vinaigrette recipe is a great place to start.
Eggs (At Least Two Ways!)
What’s not to love about eggs? They’re nutritious, easy to cook and just darn good eats. Obviously, there are dozens of ways to approach cooking eggs, but Goop has you covered with the five essentials. Who is starting to getting egg-cited about all the egg-ceptional recipes you are going to take a crack at?