The go-to meals that most home cooks turn to when entertaining or feeding their family are tried and true recipes that appeal to the masses. In my house, they are the recipes I grew up eating with my family and  are now cooked in my home on a regular basis. My favorites… spaghetti with a homemade meat sauce, chicken noodle soup with hand-rolled noodles and pot roast with creamy mashed potatoes.
I recently came across an article in bon appetit magazine that says there are 22 recipes everyone should know how to cook and it got me thinking about the food I love to eat and make frequently. There are some things I whip together and I do not even need to reference a recipe while others are a bit out of my comfort zone. Full disclosure, I am not a baker and while I absolutely love nearly everything with sugar in it, I am so uncomfortable in the kitchen when I am trying to tackle a dessert recipe.
So, how many of the following recipes can you make? I am putting an * next to the ones I can cook.
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1.   spaghetti and meatballs *
2.   chicken pot pie
3.   garlic bread *
4.   chocolate chip cookies
5.   frittata *
6.   a classic salad
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7.   fried chicken
8.   brownies
9.   pancakes *
10. burgers *
11. mac and cheese 
12. chicken noodle soup *
13. pot roast
14. potato salad
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15.  lasagna bolognese *

16.  roast chicken
17.  fried rice *
18.  tomato soup *
19.  pan roasted chicken thighs
20.  mashed potatoes *
21.  a perfect pot of rice
22.  mussels *

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to check out the full article and get links for recipes from bon appetit, click here.

Written by Jaime

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  1. Jaime March 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I love this!! More recipes to make sure I know how to do 🙂