Everyday Cooking

Speedy weeknight dinners, 5-ingredient dishes, quick and easy meals, plus kid-pleasing snacks and desserts.

Staff Picks

Old School Mac n' Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 161
This is a completely unpretentious, down-home macaroni and cheese recipe just like my grandma and mom always made. A simple white sauce where you add cheese and a few other flavors with macaroni and a potato chip crust. This recipe makes a lot, I like to make two pans so I can take one to a pot luck and have the other one to keep in the fridge for later. It's an easy recipe to adjust down if you only want to make one pan. If you aren't cooking it right away, just keep the topping separate until you are ready to put it in the oven.

Quick Crispy Parmesan Chicken Breasts

Rating: 5 stars 324
These are delicious, easy, quick, and so versatile! Eat them plain, topped with your favorite spaghetti sauce, or sliced on a Caesar salad.

Potato Salmon Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 793
My kids do not like anything fishy. I snuck this one by them and they loved it. I serve them as snacks, sandwiches, or as dinner with rice and a veggie on the side. Personally I like to dip them in horseradish and snack away!! Hope you like them.

Instant Pot® Beef-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 22
Since today's electric pressure cookers are so versatile, you can make versatile recipes in them such as these stuffed bell peppers. Top your bell peppers with your favorite garnish, such as pico de gallo. The stuffing can also be used for taco salads as well as tacos or burritos.

Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins (Air Fried)

Rating: 4.5 stars 166
These beat chicken nuggets any day and the recipe is so simple. I tend to use chicken tenderloins but you can use sliced chicken breasts if easier.
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Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 5 stars 2957
Our refreshing lemonade recipe makes the best-tasting glass ever!
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Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough

Rating: 4.5 stars 275
If you want to make a good pizza that's fast and easy, this is it. Cooking at a higher temperature (500 degrees F (260 degrees C)) is the key to making this the perfect pizza. It doesn't get any easier than this folks. Brush dough with olive oil and add your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Best Beef Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 474
These enchiladas are absolutely amazing! Truly a recipe your family will love.

Perfect Ten Baked Cod

Rating: 4.5 stars 1136
Simple, fast, and delicious describes this baked cod recipe. Bake for two sets of 10 minutes each and you have the perfect ten dinner! This recipe was a favorite request from a local restaurant. They closed after years in business and we are happy to share a version of their most requested recipe. I serve this with rice pilaf and fresh spinach that has been lightly seared in olive oil and garlic. Yummy!

Italian Baked Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
Bake up a batch of these tender, tasty Italian-seasoned meatballs with hints of Romano cheese and parsley.

Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy

Rating: 5 stars 59
Southern comfort food at its easiest. Pork chops smothered in onion, garlic, baby bella mushrooms, and a brown gravy sauce. Tastes great as gravy on mashed potatoes too!

Fried Asparagus with Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
This is a different twist on asparagus, sure to please and have them coming back for more!
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Inspiration and Ideas

9 Essential Ingredients For Bakers
Build your baking pantry with the nine essential ingredients you'll use for everyday baking recipes. Get ideas for adding next-level baking ingredients, too.
Cheaper, Healthier Homemade Foods
You can often save money and eat better by making everyday pantry staples yourself instead of buying them at the store. Making your own means you get to control the ingredients to suit your taste and dietary needs, too.
Basic Mashed Potatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 592

Potatoes are blended with warmed butter and milk to create those perfect, smooth mashed potatoes everyone loves.