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15 Classic Recipes You Should Master at Home

From beef stew to biscuits, let’s get cooking!

Jake Cohen
Editorial and Test Kitchen Director @thefeedfeed. Culinary Content Creator. Nice Jewish Boy.
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15 Classic Recipes You Should Master at Home!

It goes without saying that my cooking routines have changed over the past two months. My typical frolicking through the grocery store almost daily turned into waking up at 6am to reserve a delivery slot for provisions. The occasional break with a night out at a restaurant disappeared, leaving me cooking dinner every day for my husband, sister, and brother-in-law. Life has changed, and don’t get me wrong, there have been many tears shed over all of this, but I still have been holding onto cooking as a form of much needed therapy to unplug and create something delicious. What better way to spend all this time at home than mastering some classic recipes you should have in your repertoire!

 

When I say classic, I don’t mean French, I don’t mean American, I mean tried and true recipes for global classics without a wild mashup or ingredient twist. If you’re looking to master sourdough at home. Let’s start with a perfect loaf before you tint it blue with butterfly pea flowers. If you’re looking to perfect your pie dough, let’s make a basic berry pie before you go for a pumpkin-meringue. These are all the comforting classic recipes to add to your to-do list! - Jake Cohen, Editorial Director 

 

 

Beef Stew

Red Wine-Braised Beef Stew With Potatoes And Carrots by @jakecohen

Braising is truly the art of low and slow cooking, testing not only your kitchen prowess, but your patience. Leave your pot alone for a few hours and you’ll end up with a rich, tender braise like this beef stew, best served over creamy mashed potatoes.

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SCRAMBLED EGGS


Perfect Scrambled Eggs
by @jakecohen 

How do you like your eggs? Hopefully scrambled to perfection with a hint of cream and butter for richness! Bonus points if you serve it over a toasted slice of your homemade sourdough! 

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BISCUITS


Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Biscuits
by @jakecohen

Beautiful biscuits need a lot of butter and a little lamination for peak fluffiness. This version throws in roasted garlic and rosemary, but you can swap in whatever herbs and spices you love, or omit them completely to keep things simple.

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ROAST CHICKEN

Herb Roasted Chicken With Braised Escarole And Radicchio 
by @jakecohen

The bird is the word!! A whole roast chicken is a classic dream, especially when you use up all those schmaltzy drippings to wilt some greens. Though you could totally just pour the juices over roasted potatoes for a real party.

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MAC AND CHEESE

Baked Mac and Cheese
by @casey_corn

An easy, breezy, and cheesy pan of mac and cheese awaits after you cook up a creamy bechamel laced with cheddar and fontina cheese. The secret is finding radiatore pasta to catch all that luscious sauce!

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NAAN


Garlic Naan with Herbs 
by @rachelgurjar

Nothing quite compares to tearing into a warm naan, fresh out of the pan. Brushed with garlic butter, this is the perfect vessel to scoop up any curry. 

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SOURDOUGH BREAD


Farmhouse Sourdough Bread
by @chickenbridgebakery 

Everyone is doing it!!! Jump on the sourdough train and get your starter going! We even guided you here on this live we did with Daniel Leader of Bread Alone Bakery.

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BERRY PIE

Flaky pie dough is the GOAT, and you better crack out the vodka if you want a super tender crust. Filled up with whatever combo of berries you have on hand, watch our video to master the art of the lattice crust. If you’re feeling wild, you can even braid the dough first!

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 
by @jakecohen 

When in doubt, bake a batch of cookies. This recipe is for the soft and chewy variety, also known as the best kind of CCC. The combo of chocolate chips and chunks are what’s going to really set you up for a good time.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs


Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs 
by @jakecohen

It’s all in the sauce when it comes to a big ol’ pot of spaghetti and meatballs. Simmering your balls (lol) in a fragrant tomato sauce is the true trick for max flavor to coat your noods (lol). 

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MASHED POTATOES


Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Homestyle Gravy 
by @mollyjean4 

Never make lumpy potatoes again. Invest in a potato rices and learn all our tricks for velvety spuds to serve up now that you’ve already practiced your beef stew and roast chicken. 

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TAHDIG

Crispy Persian Potato and Saffron Tahdig 
by @jakecohen

If you’ve never experienced crispy Persian rice, now’s your chance to discover this fragrant dish layered with potatoes and covered in saffron and butter. Watch our video and make sure you have nonstick pot ready! 

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SMASHED POTATOES 


Smashed Potato Salad With Herb Vinaigrette
by @jakecohen 

We couldn’t just settle with mashed potatoes, when we love smashing our ‘taters equally! This recipe topped with a quick herb sauce is a community favorite, and it’s easy to see why: crispy potatoes always deserve a spot on the table.

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BABKA 


Orange Spice Babka
by @maurizo 

You can’t beat a babka! This soft pillow of brioche-like dough rolled with layers of flavor is simply sublime. Keep it simple with orange and spices, or keep it simpler and schmear on Nutella for a chocolatey treat. 

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CHOCOLATE CAKE


Dark Chocolate And Coffee Cake With Chocolate Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream
by @thefeedfeed

And it’s not even my birthday! There’s never a need for an excuse to make a perfect chocolate cake. Just wait until you discover the magic that is swiss meringue buttercream. 

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