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Everyday Cooking

Collection of everyday cooking recipesThese are the basics, the simple meals, the make ahead recipes. Everyday cooking for every one.

These are the recipes you sometimes forget even are available. Like, making homemade cleansers and beauty products. Something we so readily spend money on in pre-made form at the store but can make our own so easily and for far less money at home. Or, convenience items like croutons or coffee creamer. While so easy to buy, they are also easy to make.

We've also got a huge selection of easier versions of standard recipes in our pantry meals section. Simplified versions of all your favorite dishes - whether you're just a beginning cook or simply need a quick and easy alternative.

Also check out our "make ahead" section for recipe-saving ingredient substitutes like homemade sweetened condensed milk or a substitute for shortening.


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Recipe for Hearty Tater Tot Casserole

Hearty Tater Tot Casserole

Made with tater tots, American cheese, green beans, ground beef, onion, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup

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everyday cooking recipes

  • Recipes for make ahead mixes and meals

    make ahead mixes and meals

    Make up these recipes ahead of time so you always have them on hand. Recipes like cookie dough mix, soup mixes, baking mix like Bisquick, homemade coffee creamer, and more.

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  • Recipes for canning and preserving

    canning and preserving

    Delicious recipes for homemade jams, preserves, flavored honey, and peanut butter from scratch.

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  • Recipes for pet treats

    pet treats

    Skip the expensive commercial treats that contain preservatives (and who knows what else!). Make your own pet treats at home with ingredients you trust.

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Jello Play Dough

Made with gelatin powder, flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, water
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Ginger Peach Marmalade

Made with sugar, powdered pectin, water, peaches, crystallized ginger, oranges
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Heavy Cream Substitute

Made with milk, butter
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Hazelnut Cream Coffee Topping

Made with powdered sugar, coffee liqueur, heavy whipping cream, hazelnut liqueur
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Photo of Crispy Crunchy Crouton Sticks Recipe on CDKitchen

Crispy Crunchy Crouton Sticks

French bread is cut into sticks and coated with melted butter, basil, garlic powder, and onion salt and then baked until crisp.
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