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Everyday Cooking

Collection of everyday cooking recipes

These 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.

featured everyday cooking recipe

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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Lipton Dry Onion Soup Mix
lipton dry onion soup mix
Onion soup mix is a common ingredient in many recipes. Make your own and keep it on hand with this simple recipe made with dehydrated onion flakes, more...
Jello Play Dough
jello play dough
Looking for a rainy day craft project with the kids? Try making this homemade playdough made from flavored gelatin powder, flour, salt, cream of more...
Ginger Peach Marmalade
ginger peach marmalade
Made with sugar, powdered pectin, water, peaches, crystallized ginger, oranges
Heavy Cream Substitute
heavy cream substitute
If you find yourself out of heavy cream and you need some for a recipe, use this simple substitute that requires only two ingredients.
Hazelnut Cream Coffee Topping
hazelnut cream coffee topping
Made with powdered sugar, coffee liqueur, heavy whipping cream, hazelnut liqueur
Crispy Crunchy Crouton Sticks
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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