There’s not much that offers the same comfort and satisfaction as a home-cooked meal—and you don’t have to be an experienced cook to pull one off. When it comes to cooking, having reliable recipes can quickly build your confidence and basic skills.
This list includes recipes that every home cook—regardless of their ability—should have in their arsenal. They are all great on their own, but some can easily be doctored up with a quick sauce or some personalized modifications. Others are complete dishes (including a bread recipe!) that a new cook may be intimidated by, but will see there’s nothing to sweat. What better time than the present to embrace home cooking?