Recipes for How to Cook

Every great cook has to start somewhere. We’ve gathered our favorite starter recipes for an introductory course in cooking. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, dinner or even a snack, these basic recipes will get you on the road to kitchen success.

Our how-to-cook recipes are great building blocks for meal preparation. Once you’ve mastered these techniques, you won’t have to worry about the eternal question of “What’s for dinner?” A few of these recipes, like roast chicken or fish in parchment, can stand on their own, but when combined with techniques for grains, vegetables and sauces, a complete meal is ready.

Take what you’ve learned with these recipes to apply to other cooking. From roasting other vegetables to experimenting with simple sauces, you’ll soon find out the possibilities are endless once you’re comfortable in the kitchen.

For more recipe simplicity, try our 5-Ingredient Summer Mains or our tasty halibut recipes. Also check out our how-to-cook videos for easy kitchen tips and tricks.

How to Cook: Brown Rice
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How to Cook: Roasted Butternut Squash
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How to Cook: Quinoa
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How to Cook: Spaghetti Squash
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How to Cook: Basic Vinaigrette
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How to Cook: Fish in Parchment
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How to Cook: Poached Eggs
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How to Cook: Fresh Salsa
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How to Cook: Baked Pasta
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How to Cook: Frittata
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