7 Recipes to Know by Heart

7 Recipes to Know by Heart

No more sticky fingerprints in your cookbooks.

It’s one thing to impress your friends with a tasty homemade dinner, but it’s a whole nother thing to be able to prepare it without a single glance into a cookbook. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to cook a casserole from memory? Or to go grocery shopping without a shopping list—because it’s all in your head?
We’re here for you! Presenting 7 recipes that are easy to memorize, can be slightly modified, and will still impress your guests every time!

Classic spaghetti carbonara

Classic spaghetti carbonara

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The queen of pasta is an all-time favorite. You’ll probably have all ingredients in your refrigerator anyway, so simply learn in which order to use them. And don’t think about adding cream in it. Never. Ever.

All-American pancakes

All-American pancakes

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When it’s early in the morning and your craving a sweet breakfast, it will be a joy to mix together those 7 ingredients you know by heart. You can always modify the topping by using fruits, chocolate, or even bacon. Remember: You are the king or queen of the kitchen now!

Quick tomato soup

Quick tomato soup

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After reading this article, please go into your kitchen, give away any can of tomato soup you can find, and memorize this recipe. Spoiler alert: If you have tomatoes, you’re almost there!

Mixed salad with balsamic honey mustard dressing

Mixed salad with balsamic honey mustard dressing

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It’s not a big deal to throw together different vegetables or fruits that are left in your kitchen. But it is a big deal to know a basic dressing for nearly every salad in the world, which consists of only four ingredients. It’s manageable to memorize, isn’t it?

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake

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When it comes to baking, most people are afraid to do it without a cookbook in their hands. Well, don’t be afraid—you can do it! Memorize these 5 ingredients and there will be a delicious chocolate cake waiting for you in 45 minutes! Say what?

Mojito

Mojito

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Imagine a night with friends in your kitchen. Great food, great conversations, great laughs, and, at some point, somebody will ask for a drink. Not beer, not water, but a real long drink. Don’t screw up the party by searching the Internet, but impress everyone with your homemade Mojito. Cheers!

Pasta casserole

Pasta casserole

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The great thing about casseroles is that you can throw in whatever you want. After all, there’s melted cheese on it, so nothing can go wrong. By simply knowing the basics by heart, you can modify this comfort dish to your taste and to season.