Listen, we know you’re the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better. Ahead, 11 recipes you should keep in your arsenal and be able to whip up from scratch (at any given moment). You impressive thing, you.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because licking the bowl beats sad grocery-store cookies any day.

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Tomato Sauce

Homemade sauce takes 5 minutes and tastes indubitably better than any supermarket jar. Master this marinara for whenever you get a spaghetti urge.

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Blueberry Pancakes

Thick, fluffy, sweet, easy…the pancake of your dreams. 

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Macaroni and Cheese

You’re not in college anymore. So: Bye-bye, Blue Box.

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Savory snacking done right.

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The secret to fluffy omelet perfection: Beat the egg mixture with only 25-30 strokes of a fork. Then add whatever fillings your little heart desires.

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Forget the stuff that comes in (and tastes like) a box.

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Pizza Dough

Toss together this easy creation and top with marinara sauce, above. 

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To win friends and influence people.

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Lemon, olive oil, Parmesan and S&P. No excuses.

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Roast Chicken

Because you need a one-hour chicken dinner in your repertoire. 

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