11 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Make (and Not Buy)

11 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Make (and Not Buy)

PureWow

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.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

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Pinch of Yum

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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Baker by Nature

Blueberry Pancakes

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

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Macaroni and Cheese

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

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Hummus

Savory snacking done right.

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Half Baked Harvest

Omelet

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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Granola

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

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Crazy for Crust

Pizza Dough

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

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Handle the Heat

Brownies

To win friends and influence people.

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Live Simply

Vinaigrette

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

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Erin McDowell

Roast Chicken

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

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