No Recipe Needed: 5 Things You Can Make Without a Recipe

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You’ll be surprised what you can make without a recipe

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You don’t need a recipe if you know a few basic tricks. (Photo Modified: Flickr/LuisaConteras)

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal. Instant oatmeal + canned pureed pumpkin + a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and a very small pinch of cloves = pumpkin pie breakfast perfection.

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Alfredo Sauce. Make a creamy Alfredo sauce by putting the entire pint of whipping cream, 1 stick of butter, and tons of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano into a sauce pot. Then, heat the sauce until the cheese is melted and it is creamy.


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Chocolate Sauce. Heat heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl just until it boils. Then, whisk in chocolate chips until you have a thick, creamy sauce.

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Banana Ice Cream. Freeze peeled bananas. Puree them in a food processor until thick and creamy. It’s that easy!


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Salsa. Just give all the ingredients you want in your salsa a rough chop (think tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and maybe some jalapeño) and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Add some garlic, cilantro, and lime juice, give the food processor a few pulses, and your salsa is done!

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

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