Whole Roasted Chicken. If you use the right seasoning and cook the chicken for the correct amount of time, this impressive dish will turn out perfectly every single time. Click here for more instructions.
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Really Good Tacos. Everyone loves tacos. Everyone. Once you learn to make a delicious filling, add toppings like avocado, pickled red onions, cotija cheese, or shredded cabbage. Click here for our best taco recipes.
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Stir-Fry. Why order takeout when you can impress your girlfriend with homemade stir-fry? Perfect for stay-at-home movie nights, this stir-fry cooks in a matter of minutes. Click here for the recipe.
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Scallops. Pan-seared scallops deliver lots of “wow factor” for ridiculously little work. Scallops can be a bit expensive, but if you need an easy dinner for a special occasion, this is your go-to dish. Click here for the recipe.
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Chocolate Cake. Nothing turns a bad day around like a slice of chocolate cake. Don’t worry about trying to make something fancy — any chocolate cake will do the trick. I like this recipe because you add all the ingredients into one bowl, mix, and then bake. Click here for the recipe.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.