Last week, we showed you eighteen dishes college grads should not how to make without a recipe in order to feed themselves on a daily basis, but what about those once-in-a-while occasions that pop up? Maybe mom is coming over and you want to show off your new cooking prowess. Maybe it's your best friend's birthday and you need a cake. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself, whether that means a hearty batch of homemade granola or a huge plate of fries. Whether it's something that you'll want to make once a week or once a year, we've got 17 special occasion recipes that will help you rise to the occasion:
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