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17 Recipes for the Recent College Grad

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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:

Nekisia Davis' Olive Oil and Maple Granola by Genius Recipes

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No-Knead Sandwich Bread by Carey Nershi

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Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta by Genius Recipes

 

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter by Genius Recipes

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Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs Over Rice) by The Cooking of Joy

 

Sweet Potatoes Roasted in Coconut Oil by Gena Hamshaw

 

Patricia Wells' Fake Frites by Genius Recipes

 

Crispy Coconut Kale with Roasted Salmon and Coconut Rice by Ashley Couse | Bloom & Nourish

 

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken by Genius Recipes

 

Heidi Swanson's Pan-Fried Giant White Beans with Kale by Genius Recipes

 

Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos by Amanda Hesser

 

Classic Chicken Piccata by Linda Johnson

 

Funfetti Cake by molly yeh

 

Dorie Greenspan's Hot (and Cold) Chocolate by Genius Recipes

 

Alice's Chocolate Pudding by Alice Medrich

 

The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies by Phyllis Grant

What other recipes should a college grad have on hand? Let us know in the comments below!


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