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    15 Make-At-Home Dinners That Are Better Than Takeout

    Better, cheaper, and downright tastier.

    1. Shrimp Pad Thai

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    There are so many ways to cook shrimp. This may be the best one. Get the recipe on Food52.

    2. Buffalo Wings Coated in Blue Cheese

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    This technique is brilliant: smear the wings with a homemade blue cheese dip before cooking. Get the recipe on Food52.

    3. Gong Bao Chicken

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    Salty, sour, and a kick of spiciness. Get the recipe on Food52.

    4. Sharp Cheddar and Mustardy Greens Breakfast Sandwich

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    Egg McMuffins are irrelevant. Get the recipe on Food52.

    5. Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Pork, Chinese Broccoli, and Soy Sauce

    6. Vietnamese-Style Shu Mai

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    Homemade dumplings are perfect for a party. Get the recipe on Food52.

    7. World's Easiest Falafel and Tzatziki

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    No seriously. So. Easy. Get the recipe on Food52.

    8. Multi-Layered Scallion Pancakes

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    Better than the buttermilk kind. Get the recipe on Food52.

    9. Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

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    Super easy to make, but tastes distinctly Thai. Get the recipe on Food52.

    10. Cheeto-Crusted Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon

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    Dangerously cheesy. And spicy. And addicting. Get the recipe on Food52.

    11. Caramelized Pork Bánh Mì

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    The sandwich to end all sandwiches. Get the recipe on Food52.

    12. Creamy Chicken Curry

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    The rich spice blend sets this apart. Get the recipe on Food52.

    13. Spicy Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

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    The marinade is magical (you can also try it on pork, salmon, you name it). Get the recipe on Food52.

    14. No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pie

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    Easy as (pizza) pie. Get the recipe on Food52.

    15. Turkey Pho

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    Ramen, but sexier. Get the recipe on Food52.

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