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    20 Go-To Recipes Every Twentysomething Should Know

    From pasta, to chicken, to roasted veggies — these simple recipes will come in handy over and over again.

    Cooking at home is challenging — we get it — and everyone needs a collection of staple recipes they can turn to over and over again.

    So we rounded up 20 of our favorite staple recipes that just about everyone should know how to make. Pick a few of your favorites, bookmark them, and keep them in your back pocket.

    1. Roasted lemon chicken to pair with just about anything.

    2. A super simple pesto you can toss with pasta, over chicken, or spread on a sandwich.

    3. Fluffy homemade pancakes you can make for just about any meal.

    4. Chicken stir-fry so you can use up all of the veggies in your fridge.

    5. Crockpot chili that's the perfect hands-off recipe for chilly nights.

    6. Homemade garlic bread you can serve alongside pasta, salad, or just about anything else.

    7. Comforting spaghetti carbonara that comes together in no time.

    8. A simple one-pan salmon and green beans that's made entirely in the oven.

    9. A simple omelet so you can quickly prepare breakfast before running out the door.

    10. An easy stovetop mac 'n' cheese so you finally stop eating the boxed variety.

    11. A foolproof recipe for perfectly cooked steak every time.

    12. An easy 20-minute tomato sauce you can toss over pasta.

    13. A homemade pizza recipe you can customize with your favorite toppings.

    14. A quick homemade hummus that comes together in no time.

    15. A sheet tray of roasted veggies you can eat all throughout the week.

    16. Perfectly moist grilled chicken you can make indoors — because who has an actual grill, anyways?

    17. A gourmet grilled cheese you can whip up in a matter of minutes.

    18. A delicious (and classic!) Caesar salad you can eat as a full meal, or pair with something else.

    19. Fluffy mashed potatoes you can serve alongside any ~fancy~ meal you're making.

    20. A signature chocolate chip cookie recipe you can bake for special occasions (or just because).

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