What makes a recipe a “keeper?”

When it’s the kind of dish that is easy to master and flexible enough to riff on. It’s something you could never get tired of eating and worth serving to your friends. These three fit the bill, and there are plenty more in our Recipe Finder :


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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs. This is a game-changer and teaches skills that will stay with you. Cook over relatively low heat, use soy sauce instead of salt for even seasoning and add a spritz of citrus juice. Trust us.


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Stir-Fried Shanghai Noodles. You can make this dish faster than the time it takes to get takeout. Add or substitute vegetables as you like.


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Broiled Berries and Cream. This only looks fancy. Make it in a single pan or in individual cups, and change the fruit with the seasons.