In Your Teens
Taste of HomeBy your teens, you should master a few snacks, basic meals, and classic sweets. This basic buttermilk pancake recipe is easy to whip up for Sunday brunch (or a sweet supper). Plus, check out these breakfast-for-dinner recipes.
Spinach-Mushroom Scrambled Eggs
Taste of Home"My husband and I had breakfast at a hotel and enjoyed an amazing mushroom and egg dish. As soon as I got home, I made my own rendition." —Rachelle McCalla, Batesville, Arkansas. You can also use eggs to make these recipes that aren't for breakfast.
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Taste of Home"These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they're really fast to whip up, too." —Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois If you're looking for something a little fancier, check out these grilled cheese recipes.
Fudge Nut Brownies
Taste of Home"There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it in one bowl in just a few minutes. My husband's grandmother passed the recipe on; now our son makes these brownies for after-school snacks." —Becky Albright, Norwalk, Ohio Check out these healthier after-school options too.
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Taste of Home"We love the perfect blend of sweet and citrus in this refreshing smoothie. It's so easy to throw together, I often find myself making one for breakfast or a midday snack." — Jamie King, Duluth, Minnesota
Taste of Home"For a wonderful addition to your brunch menu, try these delicious muffins. The applesauce adds another layer of flavor which will have your guests trying to figure out what that taste is." —Katrina Shaner, Stronghurst, Illinois
Taste of HomeOur home economists share this recipe for hard-cooked eggs that can be eaten plain or used in various recipes.
Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies
Taste of Home"My version of the classic cookie is based on a recipe from a bakery in California called Hungry Bear. It's big, thick and chewy—perfect for dunking." —Irene Yeh, Mequon, Wisconsin
Taste of HomeTime to master the basics, like sauces and grains, plus easy everyday healthy recipes, like this garlic lovers' chicken.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil
Taste of Home"Roasting really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes in this wonderful soup. It has a slightly chunky texture that indicates it's fresh and homemade." —Marie Forte, Raritan, New Jersey When you're not using it for soup, basil can help keep mosquitoes away!