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A Week's Worth Of One-Skillet Recipes To Make Your Life Easier

Turn up the heat.
08/12/2015 05:16pm ET
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There are tons of excuses we use to talk ourselves out of cooking at home -- it's messy, complicated, it heats up the apartment. And there's always Seamless.

But cooking at home can seriously improve your life, according to science.

Julia Wolfson, a lead author of a 2014 study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that "when people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less or not at all -- even if they are not trying to lose weight."

Even better, a 2012 study published in "Public Health Nutrition" found that people who cook at home up to five times a week were 47 percent more likely to stay alive for the next 10 years.

We recommend cooking in the classic cast-iron skillet (here's your foolproof guide to those), and making any of the following recipes every day for the rest of your life.

Here are five ideas to get you through the workweek's worth of breakfasts, dinners and desserts. The best part? Cleaning up's a cinch.

Chorizo Egg Breakfast Skillet
thebeeronness.com
Carnitas Chilaquiles With Whipped Jalapeño Cream
halfbakedharvest.com
Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
damndelicious.com
Quinoa Breakfast Skillet
howsweeteats.com
Huevos Rancheros - Skillet Eggs
feastingathome.com
Creamy Skillet Mac & Cheese
lemon-sugar.com
Skillet Lasagna
annies-eats.com
Quick Skillet Steak With Onions And Mushrooms
skinnytaste.com
Mom's Ground Turkey And Peppers
simplyrecipes.com
Skillet Mexican Zucchini
skinnytaste.com
Skillet Strawberry Pie
alwayswithbutterblog.com
Skillet Brownie Carmelita's
iambaker.com
Fresh Pineapple Zucchini Skillet Cake
howsweeteats.com
Blueberry Oat Cake
theearthentable.com
Dutch Baby Pancakes With Orange Sugar
hummingbirdhigh.com

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