Ordering out is great. It's convenient, and easy, and doesn't require washing the dishes. We get it. But order Seamless five nights in a row, and your bank account will be groaning.

Have mercy on your stomach and your wallet, and actually pick up a pan every once in awhile. Your girlfriend will appreciate the effort. The kitchen scientists over at Food52 have a few tasty tricks you can put up your sleeve: 10 Great Restaurants Dishes You Can Make at Home.

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