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What Are You Having for National Eat What You Want Day? Try Out These 7 Easy Recipes!

by Ann Ferguson

There's been a long history of dieting since the 1860s, which is all well and good. A good diet keeps you healthy. But everyone deserves a proper cheat day, one where they can indulge absolutely guilt-free — and that's what National Eat What You Want Day is all about!

Better than your typical cheat day, on this day, you really treat yourself and finally give in to your sweet tooth, carbo-load, and have breakfast for dinner—anything you want is up for grabs. While you can always indulge by finally trying out that new restaurant you've been thinking about, making the goodies yourself is an in-depth experience.

You can indulge your inner glutton with these seven recipes and leave your tummy completely satisfied!

1. Nacho Burgers

Place setting with nachos and a burger

A good burger is well worth your cheat day, but a nacho burger takes the cake (mmm, cake). With this recipe, you'll enjoy oozy, cheesy goodness topped with a signature spicy salsa. You won't believe the incredible taste of jalapenos, chipotle chile, red onions, and plum tomatoes on top of the incredible cheese sauce. And it only takes 35 minutes to make!

2. Perfect French Fries

Golden fries

The art of French fries isn't so complicated. But to get the perfect Frenchy fry that is golden, crispy, and yet soft in the middle, you'll need some help. The secret is double-frying — who knew? This recipe has all the ins and outs of making golden perfection step-by-step with helpful pictures!

3. Homemade Pizza

Two women making homemade pizza in small oven

Pizza is definitely something you miss when you're on a diet. You can't help but dream about all that scrumptious bread and gooey cheese. But with this 1-hour recipe, you won't have to dream! Either using your oven or the cooktop, you can create the pizza you've been craving!

Pro Tip: A pizza stone goes a long way to turning your regular oven into a pizza-making machine!

4. Best Homemade Tacos

Nothing beats a good taco, except when you make them at home! Within around 30 minutes, you can have the best ground beef tacos you ever had right in your kitchen. While following the recipe is a must, you can always add more toppings whenever you need them!

5. The Easiest Burrito Recipe

Burritos cut in half and stacked on top of each other

What's better than tacos? Not much, but maybe this easy burrito recipe can give them a run for their money. This 45-minute recipe is your ticket to a hearty meal that you can even stash in your freezer for later! So no matter when you have a craving, you'll always be satisfied. Watch the video for more detailed instructions!

6. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Say you’re craving Italian food, but you're not in the mood for pizza, then this one-pot garlic parmesan pasta recipe is just what you need! This recipe makes simple, creamy pasta in a single pot, so you don't have to wash a lot of cookware. And you don't have to worry about dropping noodles on your cooktop!

7. Orange-Vanilla Monkey Bread

Plate of monkey bread

Who's ready for dessert? We know we are! With this orange-vanilla monkey bread recipe, you'll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe adds a citrus and vanilla combo to regular monkey bread, and you won't believe the results! You can make this simple dessert in 35 minutes and have plenty for the family to have seconds!

Build Your Cooking Station

Eating what you want is more than just fun; it's essential! Whether that means a juicy burger and golden fries or delicious pasta, indulging yourself is a real treat. But to make the most out of every recipe, you need the right cooking appliances! And at Downeast Home Appliance Center, we have exactly what you're looking for to show off your culinary skills.

Have any questions? Give us a call or stop by our store, and we'll guide you to the setup that suits you!