Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

5 Renovated Recipes

        Lifestyle | Easy Meals

Add some eggs and have the classic BLT for any meal. See more easy weeknight meals pictures.
Dan Goldberg/FoodPix/Getty Images

Food styles are always changing, and being able to reinvent old favorites or update new ones to suit your changing needs is the mark of a savvy cook. You may not spend all your weekends trying out new recipes, but innovators in fusion cuisine and cooking gurus everywhere are mixing things up, scaling things down and finding ways for us to cook amazing meals with minimal effort. If you've been doing more home cooking and want additional variety from your favorite ingredients, these recipe makeovers will open your eyes to some scrumptious options you may not have thought of. Most of these recipes use one extra or alternate ingredient that makes all the difference.