Here's what Taylor Swift really eats when she's at home with friends

Taylor Swift is nearly 30 so, naturally, she's doling out several life lessons — 30 to be exact — about what she's learned over the last three decades — and some of them revolve around her favorite foods.

The superstar singer and songwriter told Elle she's always loved to cook but now that she's in full adult mode, she's perfected a few foolproof dinner party recipes. Because what else are one's 20s for if not to make mistakes, cook delicious pasta and win some Grammy Awards?

In Swift's pursuit of the ideal dinner party recipe, she noted three that she told the magazine she'll be making for life. Of course Swift draws inspiration from Ina Garten, who has won the adoration of millions of home cooks, including Jennifer Garner, who even created her own mock cooking show in the style of her Barefoot idol. She also looks to Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver for the types of meals that will satisfy everyone at the table — except maybe vegans, since the dishes all include meat.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Show Backstage -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: (l-r) Halsey, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson -- (Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Brendon Urie (L) of Panic! at the Disco and Taylor Swift perform during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: 2019 Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: 2019 Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Taylor Swift backstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2019/FilmMagic for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: In advance of her new single 'Me!, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: In advance of her new single 'Me!, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift performs during the Time 100 Gala 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift performs during the TIME 100 Gala 2019 Dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the Times 100 Most Influential People red carpet event on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Taylor Swift seen out and about in Manhattan on April 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Taylor Swift arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Taylor Swift arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Taylor Swift on stage at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at the Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia )
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Maren Morris (L) and Taylor Swift attend the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn seen attending the Vogue BAFTA party at Annabel's club in Mayfair on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by GOR/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift seen at the BAFTAs: Vogue x Tiffany Fashion & Film - afterparty at Annabel's on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Music Artist Taylor Swift attends InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives for the Warner Bros. and In Style 20th annual post Golden Globes party at the Oasis Courtyard of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 6, 2019. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Taylor Swift and Idris Elba speak onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Taylor Swift performs during the 2018 Ally Coalition Talent Show on December 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 20: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 20, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06: Taylor Swift performs at The Gabba on November 6, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/TAS18/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: Taylor Swift performs at ANZ Stadium on November 02, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Swift's favorite recipe of the Barefoot Contessa is her "Real Meatballs and Spaghetti."

"I just use packaged bread crumbs and only ground beef for meat," Swift noted about the recipe, which usually requires a mix of pork, veal and beef, as well as homemade white bread crumbs.

When she's in the mood for chicken, Swift looks to Lawson, who has proven time and again she's a whiz with how to make the perfect poultry. Swift likes to make Lawson's Mughlai Chicken, an Indian-inspired dish that uses moist chicken thighs along with warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and garam masala, with a creamy balance of yogurt and buttery almond slivers.

Another one of Swift's swear-by chicken recipes is Jamie Oliver's Chicken Fajitas with Molé Sauce, because when is Mexican food ever not a crowd pleaser? Oliver's molé, a tomato-based sauce with chipotle, chocolate and cinnamon, is easy to make and ideal for a large crowd of hungry celebrities.

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Taylor Swift at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 16: Singer Taylor Swift poses for a photo with her award for 'Breakthrough Video of the Year' in the press room at the 2007 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University April 16, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2007 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Musician Taylor Swift departs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 02: Taylor Swift arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Hannah Montana The Movie' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 2, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Musician Taylor Swift attends the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress/singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 03: Recording Artist Taylor Swift arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Singer Taylor Swift leaves the 'Katie Couric Show' at the ABC Lincoln Center Studios on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 05: Singer Taylor Swift attends The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! held at Bridgestone Arena on December 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Musician/actress Taylor Swift, wearing Elie Saab top and shorts, attends a press event for breaking The Staples Center's record of most sold-out shows for a solo artist held at The Staples Center on August 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. She has surpassed Madonna and Justin Timberlake for seven sellouts and Britney Spears at eight sellout shows. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Romeo & Juliet' at ArcLight Hollywood on September 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Musician Taylor Swift attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Musician Taylor Swift arrives at the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Romeo & Juliet' at ArcLight Hollywood on September 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Taylor Swift attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2013/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Taylor Swift arrives at the Clive Davis And The Recording Academy Annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 01: Singer Taylor Swift attends The Weinstein Company Academy Award party hosted by Chopard on March 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Chopard)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 03: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 3, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Taylor Swift attends the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 held at the Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Taylor Swift attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Singer Taylor Swift leaves restaurant 'Gemelli Italian' in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Queensland. (Photo by Jerad Williams/Newspix/Getty Images)
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File photo
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Taylor Swift poses backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Al Hirschfeld Theater on November 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
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In addition to her go-to recipes, Swift also shared some top-secret culinary tips. For example, she's learned how to make some killer cocktails: Pimm's cups, Aperol spritzes, old-fashioneds and mojitos, specifically.

"Getting a garlic crusher is a whole game changer," she also advised. "I also learned how to immediately calculate Celsius to Fahrenheit in my head. (Which is what I'm pretty sure the internet would call a 'weird flex.')"

In lesson 26, Swift shared that she likes to make "countdowns" for things she's excited about. "Sometimes we can get overwhelmed in the now, and it's good to get some perspective that life will always go on, to better things," the star said.

On that note, we're beginning the countdown until dinner.

Meatballs, anyone?

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