Use one of these three methods to make one of the easiest kitchen basics: vanilla sugar. From time to time, you will come across a cookie recipe calling for vanilla sugar. Don’t run out to buy it! You can easily make it at home. I’ve seen vanilla sugar in many European and German cookie recipes. […]
Category: Kitchen Basics
Kitchen Basics are methods, short cuts, and best practices to use when cooking – tips and suggestions in the kitchen. We also include basic staple recipes that you will use time and time again.
One of my favorite kitchen basics, roasted garlic is one of those foods that you won’t be able to live without once you’ve made it. You can roast several garlic heads and use them at once, or keep them in the fridge or freezer for later. Roasted garlic can be used on pasta, spread on […]
Prepping and cooking eggplant couldn’t be easier. Even if you want to “sweat” them as you’ve read about, it’s super simple and only adds thirty passive minutes to your cooking time. Many people hesitate to cook with eggplant because the sweating part seems mysterious. The first thing you should know is that sweating is unnecessary, […]
Now that I’ve made this easy and very tasty vegan pie crust, I won’t buy store bought again. Making vegan pie crust is the same as making non-vegan pie crust – you just replace the butter with vegan butter. But a lot of people have never had to make a pie crust from scratch, thanks […]
If you like Mexican food, you’ve probably eaten tomatillos, or Mexican husk tomatoes, many times. And if you love salsa verde (green salsa), you have absolutely eaten tomatillos. While most people have had tomatillos in their Mexican dishes, many still haven’t cooked with them. I bought my first fresh tomatillos to make salsa verde. I […]
I love these two soy dipping sauces served with Chinese or East Asian cuisine. Great for dipping dumplings, veggies, and as a sauce for delectable scallion pancakes. Both of these sauces are quick and easy, made from ingredients you probably have in your refrigerator. You don’t really need all of the ingredients – just take […]