Category Archives: The Basics…

Chimichurri for a Cause

I am all for supporting a good cause. Especially if it is for someone as sweet as my friend Jey over at The Jey of Cooking. After her mother received a life saving heart transplant, she decided to start raising … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks: Cooking and Freezing Perfect Brown Rice

I used to hate cooking brown rice. I always screwed it up and I felt like it took forever! Then one of my Chefs showed me the best way I’ve found to cook brown rice and I will never look … Continue reading

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Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta

I feel like it should go without saying that I love pasta. Honestly, who doesn’t? It’s hard to really compare fresh pasta to dried pasta. Dried pasta, like what you buy in the store, really needs to be cooked to … Continue reading

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

These amazing homemade tortillas are the first official item checked off my bucket list. I can’t BELIEVE it took me this long to make homemade tortillas. They are insanely easy to make and the taste? Absolutely awesome. I have been … Continue reading

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DIY: Taco Seasoning

Trust me when I say, there is no reason to buy packets of taco seasoning at the store. Sure, they are convenient but they are loaded with sodium. Making this taco seasoning is the work of one or two minutes, … Continue reading

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Oh my heavens. Homemade mayonnaise is sinful! It blows my favorite brand of mayonnaise out of the water and wow does it taste incredible on a BLT sandwich. I can hardly wait to make chicken salad sandwiches with it.  From … Continue reading

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Herb and Shallot Compound Butter

It’s garlicky herby butter and it’s easy!. What else do I need to say to convince you how easy and awesome this is? This is so wonderful to have on hand for a flavorful add in to just about any … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Curd

What I’m about to say is disturbing but true. I would bathe in this stuff if I could. It is amazing and refreshing, tart and sweet, creamy and light. It’s perfect for scones, which is what we used it for. … Continue reading

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Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

It seems fitting. My last semester of culinary school starts this week and I (perhaps not humbly so) think I have finally mastered making an amazing biscuit! It doesn’t surprise me that I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen. Can … Continue reading

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Blackened Seasoning

It’s a funny thing. After you’ve been cooking for a while you find yourself wondering about the things you could make at home yourself instead of buying them. Sometimes it isn’t feasible. Not everyone has time to make their own … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde

I adore salsa verde. Usually when we get it at a restaurant it is insanely hot. Only because hubby always orders the crazy hot death salsa and they usually use salsa verde as the vehicle to deliver death peppers. 😉 … Continue reading

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Pear Butter

No partridge here, just two fabulously bountiful pear trees that for the past two years have been decorating my back yard. Sand pears never really get soft, in fact they are hard as rocks but they have great flavor. Last … Continue reading

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Pizza Dough

Slowly but surely I am finding myself making more things I used to buy premade. After trying this recipe out in my baking class, I felt it was totally easy enough to do at home. Be warned though! It opened … Continue reading

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Light Brioche Burger Buns

Lets review my worst fears 1. Drowning 2. Yeast 3. A car accident 4. Baking/Dough/Flour See the theme? Well no more baby!! I was so nervous about making these because it involved all the things that scare me about baking: … Continue reading

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The easiest biscuits on the face of the planet!

These are seriously almost as easy as opening a can of biscuits. Today I had the opportunity to chat with several grandmas while at a friends daughters birthday party. Any time I’m around grandmas I always ask how they make … Continue reading

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