I started dating someone who had never before been exposed to home-cooked food. The bar was set so low, and his appreciation was (and still is) so genuine, I that I felt no fear when trying out new things in the kitchen. So with that being said, here is one of the first recipes I tried on him when we decided to make homemade pizza.
I started with a family recipe and tweaked it until it fit my taste. This recipe is a great one to start with because it’s simple and once you become comfortable with the bare bones, you can add or substitute ingredients until it becomes what you want.
Pining for curry? Jonesing for peanut sauce? Instead of Grubhubbing your local Thai or Indian place, you can totally make budget-friendly Asian-inspired vegan noodles and soups yourself. Plus, they’re all vegan-optional for meatless Monday or meatless every day. Let’s explore the world of low-calorie noodles, homemade and super easy peanut sauce, and a warm pumpkin curry soup.
Don your green and grab your glass because everyone’s favorite day to fake being Irish is almost heeeeeere. We’ve got some St. Paddy’s Day recipes to satisfy your carb tooth, your sweet tooth, your booze tooth, and even your hangover tooth. Let’s talk soda bread, Guinness sauce, and a healthy day-after treat to soothe your sore head from all that green beer.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m going to teach you how to make the easiest cranberry sauce you’ve ever had. You can make this a day or two before, or you can even can it and save it for years. This makes a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and you can pretend you went to a ton of effort to make it…
This is my Crock Pot Tomato Sauce. I adapted it from a recipe I saw online somewhere forever ago. My nearly three-year-old daughter loves it and it’s hearty enough that my carnivorous hubby-to-be doesn’t notice when it doesn’t have meat. But you can totally add meat to it later, especially if cooking for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. And it is SUPER easy!
Make your pasta sauce in bulk and then freeze it. The result is a stack of Sauce Bricks you can pull out to use whenever you need ’em, thus sparing the time required to make it from scratch. We’ve successfully used (defrosted) frozen sauce not just for pasta, but also lasagna, manicotti, and pizza.