Category: How To

This homemade greek seasoning recipe can be mixed together in minutes and adds authentic greek flavor to any recipe. A combination of classic Mediterranean herbs and warming spices, this all-purpose blend can be used on chicken, lamb, beef, vegetables, kebabs, salads, and more. Delicious, versatile, and down-right easy to make, all the Yayas around the world will be proud!

Greek Seasoning Recipe

My orange marmalade recipe is made with ordinary oranges and lemons, and it’s as unfussy as it is delicious. Every sunshiny spoonful makes your morning toast sparkle. If you love candied oranges and fruit preserves, I bet you’ll be making this on a regular basis.

Orange Marmalade Recipe

The lowly lentil is a pantry staple and a real star on the health front; knowing how to cook lentils will make your soups, salads, and side dishes all the more healthy and delicious. And they cook in just 20 minutes!

How to Cook Lentils

Once you know how to cook quinoa, you’ll find so many ways to use this ancient superfood. You'll love its nutty flavor and fluffy texture. It's fabulous in place of rice, couscous, or pasta and in your favorite soups and salads.

How to Cook Quinoa

If you’re crafting classic cocktails, sweetening your morning cappuccino, or spicing up a spongecake, it’s important to know how to make simple syrup. I have recipes for basic and extra-rich depending on your taste, and all you need are water, sugar, and a pot to hold both.

How to Make Simple Syrup

At first glance it may seem unnecessary, but trussing a chicken for roasting ensures delicious, evenly-cooked poultry that looks as good as it tastes. Here I’ll show you how to truss a chicken using twine, to make your best roast chicken yet. 

How to Truss a Chicken

A classic, homemade applesauce recipe is super easy to make and can last for a long time by freezing or canning. This version is flavored with a touch of sugar, but added ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberries, or ginger add a super rich bite that can’t compare to any store bought variety. Add it as a side to your next pork dinner or simply serve it to the kids as a healthy, afternoon snack!

Applesauce Recipe

This simple recipe for roasted root vegetables is the best way to eat the rainbow! A variety of good-for-you veggies laid out on a baking sheet and roasted at a high heat leads to golden brown perfection. A sprinkling of rosemary and thyme is added to balance the sweet, caramelized sugars produced during roasting. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

Learn how to make Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah), and discover a new way to add texture and flavor to your dishes. This Egyptian nut-and-seed blend can be salty, sweet, or spicy depending on how you make it. Try my base blend or mix in countless other ingredients from my list of suggestions. Use Dukkah as a topping, garnish, or even a healthy snack mix!

How to Make Dukkah

Once you learn how to make pancakes from scratch, you'll never buy a box mix again! Using ingredients you already have in your kitchen, whip up the fluffiest, tastiest pancakes around, with or without syrup. I have all your variation questions covered, too! Even the one where you want to make pancakes on your next camping trip.

How to Make Pancakes

Homemade Potato Chips

Once you discover how easy it is to make a big batch of nuoc cham, a lively Vietnamese dipping sauce, you'll probably always have some on hand to throw over noodles, grilled meat, or salads. I serve it as a condiment for both fresh and fried spring rolls, too.

Nuoc Cham Recipe

Light and heavenly, meringue is little more than egg whites and sugar, whipped into clouds of pure delight and gently baked. Billows of it can be used to top a pie, but it’s equally wonderful on its own, too, piped into cookies, kisses, cakes, and nests for fresh fruit. 

How to Make Meringue

Not all bagels are created equal; in fact, truly great bagels are so hard to find, I decided to learn how to make bagels at home. This recipe for the classic bagel is easy to follow; once you get the basics down, switch up the toppings and flavors to delight every bagel lover in the house. 

How to Make Bagels

Delightfully delicious and easy to make, this chocolate sauce is a straightforward ganache that is the perfect topping for ice cream, cake, or any homemade dessert in your recipe box. Glossy, luscious, and pleasing to the eye and palate, you’ll never buy store bought chocolate sauce again!

Chocolate Sauce

An easy recipe for creamy, delicious Thai Peanut Dressing. Made from mostly pantry ingredients, this dressing is delicious on salads, grilled chicken, or for dipping your favorite appetizers!

Thai Peanut Dressing

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

8 Infused Water Recipes

An easy recipe for how to toast pecans in the oven or on the stove. Enhance the flavor of pecans, then add to salads, snack mixes, baked goods, and more!

How to Toast Pecans

An easy recipe for how to toast walnuts in the oven or on the stove. Enhance the flavor of walnuts, then add to salads, snack mixes, baked goods, and more!

How to Toast Walnuts

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