Tag Archives: pantry staples
A few nights ago, we had an impromptu dinner with friends for which I provided the main dish. Many people I know have at least a couple of dishes that they can throw together in a hurry out of things that they usually have on hand, and what I prepared was indeed from my standard repertoire.
This post includes a recipe for a scalable, vegetarian- or veganizeable pasta sauce that’s very flavorful and can be made to be quite spicy. It’s followed by a more simple sauce for young kids or those who prefer something a little more mild. Continue reading
Wendy’s quest for perfect tomato bisque and an easy weeknight standby ended when she came across this gem. Continue reading
As convenient as ready-made mixes are, they can’t easily be used in other recipes. All the ingredients for this recipe have a regular place in my kitchen, so whenever someone dear to me begins dropping hints about how nice some cocoa might be, I can whip this up in very little time. Continue reading
I suspect that even the most dedicated, penny-pinchingest leftover-eater on the planet gets tired of the same dish three or four meals in a row. With some careful planning, a dash of creativity, and a willingness to wing it, though, the same basic ingredients can do a quick change with a surprisingly small amount of extra time and effort. Continue reading
My first forays into homemade bread were unequivocal failures. I was using a bread machine and somehow doing everything wrong in spite of my best efforts. Eventually, after many a barely-edible disaster, I found success and we ate like kings. Everything was wonderful and rainbow-flavored until the nonstick pan of my bread machine began to flake. Continue reading