Edition 7-Powdered dip/seasoning mixes You know what I’m talking about – the Lipton onion mix and Hidden Valley Ranch mix. Their websites have hundreds of recipes. One of my favorites is just to use a pound (16 oz) of sour cream and a packet of mix to make a quick dip for veggies, chips, etc. … [Read more…]
Edition 6-Powdered Sugar I always keep powdered sugar on hand – mostly because if you want to make icing, well then you have the main ingredient. Pretty much no matter what icing I’ve made, they all call for powdered sugar. You could use it in a pinch if you dont have either white or brown … [Read more…]
Edition 5-Vinegar Whether you’re using it in a salad dressing, saute, or not as food, but as a cooking method, vinegar is something you should always keep on hand. Whether it’s red wine or rice vinegar, or straight up white vinegar like I use, keep one on hand. Today my recipe doesnt INCLUDE vinegar, it’s … [Read more…]
Edition 4 – Cream of… soups Cream of… soups are great to have on hand. Whether it be chicken, mushroom, chicken and mushroom, celery, etc. they can make a quick and easy gravy or provide the basis for a casserole. I like the 99% fat free kind. There is a particular name brand, which I’m … [Read more…]
Edition 3 – Garlic Why garlic? Well, I would probably have garlic over any other seasoning agent available , even salt. It brings out a hidden depth in flavor of meats and casseroles, stews and sauces, “wows” up jarred foods and covers a multitude of sins. It’s even rumored to help lower cholesterol, which we … [Read more…]
Edition 2 – Broth/Stock If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, please substitute “vegetable broth” for the following: chicken broth, beef broth. In a pinch, granulated or cubed bullion will do. You can get many varieties now, including ones already infused with garlic, onions, etc. I highly recommend having both b and c stock in your … [Read more…]
Hi all, since NaBloPoMo is now fully underway, I thought I’d do a theme entry and a regular entry, if possible each day for the month of November. Now that’s 30 items. What can I think of with 30 items? Well a pantry of course! I’m one of those people that buys 5 of something … [Read more…]
Barbecue Sauce 1/4 C margarine1/2 C water1 small onion, chopped1 t salt1 clove garlic1/2 t pepper1 C ketchup1/4 t chili powder1/4 C vinegar2 T worcestershire sauce1/2 C brown sugar Saute onion and garlic in margarine. Add rest of ingredients and stir. Simmer five minutes.
Pizza Sauce 1 small onion, chopped6 oz tomato paste1 t minced garlic2 1/2 C water3 T oil1 1/2 t oregano1 1/2 t sugar1 t salt1 t basilBring all ingredients to a boil and simmer one hour. Cool.
Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies 12 oz chocolate chips, divided1 C granulated sugar1/2 C (1 stick) butter or margarine3 eggs1 1/4 C all purpose flour1/4 t baking soda1 t vanilla1/2 C chopped nuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 baking dish and set aside. Melt 1 C morsels and butter in large heavy duty … [Read more…]