Kitchen Basics

This is where you'll find recipes for homemade dressings & pantry staples.

Originally published November 2018 Not even a month into the school year, Isabella had her first sick day. What began as a faint cough on a Friday…
Originally published September 2009 I first tasted homemade ricotta about 10 years ago. It was quite revelatory. Creamy, almost buttery, bits of cheese…
Originally published January 2016 I know what you're thinking. Me, too. I made some, um, let's not call them resolutions—suggestions, yes, that sounds…
Originally published in 2016 In putting together a Pinterest board for National Almond Day yesterday (yeah, there's pretty much a food holiday for every…
Originally published November 2017 It's well established that as an omnivore, dairy is a part of my life. Still, I love developing recipes that can be…
German gingerbread spice blend
Originally published September 2018 Until two weeks ago, I hadn't made homemade applesauce in years. At least eight, in fact. It was one of Virginia's…
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