Kitchen Equipment

In order to cook for yourself, you’re going to need some equipment. Hopefully, this list will help you when you’re setting up your own first kitchen. Remember, the goal here isn’t to buy/obtain the best equipment (so buy cheap when you can), but simply to have enough stuff that most recipes will be within yourContinue reading “Kitchen Equipment”

Breakfast Croissants

3 cans croissant dough (8 per can; 24 total) 24 small breakfast sausage links, frozen 12 eggs, scrambled 4 ounces Colby Jack cheese, grated 3 slices American cheese, halved 2 tablespoons dried chives, chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Place sausages evenly (inContinue reading “Breakfast Croissants”

DIY: Pork Chops, Pork Loin, & Extras

Here in Kentucky, it’s not very difficult to find a grocery store that sells whole pork loins… and I do mean whole–I can usually find about 3-foot-long sections of pork loin for less than $30 somewhere. If you’re smart about it, you can make quite a few meals from one loin. Alright, let’s get started.Continue reading “DIY: Pork Chops, Pork Loin, & Extras”

Green Peas

1 can (14.5 oz) green peas 3/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon butter or margarine If you have it (#1): 1/2 small onion Another 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil If you have it (#2): 1/2 can (4 ounce can; using 2 ounces) mushroom pieces and stems Another 1/8 teaspoon saltContinue reading “Green Peas”

Corn

1 can (14.5 oz) whole kernel corn 3/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon butter or margarine If you have it: 1/2 small onion Another 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon ground rosemary Directions: (If you have it) In a small saucepan, add the vegetable oil and set burner toContinue reading “Corn”

Green Beans

1 can (14.5 ounce) regular or Italian green beans 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon butter or margarine If you have it: 1/2 small onion or 1 teaspoon dried minced onion Another 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Directions: (If you have it) In a small saucepan, add the vegetable oilContinue reading “Green Beans”