Frequently-Used Ingredients

This isn’t an all-encompassing list, but these are things that I try to keep on-hand as they are used in quite a few recipes. Salt Pepper Milk Eggs (chicken) Butter or Margarine Mayonnaise Mustard Sriracha Soy Sauce Hot Sauce All-purpose Flour Self-rising Flour Pasta (Spaghetti, Fettuccini, Elbow Macaroni, Shells, Egg Noodles, Rotini) Rice (I recommendContinue reading “Frequently-Used Ingredients”

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”

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”

Homemade Condensed Milk

1 cup powdered milk 2/3 cup suger 1/3 cup boiling water 3 tablespoons butter or margarine Directions: Place all ingredients in blender; blend on high until thick. (Granny’s notes: Do not double the recipe; 1-1/2 times is okay. One recipe equal to one can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. Use in any recipe calling forContinue reading “Homemade Condensed Milk”