Kitchen Basics

All the essentials you need to keep a stocked pantry and cooking tips!

bowl of ground beef

HOW TO BROWN GROUND BEEF {Great Meal Prep!}

Browning ground beef the proper way will kick up the flavor in your tacos, chilis, casseroles, or any other ground beef recipe! With my easy to follow step-by-step instructions you’ll get browned, flavorful, juicy, AND delicious beef every time. So many recipes out there that begin with “brown the ground […]

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HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING {Super Easy!}

Try this homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing once and you will never use store-bought ranch dressing again, it just doesn’t compare. Homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is as easy as it gets, and it is far more tasty than store-bought bottled dressing. I almost don’t even want to call them by the […]

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HOMEMADE COLESLAW DRESSING {Extra Creamy!}

Extra creamy, homemade coleslaw dressing is the key ingredient in making the most popular summer side dish on your table. You know how every restaurant has a different version of coleslaw? It is never quite the same and some places nail it perfectly and a lot more fail miserably. My […]

jar of cinnamon butter

CINNAMON HONEY BUTTER {Dessert Spread!}

Make steakhouse quality Cinnamon Honey Butter at home to compliment your favorite dinner rolls or toast! Everybody loves the rolls with sweet Cinnamon Honey Butter at the neighborhood steakhouse, and now you can make that delicious spread yourself at home. This Texas Roadhouse copycat recipe for butter will be great […]

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HOMEMADE HOISIN SAUCE {Super Easy!}

Making authentic Asian recipes requires an authentic homemade Hoisin Sauce, and now you can make it at home quick and easy! Hoisin sauce is to Asian food what garlic is to Italian food, it is in just about all Asian recipes and it is easy to make at home. You […]

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OLD FASHIONED TARTAR SAUCE {Super Easy!}

Make your own tangy and creamy Old Fashioned Tartar Sauce for your favorite fish and seafood dishes, this recipe is far better than bottled! Fresh tartar sauce is much better than the bottled stuff, and you can really tell the difference. This is seaside fish market type quality made at […]

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HOMEMADE BUFFALO SAUCE {Quick and Easy!}

Making your own Homemade Buffalo Sauce sets you above everyone else when you make any dish with it. With just 3 ingredients, it’s very easy to throw that bottled sauce out! Anybody can make buffalo wings and buffalo chicken dip, but it won’t be the same unless it has homemade […]

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EASY STEAK MARINADE {great for grilling!}

A great steak shouldn’t need anything added once it is removed from cooking, and this steak marinade will make sure your steak is perfect. This marinade adds just a hint of extra flavor all while making your steak tender and juicy! Steak is often seen as the ultimate test of […]

pork sliced in a plate

EASY PORK MARINADE {great for grilling!}

This simple sweet and savory pork marinade is perfect for adding flavor and will give you tender and juicy pork every time! Great for grilling, baking, and roasting all your favorite cuts of pork such as pork loin, tenderloin, chops, and ribs! A pork marinade is used for a variety […]

sliced chicken on a board

THE BEST CHICKEN MARINADE {great for grilling!}

This Homemade Chicken Marinade brings together the perfect flavors and adds to the tenderness and juiciness of your favorite chicken recipes. Use it for grilling, air frying, baking, or pan roasting your chicken! Works great in the crockpot and instant pot too! Let’s talk about how boring chicken can be, […]