Kitchen Basics

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Homemade Cream of Celery Soup

Homemade Cream of Celery Soup is a delicious and easy substitute for canned condensed soup and adds home cooked flavor to your favorite casseroles and family recipes. Cheaper than store bought and freezer friendly which is perfect for meal planning and prep.   Cream Of Celery Soup Consider making a batch […]

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Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup {Better than canned!}

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup is a delicious and easy substitute for canned condensed soup and adds home cooked flavor to your favorite casseroles and family recipes. Cheaper than store bought and freezer friendly this rich and decadent soup is easy to make which is perfect for meal planning and prep. […]

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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup {Better than canned!}

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup is a delicious and easy substitute for canned condensed soup and adds home cooked flavor to your favorite casseroles and family recipes. Cheaper than store bought and freezer friendly which is perfect for meal planning and prep. Cream of Chicken Soup I love making things […]

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Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend

Skip the store-bought spices and make your own Homemade Italian Seasoning. This simple and delicious spice mix is perfect for seasoning pasta sauce, pizza sauce, dinner recipes, and more.  Italian Seasoning Learn how to make Italian seasoning with a few herbs and spices you might already have on hand in […]