You know those dry gravy packets? The ones where you simply add a cup of COLD water? Did you know you can doctor these up? I like to go Asian style by adding soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger. Just a little of each changes the whole flavor profile. Great over pork tenderloin with a sprinkle of green onion. YUM!
Also, great for saucing up shepherd's pie, meatloaf or meatballs - And my fav, Salisbury Steak!
Must share Arman's cookie recipe from The Big Man's World.
I absolutely love salad season! My go to dressing has all the key components:
Salt, pepper, garlic powder
But it get's interesting when you change up the vinegar or mustard or add a few ingredients.
Go Southwest by adding taco seasoning. Or add herbs and garlic to the basic dressing for a fresh Chimichurri vibe. Mix it up with a splash of soy sauce and ginger...the possibilities are delicious!
Everyone loves shrimp scampi, am I right? Classic scampi is simply shrimp and pasta in a garlic white wine butter sauce. Here's where I change it up: My Scampi Must Have
fresh tender crisp asparagus
blistered baby tomatoes
meaty black olives
a little parmesan
Oh, and capers and a squeeze of lemon. too!
You may notice that I am not sharing measured ingredients with step by step instructions. I think when you are learning to cook, recipes are very important in knowing how much of an ingredient you need. But, as you advance in cooking skills, you don't need to rely so heavily on exact measurements. Just a little of this and a pinch of that will do.
When I am trying something new though, I like to research a variety of recipes and then combine my new knowledge with what I already know. Trust yourself and season to taste!
The incredible, edible egg. Eggs are always on the shopping list... bread, milk, eggs. All you need to survive. You can't beat a quiche. Or a decadent chocolate cake. Or Greek turkey meatballs. Or a chocolate souffle. Poached, fried, scrambled, baked, pickled, or boiled, savory, or sweet - eggs are amazing.!
What is your favorite way to eat eggs?