• How to,  Snacks

    Homemade Potato Chips

    Love chips? Well follow these quick and easy steps on how to make potato chips at home! Enjoy them as a side for lunch! Ingredients for homemade potato chips: Potatoes: Idaho or russet potatoes. Oil: Avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil or any oil that haves a high smoking point. Seasoning : Kosher salt or any favorite seasoning such as bbq, cajun, etc. How to make homemade potato chips: Washing and peeling potatoes: Wash and peel your potatoes. If you choose to keep your skin on your potatoes, then you won’t have to peel them. Slicing potatoes: Slice your potatoes thinly with a knife or use a mandolin and slice at 1/16″ or 1.5mm. Keeping…

  • How to

    How to make butter and buttermilk out of heavy cream

    Making homemade butter is easier than you think! Follow these few easy steps and you’ll have butter in no time! Save that leftover buttermilk and use it for marinades, baking and many more! Ingredients for making butter and buttermilk: Heavy whipping cream: Cold heavy whipping cream. How to make butter/ buttermilk: Whipping the heavy cream: In a stand mixer, pour in your cold  heavy whipping cream. Use the whisk attachment to beat your heavy cream on a medium to high speed. Once you start seeing that your cream is over-beaten, and butter is starting to form, turn down your mixer speed to a low setting. If you keep beating it at a high…

  • How to,  Main dish,  Ukrainian Recipes

    How to cook buckwheat

    Buckwheat or aka “kasha” in Ukrainian is made for breakfast or even during the day. It’s a gluten free grain that has a good source of fiber and many more nutrients! You can serve it on the side with an egg, sauté some onions, carrots and mushrooms or keep it simple! Ingredients for buckwheat: Buckwheat: Toasted buckwheat. I get mine from a European store. Salt: Kosher salt Butter: Unsalted butter How to make buckwheat: Removing seeds: Sort through your buckwheat removing any seeds or different grains that may have been combined on accident. Adding boiling water: Boil some water and add it to your buckwheat. Mix with a spoon for up to…

  • How to

    How to make clarified butter

    Clarified butter aka “ghee” is a butter when the milk solids are boiled out and removed. It is used for a variety of culinary sauces, frying, sautéing and many more. Use clarified butter instead of oil for a better caramelization! Ingredients for clarified butter: Butter: Unsalted butter or salted butter. How to make clarified butter: Melting butter: Melt butter in a heavy bottom saucepan on low heat. The milk solids will start to rise up. Do not melt your butter on high heat or else it will burn. Removing milk solids: Use a spoon to remove the milk solids. Keep your butter on low heat until there is no more…

  • Condiments,  Dessert,  How to,  Snacks

    Simple Caramel Sauce

    Do you have a sweet tooth and love to top off your dessert or breakfast? Caramel sauce is perfect for serving with apples, french toast and many more. You can bring your caramel to another level by flavoring it with vanilla or salt! The best part is, you won’t need any fancy ingredients to make this recipe, they can all be found in your pantry! Ingredients for Caramel Sauce Sugar: Granulated sugar. Water: Regular water. Lemon: Lemon juice, optional. Butter: Softened, unsalted butter. Heavy cream: Hot cream. Flavoring: Flavor with vanilla or kosher salt. (optional) How to make Caramel Sauce Making the syrup: In a heavy bottom saucepan add sugar, water…

  • How to

    Garlic herbed compound butter

    Compound butter is a softened butter that is blended with variety of herbs, garlic, spices and many more. It’s used in many dishes to bring the flavor profile to the top! Ingredients for compound butter Butter: Softened unsalted butter. Herbs:  I used parsley and dill, but you can use variety of herbs. basil oregano chives rosemary sage tarragon thyme cilantro mint Garlic: Grated or crushed garlic. Salt/pepper: Kosher or sea salt and white pepper. How to make compound butter Mixing all ingredients together: In a stand mixer add your butter, herbs, garlic, salt and white pepper. Rolling it up: Place your compound butter into a piece of parchment paper and with…

  • How to,  Main dish,  Side Dish

    How to bake a potato in a oven

    You probably have seen many different ways to bake a potato. But this is my go-to recipe that will give you crispy skin, no hard spots and a fully cooked through potato. What makes a Perfect Potato? Fluffy Mealy Crispy skin Steamy Fully cooked through   Ingredients for baked potato Potato: Russet potato or a potato that is high in starch. Choose potatoes that are the same size. Russet Idaho Oil: Olive oil, but you can use any oil. Salt: kosher salt or sea salt. How to make a baked potato Scrub, wash, dry: Scrub and wash your potato to get rid of all of the dirt. Dry your potato…

  • How to,  Snacks

    How to boil an hard boiled egg

    Hard boiled eggs are used in many different dishes such as deviled eggs, salads, sandwiches and many more! Learn the easy and proper way of boiling an egg. Ingredients to make an Hard Boiled Egg Eggs: Use room temperature eggs that are a week old. When they are a week old they are easier to peel. How to Boil an Egg Boiling egg: Bring a pot of water to a running boil, enough to cover your eggs. Add your eggs into the boiling water. Bring the water to a simmer or light boil for 12 minutes. Shocking egg:  Shock your eggs into an ice water bath right away, to stop…

  • Appetizers,  Condiments,  How to,  Side Dish

    Guacamole

    With just a few simple ingredients, Guacamole is the a perfect party appetizer for your guests. Learn how to make this quick recipe that can be served with a side of crispy tortilla chips! Why you will like this Guacamole This Guacamole is made in a molcajete. It is the authentic way of making guacamole. Making a paste out of your onions, jalapeños and cilantro will give more of a kick to your guacamole. It will be more flavorful rather tasting bland like store bought guacamole.   Ingredients for Guacamole 🥑 Avocados: The best avocado to use for guacamole is a ripe hass avocado. Onions: I used white onion, but…

  • Condiments,  How to

    Garlic Herb Aioli Recipe

    Love Aioli and want to learn how to make it from scratch? Well you found the perfect and easy recipe. Why you would like this garlic aioli This roasted garlic aioli is the perfect condiment to have on hand. You can use it as a a spread for a sandwich, a dip and many more. It consists of a mayonnaise base but also contains roasted garlic which gives creaminess and flavor. This recipe is a must! Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Aioli Egg yolks: 3 large yolks Garlic: I made roasted garlic. Dijon mustard: The brand I used is Grey Poupon. Herbs: You can use your favorite herb, I used dill. Lemon juice: Fresh lemon, for flavor.…