Pantry Recipes:

Pantry Recipe: Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Vanilla simply makes everything taste better. Most of us use the imitation vanilla extract sold in grocery stores, because buying pure vanilla extract gets really expensive. A few years ago I was on a cooking spurt and decided I wanted to start making as many pantry...

Make Your Own Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of those spices that I use often. Cinnamon sticks, not so much. I'm not sure how I ended up with 2 packets of cinnamon sticks, but I did. I can't remember the last time I needed them, so when I was pulling out the ingredients I needed for a recipe...

Make Your Own Stock with Veggie Scraps

If you do a lot of cooking, you have recipes that call for chicken stock. As most cooks know, taking a basic recipe and making substitutions is half the fun of cooking. When I learned how to make homemade vegetable stock, I started using it in all of my recipes that...

Karen’s Favorite Recipe Finds:

Kalmata Olive and Olive Butter
by Annacia
Kalmata olive and garlic butter | Future Expat

Evaporated Milk by Cindy Lynn