Condiments and Seasoning Recipes & Ideas
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Cooking While Traveling? Pack a Portable Spice Kit!
As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to enjoy renting a house or apartment when I travel. It makes my trip feel more personal and comfortable than staying in a hotel, and above all I really love having the option to cook at least some of my meals. I’ve also learned that creativity is essential when you’re cooking while traveling. Aside from basic cookware, utensils and dishes, my expectations for the kitchen in my vacation rental are pretty low.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Make Tahini
Tahini, or sesame seed paste, is a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. It’s perhaps most notable for its essential role in making hummus, although its uses go far beyond that iconic dip. But tahini can get pricey at the grocery store, and it’s sometimes bitter or rancid after its long wait on the shelf. The good news is you can make this pantry staple at home for a fraction of the cost — and chances are it will taste better, too!
Sep 19, 2022
This Easy Weeknight Meatball Recipe Has One Ingenious Trick Up Its Sleeve
It was born out of pure laziness.
Sep 18, 2022
Fluffy Round Challah and Dukkah Make the Perfect Pair
The dukkah is optional, but highly encouraged.
Sep 15, 2022
This Squash-Vine Kimchi Recipe Is a Love Letter to Two Cultures
It's a dish that connects my Mexican heritage with Korean culinary tradition.
Sep 15, 2022
Homemade Caramel Syrup for Your Coffee
For me, there’s not much better than an ice-cold coffee on a hot summer day. One problem though: if you want to sweeten your coffee you only have a few options. Option one is to use sugar, which is hard to dissolve and can result in a pile of sugar gunk at the bottom of your glass. Option two is using a store-bought coffee syrup, but those tend to be cloyingly sweet and flavored with junk. The hidden third option is to make your own syrup at home.
Sep 13, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Rice Wine and Rice Vinegar?
Both rice wine and rice vinegar are widely used in Asian cooking, but they’re two very distinct products. Do you know what sets them apart, and when to use each one? While both products are made from fermented rice, the difference is in the manner in which each one is produced, as well as how they’re used. These two can easily be confused, since rice vinegar is sometimes also labeled as rice wine vinegar (which is a vinegar, and not wine).
Sep 13, 2022
3 Easy Ways to Make a Boring Pot of Rice Taste Amazing
Here are three tricks I use to give my everyday rice a little extra oomph in the flavor department.
Sep 11, 2022
There Are No Limits to What You Can Top with Furikake
The Japanese seasoning is salty and savory.
Sep 11, 2022
Yes, Great Gluten-Free Stuffing Is Possible
Here's how.
Sep 8, 2022
How To Make Tempeh
If you like store-bought tempeh, just wait until you try fresh nutty-tasting homemade tempeh. You might never go back! Plus, when you make it yourself, you can go way beyond soybeans and customize your tempeh with whatever kinds of legumes and grains you want. To make tempeh at home, you just need some beans, a spoonful of tempeh starter, and a warm spot in your house. Today we’ll walk you through each step of the process, from preparing the beans to cooking it for dinner.
Sep 7, 2022
5 Ways to Use Thai Curry Paste
That little jar of red or green Thai curry sitting in your fridge adds a powerful punch of spicy flavor to whatever it’s added to. And while it’s great for making curries, don’t be afraid to use it in other dishes too — here are some of our favorites ways to use it. The beauty of soups that use Thai curry paste is that you usually don’t have to simmer them for very long since the paste is so flavorful by itself.
Sep 7, 2022
Quick Cherry Jam
This is why you should buy that two-pound bag of cherries.
Sep 7, 2022
Brightland Just Restocked the Constantly Sold-Out Strawberry Vinegar Our Editors Love
Stock up before it's gone (again)!
Sep 7, 2022
How To Peel and Mince Fresh Ginger
Fresh ginger is a staple in my kitchen. It is an extremely versatile ingredient that shows up in any course, from savory to sweet, be it main, beverage, dessert, or salad. It can even be medicine — hot ginger tea with lemon, honey and brandy will cure what ails you! In short, fresh ginger is essential to my cooking. Read on for my methods for peeling and mincing fresh ginger.
Sep 6, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?
Do you know?
Sep 6, 2022
How To Make Sweet-and-Savory Tomato Jam
You can use it on burgers, grilled chicken, or just eat it with cheese and crackers.
Sep 6, 2022
How To Pickle Ginger
Pretty pink ginger (and the color is all-natural)!
Sep 3, 2022
Cheesy Baked Beef Rigatoni Is as Comforting as It Gets
Puddles of mozzarella in a meaty marinara tossed with tender rigatoni pasta.
Aug 31, 2022
How Long Can You Keep Opened Condiments?
I have an ongoing real estate battle in my refrigerator door between condiments and cocktail ingredients. While I can ignore boozes and bitters since they seem to last practically forever, condiments definitely have shorter shelf lives and need to be pruned occasionally. We can all read a date stamp, but an opened container is another thing. Here’s a rundown of some of the most common condiments and how long they last once they’re opened.
Aug 30, 2022
How To Make Fry Sauce
This West Coast sauce is about to become your go-to condiment.
Aug 26, 2022
These Fluffy Milk Bread Cinnamon Buns Are a Dream Come True
Did we mention that they also have a cinnamon, five-spice, and miso filling?
Aug 25, 2022
5 Ways to Use Pomegranate Molasses
Pomegranate molasses has become one of my favorite ingredients, but it’s a tricky one for many people. Perhaps you, like our assistant editor Ariel, bought a bottle to make one recipe, such as muhammara, and now you’re wondering what else to do with it. Ariel has been after me for months to write down a list of more ideas for pomegranate molasses.
Aug 19, 2022
5 Easy 3-Ingredient Steak Sauces
The simplest — and tastiest — way to elevate your dinner at home.
Aug 17, 2022
How To Make the Ultimate Vegan Cashew Cream
Let us introduce you to the luxurious dairy-free substitute for whipped cream, cheese dip, alfredo, and even sour cream. Dairy-free cooks love it; vegans rely on it. You will too.
Aug 15, 2022
What’s the Difference Between White, Yellow, and Red Miso?
More and more of us are discovering what a fantastic ingredient concentrated miso paste can be in our daily cooking – and not just for soup! Happily, many major stores have caught on and are starting to carry a variety of traditional misos to choose from. There are different types of misos and each is made from soybeans that have been fermented with either rice, barley or other grains. The real question is: how to choose?
Aug 9, 2022
What Is Gochujang, and How Do You Cook With It?
This Korean red pepper paste will add serious kick and depth of flavor to anything you stir it into.
Aug 8, 2022
Creamy Horseradish Sauce = Your New Favorite Condiment
You'll want to spread it on EVERYTHING.
Aug 8, 2022
This Traditional Meatloaf Is Homey and Nostalgic
It's like a warm hug.
Aug 7, 2022
Hoisin Sauce Is Funky, Sweet, and Savory
It's a condiment that doesn't hold back.
Aug 6, 2022
Apple Coffee Cake Is an Any-Time-of-Day Cake
If you bake one thing with apples this fall, it should be this.
Aug 4, 2022
How to (Very Easily) Make Sour Cream
You only need two ingredients!
Aug 3, 2022
This Recipe for French Fry Spoons and Homemade Ketchup Will Make for a Fun Treat This Week
The delicious twist you didn't know you needed.
Aug 2, 2022
Mornay Is France's Answer to Cheese Sauce
It's as luxurious rich and creamy as you'd expect.
Jul 31, 2022
Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Is the Upgrade Your Seafood Needs
This Old Bay copycat might be better than the original.
Jul 29, 2022
The Unexpected Spicy Topping That Takes Boring Ice Cream to the Next Level (Trust Me!)
Don't knock it 'til you try it!
Jul 29, 2022
Fonio with Strawberries and Peppery Greens Is the Perfect Summer Side
The lime vinaigrette is key.
Jul 29, 2022
This $10 Rub Is My Family’s New Go-To Seasoning for Grilling
You'll use it over and over again!
Jul 26, 2022
This Fregola Recipe Will Become Your Go-To Pasta Salad This Summer
The kale and herb pesto is herby and bright.
Jul 25, 2022
This Pesto Rice Salad Is a Great Way to Use Up All the Greens You've Got
It's hearty, satisfying, and feeds four for less than $10!
Jul 21, 2022
Shawarma Pita Wraps — But Make it Vegan
A plant-based take on the street-food classic.
Jul 21, 2022
This Is How to Make the Best-Ever Egg Salad Sandwich
It's so easy but will make you feel fancy.
Jul 16, 2022
Cheesy Corn Garlic Bread Is the Summer Upgrade You Need
It's everything we want to eat right now.
Jul 14, 2022
Creamy Cucumber Salad Is the Perfect Summer Staple
I've been making this version for years.
Jul 13, 2022
Stone Fruit Panzanella Is the Salad of the Summer
If your goal is to make just one really great and memorable summer salad, this is the one!
Jul 13, 2022
This Is My Secret Ingredient for So Many Meals and It’s 20% Off for Prime Day
If you haven't tried TRUFF yet, now is your chance!
Jul 12, 2022
The Simple 5-Ingredient Summer Sauce I Put on Everything
Ice cream, waffles, and even oatmeal.
Jul 7, 2022
Coronation Coleslaw Is My Most-Requested Summer Potluck Recipe
Long live the Queen — and long live happy accidents that turn into delicious recipes!
Jul 6, 2022
Green Fruit Salad Will Make You Rethink Honeydew
Here, the mellow melon mingles with grapes, avocado, and mint.
Jun 30, 2022
Popped Hominy Salad with Fresh Corn and Basil Is Summer in a Skillet
Sweet, savory, and oh-so summery.
Jun 29, 2022
How to Properly Freeze Pesto So You Can Enjoy It Later
These are the two best ways to do it!
Jun 22, 2022
This Stunning Watermelon Salad Is Full of Delicious Surprises
Rethink the summer classic.
Jun 23, 2022
This Creamy Lobster Salad with Avocado and Herbs Tastes Like Vacation
It makes for a sunny lunch or light dinner.
Jun 23, 2022
This Is the Only Blueberry Crisp I'll Make
It's a classic recipe with two secret ingredients that make it the best.
Jun 19, 2022
This Cucumber Water Tastes Like a Day at the Spa
Simple and refreshing.
Jun 17, 2022
Hamburger Gravy Is a Cozy, Warm Blanket of a Meal
Easy and comforting.
Jun 14, 2022
Homemade Pickle Relish Is Quick and Satisfying
Your burgers and hot dogs will thank you.
Jun 13, 2022
Jammy Blueberry Compote Tastes Good with Everything
Here's your reason to go pick up a pint of fresh blueberries!
Jun 11, 2022
Fresh Strawberry Muffins Are Sweet, Tender, and Easy to Love
Move over, blueberries.
Jun 11, 2022
This Fresh Take on My Mom’s Pea Salad Will Be Your Go-to Summer Side
Peas and cheese? Yes, please!
Jun 5, 2022
This Editor-Favorite Tahini Just Got a Seriously Delicious Upgrade — and I’m Adding It to Everything I Eat
It's my go-to topping for just about any meal.
Jun 1, 2022
Salad Is Better with Warm Bacon Dressing
Bacon crumbles are good, but this is better.
May 31, 2022
Yes, from-Scratch Fried Chicken Sandwiches Are Worth the Effort
Better than Popeye's.
May 27, 2022
You Can Make This Heavenly Ranch Dressing in 2 Minutes
It's bright, tangy, and full of herby kick.
May 13, 2022
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Are Potluck-Ready
A cuter form of the classic cake.
May 22, 2022
The Earthy and Smoky Spice Rubs I’m Using All Grilling Season Long
You had me at saffron.
May 19, 2022
Curtido Brings Brightness to Anything It Touches
A fresh, crunchy slaw, typically served with the classic Salvadoran dish pupusas.
May 19, 2022
Breakfast Meatballs Are the Breakfast Meat You've Been Missing
Move over, bacon (but don't worry — there's bacon in here, too).
May 19, 2022