These Nostalgic Hard Shell Tacos Have a Secret Plant-Based IngredientSponsored
When you picture classic hard-shell tacos, one clear image comes to mind: taco-seasoned beef stuffed into crispy U-shaped shells. But who says the filling has to be made with traditional ground meat? In this vegetarian version of the nostalgic taco night favorite, California walnuts form the base of a brilliant plant-based meat.
May 15, 2023
The 4-Ingredient Cream Cheese Recipe You Never Knew You NeededRecipes
It's perfect for your morning bagel.
Nov 3, 2022
How to Make Ultra-Rich Sweetened Condensed MilkRecipes
It's an easy process that is 100% worth it.
Sep 25, 2022
How To Make Buttermilk from Plain Milk with Lemon Juice or VinegarRecipes
Two ingredients will solve your baking emergency in a pinch.
Aug 12, 2022
How To Make Self-Rising FlourRecipes
The secret to better biscuits, faster pancakes, and simpler baking.
Aug 7, 2022
How To Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot (Step-by-Step)Recipes
If you haven't made it yet, you're missing out.
Aug 7, 2022
Making Your Own Greek Yogurt Is Easier than You ThinkRecipes
No fancy tools required.
Jul 13, 2022
How to (Very Easily) Make Sour Cream Recipes
You only need two ingredients!
Jul 9, 2022
You Can Make Almond Milk at Home and All You Need Are Two Ingredients and Your JuicerRecipes
No more blowing money fast at the grocery store!
Jun 13, 2022
Homemade Cashew MilkRecipes
Making your own creamy vegan nut milk couldn't be easier.
Dec 27, 2021
Creamy Homemade Oat MilkRecipes
From start to finish, you only need five minutes.
Dec 19, 2021
How To Make Coconut Milk at HomeRecipes
You only need two ingredients.
Apr 11, 2021
How To Make Whipped Cream from a Can of Coconut MilkRecipes
This fun trick couldn't be easier.
Oct 4, 2020
How To Make the Very Best Whipped Cream from Scratch Recipes
Your pies will thank you.
Aug 18, 2020
How to Make Homemade Yogurt (So Satisfying, and So Easy)
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Even at your laziest you can make homemade yogurt.
Aug 7, 2020
How To Caramelize OnionsRecipes
Accept no imitations: Caramelizing onions at home is easy to do. You just need a few onions, a pat of butter, a pan, and some time.
Jun 29, 2020
Yes, You Really Can Make Your Own Brown Sugar at Home Recipes
It's just two ingredients!
Apr 28, 2020
How To Make ButterRecipes
If you have heavy cream, you can make butter.
Apr 12, 2020
Ottolenghi’s Eggplant with Buttermilk SauceRecipes
The iconic image on the cover of Yotam Ottolenghi's cult-classic cookbook "Plenty" is one of the easiest and best recipes from the entire collection.
Jan 16, 2020
Recipe: Walnut and Panko BreadcrumbsRecipes
The easiest way to elevate a weeknight dinner to something special — even company-worthy! — is by coating your favorite cut of meat or seafood with a crunchy breadcrumb coating. While Japanese panko breadcrumbs are a favorite because they toast up nice and crispy, you can get more flavor (and omega-3s!) by adding savory California walnuts.
Apr 2, 2018
How To Make Veggie Cream CheeseRecipes
In my opinion, the best store-bought veggie cream cheese comes from the deli (not the dairy case), where the veggies are freshly added and the bright flavors prove it. This homemade riff takes a strong stance on fresh herbs and vegetables too, while dirtying just a single food processor bowl. The resulting cream cheese is onion-forward with a carrot-rich sweetness and just a touch of fresh dill.
Feb 2, 2018
How To Make Ghee Four WaysRecipes
Ghee is butter which has been clarified to remove water and milk solids, which imparts a toasty aroma and flavor in the finished butter. Even better? Turning butter into ghee makes it last even longer and makes it suitable for high-heat cooking and roasting, and it even renders it lactose-free for those avoiding it. Ghee is simply butter made even better by a long, slow cook.
Jan 12, 2018
How To Make Nut Milk from Almonds, Cashews, or Any Other NutRecipes
Nut milks are nothing new. In fact, Emma gave us the play-by-play on making our own almond milk at home a few years ago here. But as the variety of nut milks, nut milk blends, and hybrid almond-coconut-hemp milk creamers continue to fill the shelves, we wondered if we could make every kind of nut milk at home. The answer is a resounding “Oh heck yes!
Apr 20, 2017
How To Make Dried Pineapple FlowersRecipes
Turn sweet pineapple into a crispy, chewy, sweet, tart, next-level garnish for cakes and cupcakes (or hey, even a cocktail!).
Feb 23, 2017
Surprise! This Ricotta “Cheese” Is Actually VeganRecipes
As a general rule, I typically don’t eat items that are meant to impersonate other items — the wanna-be foods never taste as good as the real thing. (I’m looking at you, gluten-free pizza dough that tastes like sweet cardboard). But every now and then, a recipe proves me wrong. This vegan ricotta cheese is one of them. Made with cashews, coconut cream, lemon juice, miso paste, and roasted garlic, this vegan ricotta is thick, creamy, and flavorful — just like the real one.
Sep 27, 2016
How To Make Butter in a BlenderRecipes
While the idea of churning my own butter appeals to the part of me that obsessed over the Little House on the Prairie books as kid, I think that if Laura Ingalls Wilder landed in the present day, she’d ditch that butter churn for a blender in a heartbeat. In a blender, making your own butter becomes a practical, everyday affair for us modern-day home cooks. Find a sale on your favorite heavy cream? Have half a carton left over from the weekend? Treat yourself to some homemade butter.
Mar 30, 2016
How To Make Creamy Nut ButterRecipes
Making creamy nut butter at home sounds as easy as throwing some nuts in a food processor or blender, and for the most part it is! But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some smart technique involved to ensure success. This process works for cashews, almonds, or peanuts, and results in slightly different textures depending on the nut or combination of nuts used. No matter what nut you use, get ready for a final product that delivers the toasty, creamy bite you crave.
Mar 14, 2016
How Do I Make Crispy, Custardy Tofu at Home?Recipes
Q: I recently traveled to China and had several meals that featured tofu. I’d never really enjoyed tofu before, but what I ate in China was a revelation: crispy outside, creamy and custardy inside, and sometimes served in broth or with a sauce. How can I recreate this amazing texture at home? I’m a pretty skilled cook, but have never cooked with tofu before so I don’t even know where to begin. Sent by Marcella Editor: I’m with you.
Jan 27, 2016
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut ButterSkills
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Aug 25, 2015
Can I Add Vodka to My Bourbon-Based Vanilla Extract?Recipes
Q: I made some vanilla extract last year using bourbon instead of vodka — super yummy. I just noticed yesterday that I need to add more alcohol to the bottle (I’m getting low, oh no!), and I have plenty of vodka on hand, but no bourbon. Would it be horrible to add vodka instead? Thanks! Sent by Corinne Editor: While the flavor would be slightly different, adding vodka to your extract will be just fine!
Jul 16, 2015
How To Make Baking Powder Out of Baking SodaRecipes
Baking powder and baking soda are both baking essentials, and depending on the specific recipe you may need one or the other (or both). But did you know that you can make baking powder? The other ingredient you need is cream of tartar, which is a less-used baking staple. I always seem to have half a bottle of this around (since I don’t use it often!). The cream of tartar adds acidity to the baking soda to create baking powder.
Nov 6, 2014
How To Make Yogurt at HomeRecipes
You could even make a batch tonight and have homemade yogurt for breakfast by tomorrow morning!
Apr 29, 2014
How To Make TempehRecipes
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.
Apr 21, 2014
How To Make Milk KefirRecipes
Milk kefir is an easy sell for anyone who loves yogurt, which I most definitely do. Kefir is tangy, about as thick (and creamy!) as a smoothie, and full of those good-for-you probiotics we hear so much about. Think of milk kefir as drinkable, pourable yogurt. Even better, you can skip the grocery store and make it yourself right on your kitchen counter. Milk kefir is a fermented dairy product similar in many ways to yogurt and buttermilk.
Apr 7, 2014
How To Make Paneer Cheese in 30 MinutesRecipes
Paneer is the star ingredient in some of my most favorite Indian dishes — and probably yours too! I often find myself scooping just one more nibble of chewy, milky-tasting paneer from the dish long after I’m officially full. Sure, you can buy this firm cheese at the store to make your own homemade curries, but where’s the fun in that?! If you have a pot, a strainer, and some cheesecloth, you can have fresh homemade paneer cheese in about 30 minutes.
Mar 31, 2014
How To Make Homemade Peanut ButterRecipes
It's truly, incredibly, ridiculously easy to make.
Jan 15, 2014
How to Make Homemade Vanilla ExtractRecipes
Homemade vanilla extract takes just two ingredients — vanilla beans and alcohol — and you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Though it does take a bit of patience as you wait for the alcohol to extract the flavor from the beans, the delicious results are well worth it. You can use any vanilla beans, bearing in mind that different varieties and grades will have unique properties.
Dec 4, 2013
How To Make Homemade Ricotta CheeseRecipes
Milk, lemon juice, and about a half-hour of your time — that's all you need to make a batch of fresh, creamy homemade ricotta.
Aug 21, 2013
How To Make Almond Milk at HomeRecipes
Once you learn how easy it is to make, you may never return to the store-bought stuff again.
May 28, 2013
How To Cook Onions CorrectlyRecipes
“Begin by cooking the onions …” is perhaps the most common phrases in savory recipes the world over. But what does this mean exactly, and what if you have to ‘sweat’ your onions instead, or cook them ‘until translucent’? Read on for our handy guide (with pictures!) on how to cook an onion. Onions are the backbone of most savory dishes but they can produce a wide range of flavors depending on how you cook the onions.
Mar 1, 2013
How To Make Homemade Fresh MozzarellaRecipes
At any moment, should the desire present itself, you can whip up your very own ball of creamy mozzarella, still warm from the whey whence it came.
Jul 19, 2012
How To Make Coconut ButterRecipes
I’ll admit it, I’m a coconut fiend. I eat or drink from this luscious fruit daily. I sip on coconut water and sprinkle generous handfuls of the unsweetened, dried variety all over my morning bowl of oatmeal. But all that is kiddie stuff compared to this coconut butter. It’s a sure-fire way to get the maximum concentration of rich, velvety coconut flavor and texture in each bite. Coconut butter is unlike coconut oil; it’s an entirely different animal.
Feb 29, 2012
How To Make a Small, Quick Batch of ApplesauceRecipes
Have you ever made warm, silky, cinnamon-spiked applesauce? It’s the simplest thing in the world, and it’s a good way to use up windfall apples, or ones with brown spots on the edge of going bad. If you’ve never tried this simple cooking DIY, then why not celebrate fall with a little pot of applesauce this week? You only need apples, water, a bit of citrus peel (if you want) and cinnamon (if you’re so inclined).
Oct 19, 2011
Honey Laundering: How To Avoid Buying Contaminated HoneyRecipes
Do you know where your honey comes from? Food Safety News reports that as much as a third of honey (and likely more) sold in the United States has been imported from China. So what? Much of this imported honey has been banned in Europe and likely contains potentially harmful additives. How can you avoid it?One sure way to avoid imported honey is by buying it locally. Buy from farmers’ markets and other suppliers that can guarantee its source.
Aug 17, 2011
Pantry Staples: Make Your Own Vegetable Bouillon!Recipes
It’s really surprising how few recipes are out there for homemade bouillon. Stock, yes. Court bouillon, sure. But a concentrated bouillon paste that we can use to whip up a quick vegetable broth or add flavor to a pilaf? Not so much. In fact, we only found one recipe that fits what we’re looking for.
Jan 14, 2011
Three Ways to Make Yogurt Without a Yogurt MakerRecipes
That’s right, you don’t actually need a yogurt maker to make homemade yogurt. People were turning leftover milk into yogurt for years before these little machines came along, after all! Here are three ways you can make fantastic yogurt using equipment you already own.In order to thicken and set properly, yogurt needs to be kept at around 110°F for 4-6 hours. That’s why yogurt makers, which hold a steady temperature, are so handy.
Aug 24, 2010
How To Make Soy Milk at HomeRecipes
Making your own soy milk is fast, easy and most importantly delicious. We’ve found dried organic soy beans on sale for as little as $.99 a pound so it makes a lot of economic sense too.The hardest part when making your own soy milk is knowing at least 8 hours before you want it. Otherwise, it’s simply a matter of soaking the beans, tossing them in a blender with boiling water, and separating the okara (Japanese for bean curd) from the filtrate (this is the soy milk).
Aug 18, 2010
Look! DIY Oat Flour from A Year in BreadRecipes
This is definitely one of those “now why didn’t we think of that?!” kind of moments!Over at A Year in Bread, the Kitchen Mage has been obsessed with making her own oat flour. How? Simply grind a scoop or two of rolled oats in a food processor until you reach a flour-like consistency.Read on for ideas on using oat flour to bump up the flavor and nutritional content in our favorite recipes!
May 23, 2008
Recipe: DIY Crème FraîcheRecipes
With its signature tangy bite and milky richness, crème fraîche brightens many of our favorite dishes. It has a custard consistency that exists somewhere between heavy cream and sour cream, and we love adding a dollop alongside tacos and even a fresh bowl of berries.Sure, you can buy it in the store, but where’s the fun in that?! Especially when it’s just as easy–and most certainly cheaper–to make it at home.
Apr 10, 2008
3 Steps for Making Fresh Homemade Pumpkin Purée from ScratchRecipes
Try it once to see how you like it!
Oct 11, 2007
D.I.Y. Greek YogurtRecipes
We love Greek yogurt – the extra-thick, creamy yogurt found in Greek or Lebanese groceries. We like it dolloped on soups or as dessert with a little honey and fruit. We can’t always find it, however, and sometimes we just don’t remember to keep it around. So when we want to get that extra-thick texture, sometimes we resort to the old technique of draining plain low-fat yogurt overnight. This method slowly drains away the extra water, giving us a richer, thicker yogurt.
Apr 16, 2007
Recipe: D.I.Y. ButterRecipes
D.I.Y. Butter about 1/2 cup 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon sour cream 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional) Whir the cream and sour cream in a food processor for about five minutes. (Alternately: shake energetically in a Mason jar for about 15-30 minutes.) After the cream becomes thick and clotted like whipped cream it will suddenly start spattering against the top again as it clumps into yellow butter. Whip until the butter has formed a solid yet grainy mass.
Mar 26, 2007
Recipe: D.I.Y. Almond MealRecipes
Almond flour and almond meal, its coarser counterpart, are made just from almonds skinned and ground fine to be used in cakes, macarons, or meringues. It is time-consuming to make almond meal at home, but since whole almonds can be had for a fraction of the cost of almond flour, sometimes this is worth it. These instructions include a step for blanching and skinning almonds, which is useful for more purposes than almond meal.
Nov 6, 2006