Tag: Learn to Cook

Simple techniques, resources, and how-to's to help even the beginning cooks get a bit better and more confident in the kitchen.

A bright green pesto that uses fresh basil and walnuts in the ingredients.

Simple Fresh Basil Pesto

This fresh basil pesto is simple to make with fresh pesto and features the warm flavor of walnuts. You'll love using fresh basil from your garden to make this bright pesto. And, of course, serve it up on fresh pasta! Note: we have fantastic recipes for Fresh

the BEST Homemade Chocolate Granola

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringMrCoffeeMoments #EasyMeasure #CollectiveBias Homemade chocolate granola with a perfect blend of sweet chocolate, sea salt, and crunchy oats. Delicious (and easy!) granola recipe for your breakfast! This household has a

5-ingredient Homemade Caramel Sauce

A homemade caramel sauce that you can make in minutes with 5 easy ingredients. Ooey, gooey, smooth, and creamy...the perfect homemade caramel sauce recipe! I like to add a bit of sea salt (I adore salted caramel sauce) and add it into my coffee, or on top

Grandma's BEST Pie Crust

Grandma's BEST pie crust has a bit of a modern update with the use of the food processor. But, the combo of butter and lard (or shortening) still gives the most tender and flaky crust you can get! Like, srsly. BEST!

tips for making the perfect pie crust

How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

I do NOT want anyone to read this list of tips for making the perfect pie crust and run away from baking a pie, for themselves. Use these tips if you are the type of person that needs all the information before you do any of the

Homemade Lemon Curd

My go-to lemon curd is a crowd favorite. Yummy in crepes, cakes, and basically everything. Let's be honest, I eat this stuff with a spoon. So good!

marble cake

How to Marble a Cake

Step by step instructions showing How to Marble a Cake. A great way to jazz up boxed cake mixes!

How to make olive tapenade, a basic olive tapenade recipe. healthy snack ideas

How to Make Olive Tapenade

Olive tapenade is my jam. I use both black AND green olives for this fast and easy appetizer favorite!

Quick Pickled Veggies

One of my favorite little bites on the dishes I get when I go to my fave restaurants are the pickled onions, radishes, or other veggies. My favorite salads have pickled beets or pickled red onions. There is a turkey burger I love that features pickled radishes.

easy molten lava cake recipe

How to Make Molten Lava Cakes

This recipe for easy molten lava cake by my daughter Katie was first seen on Mom 4 Real as a guest post several years ago. But, in true mom fashion, I wanted to share it with you all again. This is a great homemade cake recipe for a

How to convert a chocolate cake into a white cake.

Cocoa powder is often the ingredient used in chocolate cake and a simple change from cocoa powder to flour won't work for all kinds of scientific reasons. But, you CAN if you are willing to do a little bit of baking science and NOT hold me accountable for the results :). Here's what to try...

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