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.

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

10 Minute Chocolate Sauce

This chocolate sauce recipe tastes better, contains better ingredients, and costs less than the purchased variety.

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...

How to Make Homemade Mocha Syrup

Make your own mocha syrup with only 4 ingredients. FOUR. Quatro. And it's easy, fast, and delicious! Save yourself some money at the coffee shop!

Homemade mayonnaise made with olive oil. Click through for recipe!

Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Once again my girl Haley shows us a fast, easy recipe that will save us money AND help us take control of the ingredients in our kitchen. Today she is showing us how to make mayonnaise out of olive oil. This is the freshest, tastiest olive oil

an plate of butter and an example of cookies using a butter substitute

Vegetable Oil and Butter Substitute for Baking

A common question I get on many of our baking recipes is: "What is a substitute for butter". To answer that question, we've gathered up some of our favorite substitutes for butter and oil in baking that you can try in your own kitchen. These are substitutes

How to Make Homemade Pasta for the beginner. With tips, tricks, recipe, and tutorial.

How to Make Homemade Pasta (tips, tricks, & recipe)

Learning how to make homemade pasta is a skill you will enjoy using again and again. I'm a good mom. I really am. Sometimes I screw up and yell or have a short-temper. I nag and I worry too much. Or I forget to show thanks and

Homemade ice cream sandwiches can be easy and fast to make. Here's a quick trick to making homemade ones in no-time flat!

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches

Don't the words homemade ice cream sandwich make you sweat a bit? They sure make me a bit queasy and I consider myself fairly experienced in the kitchen. We sometimes make money from talking about certain brands. Doesn't mean we don't love them! Find our full disclosure

Quick tip for healthier, creamier mashed potatoes: boil the potatoes with the skin on! more info at nelliebellie.com

The BEST mashed potatoes (tips, tricks, & recipe)

Here's the trick:  Boil your Russet potatoes with the skin ON. Boil your potatoes whole, with the skin on.  Pour off the hot water and replace with ice cold water before peeling (so you don't burn yourself).  You can either peel with your hands, or grab a

Professional Cake Baking Tips

Do you have a local baker or bakery that is out of this world amazing? We do. Ours is the Amazing Amy from Amy's Cupcake Shoppe out of Minnetonka, MN. She's incredible and amazing. I'm seeing how many times I can insert the word amazing in this

Oven pancakes are an easy and fast breakfast option. This is a great classic recipe!

How to Make Oven Pancakes

Let me introduce you to your new weekend favorite, the dutch baby. I know, I know...you've probably already heard of it. But I'm always astonished how few people actually MAKE them.  Why? Like...why not? They are fast, easy, versatile, and budget friendly. Perfect for busy mornings and limited

how to make homemade gnocci. So easy to do at home. A video tutorial is included as well as a basic recipe. A great thing to do on a Saturday afternoon. www. nelliebellie.com

How to Make Homemade Gnocchi

Hello there! I am so glad you are here. Today we are talking about gnocchi. The little, tiny, absolutely fabulous puffs of potato pasta. Many of you love them as much as I do. But I wonder, have you tried making your own? True, purchasing them is

Homemade Pizza Crust 101: all the tips, recipes and more you need!

Any good pizza is only as good as its crust. And oh boy, do we have crusts. Generally, I stick with a traditional crust, but I often like to pull out a whole-wheat or cauliflower pizza for funsies. And gluten-free pizza crust is my fave! This post is full of tips, tricks, and recipes. You are bound to leave knowing exactly how to make the best homemade pizza crust for your family regardless of dietary needs!

How to make homemade tortillas with tips, tricks, and recipes. From nelliebellie.com

Homemade Tortillas 101 (tips, tricks, and recipes)

Have you ever tried your hand at making homemade tortillas? In the southern states it is much more common to make homemade tortillas than it is here in frozen MN. Us Norwegians seem to be afraid of trying, or perhaps we just don't understand how very easy

How to make homemade hummus basic recipe. healthy snack ideas

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a great snack to keep on hand, because it is filling and pretty darn good for you.  Chickpeas and sesame seeds (the main ingredients) are high in iron and a great protein source! But homemade hummus is even better for you!  Store bought hummus can

homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that is easy, classic, and one you'll use again and again! nelliebellie.com

classic Spaghetti Sauce recipe/tips & tricks for perfect Spaghetti dinner

I made a delicious and easy dinner using Johnsonville® Meatballs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #MeatballMasters. Find our full disclosure here. Is there anything more revered for family meals than Spaghetti and Meatballs? Not in our home, at least. It seems that everyone will cancel

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