Have you ever found yourself all ready to bake/cook in the kitchen and you realize you are missing a key ingredient? The last thing you feel like doing is running to the store.
That’s when emergency substitutions come in handy. I put together a few substitution ideas that you could use. If you click on the link below, you can download a PDF version of this document. Feel free to print a copy. You can even keep a copy taped to the inside of one of your kitchen cupboards to reference at all times.
Click here to download a PDF version of Emergency Substitution List!
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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce has always been a challenge for me in the kitchen. Nothing has stacked up to my favorite jarred version. I never could figure out what that the missing ingredient was. This time, I combined a few different recipes, with the addition of some new ingredients = Perfection!
Seriously. I remember doing like 2-3 taste tests from the pot thinking, this is delicious. Who even needs pasta noodles? I wanted to just slice up my freshly baked Dutch Crunch bread and dunk in a bowl of sauce.
I know everyone will have their own personal preference for pasta sauce, but for me, this happened to be my personal favorite and I’ll definitely be making again. However, I encourage everyone to play around when cooking. Eventually, you will come up with a flavor combination that you love. And the best part…I knew every single ingredient that went into it vs. the jarred stuff.
You might remember reading my previous post for Mint Lemonade back in January. It is still one of my favorite drinks. I first tried Mint Lemonade several years ago from the Cleveland Airport Marriott. They even made me a special pitcher just for me on my wedding day! I can’t get enough of it. Hence, I knew I had to attempt to re-create it. My version definitely came out a success (even though Marriott’s version I will hold very close to my heart. )
Looking for a super easy appetizer to make for your next party? This tasty recipe is for you! Especially if you do not want to turn on the oven – the perfect summer appetizer.
The one thing I miss about living in Ohio: my house parties with my family and friends. I would always have at least 2 big parties each year. Once for the holidays and the other in the summer! Usually around the time of our birthdays (since they are only a week apart).
I know everyone has one of those moments where they are standing in the kitchen with the refrigerator door wide open, waiting for dinner to be handed to them. That’s me most work nights. This is when I wish I could turn into Mary Poppins and snap my fingers and suddenly dinner would magically appear ready on the table. This is one of those dishes you can prep and let marinate while you are at work. Then, pop into the oven as soon as you get home. By the time you change, wash up, and set the table, dinner will be ready.
Let’s Flash back to 5 years ago…I had just recently started dating my now husband.
We ended up taking an adventure over to our local Sur La Table. I believe they had a free knife sharpening event going on, so I convinced Bob to go with me. As you can imagine, me in a cooking store is like a kid in a candy store. There were so many kitchen gadgets I wanted to get. Bob was making me laugh trying on all the aprons and oven mitts. Some of my favorite memories are from this date.
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–Sara (Sweet Dash of Sass)