Why Is My Gravy Not Thickening? (Explained)

Gravy may not thicken if there’s insufficient flour or cornstarch, or too much liquid. Correct ratios are essential: two tablespoons of flour or cornstarch for every cup of liquid. For a roux, mix equal parts flour and fat before adding liquid. For instant thickening, use a cornstarch slurry. Gravy can be fickle. It took me many … Read more

What is a Roux?

A roux is a mixture of equal parts fat and flour, cooked to eliminate the raw flour taste and used to thicken soups, and stews, and as a base for sauces and gravies. The cooking duration affects its color and flavor, with four types recognized: white, blond, brown, and dark brown. Each type serves different … Read more

Easy and Delicious German Potato Stuffing

German potato stuffing is a moist side dish blending mashed potatoes with traditional stuffing ingredients like bread cubes, celery, onion, and seasonings, baked to create a hearty, flavorful accompaniment to any meal, particularly suitable for festive occasions. If you prefer your stuffing as moist as I do, then this easy and delicious German potato stuffing … Read more

How to Make Homemade Noodles with Four Ingredients and Four Easy Steps

Making homemade noodles is easy with four basic ingredients: eggs, salt, flour, and water. The process involves four steps: mix, knead, roll, and cut. This method yields fresh, tasty noodles with simple pantry staples, providing a superior flavor to store-bought varieties. How to make homemade noodles? Sounds intimidating, doesn’t it?  I am here to tell … Read more

Apricot Cream Cheese Dip to Die For!

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The recipe combines sweet apricot preserves with tangy cream cheese, smoky bacon, green onions, and garlic to create a flavorful dip. Quick to prepare, ideal for unexpected guests, and perfect with crackers. Apricot cream cheese dip? Doesn’t sound too appealing, does it?  You are in for a surprise! This apricot cream cheese dip is to … Read more

Crockpot Stuffing: Great for When Your Oven Space Is Limited!

Crockpot stuffing is an excellent solution when oven space is limited, particularly during large gatherings like Thanksgiving. It allows for the preparation of a moist and flavorful side dish without the need for oven space, making it a practical and efficient cooking method. Are you planning a big get-together? Thanksgiving? Christmas? Or another occasion? Cooking … Read more

What Are Subscription Boxes and Why Are They So Appealing?

Subscription boxes, offering products around themes like beauty or food, deliver surprises and essentials to your door, catering to various budgets and interests. They provide convenience and value, often with personalized options. They are the gift that keeps on giving. You punch in your payment option and in the next few days, your wants or … Read more

How to Make Coleslaw With Just Four Ingredients

Make coleslaw with 4 ingredients: chop half a large cabbage finely, mix with 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar (to taste). Combine in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate before serving. The garden is producing several heads of cabbage so it’s time to use … Read more

Best Homemade Biscuits That Melt in Your Mouth!

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Homemade biscuits, ready in 20 minutes, offer a melt-in-your-mouth experience unlike canned alternatives. They require simple ingredients like flour, butter, baking powder, salt, and milk, leading to fluffy, buttery biscuits perfect for any meal. Homemade biscuits anyone? I have to be honest here. My husband likes the biscuits you get out of a can. Still … Read more