Homemade Staples

There are many foods that we rely on for meals that can easily be made at home. But, we usually go for convenience and grab them from the store. Then we are left with subpar ingredients, less than ideal flavor, and/or extra packaging to throw away. Start making these staple ingredients from home for a happier and healthier kitchen!

Overhead view of turkey gravy in a white gravy boat next to a plate with turkey and yams on a grey placemat on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Turkey Gravy from Scratch

Don’t let that turkey carcass go to waste, use it to make a turkey broth mixed with a few other ingredients to make an easy turkey gravy.

Homemade french fries next to a hot dog on a round white plate with a small round white bowl of ketchup next to a white towel behind the plate all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Homemade French Fries in 20 Minutes

Make your own french fries at home to get them exactly as crispy as you like. Season with salt or other seasonings for the perfect side dish.

Thai basil pesto in a round white dish with a stainless steel spoon in front of a bamboo board with flatbread next to a sprig of thai basil on a grey placemat all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Thai Basil Pesto

Thai Basil has a spicy, tangy flavor that is perfect for a savory pesto that can be made in about 5 minutes with 6 simple ingredients.

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Green Chimichurri Sauce

Green chimichurri sauce is an easy dip to make in less than 5 minutes. Pair it with a delicious steak or other meat for a fresh and subtle flavor boost.

Homemade brown gravy in an oval white dish next to a white bowl of mashed potatoes with a white and green towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Homemade Brown Gravy

Use beef broth as a base for homemade brown gravy when you don’t have drippings. Ready in 15 minutes, you can quickly enhance any meal with creamy gravy.

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Onion Soup Mix from Scratch

Forego the store-bought package of Onion Soup Mix and make yours at home next time you need it with a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes of time.

Baked homemade stuffing in a glass baking dish on top of a white and brown towel all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Homemade Stuffing

Making your own stuffing/dressing is not as hard as you would think, and tastes so much better than the boxed stuff!