Cooking Basics

Build your culinary confidence in the kitchen with our guide to cooking basics! Master essential techniques like how to brown butter, make caramelized onions, and whip up roasted garlic to elevate even the simplest dishes.

We’ll show you how to incorporate pantry staples like whole grainsdried beans, and pickled onions to create exciting flavor combinations.

Go beyond basics and try DIY recipes from our essential homemade sauces, seasoning blends, and salad dressing recipes to homemade pita chips, tortilla chips, and pizza dough.

We’re Sonja and Alex Overhiser, married cookbook authors and food bloggers who share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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