Forgotten Arts

A catch-all category for basic recipes and skills that I hope will be helpful to some!

  • turkey brothBest Chicken or Turkey Broth, Ever: All you need are few scraps and bones, plus a little time for a wonderful chicken broth. Make your own and freeze for additive free stock.
  • bisquickBisquick Substitute: A basic recipe to make a cup of home-made Bisquick or a larger amount to have on hand. This can be as lean or as buttery as you’d like.
  • Bread Crumbs006Is a recipe necessary? These include variations with a copy cat recipe for Progresso and a Panko crumb. No food processor? Bread crumbs can be grated.
  • Chorizo, home-made: 006Super simple to make in the food processor, I started making my own when it was impossible to find at the store, but I kept making it because it is so much more inexpensive.
  • Cream of Anything Soup: 300px-Campbells_cream_of_mushroomDirections for making just the right amount of a flavorful white sauce to use in any casserole or recipe calling for a canned cream soup.
  • Croutons, Home-MadeHome-Made CroutonsAmazing home-made croutons made in minutes with bread you happen to have on hand. Don’t ever buy those dried up horrible little croutons from the store again.
  • Dark or Red RouxDark or Red Roux: A little patience and a bit of time will produce the fantastic flavor that is so much a part of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The taste is a worth every second!
  • Chicken Fried Steak Gravies: Gravy demystified. No reason for all those expensive jars & packets full of additives. Just fat & flour will do! Gravies based on other methods discussed here, too.
  • 003Hollandaise: Complete with troubleshooting tips. You know how many people ask online for help, and they get answers saying “Well, it always works for me? It’s not your fault!
  • Chicken Noodle SoupHome Made Egg Noodles: Quicker than one might guess, egg noodles and can be made for pennies.Making every noodle for your family may not be feasible, but these are perfect for down home dishes.
  • grandmaMake Your Own Casserole: Instructions, guidelines & hints on how to create your own casseroles, customized to your tastes and your family’s. Casseroles, not just for Grandma anymore.
  • Yogurt, Home-Made: IMG_4193Quite simple to make at home with basic kitchen equipment (you will need a pot, a strainer and a thermometer) the taste of home-made yogurt is incomparable.

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