Cooking Basics

Planning on making lasagna, moussaka, or chicken tikka masala? Each of these dishes requires one or two basic recipes that every chef must know. These recipes will put new tools in your chef’s toolbox giving you the ability to go where you have never gone before!

  • Balsamic Glaze: How to make a simple Balsamic Reduction

    Balsamic Glaze (Balsamic Reduction)

    Sunday, 8th April 2018Tyler

    Hey guys! Today, I’m making a Caprese salad. While making it, I realized that I didn’t have any balsamic glaze to 1. add an extra fruity flavoring to the salad and 2. add a really cool effect in the picture I wanted to take! (I always add balsamic vinegar to my Caprese, I love the contrast of flavors.) Anyway, I decided I’d teach you how to make it! That way you can make a balsamic glaze too for your salads! Now, whether you call this a balsamic glaze or a balsamic reduction you’ll find that it super simple to make! (I actually don’t believe that there is a difference between the two. Maybe at one point, there was, but now I can’t find anything that…

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  • Quick Homemade Crouton Recipe

    Quick Homemade Croutons

    Saturday, 10th February 2018Tyler

    While preparing my French onion soup recipe the other day, I decided to put croutons in my soup (tons of croutons instead of tons of cheese :). And I thought,…

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  • Bechame Sauce Step 3 Slowly Add Milk Until Thickened

    Béchamel Sauce

    Friday, 1st December 2017Tyler

    It’s official! Winter has come, and I wish to ‘pound out’ those wonderful dishes I only make during winter. But, I couldn’t help myself and I made a lasagna and…

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