Y’all know I am all for making big meals for my family and loved ones, and I’m certainly not afraid of a challenge; but I wouldn’t be the cook that I am if I hadn’t first learned some simple, no-fail recipes. After all, you have to walk before you can run, right?
Today, I’m going to share with y’all four basic recipes that every good cook should have in their back pockets, and I mean basic, y’all! I’m talkin’ scrambled eggs, pie crusts, and more. They might not be the all that fancy, but when you make them—boy, you’re sure to be a hit!
Everyone loves scrambled eggs, but not everyone can make that perfectly light and fluffy dish that will have people howlin’ for more. How you cook them is important, but the real trick here is one special ingredient—sour cream!
Biscuits are the kind of side dish that is perfect in the morning with a little sausage gravy or in the evening paired with fried chicken and greens. All good cooks should have a delicious biscuit recipe handy, and if y’all haven’t found that perfect one, I have just the recipe for you!
When in doubt, grilled chicken is always a safe bet, whether you’re cooking for your family or a havin’ a big ole party. The most important thing when grilling chicken is placement on the grill. Place bigger, fattier pieces in the center and smaller, leaner pieces out towards the edges. It’s the best way to ensure every piece is done at the same time, which prevents you from overcooking some pieces and undercooking others.
Whether you’re cookin’ juicy tenderloin or a savory chicken breast, caramelized onions can really add texture and flavor. Caramelized onions may sound tricky, but they’re easy as pie and can make a world of difference in your cooking!
Speaking of “easy as pie,” a pie crust is incredibly simple to make, and a made-from-scratch pie crust takes your baking to the next level. The key is not to work too hard—really! Overworking your dough can change the consistency.