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The Basics

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There are some recipes that you just don't think about until you run out of an ingredient or want to make something from scratch. Our basics here will help you make everything from hard-boiled eggs to boiled rice to homemade butter or roasted garlic.


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Heavy Cream Substitute
This recipe has a 5 star rating22 reviews 11 comments


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Made with milk, butter

 



Basic Roux

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Made with oil, all-purpose flour

 
stovetop


Shake and Make Butter
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review


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Made with heavy cream, salt

 



Hard-Boiled Eggs
This recipe has a 5 star rating2 reviews


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Made with eggs, water

 
crock pot


Julia Child's Lobster

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Made with sea water, lobster

 
stovetop


Special Whipped Topping

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Made with sour cream, heavy whipping cream, sugar

 



Frozen Peaches
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review


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Made with peaches, baby aspirin

 



Foolproof Hard Boiled Eggs

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Made with eggs

 
stovetop


Dried Peppers

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Made with peppers

 
oven


Old Fashioned Homemade Almond Paste

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Made with sugar, water, lemon juice, almonds

 



Crystallized Ginger
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Made with sugar, fresh ginger root, water

 
stovetop


Whipped Topping

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Made with sugar, vanilla extract, dry milk powder, water

 




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