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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 rating
28 reviews   16 comments


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photo: CDKitchen

Made with milk, butter

 


Hard-Boiled Eggs
This recipe has a 4 star rating
4 reviews


Photo of Hard-Boiled Eggs
photo: CDKitchen

Made with eggs, water

 
crock pot

Basic Roux

Photo of Basic Roux
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Made with oil, all-purpose flour

 
stovetop

Shake and Make Butter
This recipe has a 5 star rating
1 review


Shake and Make Butter

Made with heavy cream, salt

 


Julia Child's Lobster

Julia Child's Lobster

Made with sea water, lobster

 
stovetop

Special Whipped Topping

Special Whipped Topping

Made with sour cream, heavy whipping cream, sugar

 


Frozen Peaches
This recipe has a 5 star rating
1 review


Frozen Peaches

Made with peaches, baby aspirin

 


Foolproof Hard Boiled Eggs

Foolproof Hard Boiled Eggs

Made with eggs

 
stovetop

Dried Peppers

Dried Peppers

Made with peppers

 
oven

Old Fashioned Homemade Almond Paste

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Made with sugar, water, lemon juice, almonds

 


Crystallized Ginger
   1 comment on this recipe   1 comment


Crystallized Ginger

Made with sugar, fresh ginger root, water

 
stovetop

Whipped Topping

Whipped Topping

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

 



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