With the world going under quarantine, we're all going to be spending a lot more time at home. But don't despair. Experimenting with delicious dishes in your own kitchen not only helps counteract boredom, but also leaves you with yummy food to keep you company. Tackle these time-consuming recipes that you always had an excuse not to try and get ready to be wowed by the results!
Few things are better than the smell of fresh bread baking away in your oven. While it takes some time (and muscle), the results are totally worth it. These recipes will keep your kitchen stocked with home-baked goodies to eat for any meal of the day!
Use a sharp and tangy yogurt for the “sourdough” effect. If your store-bought yogurt isn't tangy enough, let it sit in your fridge for a few days as the bacterias will grow and make it thicker and more tart.
Glorious, chewy, crusty bread is at your fingertips with these Easy Homemade Baguettes.
Each bagel is hand-rolled, boiled in honey water, and cooked in a wood-fired oven that was designed to both cook and flavor the bread. What comes out of this process is a chewy, slightly sweet bagel that is incomparable to any other bagel being made today.
This culinary technique is not one every home chef thinks to master, but pickled goods both taste amazing and have a much longer shelf life, making them perfect for putting together while under quarantine. Here are a few of our favorites!
Kimchi is a Korean dish composed of spicy pickled cabbage. It is delicious and extremely healthy, helping your digestive system stay clean, decreasing blood pressure, and even keeping your teeth intact!
No need for special canning equipment with this one. A couple of glass quart-size jars will do the trick right in your refrigerator. After 24 hours, you have crispy, delicious Dill Pickles.
We're breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to Easy Pickled Red Cabbage!
Dishes that involve marinating or slow cooking can seem like a chore, but the more time your meat has to soak in all those delicious flavors, the better the final product will taste. Fill your home with amazing smells for hours, then get ready to dig into these hearty, comforting carnivore creations to keep you going through your extended stay at home.
The maple flavor pairs perfectly with the pork and thyme here, and its savory sweetness also helps the chops caramelize as they cook on the grill.
This very popular Cantonese dish is often served with rice, but can also be enjoyed by itself. The skin on the roasted pork belly is super crispy and crunchy, while the meat is very tender and oh-so-flavorful.
If you love sweet and sticky char siu, give this recipe a go! Korean pepper flakes add an extra kick, because sweet and spicy go hand in hand!
This deeply flavorful short rib rendition takes a classic dish to the gourmet level--meltingly tender, beefy, velvety, and rich. The meat is slow-braised with red wine, sherry, fresh rosemary, thyme, mushrooms, bacon, crème fraiche, and truffle oil.
This hearty slow-cooking stew freezes well and reheats beautifully.
The tug-of-war battle between your mouth and a piece of Beef Jerky can be tough. The commercial brands tend to be overly salty, dry, tough, unhealthy, leathery, and heavily preserved for a long shelf life, so it is well worth the effort to make your own jerky by hand.
Pasta and pizza dough are delicious staples that we all have on hand in our freezers or pantries, but have you ever tried making your own? You'll feel like a true Italian chef when you whip up these amazing homemade basics.
You never knew homemade pasta could be so easy. A couple of eggs, flour, and your time is all that is required.
Homemade Gnocchi is a favorite for so many pasta lovers, and when handmade by Nonna it is even more irresistible! Learn how to make gnocchi from scratch, Calabrese style, with Nonna Maria teaching you how to keep things light and fluffy.
This recipe doesn't need many ingredients--it's as basic of a pizza dough as it gets!
In stressful times, cooking (and eating) can be just the outlet you need. So get ready to spend some quality time in the kitchen and take comfort in these treats, a true labor of love.