Belongs to chenson All-Purpose Gravy 

This gravy can be served with almost any type of meat or poultry or with mashed potatoes. If you would like to double the recipe, use a Dutch oven to give the vegetables ample space for browning and increase the cooking times by roughly 50 percent. The finished gravy can be frozen. To thaw either a single or double recipe, place the gravy and 1 tablespoon of water in a saucepan over low heat and bring slowly to a simmer. The gravy may appear broken or curdled as it thaws, but a vigorous whisking will recombine it.

You might need to buy:
  • unsalted butter
  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • low-sodium beef broth
  • bay leaf
  • dried thyme
  • whole black peppercorns
  • Table salt and ground black pepper

When you assemble the cake, the filling should be cool or cold (or room temperature, at the very warmest). To be time-efficient, first make the filling, then use the refrigeration time to prepare, bake, and cool the cakes. The toasted pecans are stirred into the filling just before assembly to keep them from becoming soft and soggy.

You might need to buy:
  • Filling
  • egg yolks
  • table salt
  • vanilla extract
  • Cake
  • boiling water
  • baking soda
  • table salt
  • vanilla extract
ready in about 210 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • lean ground beef
  • Kitchen bouquet

“Roasted red onions impart substantial richness and depth of flavor to many dishes, from classic roast chicken sauce to soup to pizzas to panini. They have a wholly different, mellow flavor, especially compared with raw or roasted while onions.”

You might need to buy:
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • small ripe fresh tomatoes or 4 roma tomatoes;
  • small green sweet pepper;
  • thinly sliced red onion;
  • chopped fresh parsley;
  • extra-virgin olive oil;
  • balsamic vinegar or wine vinegar;
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • egg whites
  • eggs
  • water
  • kosher salt
serves 1
You might need to buy:
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • chopped green bell pepper
  • kosher salt
  • ground cumin
  • slightly beaten egg whites
  • chopped tomato
  • Hot pepper sauce

Easy meal with ingredients in pantry for those nights when you are in a big hurry

ready in about 20 minutes; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • oil
  • vinegar
  • ketchup
  • chicken or beef
serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • white wine vinegar
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • plain low-fat yogurt*
  • kosher salt
  • large whole wheat pita bread round
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • torn romaine lettuce
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • red wine vinegar
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese