Yellow cake mix recipes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/4 cups sugar

1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk, such as Carnation

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon fine salt

Nonstick cooking spray

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs, at room temperature

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

For the cake mix: Whisk together the flour, sugar, dry milk, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Store in a resealable bag in a cool dry place for up to 3 months until ready to use.
To bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 9-inch cake pans with parchment. Coat with cooking spray.
Whisk 1 1/4 cup water, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined and slightly frothy. Add the dry mix and whisk vigorously until well combined and smooth, about 50 strokes. Divide between the prepared cake pans. Bake until lightly golden and slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pans 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cool…

Whole wheat bread recipe

Ingredients1 to 1 1/8 cups (227g to 255g) lukewarm water
1/4 cup (50g) vegetable oil
1/4 cup (85g) honey, molasses, or maple syrup
3 1/2 cups (397g) King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour, White Whole Wheat Flour, or Organic White Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast, or 1 packet active dry yeast dissolved in 2 tablespoons of the water in the recipe
1/4 cup (35g) Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dried milk
1 1/4 teaspoons salt Instructions In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir until the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl. For easiest, most effective kneading, let the dough rest for 20 to 30 minutes in the bowl; this gives the flour a chance to absorb some of the liquid, and the bran to soften. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface, oil your hands, and knead it for 6 to 8 minutes, or until it begins to become smooth and supple. (You may also knead this dough in an electric mixer or food processor, or in a bread machine programmed fo…

Tomato sauce recipe

Marinara, or any simple pasta sauce, is something all cooks should learn how to make.

Step 1: Add Olive Oil and Onions
Use a wide skillet or a wide-bottomed pot. Start with plenty of olive oil and add diced onion. Sauté until translucent and very soft.

Step 2: Season
Season the onions with salt so they release their liquids. This will help to bring out the natural sweetness of the onions. Take your time with this — it’s the first step in layering good flavor.

Step 3: Add Garlic
Add in garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Step 4: Crush Tomatoes
Open a can of whole, peeled tomatoes and crush them with clean hands. The pros like to use San Marzano tomatoes for the best flavor. You can also use canned, chopped tomatoes if you're in a hurry. Most come packed with a basil leaf for flavor.

Step 5: Add the Tomatoes and Simmer
Add the tomatoes to the garlic and onions. Taste and season. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the flavors come together. Tip: If your sauce gets too thick, just add a bit of …

Taco pizza

1 pound ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning

One 16-ounce can refried beans

1/2 cup picante sauce (see Cook's Note)

3/4 cup sliced green or black olives

8 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

1 cup finely diced tomato (about 1 large or 30 grape tomatoes)

12 ounces shredded lettuce (about 1 large head)

1/4 cup sour cream

DirectionsPreheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out the pizza dough and fit it onto a 15-inch pizza pan.
Brown the ground beef in a medium skillet over medium heat, about 10 minutes. Stir in the taco seasoning. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the refried beans and picante sauce until combined. Spread the mixture onto the crust. Scatter the olives over the crust, then top with the cheese and the browned beef. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned.
While the crust is baking, lightly salt the tomatoes, then, in a medium bowl, toss them with the lettuce and sour cream. Once the pizza is out of the oven, top it with the cool lettuce m…

Spicy chili recipe

1 pound coarsely ground beef chuck

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 shallot, chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped

1/2 jalapeno pepper, halved, seeded chopped

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or to taste

1 cup Gallo burgundy wine

One 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes

One 16-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed

Shoyu chicken

5 1/2 to 6 pounds chicken thighs

5 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 cups low-sodium soy sauce

1 cup packed light brown sugar

8 medium garlic cloves, smashed and peeled

4-inch piece ginger, sliced 1/2-inch thick and smashed

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

5 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 5 tablespoons water

Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish

DirectionsCombine all ingredients except cornstarch and green onions in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low and simmer, covered, turning occasionally, until chicken is tender, about 30 to 35 minutes more.
Remove chicken to a serving platter. Remove garlic and ginger and discard. Bring sauce to a boil, skim off excess fat, and cook until reduced slightly, about 10 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add chicken, turn to coat, and serve chicken with sauce and sliced green onions.

Poppy seed chicken casserole

Ingredients for Poppy Seed Chicken
Classic Poppy Seed Chicken is made with cream of chicken soup, sour cream, LOTS of butter and Ritz crackers and is served over rice. This version starts by making homemade cream of chicken–don’t worry it only takes a takes a few minutes to make and the difference in quality is tremendous! And instead of the plain rice on the side, I chose to mix the rice right into the creamy sauce–that way this casserole is more hearty and the rice has so much more flavor!

To make this casserole you will need:

Leftover Chicken–Use Rotisserie Chicken, Instant Pot Roasted Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Breasts, or Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts
Cooked Rice–Both brown rice or white rice work. In fact, even quinoa works well.
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup–which just requires butter, flour, chicken stock, and a few seasonings.
Butter Crackers–Ritz crackers are standard, but I like to purchase organic butter crackers that are free from hydrogenated oils.
Poppy Seeds
Chia Seeds–I …