Simple Foods to Make at Home for All Time – Simple Recipe


Nothing beats the joy and satisfaction of preparing and eating simple foods to make at home. Whether it’s a rich, creamy soup on a cold day, a satisfying cheesy breakfast while watching your favorite show, or a sweet treat at the end of the day, comfort food brings a sense of warmth and well-being.

In this blog, we will guide you through some easy and delicious homemade recipes that you can prepare anytime, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. So let’s begin!

 

Breakfast Options

Classic Pancakes

Start your day with a stack of fluffy, golden pancakes served with a drizzle of maple syrup and a side of fresh fruits.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, milk, egg, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  3. Heat a griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat and lightly coat with butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake and cook until bubbles form on the surface. Flip and cook until golden brown. Serve warm.
Scrambled Eggs with Veggies
Scrambled Eggs with Veggies

 

Scrambled Eggs with Veggies

A nutritious and filling breakfast option that’s ready in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced onions

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Heat butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and onions, and sauté until tender.
  3. Pour in the eggs and stir gently until cooked to your liking. Serve hot.
Creamy Tomato Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup

 

Lunch and Dinner Ideas

Creamy Tomato Soup

A bowl of creamy tomato soup is a classic comfort food that’s perfect for a cozy lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) peeled tomatoes in juice
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until soft.
  2. Add tomatoes (including the juice), broth, and seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat, and using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Stir in the cream and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve warm garnished with fresh basil leaves.
Vegetable Stir-Fry
Vegetable Stir-Fry

 

Vegetable Stir-Fry

A quick, colorful, and tasty stir-fry packed with veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan over high heat. Add the vegetables and garlic, and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the soy sauce and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Serve hot.
Baked Mac and Cheese, Simple Foods to Make at Home
Baked Mac and Cheese

 

Baked Mac and Cheese

Nothing screams comfort food more than a dish of creamy, cheesy, golden-baked mac and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz elbow pasta
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cook the pasta according to package instructions, then drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, then cook and stir until the sauce bubbles and thickens.
  3. Add the cheese to the sauce and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, stirring to coat.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs if desired. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until bubbly and golden on top. Serve hot.
Cheesy Garlic Bread, Simple Foods to Make at Home
Cheesy Garlic Bread

 

Snacks and Appetizers

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Crunchy on the outside, and soft cheesy on the inside – this garlic bread is the perfect snack or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice the baguette into individual pieces, but not all the way through, so it’s still connected at the bottom.
  2. In a bowl, mix the butter and garlic. Spread this mixture between the slices. Stuff shredded mozzarella into the slices as well.
  3. Wrap the baguette in foil and bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap the top and bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Simple Foods to Make at Home, Crispy Onion Rings,
Crispy Onion Rings

 

Crispy Onion Rings

These homemade onion rings are crispy, golden, and delicious – the perfect snack or side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, cut into rings
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In three separate bowls, place the flour (seasoned with salt and pepper), the buttermilk, and the bread crumbs. Dip each onion ring into the flour, then the buttermilk, and finally the bread crumbs.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375°F (190°C). Fry the onion rings, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Indulgent Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A batch of fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookies always makes for a comforting dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.
Rice Pudding
Rice Pudding

 

Rice Pudding

This creamy, comforting dessert is a simple treat that’s perfect for any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in rice and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. In another saucepan, combine the cooked rice, milk, sugar, and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the egg and raisins. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm or chilled.

Conclusion

Comfort food is all about the simple pleasures of life – a warm, cozy meal that not only fills your stomach but also your heart. These easy recipes are perfect for home cooks of all levels and are sure to bring a smile to your face. So, get into your kitchen and start cooking these comfort foods! You might just discover a new favorite recipe.

FAQs about Simple Foods to Make at Home

Q: Can I substitute any ingredients in these recipes?

A: Yes, feel free to substitute ingredients based on your preference or dietary needs. For example, you can use gluten-free flour in the pancake recipe.

Q: Can these recipes be made in advance?

A: Most of these recipes are best enjoyed fresh, but some like the tomato soup and the chocolate chip cookies can be made in advance and reheated or stored in an airtight container.

Q: Can I double these recipes?

A: Absolutely! These recipes can easily be doubled or even tripled to serve more people. Just ensure to adjust the cooking time as needed.


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