Scratch That: Vegan Chickpea Meringues (Seriously!)

Welcome to Scratch That! This is where I, a real, live 20-something with minimal cooking experience, test out “quick-and-easy” recipes, food-related lifehacks, and other outlandish culinary claims. This installment deliciously explores making vegan meringues from chickpea liquid. If your immediate reaction upon reading that intro link is “those are all words I never expected to […]

How to Make Any Casserole, Ever

Casseroles get a bad rap (says the young, bright-eyed cooking novice). If someone says casserole, your associations are probably along the lines of old-fashioned, unhealthy, heavy, boring, untrustworthy, overly-talkative. *slams fist down* No more will we shame our casseroles this way! I propose a casserole rebrand. Why? They’re filled with possibility. And flavor. They produce […]

How To Make Any Sauce, Ever

“Those who never learn to make sauces are doomed to eat crappy store-bought marinara sauce.” -Friedrich Nietzsche You all know. Sauces are the alpha and omega of tasty food. They’re the glue that holds casseroles together. The drizzle that takes your asparagus over-the-top. The spread that makes your sandwich a sandwich, instead of two pieces […]

Scratch That: Microwaved Milk Foam

Welcome to Scratch That! This is where I, a real, live 20-something with minimal cooking experience, test out “quick-and-easy” recipes, food-related lifehacks, and other outlandish culinary claims. This installment intently explores the Kitchn’s technique for frothing milk in the microwave. Ah, frothy milk. It feels so luxurious, like you’re sipping piles of lace stacked on […]