Introducing Our New Series: #BacktoBasics

You say Hump Day, we say Launch Day! I couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of the newest section of our site – #BacktoBasics: a series of essential recipes, cooking techniques, and more that every cook should know.

What is it?

We designed this section of our site to be organized into sections like Baking Essentials, Weeknight Meals, International Classics. Each is filled with their own collection of recipes and cooking tips to inspire you while helping you build your culinary repertoire. Most of the recipes and blog posts you’ve been seeing lately fit into the #BacktoBasics theme so the section is already filled with plenty of inspiration!

Think of this as helping you set the foundation for the culinary mansion that you’re going to build.

Pure, classic, essential recipes that we think should be at the core of your cooking repertoire. These are recipes you can use as a base then adapt, twist, and change to your own liking. They’re the techniques to teach you how to work with a certain ingredient or the information to answer that cooking question you’ve always wondered about. Some are simple, some are more involved. But all are tried, true, and tested to be just about perfect.

They’re the recipes and techniques that you (and we) need to know.

Say you want to know what it takes to make the perfect fudgy brownie:

Perfect Fudgy Brownies

Or how to make a really good roast chicken in under an hour:

Classic Roast Chicken

Or how to make your kids not only eat, but love, broccoli:

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese

Or how to have your own Lady & the Tramp moment at home:

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

These are the kinds of things that #BacktoBasics will show you how to to do. It’s not rocket science, it’s not crazy, it’s just the basics…and it’s absolutely delicious.

What can you expect?

Throughout this series, you’ll continue to see recipes from our talented (and growing) group of featured bloggers, and you’ll also start to see more coming out of our own test kitchens including step-by-step recipes, photos, infographics, and even videos! But instead of sharing crazy, twisted, funky recipes, we’ll be focusing on the essential recipes that will become not only your go-to dishes but also your building blocks for your creative culinary endeavors

How do you find it?

Just visit:

You’ll also see a banner at the top of every page on our site so you can easily get to it by clicking on that as well. We’ll be adding new content frequently so check back often!

How can you get involved?

We are so excited to bring you this resource and want to see what you’re creating as well! Do you have a recipe that’s #BacktoBasics worthy? Have you tried one of our recipes at home? Did you stumble across an ingenious tip that you think our readers should know about? Just want to share the #BacktoBasics love? Here’s what to do:

Simply use the hashtag #BacktoBasics when you share relevant photos or recipes on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

We’ll be following the hashtag on all of these platforms and can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Blogger friends – take note! If you’d like to join in on the #BacktoBasics series, we’d love to have you. Simply post a recipe on your blog with #BacktoBasics in the title and let us know about it. We’ll gladly re-share!

What’s next?

Head over to our #BacktoBasics page, browse around, and let us know what you think!

From our kitchen to yours, happy noshin’,

~Vijay, co-founder & chief nosher