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Overhead view of a bowl of sofrito with a wooden spoon.

How To Make Sofrito

Sofrito is the aromatic flavor base of many Caribbean dishes. It's budget-friendly, easy to make, and pure magic in almost any savory recipe.

A sunny side egg being fried in a skillet.

How to Fry an Egg

There's more than one way to fry an egg! Learn the techniques and tools needed to get your fried egg exactly the way you like it!

Cooked rice in a black bowl with a wooden spoon.

How to Cook Rice

A simple step by step guide on how to cook rice on the stove top, with tips, tricks, and answers to all of your rice questions.

A freezer bag full of kale spilling out onto a marble surface

How to Freeze Kale

Learn how to freeze kale (or spinach) to reduce food waste and always have prepped kale on hand to add to your favorite recipes.

Roasted pumpkin seeds in a small black ceramic bowl with pumpkins and leaves on the sides

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I'm a little late on this tutorial this year, but we finally got around to carving our pumpkins this past weekend! Carving pumpkins is fun, but roasting the pumpkin seeds is by far my...

Overhead of a bowl of steamed green beans with butter, salt, and pepper.

How to Steam Fresh Green Beans

One of my go-to side dishes is steamed green beans. Why? Because they’re so fast, they’re uncomplicated, delicious, and you can make them several different flavors to match your main dish. They’re just the perfect...

Frozen banana slices in a labeled freezer bag

How to Freeze Bananas

I was freezing some of our brown bananas the other day and decided to take a few snapshots of the process and do a quick little “How to Freeze Bananas” tutorial. Why? Because while...

A hand holding a wedge of watermelon

How to Cut a Watermelon

Summer is in FULL SWING and one of the most wonderful simple pleasures of summer is fresh cut watermelon. If you’re a little intimidated by how to even begin to cut into one of...

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How To Calculate Recipe Cost

The recipe cost breakdowns are a big part of Budget Bytes. And while you’re not likely to have the exact same food costs as me (prices vary quite a bit from location to location,...

Side view of baked potatoes lined up, seasoned with pepper and butter

How to Make Baked Potatoes

Let’s talk about baked potatoes for a second. This simple food is waaaaay overlooked. They’re inexpensive, simple to make, and can be turned into so many different meals. But there’s a little more to...