Hi and welcome! I’m Joanne, and I want to ask you a few questions.
Are you intimidated by cooking from scratch? Do you want to learn why cornstarch makes your waffles crispier, or why egg whites won’t whip if you get a drop of egg yolk in it? Are you looking for new recipe ideas to jazz up your family dinners?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, I think you’ll like it here. Especially if you like looking at pretty pictures of food.
I created Fifteen Spatulas because when I first started cooking, I couldn’t find a place where I could learn the how’s and why’s of cooking, and see what recipes were actually supposed to look like throughout the process. I found that many recipes didn’t have a picture at all (not even of the finished product!), let alone any pictures of the steps, and the instructions always seemed like they were written by a robot.
This website is a place where I help you learn those valuable bits of kitchen knowledge, because knowing and understanding the fundamentals of cooking is what makes you a rockstar cook. It’s my hope that with my step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, and recipe videos that I inspire you to make something that you’ve always wanted to make yourself, but have been a little nervous about trying in the past. I want to help you wow your friends, family, and yourself.
If you have 90 seconds to spare, I made this welcome video to give you an idea of what Fifteen Spatulas is about:
Always from Scratch
All recipes on Fifteen Spatulas are from scratch, but I promise that cooking from scratch isn’t as intimidating as you might think.
The most common comment I get from people is that my step-by-step photos and simple explanations take the intimidation factor out of cooking.
Do you ever wonder if using fresh pumpkin for a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie is worth the effort?
Or if you should age your chocolate chip cookie dough?
I’m always testing out my kitchen curiosities and sharing them with you, because I imagine you’re curious about these things too!
What Readers Say About Fifteen Spatulas
“Finally someone explains something in an easy to understand manner. I have a cook book on properly cooking different types of meats, and none have explained it better than you.”–Bettie G.
“I have been so tired of failed recipes lately and this was a delicious change, it turned out FAB!!!! You are such a great baker.”-Moriah L.
“These are the absolute best directions I have ever read! I appreciate you pointing out the differences between muffins and cupcakes, and the results of these muffins totally validate my impression of you.”-Kristen H.
Ready to explore Fifteen Spatulas?
Here are five of the most popular recipes:
- Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Mini Bacon Egg and Toast Cups
- Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels
- Ooey Gooey Rocky Road Cookies
Read more about my story and Fifteen Spatulas on the About page.
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