Pantry Essentials: The TMP Guide to Cooking Oils
February 20, 2019

Pantry Essentials: The TMP Guide to Cooking Oils

From rich, fragrant toasted sesame to grassy, sharp, buttery extra virgin olive, here are the five cooking oils that every great home cook needs in their pantry.

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Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

Welcome to The Modern Proper. We're glad you're here! We believe in sharing life through great food at our own tables. Let's change the way people think about hospitality—one delicious meal at a time.

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Queso Fundido
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Queso Fundido

Melty cheese, perfectly spicy chorizo, and green chilis all come together to make this Queso Fundido your new favorite recipe.

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Best Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipes
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Best Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipes

We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite recipes that all share one special ingredient in common—homemade taco seasoning!

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Baked Penne Alla Vodka
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Baked Penne Alla Vodka

Fancy without being fussy, this cheesy baked penne alla vodka is what your date night in dreams are made of.

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Spiced Vegetable Stew
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Spiced Vegetable Stew

This tasty vegetarian spiced stew is packed with hearty vegetables and a rich broth seasoned with turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin- and is sure to warm you up, even on the coldest of days.

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30 Best Kid Friendly Recipes
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30 Best Kid Friendly Recipes

Our top 30 kid-friendly recipes will have everyone leaving the dinner table happy, healthy, and full-bellied. What more could you ask for?

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Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops
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Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

These addictingly sweet and umami-laden Hoisin glazed pork chops come together in just a few simple steps and are the perfect way to get out of that weeknight dinner rut.

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Pantry Essentials: Five Spices We Always Have in Our Kitchen.
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Pantry Essentials: Five Spices We Always Have in Our Kitchen.

In this pantry essential post, we explore five essential spices that we never want to run out of!

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Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas
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Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas

Time is the secret to perfect, crispy, juicy carnitas, which is why carnitas and Crock-Pots are a match made in heaven.

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Crispy Chicken Stir Fry
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Crispy Chicken Stir Fry

Quick, easy and delicious, this crispy chicken stir-fry with blistered green beans and a garlicky sauce is perfect for a better-than-takeout weeknight dinner!

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20 BEST Low Carb Recipes
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20 BEST Low Carb Recipes

From creamy soups to weeknight-ready one-pot meals, these 20+ keto-friendly dinners will help you live your best low-carb life.

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Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad
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Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

This curried cauliflower quinoa salad with tahini dressing has made its way into to our weekly rotation since the first time we made and we think you'll share our love.

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Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells

A true crowd pleaser, our easy stuffed pasta shells are filled with ground chicken, creamy ricotta cheese, Italian spices and vibrant fresh basil.

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Chicken Teriyaki Sushi Bowl
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Chicken Teriyaki Sushi Bowl

Homemade teriyaki chicken sits atop a bed of steamed, seasoned rice, along with crunchy cucumbers and creamy avocado in this healthy, easier-than-it-looks sushi bowl dinner.

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20 Best Whole30 Recipes
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20 Best Whole30 Recipes

We’ve rounded up our 20 best Whole30 recipes to help you kick off a month of healthy eating.

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Chicken and Vegetables
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Creamy Tomato Soup with Chicken and Vegetables

This creamy tomato soup is loaded with lean ground chicken, Italian seasonings and ultra-healthy cruciferous vegetables, and is magically low carb, fiber-rich, gluten free and ready in 30 minutes!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning
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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Smokey and savory, with a satisfying mild heat, our homemade taco seasoning is an adaptable, simple way to turn a ho-hum dinner into a “make again, please!”.

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Green Curry Buddha Bowl
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Green Curry Buddha Bowl

What’s green, filling, and delicious all over? This green curry Buddha bowl! Thanks to it’s exotic green curry sauce, this meat-free and veggie-packed dish is the healthiest thing you’ll ever love.

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