To thicken sauces and gravy by boiling down and evaporating a portion of the liquid in an uncovered pan.
These stuffed mushrooms make a pretty visual with burgundy-colored onions and deep green spinach. To serve as appetizers, use small baby Portobello mushrooms and serve over shredded lettuce.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
Here’s a hearty appetizer that’ll get any gathering off to a delicious start. The rich, creamy cheese sauce complements the grilled steak to perfection. —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida
These juicy Italian pork chops are simmered in a scrumptious sauce that's just perfect for spooning over mashed potatoes. And with only five ingredients, this is one thrifty, fail-proof entree. —Joe Vince, Port Huron, Michigan