Julie Tran Deily Orlando, FL
Taste of Home|October - November 2020
This food blogger has been sharing her dishes online for more than a decade. Equipped with the knowledge from her previous career as a software engineer, an acute sense of taste (she’s a confirmed supertaster!) and her mighty DSLR camera, she’s grown her website, thelittlekitchen.net, into a crave-worthy collection of nearly 400 recipes.

A lot of readers can relate to having a little kitchen. How do you organize your space?

Store stuff that you don’t use every day in different places in your house. I have a tub in a closet that has all of my serving ware for parties and things that I don’t use often. I really try to use the space efficiently. Something doesn’t take up space on my counter unless I use it every day.

What ingredients do you always have on hand?

Garlic is my No. 1. I have a memory of my mom that’s seared in my brain of her smashing garlic with the side of her knife, then peeling and cutting it. I can’t even buy a garlic press because I have to do it all by hand. Garlic is good with everything, and it’s the cheapest thing on my grocery list.

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