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Herb Oil

1 CUP Brush this herb-rich oil onto warm bread to serve alongside soups, stews or salads.If you like, substitute fresh oregano, marjoram or mint for the dill. The oil works equally well drizzled over pasta or as a base for vinaigrettes. 2 cups lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves 10 tablespoons extra-virgin [ ... ]

Basil Spinach Pesto Cheese Sauce

1 cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley 1 cup Fresh Basil 1 cup Fresh Spinach 1 cup walnuts or pine nuts 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp Salt 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 garlic Cloves 1/2-3/4 cup Olive Oil ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BASIL PESTO CREAM SAUCE 2 tbsp Flour 2 tbsp butter 1 cup milk 1 cup Half and Half 4 oz. cream cheese 1 cup [ ... ]

Puttanesca Dipping Sauce

This simple sauce goes great with calamari. Ingredients • 1 tablespoon of olive oil • 1 shallot, finely chopped • 1 clove of garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste • 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped • 1/4 cup of diced, pitted black olives • 1 tablespoon of capers • 3 tomatoes, diced • A pinch of chili flakes • 1/4 cup parsley • Zest [ ... ]

Better BBQ Sauce Than Yours # 2

Red Wine Barbecue Sauce: Bobby Flay does it again. • 1 1/4 cups ketchup • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder • 2 tablespoons honey • 2 tablespoons molasses • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon paprika • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 1/4 teaspoon chile de arbol or cayenne powder • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo, [ ... ]

Best-Ever Guacamole

2 ripe avocados 3 tomatoes 3 green onions 1 jalapeno (deseeded) 3 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice 1/2 cup oil 1 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions 1. Dice tomatoes and drain in a colander for 5 minutes. Chop the jalapeno and the onions. I did this all in the food processor. 2. Mix the tomatoes, [ ... ]

Cranberry-Pepper Jelly

3 red bell peppers, finely chopped 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup liquid pectin 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen and thawed Combine peppers, chiles, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt in a [ ... ]

Better BBQ Sauce than Yours

2 cups ketchup 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup vinegar 1/8 cup yellow mustard 1 tbsp white horse radish 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground white pepper 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp dried onion flakes Simmer together for about 20 minutes. We used it on [ ... ]

Carrot, Mango Ginger & Soy, Coulis/Sauce for Fish

Friday night we went to a fabulous restaurant for our anniversary with Linda & Lenny, I order salmon with this sauce, I asked for the recipe but they wouldnt give it to me, they said…come anytime and enjoy it here, well..that didnt work for me, it was very [ ... ]

Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce

Makes about 4 cups This sauce has the sweetness of maple syrup and the spice of chipotle peppers. Jeff Approved. One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, diced 1 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup unfiltered apple [ ... ]

Abundance of Strawberries

This method is simple: Toss the berries with some sugar or Maple Syrup and roast at 350 deg, until much of the juices have been released and thickened, about 40 minutes. The berries will shrink down considerably — 2 pounds of berries (about 4 pints) will [ ... ]

Barbecue Rub for Baby Back Ribs

1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons dry mustard 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper ( very spicy, good for Jeff, cut to 1 tablespoon if you dont love HOT ) 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper I used 1/2 the [ ... ]

Chicken Rub

Just Chicken and Rub, no sauce needed. 1/3 cup chili powder 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper This barbecue chicken is dry-rubbed, without sauce. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients thoroughly. You can store this rub in an [ ... ]

Szechuan Peanut Butter Sauce

This sauce is fabulous, it is traditionally served with boiled dumplings in restaurants, Now you can make it at home, I double this recipe and toss it with pasta. 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil 2 tablespoons light soya sauce 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon chili [ ... ]


HERB PESTO (I double and triple the recipes,) 2/3 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves 2/3 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves 2/3 cup firmly packed fresh parsley leaves 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 large garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup [ ... ]


LEMON AND LIME DESSERT SAUCE For a quick dessert, serve this tangy sauce over strawberries, purchased angel food cake or some fat-free pound cake. 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup water 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 4 very thin lemon slices 4 very thin lime slices 1 [ ... ]

Baked Cranberry Sauce

Baked Cranberry Sauce ——– ———— ——————————– 4 cups fresh cranberries — washed and drained 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 13 oz. jar orange marmalade 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup walnuts or pecans — toasted, chopped Ready, set, cook! 1. Place cranberries in large bowl. 2. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Add to berries. 3. Spoon into 9″ [ ... ]


Harissa is a North African condiment. A blend of spices, typically cumin, coriander, chiles, and garlic, are mixed with olive oil to form a hot and spicy paste. Try harissa with couscous, roasted vegetables, or to add some kick to homemade stews 1 cup red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons paprika 3 [ ... ]

Magic Dust

There’s a big shaker of Magic Dust next to the salt and pepper in my kitchen. Makes about 2 1/2 cups · 1/2 cup paprika · 1/4 cup kosher salt, finely ground · 1/4 cup sugar · 2 tablespoons mustard powder · 1/4 cup chili powder · 1/4 cup ground cumin · 2 tablespoons ground black [ ... ]


Ingredients needed: 3 pints of fresh strawberries, washed, patted dry and sliced 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup Grand Marnier In a nonreactive saucepan, over medium heat, combine 2 pints of the strawberries, sugar and liquor. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the fruit is [ ... ]

Sweet & Spicy Pepper Glaze

This thick, savory glaze could almost be used as ketchup or a barbecue sauce. You can change the color by using yellow bell peppers and replacing the maple syrup with honey. Different flavor, but just as good. Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 red bell peppers, seeded, deveined, and diced (about [ ... ]

Blueberry Compote

Perfect on Pancakes 2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, unthawed 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup water Combine 1 1/2 cups blueberries, sugar and 1/3 cup water in heavy small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until berries burst, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Add remaining 1 cup berries. Cook until compote coats spoon, stirring [ ... ]

Peaches with Brown Sugar Sauce and Rum

You could also dress up breakfast by spooning these peaches over waffles. 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 6 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 8 ripe peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, each cut into 8 wedges 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons dark rum Vanilla or peach ice cream Melt butter in heavy [ ... ]

Honey Dijon Dip/Spread

5 tablespoons Mayo 2 tablespoons Honey 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard 3/4 teaspoon vinegar mix all together in a smaill bowl, cover and chill, this make about 1/2 a cup, its great for dips and sandwiches.

Greek Seasoning Blend

Ingredients: • 2 tsp. dried oregano • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder • 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder • 1 tsp. sugar • 1 tsp. cornstarch • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper • 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes • 1 tsp. thyme • 1 tsp. basil • 1 tsp. salt Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, [ ... ]

Spice Rub

Ingredients needed: 8 tablespoons paprika 3 tablespoons cayenne 5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 6 tablespoons garlic powder 3 tablespoons onion powder 6 tablespoons salt 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Blend well. Can be stored in an airtight container in your spice cabinet for up [ ... ]

White Chocolate Sauce

8 oz white chocolate 1/2 c. heavy cream 1 T. Vanilla In a saucepan, bring cream and vanilla to a simmer. Pour over chopped chocolate. Stir till all lumps are gone. Let cool before using. This sauce can be rewarmed in the microwave


1 tablespoon corn oil 3/4 cup coarsely chopped drained roasted red peppers from jar or broil 1 large red pepper till the skin is black, cover in a bowl, and peel. 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped carrot 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup beef stock or canned beef [ ... ]

Jeff’s BBQ sauce.

Jeff’s BBQ sauce. Ingredients Sauce 2 1/2 cups ketchup 2/3 cup white vinegar 1/2cup molasses 1/2 cup honey 2 teaspoon liquid smoke 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayene powder 1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are well combined and bring to a boil. [ ... ]

Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Chicken with Balsamic BBQ Sauce For the Balsamic BBQ sauce: 1 cup balsamic vinegar 3/4 cup ketchup 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the chicken 4 pieces chicken (any combination of breast or leg-and-thigh pieces) Salt and freshly ground pepper For [ ... ]


For Gina, (not tested yet ) “Pinot Grigio is a white Italian wine that is as good in a dish as it is with it. The wine makes this a most flavorful mushroom sauce Two tablespoons butter or olive oil One-half cup shallots, sliced, or an onion, chopped (Chopped leeks also [ ... ]

roasted garlic-herb sauce

This pesto-like sauce would be great with just about any grilled seafood. Makes about 1 cup. 2 heads of garlic, top 1/4 inch of each cut off and discarded 1 teaspoon plus 2/3 cup olive oil 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed 2 tablespoons drained caper 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh [ ... ]

Bomba, Hot Pepper Paste

Sometimes a recipe just hits the nail on the head. You know what I mean – you find a recipe that is relatively simple and straightforward that somehow yields the most fabulous tastes and textures as its final perfect product. This recipe was in our local newspaper last week [ ... ]

Penne with Fresh herb Pesto Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup mint leaves, picked 3/4 cup basil leaves, picked 1 cup parsley, picked 2 cloves garlic 4 medium over-ripe plum tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 teasp black pepper 1 teasp crushed red pepper 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil salt to taste 1 pound penne pasta, freshly grated pecorino Procedure 1. Bring 6 quarts water to boil and add 1 [ ... ]

Better Than Plum Sauce

I havent tried this yet but it looks very good. The glaze for the chicken looks amazing. Better Than Plum Sauce Makes: 1 ½ cups 2 tsp Canola or Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped ¼ tsp chili flakes (optional) 1 cup Pure Apricot Jam 2 [ ... ]

Diane’s Garlic Tomato Sauce

Garlic Tomato Sauce by DiFennelly on Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:24 am 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck, round or tip cut into 1 inch pieces 1/4 cup instant minced onion 2 TBLSP instant beef bouillon 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 cup dry red wine Mix above ingredients and garlic tomato sauce in dutch oven, [ ... ]

Caribbean Seasoning Sauce

I cant wait to try this one, all the fresh herbs, man-o-man this is so up my alley MAKES ABOUT 2 1/2 CUPS Try spreading this herb-filled sauce thickly on such fish fillets as salmon or sea bass and letting them marinate for 30 minutes before grilling. ingredients 4 cups basil leaves 1 [ ... ]

Apple Butter

6 pounds Granny Smith or other tart apples, unpeeled, cored, and sliced 2 1/2 cups apple cider 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2 strips of lemon zest, each 2 1/2 inches long 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt In a large saucepan cook the apples in [ ... ]

balsamic glaze

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar Combine 4 ingredients in medium saucepan. Boil until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 17 minutes. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and refrigerate. [ ... ]

Caribbean Salsa

Serves: 4 ——– ———— ——————————– 1 c Pineapple chopped 1 c Mango – peeled-chopped 1 c Red bell pepper chopped 2/3 c Kiwi peeled-chopped 1/2 c Red onion chopped 1/4 c Cilantro fresh-minced 1 t Lemon juice Preparation: Directions Mix the salsa ingredients well and refrigerate. great with Fish or chicken

homemade mayonnaise

Makes about 3/4 cup 1 large egg yolk* 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste 3/4 cup canola oil, divided Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Whisk until blended and bright yellow, [ ... ]

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Makes: Makes about 3/4 cup. excellent on steaks and potatoes. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons crushed black pepper 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon granulated onion 1 tablespoon crushed coriander 1 tablespoon dill 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes INSTRUCTIONS Combine 2 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons crushed black pepper, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 1 tablespoon [ ... ]

butterscotch sauce

MAKES 2 CUPS Cooking butter with sugar causes milk solids to caramelize, giving butterscotch sauce its delicious flavor. 8 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 tbsp. light corn syrup 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar 1⁄3 cup heavy cream 1 tsp. dark rum 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1⁄2 tsp. fine salt 1⁄2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1. Heat [ ... ]

Piri Piri Sauce

3/4 cup olive oil 2 fresh jalapenos, coarsely chopped, stems, seeds and all 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic Combine all of the ingredients except the garlic in a medium, heavy saucepan over high heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add [ ... ]

Raspberry Salsa

A summer salsa to spoon alongside grilled salmon or chicken . 1/4 cup Finely chopped sweet onion 2-3 tbsp Fresh lime juice 1-2 tsp Finely chopped jalapeno pepper 2-3 tbsp Chopped fresh cilantro 1 tsp Granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups Fresh raspberries Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the raspberries and [ ... ]

Piccata-style Pan Sauce

This is a light, lemony pan sauce suitable for fish. Serves: 4 Time to make: ~5 minutes What you need: • 1 shallot, minced • olive oil as needed • ½ cup white wine • 2 tbsp. lemon juice • 2 tbsp. capers • 1 tbsp. parsley, minced • 2 tbsp. cold butter 1. After the fish has cooked, saute the shallot in the same pan, adding [ ... ]

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

1 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons maple syrup 3 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Whisk ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder, and cayenne in small sauce pan. bake chicken with your favorite dry rub,350 for an hour. Simmer sauce over [ ... ]

Raspberry Sauce

Kirsch, a cherry-flavored liqueur, brings out the flavor of the raspberries rather than masking it. 2 cups fresh raspberries 1/4 cup kirsch or framboise (raspberry liqueur) 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Puree all the ingredients in a food processor; strain the sauce to remove the seeds. Store the sauce [ ... ]