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Sauces + Slathers

Gravlax Cream Cheese Slather

Gravlax Cream Cheese Slather

So, I thought I had an expensive, epic fail on my hands with the Gravlax I made BUT I soaked it in cold water, dried if off, sliced it up and it was actually pretty good. However, I was still worried about the salt and […]

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry cause is super easy and can be made the day before to free up time when you are roasting a turkey and preparing all the other dishes that go with a holiday meal. This recipe is simple and (tempting fate) fool proof. Ingredients […]

Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce

My kids have always loved homemade cheese sauce. When they were little, it was about the only way I could get them to eat broccoli. Homemade cheese sauce is easy but takes a bit of elbow grease (whisking).

Ricotta Cheese…Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Ricotta Cheese…Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Ricotta cheese is great for making homemade lasagna, adding umph to a sandwich or wrap or just eating on crackers. I noticed several recipes on the web that all received 5 stars. Several had heavy cream as an ingredient but I found one from The […]

Homemade Nutella and Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Nutella and Homemade Peanut Butter

Nutella (aka chocolate hazlenut spread) is a big hit at my house. We all love it but I don’t love some of the ingredients so I went looking for a homemade alternative. I ended up settling on a combination of Elsie + Emma’s A Beautiful […]

Linda’s Famous Granny Smith Apple Sauce

Linda’s Famous Granny Smith Apple Sauce

This recipe comes courtesy of my friend and fellow dance Mom Linda. Our daughters had a very successful year dancing together this past season and aside from some great dance memories, we got Linda to share her apple sauce recipe which my daughter insists is […]

The Great Garlic Escape…Garlic Scapes and Almond Pesto

The Great Garlic Escape…Garlic Scapes and Almond Pesto

I went to the Friends of Southland’s Heritage Farm Market this weekend and was delighted to find (among other things) the loveliest looking garlic scapes. Actually, they look like green onions having a bad hair day or a bit like SideShow Bob’s hair…except green. However, […]

Tartar Sauce (Without a Maid)

Tartar Sauce (Without a Maid)

This is another recipe from the Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book. It was quite tasty with good ol’ fish sticks so I thought I’d share it. Ingredients: 3/4 c. Mayo 1 large finely chopped pickle 2 Tbsp finely chopped capers 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley […]

Jamie Oliver Meets The Honest Butcher

Jamie Oliver Meets The Honest Butcher

So I finally managed to get some pork sausage so I could follow Jamie Oliver’s original recipe for Jool’s Pregnant Pasta. As luck would have it The Honest Butcher had not only pork sausage but pork sausage with fennel – oh happy day.  I bought […]

Honest Butcher 1st Anniversary Pasta Sauce with Orecchiette

Honest Butcher 1st Anniversary Pasta Sauce with Orecchiette

On weeknights who needs to spend an hour our more cooking dinner…particularly when you’ve just dragged yourself home from work? Not me, that’s who.  This is a version of Jamie Oliver’s “Jool’s Pregnant Pasta” from his 30 Minute Meals series. I like to support the […]