Tomato Sauce with Bacon and Capers

Tomato Sauce with Bacon and Capers

This sauce is based on Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce and simply adds bacon, dried red chilis and capers. Ingredients 2 cups tomato sauce, I used the batch that I made of Marcella Hazan’s sauce. 3 rashers of double smoked bacon, chopped 1/8-1/4 tsp dried red…

Test Drive of Marcella Hazan’s “Internet Famous” Tomato Sauce

Test Drive of Marcella Hazan’s “Internet Famous” Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce is generally not something I bother making because you can usually pick up a pretty decent sauce on sale and I like to collect the glass jars for other food stuffs. However, this recipe popped up in my suggested reads feed and it…

Cranberry Orange Sauce with Port

Cranberry Orange Sauce with Port

Cranberry orange sauce with a hit of port is the perfect compliment to juicy turkey. This recipe for cranberry orange sauce is quick, easy, and can be made the day before. In fact, it’s better if you do make it the day before to let…

Rob’s Raita

Rob’s Raita

This was a sauce that my friend Rob whipped up to go with Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau. It’s not like your completely non-spicy cucumber raita, it’s cooling but it also has a kick from the bird’s eye chili. It was so delicious I thought…

Chimichurri Sauce with Cilantro

Chimichurri Sauce with Cilantro

This recipe is a tweaked version of Chimichurri Sauce (Argentinian Pesto) from Simply Recipes. The original does not have cilantro, mine does. Ingredients 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems 1 bunch fresh cilantro trim the bottom stems off but use the tender…

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…