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Condiments & Sauces

Every cook should know how to make an array of condiments and sauces, from pesto and pickles to salad dressings and more. If you’ve never made homemade mayonnaise you’re in for a treat ~ it takes 30 seconds!

  • quick pickled dilly beans

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything! Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp homemade ‘quickles’ are more complex in flavor than commercial pickles. You…

  • making homemade aioli

    30-Second Aioli Recipe

    My homemade aioli is thick, rich, and super garlicky ~ and you can make it in 30 seconds! (Seriously, your friends will think you went to culinary school.)…

  • Chinese scallion oil in a clear jar with lid

    Chinese Scallion Oil Recipe

    Chinese scallion oil is one of the ‘mother sauces’ of Chinese cuisine, and incredibly easy to make with fresh green onions and vegetable oil. The oil has a fragrant, light onion…

  • How to Make Vegan Mayonnaise

    Make thick and creamy plant based vegan mayonnaise in seconds with an immersion blender and just 5 common ingredients!…

  • Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    3 green sauces you should know how to make!

    Three vibrant green sauce recipes you should know how to make in your sleep, because when it comes to quick, easy, healthy meals, it’s all in the sauce, the green sauce!…

  • Homemade Chili Oil

    We use this easy homemade chili oil recipe on everything from Chinese noodles to scrambled eggs! I eat better, save money, and never run out of my favorite condiment.…

  • Cider sage gravy, in a cup.

    Make Ahead Cider and Sage Gravy

    Make Ahead Cider and Sage Gravy ~ this upgraded no-drippings gravy is tailor made for cozy fall dinners, and it’ll be in our Thanksgiving gravy boat this year for sure!…

  • maple walnut butter with apples

    Maple Walnut Butter

    Maple walnut butter is a creamy spread made with toasted walnuts and a touch of pure maple sugar ~ think of it as your favorite peanut butter, all decked out for…

  • A jar of tomato jam with a small knife.

    Old Fashioned Tomato Jam

    Old fashioned tomato jam is sweet, spicy, piquant, savory, and utterly fabulous whether you devour it with cheese and crackers, or spread it on your favorite burger or sandwich. A tomato…

  • basil leaves

    How to Make Basil Mayonnaise

    My simple recipe for basil mayonnaise has the power to take so many of your favorite foods to the next level ~ think chicken, shrimp, or egg salads, tomato sandwiches, and…

  • bright green chimichurri sauce

    Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

    Chimichurri sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats. It’s the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it’s fabulous! Use it with chicken, fish, tacos, and…

  • a jar of homemade artichoke lemon pesto

    Lemony Artichoke Pesto Recipe

    Artichoke Lemon Pesto is a deliciously healthy Mediterranean tapenade perfect for simple pastas, spreading on toasty bruschetta, or serving with cheese and crackers. You’ll want to have a jar in your…

  • Lightly steamed asapragus with 30-second Hollandaise sauce

    30 Second Hollandaise Sauce

    This 30 Second Hollandaise Sauce recipe is made quick and creamy with your immersion blender — no cutting corners, either, this is the authentic stuff! Slather it on Eggs Benedict, asparagus,…

  • taking forkful of pasta Bolognese

    Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

    My Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe is a classic Italian meat sauce that’s comforting and SO satisfying! It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a…

  • pretzel bread with maple mustard dipping sauce

    Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce

    Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce is a simple 4 ingredient sauce that elevates everything from pretzels and french fries, to burgers and brats. Whether you dip, dab, slather or smear it, it’s…

  • cream style horseradish sauce in a bowl

    Creamy Homemade Horseradish Sauce (from scratch!)

    Creamy Homemade Horseradish Sauce is made with horseradish root, sour cream, and vinegar. This epic sauce adds the ultimate finishing touch to steaks, beef tenderloin, and roast beef. Don’t forget it…

  • strawberry Barbecue Sauce in a jar with spoon and fresh berries

    Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

    Strawberry Barbecue Sauce is a luscious concoction of some of my favorite flavors ~ fresh berries, rum, raw sugar, cider vinegar, and molasses. Grill with it, slather it on meatloaf, or…

  • shredded pork with pineapple barbecue sauce

    Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

    Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce ~ impossibly tender meat slathered in a sweet and savory barbecue sauce inspired by Hawaiian huli huli, this will make the best pulled pork sandwiches of…

  • Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burger on a wooden board

    The Simple Secret to Better Burgers

    What’s the secret to better grilling this summer? Homemade condiments, of course. From the holy trinity of ketchup, mustard, and relish, to mayo, pickled onions, hot sauce, and more!…

  • roasted jalapeño ketchup with jalapeño peppers

    Roasted Jalapeño Ketchup Recipe (2 ingredients!)

    Roasted Jalapeño Ketchup is a homemade condiment recipe for burgers, hot dogs, fries, and onion rings. If you’ve never had a spicy ketchup, you’re in for a treat; everything you dip, dunk…

  • slicing fennel on a mandoline slicer

    Quick Pickled Fennel

    Quick Pickled Fennel is a zippy condiment that works with just about anything you’ll pull off your grill this season. It’s great in salads, and I love to eat it straight…

  • pasta with pesto

    Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

    I’m all about healthy 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together from the pantry without a trip to the store. It’s frugal eating…

  • cranberry relish in a small glass jar

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream is an adaptation of a 1959 Craig Claiborne recipe made famous as Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish on NPR’s All Things Considered. It’s a fabulously…

  • jalapeño butter in a small glass container

    How to Make Jalapeño Butter

    Do you know how to make jalapeño butter? Because everybody needs a kicky butter to slather on their corn, their green beans, their biscuits, and their steak, right? This spicy compound…

  • Making citrus sugar in a food processor with sugar and lemon zest

    How to Make Lemon Sugar

    How to Make Lemon Sugar ~ this is an easy technique for infusing real lemon flavor into sugar for all your baking projects. If you’re a lemon lover you need to…

  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil. Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • making quick rainbow giardiniera vegetable pickle

    Quick Rainbow Giardiniera (small batch)

    My Quick Rainbow Giardiniera is a colorful riff on the classic Italian relish ~ my vibrant version makes use of some of the more unique veggies in the produce aisle. Enjoy…

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