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Sauces and Pestos

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Gravy made with Swanson Broth

    Good Gravy! The 12 Best Gravy Recipes

    When it comes to holiday meals, it’s ALL about the gravy, and this collection of 12 of the best gravy recipes is just in time for the festivities. But be sure…

  • Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Basil Pesto

    Spicy Basil Pesto ~ Serrano pepper takes the world’s freshest sauce from simple to sassy in one fell swoop ~ stir it into freshly boiled pasta, spread it over grilled fish,…

  • Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of authentic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of…

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    Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste

    Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste ~ keep this easy recipe in the fridge so you can whip up authentic Indian curries in no time!…

  • Homemade Steak Sauce

    Homemade Steak Sauce ~ a creative way to make your own custom steak sauce at home, in your own kitchen! This diy steak sauce makes the perfect holiday gift.…

  • Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto

    Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto ~ this unique pasta has such great flavor and crunch, and makes an incredibly delicious and healthy meatless meal. This is my kind of pasta.…

  • Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce

    Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce ~ a delicious appetizer inspired by one of the Middle East’s favorite meatballs! Koftas are ground and spiced lamb, shaped into balls or ovals,…

  • Spiced Rum Cranberry Sauce

    Spiced Rum Cranberry Sauce ~ this quick and easy cranberry sauce recipe is an adult skewing twist on a Thanksgiving classic……

  • Spiked Cranberry Sauce

    Spiked Cranberry Sauce with Hard Cider and Spiced Rum ~ a decidedly adult cranberry sauce recipe ~ better set aside a few of grandma’s crystal bowls for this sauce, it’s going…

  • Chimichurri Sauce

    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…

  • Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce

    Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce ~ these impossibly crisp little rolls are filled with tender shrimp, fresh ginger, and spring onion, and then served with an equally amazing tangy…

  • Baked Eggs in Yellow Tomato Sauce

    Baked Eggs in Yellow Tomato Sauce with Mixed Herbs and Goat Cheese ~ the eggs are baked in a quick tomato sauce made with yellow tomatoes. The recipe is below,  but…

  • Baked Sole in Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Baked Sole in Fresh Tomato Sauce is a healthy, 30-minute, low carb, Whole 30 meal that celebrates the bounty of fresh summer tomatoes! This quick and easy baked fish is ideal…

  • How to Make Fresh Tomato Sauce

    It takes just 15 minutes to make a vibrant, healthy, fresh tomato sauce — make this simple tomato sauce once and you’ll never go back to cans or jars again!…

  • Baked Whitefish with Mustard Sauce

    Baked Whitefish with Mustard Sauce ~ fish fillets baking up in a zesty but comforting cream sauce is a quick and delicious 30 minute meal.…

  • Italian pasta with a creamy walnut sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce is a surprisingly delicious meatless dish made with toasted walnuts, garlic, and lots of fresh creamy ricotta, and it’s ready in 30 minutes!…

  • Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca

    Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca ~ this classic Italian summer pasta made with ripe tomatoes and basil is simple, quick, and so healthy!…

  • Spinach and Onion Pakora with Green Chutney

    Spinach and Onion Pakora with Green Chutney ~ this classic Indian appetizer is surprisingly easy to make at home with a simple chickpea flour batter than fries up super crunchy and…