Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

I have to admit, I’m a cranberry sauce snob and I scoff at the idea of eating cranberry sauce out of a can. My skin crawls just thinking about the sound of that deep red blob plopping into a dish.  Every year despite my distain for the gelatinous relic, my mother insists on serving it for Thanksgiving dinner. […]

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado Cream Sauce

This cool and refreshing sauce is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican-inspired dishes.  It’s easy to make and lasts for about two weeks in the refrigerator. Avocado Cream Makes about 1 1/2 cups For a thinner sauce, stir in addtional milk until desired consistency. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and […]

Easy Chocolate Sauce

Easy Chocolate Sauce

This super easy chocolate sauce is basically chocolate ganache. And it only has two ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips and heavy cream. It’s the perfect topping for ice cream sundaes. It also makes a great glaze for cakes. Easy Chocolate Sauce Makes about 2 cups Since this sauce only has two ingredients, be sure to use quality chocolate […]

Peach Cocktail Sauce

Peach Cocktail Sauce

Cocktail sauce is a seafood sauce that’s traditionally served with cold cooked shrimp. It’s a simple sauce to prepare,  and it has a freshness that you can’t find in a bottle. Ketchup and prepared horseradish are key ingredients, but the addition of chili sauce adds a zesty tomato flavor. This recipe was inspired by a slightly bruised peach in […]

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Summer is my favorite time to make barbecue sauce.  I know I can make it any time during the year but it’s not the same as slathering a homemade sauce on charcoal grilled spareribs or a piece of crispy, juicy grilled chicken at a cook-out with family and friends. This ketchup-based sauce is thick, rich and […]

Chimichurri

Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a popular Argentinean condiment traditionally served with grilled steak. It’s also excellent with chicken and fish.  This versatile sauce is similar to pesto and can be used as a marinade. Chimichurri is typically made from finely chopped parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano, white or red vinegar and red pepper flakes. I like a mixture of herbs […]

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce

There is nothing like homemade caramel sauce. It has a rich lusciousness that is absent in most store-bought caramel sauces.  Believe it or not, it’s quite simple to make it from scratch. However, you need to pay attention to what you’re doing when you make this sauce.  This is not the time to multitask and I […]

Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney

Recently, I have become interested in learning more about Indian food.  My experience with Indian cusine was basically limited to the mango chutney I would buy to use in a spiral ham glaze. Since I was familiar with this condiment I thought it would be  a good place for me to start my Indian food study. Mango chutney […]