Displaying all posts for Condiments and Sauces


by April 23, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Here is a collection of several recipes – some more complex than others, but all of them are good. Easy Ketchup Large can of ripe tomatoes OR 10 tomatoes – halved, salted and broiled until edges just start to blacken 1 can tomato paste 1 large onion – minced Read more »

Asian Dipping Sauces – COLLECTION

by March 19, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Spring Roll Dipping Sauces Peanut Dipping Sauce Ingredients 2 TBL sesame oil 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp cumin 1/4 CU orange juice 1/4 CU smooth peanut butter 1 tsp ketchup 1 TBL brown sugar or 2 TBL honey handful of minced cilantro 1 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 TBL soy Read more »


by February 23, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Dry rubs can be used for both meats and vegetables. They can be mild or spicy. Browse the recipes below and find one that suits your palate. Grandpa’s Dry Rub This is a good coating for when you are planning to bake chicken, pork loin, rib roast Read more »


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BBQ RIBS It sounds simplistic, but ribs are ribs. OK, not really, but tips for beef ribs can also apply to pork ribs and short ribs. Here is a collection of recipes that I’ve created, many tips for which overlap with other rib recipes. All my rib recipes are Read more »

SM – Sour Orange Marmalade

by February 17, 2017 » Add the first comment.

4 Jar – Overview This recipe makes enough marmalade to last you for a couple of months.   If you want enough marmalade to last you through to next season, CLICK HERE for the amounts used to make a larger batch. Marmalade is traditionally made with Seville oranges (also called Read more »

Homemade Peanut Butter

by January 4, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 2 C shelled and skinned roasted Spanish peanuts (see note below) 1 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp honey 2 TBL peanut oil Step by Step You can save money by buying peanuts that still have the skin on.  It is easy to remove though.  Rub the Read more »

Green Tomato Chutney

by December 7, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This recipe is for canning salsa for future use. Basic recipe was from “BBC Good Food” but has been modified for my own personal taste.  Canning is not that difficult as long as you invest in quality canning jars and lids (a total of about $15).  You don’t even need Read more »

Lemon Basil Butter

by August 30, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS 1 large bunch of basil (about 6 Cups of leaves) 1 tsp citric acid 1 tsp salt 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese 2 C butter 1/4 C Crisco STEP BY STEP Clean the basil Select only unblemished leaves Don’t use any with imperfections, as this could Read more »

Apple Butter

by July 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 12 medium to large apples Fuji or Gala if you like sweet apple butter Granny Smith, Red Delicious for a more tart apple butter About four pounds by weight AFTER peeling and coring (You can cheat and use applesauce, but it is MUCH better with real apples) 4 Read more »

Quick Green Salsa

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INGREDIENTS 6 jalapeños 2 Hatch or Anaheim peppers 4 tomatillos 1 grilled Vidalia onion 1/2 grilled red onion 2 cloves grilled garlic 2 dried arbol chilies – seeds removed salt Water and apple cider vinegar 1 hand of fresh cilantro STEP BY STEP Remove tomatillo skins Deseed Read more »

Adobo Verde

by June 30, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Roast garlic, jalapeño, serrano, poblano over flame until the skin is blackened Remove the skin with a paper towel.  DO NOT RINSE. Add cilantro – stems and all – rough chopped Add parsley – stems removed – rough chopped 2 tsp salt 1 C EVOO Blend well Keep refrigerated Read more »

Green Tomato Salsa

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 4 C green tomatoes, chopped in medium sized pieces 3 yellow onions, chopped in medium sized pieces 2 jalapenos, deseeded and chopped in medium sized pieces 2 large red bell peppers, chopped in medium sized pieces 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped small 1/2 cup Read more »

Cynthia’s Veggie Dip

by June 22, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1/4 C Mayo or Salad Dressing 1 TBL Dijon Mustard 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce Scant onion powder Scant garlic powder 2 TBL EVOO – Drizzled and Emulsified STEP BY STEP Combine first five ingredients Drizzle in EVOO whisking continually

First Watch – Poppyseed Dressing

by June 15, 2016 » Add the second comment.
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First Watch (a local eggery and diner here in Phoenix) has undergone a DRASTIC change.  As it turns out, First Watch was started by four friends, who had an idea.  And a great idea it was.  First Watch has been my wife and my favorite breakfast place for about 25 Read more »

Caesar Hamburger Sauce

by June 3, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS and STEP BY STEP Mix in 1 C mayo or salad dressing 2 TBL shredded or grated Parmesan 3 anchovies – well crushed 1 pickle – grated 2 TBL sour cream 1 tsp garlic powder Juice and zest from one lemon 1 TBL Dijon mustard Serve as Read more »

Cheddar Burger Disk

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INGREDIENTS Baking ring 3/4 LB cheddar cheese 1/4 LB Parmesan cheese STEP BY STEP Put baking rings onto a baking sheet Put 1/4 C cheese into each ring and spread out Bake at 400º for 8-10 minutes, or until browned Remove from oven Let cool 60 seconds, Read more »


by May 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is a chopped green condiment that usually accompanies Oso Bucco INGREDIENTS 1 small eggplant – diced 1 small zucchini – diced 1 summer squash – diced 1 bunch fresh parsley – minced 4 cloves of garlic – minced 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil zest and juice from Read more »

Grandma’s Cooked Cranberry Relish

by May 14, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS One bag (about 4 cups) cranberries One large orange, peel and all, deseeded 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 C Ruby Port 1 C orange juice STEP BY STEP Pulse all in food processor until chopped large Place all in a medium pot Cook on medium high until Read more »

Chinese Sauces – Yakisoba Copy Cat

by May 12, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Yakisoba Sauce This sauce is difficult to find, so here is a recipe to make your own INGREDIENTS 1/4 C Ketchup 1/4 C soy 2 TBL Worcestershire 1-1/2 TBL brown sugar 3 Cloves garlic 3 Anchovies – rinsed 1 tsp rice wine vinegar NOODLES Yakisoba – very good, Read more »

Healthy Alfredo Sauce

by May 6, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is a really easy recipe, fairly healthy, and you will get restaurant quality Alfredo sauce. INGREDIENTS 2 TBL shallot or onion – minced 2 TBL butter 2 cloves garlic – minced 2 TBL AP flour 2 egg yolks 1/2 C Parmesean cheese 1 C milk 1/2 C light Read more »