Category: Sauces + Dressings

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

They say pesto sauce originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy.  But this simple sauce can actually be traced  to the ancient Romans. Romans made a very similar dish called “moretum,” a spread made of garlic, cheese, herbs, olive oil, vinegar and salt. […]

Creamy Garlic-Dill Salad Dressing

Creamy Garlic-Dill Salad Dressing

This was a request from my husband. My husband is notorious at coming home from a business trip suggesting recipes for me to develop, based on something he’s had. This was a simple one, but not all are. I’m already a huge salad person, so […]

Classic Apple Sauce

Classic Apple Sauce

Oh my, do I love apples and apple sauce!  Homemade apple sauce, I should add. Making your own apple sauce for the upcoming Hanukkah holiday is to me as important as making your own cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving–it’s critical. It also does not take much […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Sweet, tangy, sticky goodness: that is what BBQ sauce is to me. BBQ sauce is synonymous with summertime, back yard barbecues and easy cooking.  Seriously, who does not love this American favorite slathered on ribs, chicken, or brisket?  My older son has never really been […]

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Who does not love ranch dressing? Ok, there are some out there who don’t, I’m sure; but it can’t be many. Ranch is one of the most popular salad dressings out there. It is also a popular dip for vegetables, and even for mozzarella sticks […]

Fresh Cranberry Sauce, An Essential For Every Thanksgiving Table

Fresh Cranberry Sauce, An Essential For Every Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is nothing without the cranberry sauce.  This slightly sweet, slightly tart compote is essential at a Thanksgiving table, if you ask me.  And for the record, I am not talking about the canned stuff.  I believe in short cuts at times, especially around the […]