Sauces, Condiments & Preserves

chocolate fudge sauce

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010

Why buy fudge sauce when it's this easy to make you're own?  Since it keep in the refrigerator for so long, I usually double this recipe.  It can…

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Cranberry Butter

Posted on Nov 14th, 2013

Over the summer, I tried a recipe for strawberry butter. I was pretty much in strawberry heaven. So when I came across a recipe for cranberry butter,…

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Cilantro Lime DressingA

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Posted on Oct 26th, 2009

I prefer to make this with 1/2 the package of ranch dressing mix. Leave it a little thicker and it also makes a great dip for tortilla chips and…

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creamy habanero sauce

Creamy Habanero Sauce

Posted on Sep 20th, 2010

There's a local Mexican restaurant that's famous for it's creamy habanero sauce.  And they're not giving out the recipe.  So I decided to try and…

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Homemade Dulce de Leche

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Posted on Dec 7th, 2010

Can you believe this only has one ingredient? And that it's so easy to make?  It does take time, of course, but once that pot of water is simmering,…

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Posted on Sep 21st, 2013

I  have been meaning to post this recipe for homemade ranch dressing forever.  I make it all the time....let's just say we have at least one child…

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Posted on Nov 5th, 2009

This is the only thing I have ever canned with any success, and the recipe has not failed me yet.  I don't have any special canning equipment (or…

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Heirloom Tom SaladA

Market Monday Double Feature: Heirloom Tomato Bread Salad & Tomato Butter with Tarragon

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013

I simply couldn't resist picking up some of the beautiful heirloom tomatoes that were available from the Spring Kite Farm stand at the farmers market…

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Market Monday Double Feature: Strawberry Butter & Simple Strawberry Sauce

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

I'm up to my ears in strawberries people! My farmer Amy, from Garden Sweet Farms, was having a deal on flats this week and I just couldn't resist…

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Fresh Salsa (1)A

Market Monday: Garden Fresh Salsa with Roasted Jalapenos

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

Of all the things I make with produce from my garden, this salsa is the hands-down favorite. I don't know why, but my children--who would normally…

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Pesto (2)A

Market Monday: Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013

Until last week, I'd never even heard of a garlic scape.  And I certainly didn't know what to do with one.  But as a garlic lover, I was definitely…

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Roasted Corn Salsa

Market Monday: Roasted Corn Salsa

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

First, if you haven't entered the giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card and Pillsbury Celebration Starter Kit, head on over and do that now! You may…

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Market Monday: Strawberry Chipotle Jam

Posted on Jun 17th, 2013

I've been wanting to try this recipe for Strawberry Chipotle Jam ever since I spotted it over at  A Spicy Perspective.  So when Amy from Garden…

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

Posted on Nov 15th, 2009

This is hands down my favorite salsa recipe.  I suppose "restaurant-style" depends on which Mexican restaurant you go to, but this is a lot like the…

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Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

Posted on Jan 5th, 2010

This fruit salsa is so fresh tasting and delicious!  Not to mention, heathy.  It's especially wonderful in the summertime, when strawberries are in…

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Posted on Jun 18th, 2012

When I first served this salad to my family, I didn't expect rave reviews.  My husband is not a fan of mixing fruits with vegetables in a salad. …

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spicy cranberry sauce

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2010

I've been making the same cranberry sauce for years, and for good reason. It's simple and delicious. This recipe is very similar with the addition of…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Posted on Aug 16th, 2010

We have a favorite Greek restaurant in town (truthfully, it's about the only Greek restaurant in town) and we love the tzatziki sauce.  This comes…

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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

I'll be honest, I could live without cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving, but it just doesn't seem right to skip it.  And it does look pretty on the…

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