October 14th, 2013

Sauces, Condiments & Preserves

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Almond Basil Pesto

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

If I had to choose a favorite herb to grown in my garden, it would have to be basil. And one of my favorite things to make with fresh basil is…

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Asian Plum Sauce

Posted on Sep 15th, 2014

I just love fall fruit! And the plums at the farmers' market this week looked absolutely gorgeous. In fact, I bought way more than we could eat or…

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Copycat Montreal Steak Seasoning

Posted on Aug 9th, 2016

I don't know about you, but I just can't bear to grill my steaks and burgers without a sprinkling of Montreal Steak Seasoning. But wouldn't you know,…

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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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Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Posted on Oct 26th, 2009

If you live anywhere near a Cafe Rio, you know how delicious their Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is. If you don't, you need to find out! We…

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Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Posted on May 30th, 2014

If you never made your own barbecue sauce, you really should! It's so easy, and so much better when you make it yourself. Especially when you can add…

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Easy Herb Butter

Posted on Jul 12th, 2017

Are fresh herbs taking over your backyard garden? Then it's time to whip up a batch--or two--of this Easy Herb Butter! And with just four…

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Easy Peach Freezer Jam

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014

I just can't resist fresh peaches at the farmers' market. Which means I usually end up coming home with way more than we can eat. But when preserving…

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

Everyone in my family loves pickles, so when I spotted Kirby cucumbers at the farmers' market this week, I knew just what to do with them. They're…

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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. This Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto turned…

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Greek 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…

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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Posted on Aug 25th, 2016

When fresh fruit is in season, there's nothing like making your own jams, jellies and pie fillings. Like this Homemade Cherry Pie Filling, for…

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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 Jalapeno Pepper Jelly is one of the easiest canning recipes I have in my collection. I don't have any special canning equipment (or skills), so…

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OREO Thins with Chocolate Mint Sauce

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

A few weeks ago I saw a magazine ad for new OREO Thins and knew they were something I needed to try right away! I'm here to tell you that they were…

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Pickled Red Onions

Posted on Aug 17th, 2015

To say I love onions would be a huge understatement. So I can never resist picking them up at the farmers market, because I know I'll use them in…

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Pineapple Mint Syrup

Posted on May 17th, 2016

If you've never tried making flavored syrups to add to your drinks, you're missing out. It's so easy to do, and so much fun too! One of my…

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Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce

Posted on Sep 27th, 2016

I'm sure you've noticed, but pumpkin spice season is officially upon us. And if you're a fan of everything pumpkin spice, then you are going to love…

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Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 14th, 2015

We had a cold, wet spring here in Colorado, so the growing season got off to a slow start. My tomato plants--especially the cherry tomatoes--are…

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Posted on Nov 15th, 2009

This Restaurant Style Salsa is hands-down my favorite salsa recipe.  I suppose "restaurant-style" depends on which Mexican restaurant you go to, but…

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Roasted Corn Salsa

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

You may have noticed that I've posted quite a few grilled corn recipes lately, like Mexican Street Corn, and most recently Grilled Corn and Potato…

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Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Posted on Jul 7th, 2014

I love the bright red color of fresh rhubarb, and it's always one of the first things to appear at our farmers' market. Of course, once I get it…

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Simple Raspberry Sauce

Posted on Aug 10th, 2016

I just love raspberries. In fact, if I had to choose a favorite berry (which would be very, very hard), I'd probably choose raspberries. Since I find…

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Slow Cooker Alfredo Sauce

Posted on Sep 15th, 2015

I love Alfredo sauce, but I would definitely gain a thousand pounds if we ate it at every meal, so that's not going to happen. But we'll probably…

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Posted on Oct 17th, 2015

If you've never made Slow Cooker Apple Butter, you're definitely missing out. Not only does it taste amazing, it's really easy to make in your slow…

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Strawberry Salsa

Posted on Jan 5th, 2010

This fresh Strawberry Salsa is so fresh tasting and delicious!  Not to mention, healthy.  It's especially wonderful in the summertime, when…

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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 Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce recipe is…

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Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

It's that time of year where I've got an abundance of tomatoes coming from my garden. And as much as I love them, I really appreciate new ways to…

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Whipped Pumpkin Butter

Posted on Oct 12th, 2014

I don't know how many times I've made a pumpkin recipe and had a little bit of pumpkin left in the bottom of the can. I hate throwing it out, but…

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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. So if you're looking for a cranberry…

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