October 14th, 2013

Sauces, Condiments & Preserves

Almond Basil Pesto (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

If I had to choose a favorite herb to grown in my garden, it would have to be basil. Maybe that's because I'm usually successful at growing basil,…

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Asian Plum Sauce (Market Monday)

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 Cilantro Lime Dressing is. If you don't, you need to find out! We make this creamy…

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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 Peach Freezer Jam (Market Monday)

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 (Market Monday)

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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Easy Sous Vide Dulce de Leche

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016

I've been wanting to try sous vide cooking for a while now. But I've been hesitant to invest in a sous vide system, because I wasn't sure how I'd…

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Garden Fresh Salsa with Roasted Jalapenos (Market Monday)

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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Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto (Market Monday)

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…

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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…

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Posted on Nov 5th, 2009

This is one of the easiest canning recipes I have. I don't have any special canning equipment (or skills). I just simmer the sealed jars in the…

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OREO Thins with Chocolate Mint Sauce

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetInOnOREOThins #CollectiveBiasA few…

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Pickled Red Onions (Market Monday)

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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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…

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Roasted Corn Salsa (Market Monday)

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

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

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Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce (Market Monday)

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

To say my boys love Alfredo sauce would be a huge understatement. Huge! I could probably serve it for every meal and they wouldn't complain.Of…

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Posted on Oct 17th, 2015

If you've never made apple butter, you're definitely missing out. Not only does it taste amazing, it's really easy to make in your slow cooker. A…

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Small-Batch Spicy Zucchini Relish (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015

It's about that time of year when friends and neighbors with gardens start offering their abundance of zucchini to anyone who will take it. Which…

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Strawberry Butter & Simple Strawberry Sauce (Market Monday)

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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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…

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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 (Market Monday)

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…

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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…

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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…

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