Tilapia Poppers with Caper Parsley Dipping Sauce

Washington state is really starting to grow on me- especially with its abundance of fresh seafood all year long. I heard about this yummy appetizer from an Inn in Seaview and had to try my own take on it. I used one of my favorite fish, tilapia, as the base for these poppers. The great…

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Apple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of those dishes that can easily get overlooked at your Thanksgiving table. It makes the perfect accompaniment to turkey, but doesn’t shine much on its own. Cranberries are naturally very tart, so I like to add a sweetener like maple syrup or agave to brighten up the flavors a bit. I…

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Mango Peach Salsa

Kicking off this long Labor Day weekend with some fruity, chunky, mango peach salsa! The refreshing combo of mango, peaches, red pepper, onion, and cilantro is the perfect way to ring in the end of summer- with it’s best features. I like to serve this salsa over grilled chicken or fish as a healthy alternative to…

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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Rhubarb on it’s own is very tart and quite stringy, which is why it’s mostly found cooked or baked. When the stalks break down, they leave a wonderful sweet-meets-tart flavor. I’ve used it in muffins, in no-bake cheesecake, even cooked down to a sauce (like applesauce) and served by the bowlful. This time I wanted…

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Roasted Tomato Almond Dip

This roasted tomato almond dip is exactly what I want my weekend to look like. I could easily make a meal out of a crusty baguette, cheese, a glass of red wine, and a good hearty dip. In fact, that’s usually my preference by the time the weekend comes around. This dip reminds me of hummus, but…

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Tzatziki Sauce

I have grand plans for this Tzatziki Sauce. I love taking something simple like Greek yogurt, blending it together with cucumber, garlic, mint, and dill, and turning it into a spectacular side dish. I make a big batch (this recipe yields about 3 cups) and store it in the fridge to use throughout the week….

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Teriyaki Meatballs

I’m clearly a fan of juicy, flavorful meatballs. I made a whole bunch of variations left and right, like these Meatball Subs on a Stick or these Juicy Italian Meatballs, or my Not Too Spicy Meatballs. So I wanted to try and make something different with these Sticky Teriyaki Meatballs with an easy homemade teriyaki glaze….

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Juicy Italian Meatballs

Meet the juiciest meatballs you will ever eat. These are nothing short of great; crusty and dark brown on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. There are a couple key steps to help with the tenderness. In lieu of breadcrumbs, which can be drying, slices of white bread are soaked in grated onion…

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Orange Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

A bit of vanilla, orange, and cinnamon gives this delicious cranberry sauce a sweet holiday flavor. This is something you can make the day ahead of Thanksgiving or Christmas. It tastes even better after chilling for a day.

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

I’ve tried lots of recipes and methods, and found this to be the best, easiest, least fussy, and it’s ready in 15 minutes. You’ll never want store bought again! Before you even start, make sure you have everything in front of you that you will need, including the glass jar and oven mitts. You’re working…

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Homemade Marinara Sauce

I’m always on the lookout for a good homemade marinara sauce, since most brands that grocery stores carry are too salty for my taste. Simmer a pot of tomatoes, fresh basil and parsley, onions, and garlic for as long as you have time. The longer it simmers, the deeper the flavor. This recipe made enough…

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Rhubarb and Blueberry Jam

I love making this rhubarb and blueberry topping and freezing it to use whenever I’m craving something sweet and fruity. Serve with waffles, pancakes, french toast, or on buttered toast.