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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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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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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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.

Bolognese Sauce

The weather is getting cooler and I’m starting to crave more savory, hearty, and warm “feel good” dishes. This bolognese sauce satisfies all of the above. It’s like the ultimate meat sauce recipe. Every bite falls apart in your mouth because it has been simmered down to the nth degree of tenderness. Not even kidding….

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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.