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Simple Cranberry Barbeque Sauce Recipe

Tri tip with cranberry bbq sauce and basil

I am a huge fan of homemade sauces, and one of my favorites is barbeque sauce. You would not believe how easy it is to make a quality cranberry barbeque sauce at home that will blow the store bought sauce out of the water in just a few minutes on the stove.  We’ll be using … Read more

Easy Cocoa Powder Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Person holding a cup of ice cream with chocolate sauce drizzled on top

Do you ever get cravings for chocolate milk but never have syrup on hand? Or maybe you just now realized cocoa powder has an expiration date and need a quick way to use it all up? Or maybe you just really can’t stand that fake stuff in the brown jug. Well no matter what scenario … Read more

Simple Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Prepared blueberry syrup in a clear bowl

When I think of the smell of breakfast, pancakes with syrup are the first things that come to mind. I love pancakes and I love blueberries. Funny enough though, I don’t like blueberry pancakes. I think adding fruit to pancakes makes them soggy and undercooked, rather than fluffy and delicious. What I do love though … Read more

Simple Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe

Roasted artichokes on a plate with lemon garlic butter sauce

Sometimes, it only takes a little bit of work to make something boring and everyday into something amazing. That is exactly what we are going to do today with our lemon garlic butter sauce recipe. What is a Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce? Lemon garlic butter is a combination of butter, garlic, lemon juice, and fresh … Read more

Simple Lemon and Capers Pasta Sauce Recipe

Prepared lemon and capers pasta sauce recipe on a plate with spoon and fork

While not the most common way we eat pasta today, traditionally pasta is served as a secondi or second course, not a main dish. Taking that concept into today’s one course meals, sometimes pasta works best as a side to compliment your main dish. This lemon and capers pasta sauce recipe celebrates that idea.   What … Read more

Japanese White Sauce Recipe

Japanese white sauce served in a saucer

Today we’ll be making a simple Japanese white sauce recipe. Before we dive in, let’s get one thing straight. This sauce is far from what you’d call authentically Japanese. Traditionally, the thing I love about Japanese food is its minimalistic approach to flavors and ingredients. Most traditional dishes are made from a few ingredients with … Read more

Spicy Homemade Pickle Juice Recipe

A jar of pickle juice

One of my favorite parts of a high-quality artisanal sandwich or burger is the pickle. When you are eating something fatty or meaty, having a crisp juicy pickle to punch through that richness and deliver some zingy high notes of flavor elevates the meal.  My personal preference is for spicy pickles – the spicier the … Read more

Homemade Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe for Pasta

Pasta topped with spicy tomato sauce

Have you ever bought a clamshell of cherry or grape tomatoes only to find you never use them all? This happens to me all the time, so rather than constantly throwing them into salads for the next 5 days, I prefer to turn them into a fresh, spicy pasta sauce.   What Makes a Good Spicy … Read more