Defrost a can of frozen orange juice, add water, sugar and herbs and voila- you have a basic orange sauce that gets caramelized when baked in the oven over whatever protein you choose. Use this sauce as is, or dress it up by adding a splash of orange liqueur and/or […]
Dressings & Sauces
Chimichurri Sauce originated in Argentina. It is a spicy fresh herb sauce that is spooned generously over grilled meats. There are a million ways of adjusting the spiciness and herbiness of Chimichurri. I made this sauce several times before I found a balance that worked for me. I tend to […]
Sometimes, you just need a little Blueberry Sauce. When you make pancakes or french toast and are bored with maple syrup-use blueberry sauce. When that vanilla ice cream looks bare and you need a change from hot fudge-use blueberry sauce. When you want a change from orange or cherry sauce […]
Salsa is one of those products that is easily bought at the grocery store. You can buy really tasty mild, medium or sharp salsa and everyone will be very happy. I definitely recommend that route during the Winter. When it’s Summer and tomatoes are at their most flavorful, I prefer […]
To call Guacamole a “dip” is not doing it justice. Sure it’s great with chips and crudités; but you can use it in so many other ways as well. Top off a burger (veggie, meat or turkey)with it. Spoon it over your taco filling. Spread it on toast. Guacamole is […]
Green Dill Sauce is actually home made mayo that becomes green with the addition of assorted herbs and/or vegetables. You can change the flavor to suit your own taste with the choice and amount of herbs you add. Serve it on the side with poached fish or steamed vegetables.
Imagine onions turned into a thick, gooey, sumptuous marmalade that you can spread on grilled bread, spoon into baked potatoes, drip on latkes, soft cheese or a juicy steak. Every onion is unique. They have varying degrees of sugar and water in them. In general, making this marmalade takes about […]
People are always asking me what shape pasta to use for different recipes. I like to use a pasta with ridges when I make this one. The ridges give the pesto a place to latch onto and bring you more flavor. Add freshly roasted red pepper, more freshly grated […]
Rich and full of flavor. this meat sauce is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Use any pasta you like; but I prefer pasta with ridges that will hold on to the sauce.
Take the Parmesan out of the Pesto and you have a much sharper taste of garlic. Spread this Pesto over Rack of Lamb and you have a mouthwatering treat! The delicious flavor of roasted lamb melts into the Pesto and the result is a spectacular treat. I urge you to […]