Category Archives: sauces dressings and spreads

4 ingredient balsamic vinaigrette

4 ingredient balsamic vinaigrette

I heard somewhere that spring is coming, but in California that means it’s 10 degrees warmer and probably raining.  NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING!  Just highlighting that the poor east-coasters are ready for a major shift in the weather patterns and it kind of means nothing to me.  But still, when spring is coming, regardless… more

gameday snacks: classic spinach dip [week 15]

Spinach dip is such a classic party appetizer, I cannot believe it has taken me this long to pull together my favorite recipe.  It’s also one of the easiest possible dishes to pull together, which is a dream for those get-togethers that seem to fall between weeks of mania and disaster.  I personally prefer my… more

the easiest basic tomato sauce

I’m a firm believer in making tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes, primarily because I can’t stand the tinny taste of canned tomatoes.  Unfortunately, I’m never organized enough to make giant batches of tomato sauce during the summer when tomatoes are in-season – I’d rather have a caprese salad! – which means I’m stuck trying to… more

basil mayo

Printbasil mayo ingredients1 C mayonnaise 1 1/2 C basil, lightly packedinstructionsCombine mayonnaise and basil in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until basil is chopped into small pieces and evenly dispersed in mayonnaise. Transfer to airtight storage container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. 3.1 more

homemade honey mustard

I have many aversions when it comes to prepared foods, and honey mustard is one of my biggest.  I have yet to find anything that tasted good from the bottle – and isn’t that the whole point of buying something pre-made?  It’s supposed to save you time without sacrificing flavor!  I finally stopped taking my… more


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