Category Archive: Sauces

Healthier Thousand Island Dressing in Under 5 Minutes (Tasty Tuesdays)

Light Thousand Island Dressing – healthier salad dressing made with less fat and sugar than store bought. Low Fat Salad Dressing.

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Chipotle Honey Mustard and Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Have you ever made your own mustard? To celebrate National Mustard Day (the first Saturday in August according to the National Mustard Museum) I decided to give it a whirl. Oh my! Could it be any easier? And you can make it in small batches and customize it anyway you’d like. I went spicy sweet …

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Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

While perusing one of my favorite linky parties I stumbled on this recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Shrub from at The Whole Serving. And I knew I had to try it. And not just because I had a half flat of strawberries in the fridge a friend gave me. It intrigued me. A “shrub”, you ask? …

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Five Favorite Cranberry Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

I am a day late in wishing you a Happy Eat a Cranberry Day. I know it is a Food Blogger’s sworn duty to keep you informed of these inane “national days”. Can you ever forgive me? What if I present you with five tantalizing cranberry recipes? I look forward to cranberry season all year, …

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Red Eye Gravy plus other Coffee Recipes (and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up Party)

Happy National Coffee Day, America!!! Caff-eine Caff-eine Caff-eine YEAH! Perhaps I might have had a little too much before writing this post. But it was only one cup… I am a coffee drinker. Home brewed usually, or at a local coffee shop with friends (I’m too cheap for THE coffee place). Usually just one cup in the …

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Pesto Fries

I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost. But, …

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Lemon Marmalade Glazed Chicken with Tomato Cilantro Coulis

This quick and simple recipe is one of Chef Michael’s (aka Baby Brother) delicious creations. But, I was actually the first to make it and photograph it and blog about it, so I want some of the credit. In between his (April) and his wife’s (June)birthdays I sent them a little care package with a jar of Homemade Lemon Marmalade, …

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Bahia Fruit Salad or Salsa

Have you ever made something and people ate it wrong and it turns out they created something equally awesome? It just happened to me on Sunday. I had “fruit duty” for Easter dinner, so I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and make some Bahia Fruit Salad so I could get some better photos of it …

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Artichokes with Zesty Sauce

Who in their wildest imagination first thought to eat an artichoke? First of all it is a thistle flower bud with lots of prickly thorns all over it. To eat the petals you scrape the “flesh” off each one with your teeth, then finish it off by eating the “heart” portion in the middle. I am …

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Jalapeno Pepper Sauce

I recently bought a bag of produce for $1 that contained a few russet potatoes, 3 tomatoes and 20 jalapeno peppers. Yeah Me! The potatoes went into storage and I will decide what to make with them later. I debated about what to do with the peppers and finally settled on some Jalapeno Pepper Sauce.

Homemade Butter and Mayonnaise

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. I am normally an advocate of making things yourself instead of buying it if you can. This blog is full of recipes that will testify to that with things like jellies and yogurt and ice cream that most people just buy already prepared. But there are some things that are not …

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Giblet Gravy and other Thanksgiving Recipes

I have always loved Thanksgiving. Food and Football, what more do you need? And I freely admit I am a Food Snob – Thanksgiving Dinner needs to be home made not dumped out of a box or can. I am guessing you feel the same way or you wouldn’t be reading this. Here are some …

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Garlic Garlic Everywhere!

Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won’t have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he’ll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY …

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Tola’s Basic Asian Marinade

Your first thought was probably who is Tola. Short answer is she’s my guardian angel. We met when my son was 8 days old and I wandered in shell-shocked to my first Moms to Moms meeting. She took me under her wing and kept me sane those first few months of Mommyhood, and she still does today. …

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Making Sprouts and Sprouted Quinoa Salad

Here’s another gem that I found while looking for the Oatmeal Bread recipe that I still haven’t found: Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing.  My friend, Kelle Saunders, was a student at the Optimum Health Institute and she was kind enough to share some of the recipes with me years ago. I don’t know anything …

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Salmon Cakes

A few years ago, my brother and I were discussing Feta cheese. I don’t really remember how the subject came up, but he said “I use it in a cream sauce that goes great with Salmon Cakes.” My brain only registered the words, “Salmon Cakes“. I demanded politely asked if he would please be so kind …

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And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party

And they’ll be saying, “Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY!” I have waited 18 years for this, as have the rest of the 49er Faithful. Oh, and I suppose Ravens fans are pretty excited too. But, for the rest of the world that doesn’t care who wins or loses, this coming Sunday is about …

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Shake it up, all you’ve got, woo

A mere month ago I wrote that my son begged for PB and J sandwiches for lunch most of last school year. Murphy must have gotten to him, because now he is refusing to eat them, along with just about every other sandwich I have sent. Ugh! Now, I have to get creative. A few …

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Lavender’s Blue, Dilly Dilly

I have always loved the smell and taste of lavender. Taste? Yes, those beautiful purple stalks are edible – (provided they are not treated with herbicides or pesticides!). I remember having lavender candy when I was young, they were pastels as I recall, but I haven’t seen them in years.  If you have never tasted …

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Waste Not Want Not

Confession time, I have a few skeletons in my closet.  More accurately, I have a few skeletons in my freezer – chicken skeletons that is, and some beef and pork parts too! With the market on its roller coaster ride and the economy still attempting to recover from the recession that allegedly has already ended …

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