Want to learn how to make bbq sauce? You won’t believe how easy it is! Simply whisk a few ingredients together in a saucepan, and then it’s ready after just 15 minutes of simmering. The flavors of this barbecue sauce recipe are sweet, tangy, and the slightest bit spicy. It’s amazing with chicken! Barbecue sauce is one of those things that people have very strong opinions about (right up there with pizza, chili, and how to properly load a dishwasher).
This homemade teriyaki sauce is both sweet and savory, and it comes together in no time! It’s perfect for marinating as well as serving alongside chicken, beef, seafood, tofu, noodles, and assorted vegetables. Recently, I’ve been making an effort to prepare more fast and easy weeknight dinners, since Jeff and I are often both wiped out in the evenings. Weekends are for preparing bulk freezer meals like my Cincinnati chili, which we’ll often have for dinner. If I’m going to cook
Learn how to make this easy, all-natural, creamy homemade cashew butter with step-by-step photo instructions! There are no unnecessary ingredients- just cashews and a bit of salt. It’s vegan, healthy, and it comes together in minutes. Like so many others from my generation (still not sure if I’m technically Generation X or Millennial), I grew up on peanut butter. Nut allergies weren’t as prevalent in the 80s, so I was all about the PB and jelly sandwich. Alternatives like almond
Salted Caramel Sauce is easy to make at home! You can use it to add flavor to a wide variety of desserts, such as cookies, or as a topping drizzled over ice cream. It also makes a great gift! I’ve loved salted caramel sauce for ages now (how could I not?), but I’ve been on a huge kick recently after having some amazing salted caramel ice cream during the final weeks of summer. I can’t get enough, and I want
This mango salsa is fantastic served with tortilla chips, but I also love using it as a topping for fish and chicken! It comes together in no time. How do you brighten up a dish? While this is undeniably a summery recipe, I’m always in the mood for a tropical fruit salsa regardless of the time of year. It’s a refreshing snack, and it works so well as an accompaniment to a variety of main courses, brightening things up with
This all-purpose tomato sauce is perfect for pasta, on pizza, or as a base for other sauces and stews. Free time is in short supply these days. It always seems like there’s so much to do and little to no spare time for any of us. “I don’t have enough time for that,” is what most people says when they see my recipes. I get it. Not everyone enjoys spending time in the kitchen like I do, and even if they want to,
This Brandied Cherry Jam is easy and quick to prepare, and it tastes absolutely sinful on biscuits and scones. Perfect for Sunday brunch! Between travel and cookbook edits, my life is feeling scattered and rushed at the moment. I’m not posting new content as frequently as I’d like. I actually prepared and photographed numerous recipes before heading off for my recent trip to Europe. I just haven’t posted them. I’ve never shared the mindset of some of my fellow bloggers, who feel it’s important to post on
Ramp Pesto is a creamy, bold flavored condiment highlighting wild leeks. Add it to pasta, serve it with fish, meat or poultry, or spread it on crostini! I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes shy away from produce I’m unfamiliar with, and at first ramps were no exception. I’m glad that several years ago I finally gave them a try. Ramps pack a serious flavor punch, and their season is quite brief (at least on the east coast). You’ve
This easy chocolate sauce recipe has only 3 ingredients! It’s wonderful drizzled over many desserts including cakes, brownies and ice cream. There’s nothing quite like melted chocolate drizzled over a brownie or a slice of homemade cake. And it’s incredibly easy to make a basic chocolate sauce at home with only a few ingredients. The best part about making it from scratch? You get to control the flavor. This easy chocolate sauce recipe can be made using bittersweet, semi-sweet or
This small batch Orange Grand Marnier Skillet Jam is sweet and chunky with just a hint of booze. Can you spot me in the above photo? I didn’t realize I was photobombing my own shoot until much later when the images were being edited. I left this one in for fun.