Category Archives: Sauces Seasonings Condiments

Dairy-free homemade ranch dressing recipe

This homemade ranch dressing has rich, delicious flavor and is dairy-free. For an even more wonderful dressing, use homemade mayonnaise.

Favorite homemade mayonnaise has Meyer lemon juice and light olive oil

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Have a sweet but low-sugar Valentine’s Day

When you think of romantic Valentine’s Day food, your first thought might be of chocolate. I never believed Valentine’s was […]

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A twist on hummus

Hummus typically contains garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and tahini. This recipe, inspired by one in The Blooming Platter Cookbook, takes liberties with the […]

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Mix varieties and roast apples for flavorful chunky applesauce

Applesauce can be made very simply by just cooking apples on the stove, but roasting them for a few minutes […]

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Basic gravy recipe with gluten-free or grain-free options

Gravy is something I very seldom make except on holidays, so in case you’re like me and have to refer […]

Fruit salad dressing—sweet and memory-rich

This recipe is one that I first made in my teens. A neighborhood friend told me her mom had a […]

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For simple entertaining or a special weeknight: roast chicken with lemon sauce

There’s something special about a whole chicken browned and piping hot from the oven. This recipe is for basic, unadorned […]

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Fuji apple salad with citrus-herb marinated chicken and apple-balsamic vinaigrette

  Panera Bread is one of my favorite fast-food restaurant chains. They serve healthy food made with fresh ingredients and wonderful-tasting […]

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Have your basil now and later—make pesto!

Lovely basil is so fragrant, and it’s so easy to grow. If you have an abundance, making it into pesto […]

A unique use for rhubarb: rhubarb ketchup

When searching for ways to use my backyard rhubarb, I came across an unusual recipe: rhubarb ketchup. I was intrigued so I made a batch, and I thought was good and worth sharing

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Fish tacos with mango salsa and green rice (arroz verde)−Olé Mexico!

Serve fish tacos with attractive, brightly flavored arroz verde (green rice) on the side. For convenient preparation, the fish and rice are baked in the oven.