Category Sauces

Macadamia-Crusted Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc

Those fine folks at the James Beard Foundation share some recipes that make my mouth water when I look at the pictures and read the recipes. But hold on there! This recipe sounds like it comes straight from a snooty French eatery. But a quick scan of the ingredients and the directions reveals a simple […]

BLT Burger with Kicked Up Ketchup

This recipe had me at BLT…then burger…aaahhh happiness. Ingredients:       1-1/2 lb. ground chuck (80 to 85% lean) 1 tsp. coarse salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 4 slices best-quality cheddar cheese 4 brioche-style hamburger buns 8 strips bacon, cooked until crisp and drained on paper towels 4 leaves green leaf lettuce […]

Homemade Ricotta and Cream Cheese

I didn’t realize it until I heard this discussion on the Splendid Table…but spring/summer is the best time to buy the best milk. According to the show it has a lot to do with the fresh green grass the cows are eating as opposed to the dried up hay. Maybe this is why ice cream […]

Hoisin China Noodles w/Four Flavors and Cheater’s Broth

I have to stop listening to the Splendid Table podcast when I drive. Not really. When I heard Lynne talking about this one I wanted to point the car in the direction of the nearest Asian grocery store and make a beeline for home. Can’t wait to give this one a try. The youngest loves Hoisin […]

Cola BBQ Sauce

More MacGyver food here. Imagine: You’re stranded on a cookout and you forgot the BBQ sauce…but you have a case of Coke in the cooler (along with some other ingredients that you just happen to have handy)…YOU have saved the day! Ingredients 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus a generous pinch for […]

Tender Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs

I love Teriyaki and anything that comes on a stick is easy to cook and eat with your fingers. The sauce in this recipe could also be used for other dishes. Makes 6 good-sized skewers For the Teriyaki sauce: ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup white wine ¼ cup water 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar […]

Simple Pesto Sauce (and Dip?)

Some of my favorite recipes come from Kid’s Cookbooks. This one is from Emeril. It is his daughter’s recipe. I figure if a kid can make it with minimal adult supervision then a college student shouldn’t have a problem.   I’ve taken this and made it in a blender or a food processor. It works well […]