Category Archives: Dressings and Condiments

Aug 2012
{Canning} Classic Strawberry Jam

Summer is certainly winding down, and we only have a few weeks left to soak up all the bountiful summer produce that is available this time of year. One of the best ways to enjoy fresh produce all year round … Continue reading

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Jun 2012
Light Ranch Dressing

I’m constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of processed foods that we eat, especially with things that we eat on a daily basis. We are nowhere near perfect, but we do pretty well with staying away from frozen … Continue reading

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Apr 2012
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette (and a giveaway!)

The weather in Pennsylvania can be such a tease. We had an usually warm winter with very little snow, and then had temperatures skyrocket into the 80′s in mid March. Just when I thought it was safe to take the … Continue reading

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Oct 2011
Crockpot Refried Beans

My husband is a huge fan of refried beans, so much that he insists on putting them on every kind of Mexican food that he eats. The poor man has never had homemade refried beans before, only because every recipe I found seemed somewhat … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
Three Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Despite that fact that I have a food blog and obviously love to cook, there are many nights after a long day of work that I just don’t feel like cooking. On those nights, we’ll often fall back on simple … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
Canning 101: Zesty Salsa

We go through a lot of salsa in our household, so canning homemade salsa this year was a given. There is nothing better than noshing on fresh salsa made from veggies grown in your garden…in the middle of January. Homemade salsa … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
Canning 101: Basic Tomato Sauce

Canning season is in full swing in this household. Last year I started slow with just applesauce and apple butter, but this year I have much more ambitious plans. One project that was definitely on my to do list was a … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Sweet and Zesty BBQ sauce

Do you know someone who seems to eat ketchup with everything? That would be my husband – except his condiment of choice is barbecue sauce. The man uses barbecue sauce on anything and everything, from burgers to mashed potatoes to … Continue reading

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Feb 2011
Simple Marinara Sauce

My Italian grandmother makes an incredible spaghetti sauce. One of the reasons that makes it so delicious is that it simmers on the stove all day long, infusing the spices together with three different meats to make a thick, spicy … Continue reading

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Feb 2011
Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce was one of those things I never bothered to make. It only costs like $1 for a jar of sauce at the store, and while it doesn’t taste awesome, it tastes ok. However, I’m always trying to reduce the … Continue reading

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