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Enchilada Sauce (from the pantry)

Under 10 minutes with ingredients you probably have at home!!

There’s nothing like a little Mexican food when you’re just absolutely over Christmas & Christmas leftovers & New Years and New Years leftovers. And then there were the leftovers from the leftovers. So change it up and make enchiladas!

Home-made Enchilada Sauce, quick & from the pantry. Chili powder, tomato sauce
Home-made Enchilada Sauce, quick & from the pantry.

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Sour Cherry Compote

Sour Cherry Compote: Rides the line between sweet & savory and has so many uses!

One of my summer/fall favorites is this marvelous Sour Cherry Compote. It’s a little sweet, a little tart and goes so well with so many things. I often make up a batch and can or freeze so I have it to pull out in the winter, too.

Sour Cherry Compote
Sour Cherry Compote

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Chimichurri

I’ve never been a huge fan of Chimichurri; it’s bold, brash taste has always been a bit off-putting to me. But when I was thinking about something to go with my Coffee Rubbed Steak the other day, my mind immediately seized upon Chimichurri.

Coffee & Coriander Rubbed New York Strip Steak

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Apricot Dipping Sauce

This Apricot Dipping sauce is good with Chinese Dumplings but we like it with anything from Bagels to Chicken nuggets or wings

I have been meaning to post this all week, certainly I meant to post alongside my Soft Pretzels, but here, finally it is – an Apricot Dipping Sauce. This is great with the pretzels, even better with any type of breaded chicken or “nuggets.” It’s also a great sauce to use in the final moments of barbecuing pork or chicken or brushed on chicken wings to caramelize.

Apricot dipping sauce with an Asian flair
Apricot Dipping Sauce Asian flair

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Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce

Our Fave Cranberry Sauce - snitched from Bon Appetit. It's baked! Really!

If you’re interested in making the best Cranberry Sauce, ever, one that your family and friends will devour, one that you might actually make more than once a year, try this recipe. Pin it for next year.

Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce, adapted from Bon Appetit
Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce, adapted from Bon Appetit

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel – while the name evokes a gourmet treat (and it is) it always makes me want to snort just a little. Make caramel sauce and add a little salt. I know it’s fantastic, but people seem to just go nuts over the name! Anyway, salted or not, you just can’t beat a rich, luscious home-made caramel sauce.

Toffee Caramel Cheesecake, garnished with home-made Salted Cararmel and Milky Way Bars
Toffee Caramel Cheesecake, garnished with home-made Salted Cararmel and Milky Way Bars

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Hollandaise Sauce in the Blender

I think Hollandaise must be what the angels eat…Perhaps we earthlings aren’t meant to eat it at all, or if we do indulge, it should be done so sparingly and seldom.

Salmon & Asparagus Hash Hollandaise Tyler Florence Hash browns
Salmon & Asparagus Hash with Hollandaise Sauce

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Pesto with Pasta

Sometimes it’s the simple things that “Foodies” fight about the most!  Pesto is one of those simple things we so often make complicated…

Pesto – this is 1/2 recipe, about a cup
Pesto – this is 1/2 recipe, about a cup

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Crispy Vidalia Onion Rings & Assorted Vegetables with Chili Lime Dipping Sauce

If you could conjure up the lightest, crispiest, most ethereal onion rings, these are them. The beer batter just barely clings to any vegetable lovingly dipped in it, but don’t be deceived; these have a serious crunchiness. Best of all, these are well-behaved rings: no drooping, no slipping.

Crispy Beer Battered Onion Rings
Crispy Beer Battered Onion Rings

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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Cacik or Tzatziki)

Cacik has a million different uses. A gorgeous Cucumber Yogurt sauce, flavored with dill or mint, it can be used for a dip for pita, kebabs, fresh vegetables. It can be used as a fresh salad dressing or eaten as a salad.

Cacik
Cacik

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