Entries Tagged 'Sauces and Dressings'



I Love Lemon Curd

I love lemons.  Love love love them!  So it should come as no surprise that lemon curd is one of my favorite treats.  Sweet and tart, rich and creamy, it’s just one of those perfect creations that I can’t imagine living without. Continue reading →

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Holiday Recipes with a Twist: Cranberry Applesauce with Fresh Ginger

And today we have the final recipes in the Holiday Recipes series I’ve been putting on with Amanda and Tyler of What We’re Eating.  At our pre-holiday dinner, Amanda made a delicious cranberry sauce that included persimmons and just a touch of fresh rosemary.  I would never have thought to add rosemary to cranberry sauce, but the combination was perfect! Continue reading →

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B.L.A.T. on Sourdough with Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe

Although my favorite sandwich has always been a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT), this Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Turkey Sandwich (BLAT). might have just taken over the top spot! I know that B.L.A.T. often stands for Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato, but I didn’t have any good tomatoes!  And since this was my dinner last night, the turkey is what made it more substantial. Continue reading →

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Steamed Broccoli with Creamy Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce

It’s time to eat your vegetables!

I really haven’t been eating enough veggies lately.  Bacon? Plenty.  Chocolate chip cookies? Oh yeah!  Pizza? Three days worth.  Cinnamon buns? That was our dinner the other night.

Something’s seriously gotta change around here!  Granted, I have been cooking at home a lot lately.  But if I don’t get back to cooking some of my healthier recipes, I’m still gonna end up looking like I’ve been eating at McDonald’s every night! Continue reading →

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Grilled Corn, Mango and Jicama Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Grilled Corn, Jicama and Mango Salad

This is one of those salads that just came together in my head as I was wandering through the produce section at the grocery store one day. I was craving a jicama salad, but wanted to do something very different than the citrus salad I made last winter with my sister’s tangerines.

Although I did choose to once again pair the jicama with fruit, mango in this case, the flavors in this summer salad are quite different than its winter equivalent. Jicama doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so I combined several of my favorite ingredients to add some interest. The corn, mango, avocado and cilantro all worked very well together. Continue reading →

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Finally Some Homemade Mayonnaise!

Homemade Mayonnaise Continue reading →

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I’m Back with a Tangerine and Jicama Salad Recipe!

Peeling a Tangerine

Sorry for the unannounced disappearance!

The move back to the states, living out of a small bedroom with two animals, and being without a steady means of transportation has made it difficult for me to concentrate on blogging! On top of that, all of my spare time lately has been spent house hunting and Christmas shopping.

Luckily, we did find a nice house, but for now it’s empty since our furniture is still on its way back from Sicily! But Smack and Thumbelina have moved into the new place and Justin has been sleeping there on an inflatable mattress so that his commute to work is shorter. The animals are happy to have the run of the house after being mostly confined to one room for the last month! I’ve been borrowing a car when I can and splitting my time between my sister’s place and the new house. Hopefully the furniture and my car will arrive sometime in January. Continue reading →

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Mediterranean Olive Hummus

Olive Hummus

I love olives. I’ve never met an olive I didn’t like except, perhaps, straight from the tree. Whatever you do, don’t eat an olive straight off the tree! But, I love olives.

I grew up in the middle of California, in olive county. Yes, Spain, Italy and Greece may be known for their bold and flavorful olives but if you’ve ever popped open a can of black olives from the supermarket, chances are it came from California!

I’m sure there are olive snobs out there that turn their noses up at the canned variety. It’s true that they are nothing like ‘real’ olives, but canned olives have their place. On American pizza, for instance. Or Nana’s tamale pie. And when you’re a kid, it’s fun to stick them on the ends of all your fingers and then eat them one by one. Continue reading →

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