Archive for the ‘Dips Spreads Sauces and Condiments’ Category

No Pectin Added Blueberry Jam

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

I followed this Taste of Southern recipe for a no pectin added blueberry jam. I had about 4 cups of blueberries, used 2 cups of sugar, and still a full 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Not sure yet how well it will set up, but it looks promising, ...

Bourbon Barbecue Bacon Burgers

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

These outstanding burgers are inspired by one at Red Robin. The combination of flavors works very well together, though my version was not as good as the original. The subtle sweetness of the bourbon permeates the beef, caramelized onions, and barbecue sauce. The brioche roll keeps things ...

Salsa Fresca

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

This easy fresh salsa goes great with many Mexican and Latin dishes. Being allergic to raw onions, my salsa has none, and I'm in the camp that thinks cilantro tastes like soap, so I use a bit of flat leaf parsley instead. This has just a bit of ...

My Chicken Spice Blend

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

We picked up a big pack of skinless boneless chicken thighs at Costco and have been working our way through them. Saturday night, I made some stir fry with shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, and yellow bell pepper, very similar to this one. Monday night I made some chicken noodle ...

Tayberry Freezer Jam

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I got a half flat of just Tayberries today, as well as another half flat of the variety pack :-) I wanted to do something interesting with some of the berries, and the first thing that came to mind was freezer jam. I've never made jam before, ...

Three Chile Salsa

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I made this salsa for a contest at work (though sadly I did not win). The three chiles are the bell pepper, the jalapeƱo, and the ancho. It's inspired by this recipe by Alton Brown. This is a good, flavorful ...

Salmon en Papillote with Hollandaise Sauce

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I love preparing fish this way - it's so simple and really lets the fish shine. This works equally well on the grill too. I made a very small batch of hollandaise, as it's quite rich and I didn't want any leftovers sitting around. Salmon en Papillote ...


Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Yes, this is weird, but it is good :-P These are just my guacamole and my favorite hot dogs.

Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

This is another great recipe from The Border Cookbook : Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. I omitted the cilantro called for in the recipe, grated my onion instead of chopping, and poured the whole lot in my blender to get a nice smooth sauce. ...

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

This was my first attempt at making salsa. My workplace will be having a salsa contest for Cinco de Mayo, so I have to get a killer recipe in place :-) This was loosely based off of several recipes that I found online at some point or another. ...