Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

A homemade bbq sauce that combines the sweetness of honey with the smokiness of  Chipotle adobe peppers – a perfect match! Let’s face it there is something about firing up that grill in the summer and getting a huge steak, chicken or ribs grilled to perfection isn’t there? But see here’s the thing.  It just […]

Remoulade Sauce

If you are in the market for a sauce that is so versatile it can go over seafood, Po Boys, Fish, chicken and even French fries, this is it! Holy smokes is this stuff good!   I think addictive may be a better word for it. Remoulade sauce from what I’ve learned originated in France […]

Homemade Mayonnaise (Low Carb/Keto/Paleo)

I put off making my own mayonnaise for a very long time. It is still one of the few processed foods remaining in our house. I think what put me off for so long was I read too many horror stories about it not emulsifying, being to runny, breaking up, etc that I just haven’t […]

Taco Seasoning

Sometimes buying prepackaged store bought items can provide a convenience.  I’ll give you that.  But not when it comes at the cost of my families health.  The first ingredient in packaged taco seasoning is Maltodextrin, which has MSG in it.  And if you look further down the label MSG is listed AGAIN. What?   Why? If you have 3 […]

Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa

Boy what a ding-a-ling I am.  I have bought jarred salsa since the inception of time and it took me under 10 minutes to do it at home. And I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. Salsa is one of those recipes where fresh ingredients are apparent.  You just can’t taste fresh […]

The Best Garlic Roasted Hummus

Hummus, as most of you probably know, is a Middle Eastern dish made primarily from chick peas (or more commonly known as garbanzo beans) and is fast becoming a very popular dip here in America and with good reason. First of all it’s a great alternative to canola oil based mayo, so slather some on your sandwich or […]

Classic Caesar Dressing

Yum There simply are NO words to describe this Caesar dressing.  Well, ok, maybe a few. Like: creamy bold cheesy delicious addictive With summer in full swing now, salads are a big part of our diet and Caesar salad happens to be a one of my all time favorites! As much as I adore leafy […]

Simply THE BEST Red Enchilada Sauce EVER!

Yum Yes, that is a very bold and dramatic title, but like I said in my post about Refried Beans, I have only been exposed to the canned versions of beans and enchilada sauces.  If I had known how GREAT these foods were when you make them yourself, I would have been eating (and making!) them […]

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

This 4 ingredient peanut butter and yogurt dip will change the way your (and especially your kids) eat!  Totally addictive, totally healthy and totally unprocessed!   Do your kids love to dip as much as mine do??   I swear it’s in their DNA to dip. Unfortunately not all dips are created equal though.  Lots of […]

Easy Basil Pesto

Yum To say I have an abundance of fresh basil in my garden would be an understatement, so I decided to do something with it before I lost it all to the frost coming soon. Making your own fresh basil pesto takes all of about 1 1/2 minutes. Seriously, there is nothing quite like the […]

Roasted Garlic & Herb Flavored Butter

Yum Isn’t it beautiful?  I mean, just look at it.  All whipped and soft and herb like. At the beginning of grilling season I get myself ready by making some batches of herbed butters.  I like to make a few different flavors.  This whipped butter has the most amazingly deep garlic flavor and that’s because […]

Raspberry Vinaigrette

I’m so happy Spring is here because it means crisp salads with fresh fruit and veggies on top!  I’m not much of a salad eater in the winter, are you?  I’m more of a comfort food kinda gal when the cold weather hits. And this Spring has felt like F O R E V E […]

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (over Butternut Squash Ravioli)

Yum There are so  many premade raviolis on the market today that don’t just involve cheese.  They can be stuffed with chicken or mushrooms or squash.  There are times when I just want to take a break from cooking and I’ll pick up one of these types of raviolis from Costco or Sam’s. Like I’ve […]

Butter & Garlic Cream Sauce

A 5 minute garlic and butter cream sauce that pairs perfectly with pasta, ravioli, shrimp, seafood or steak! Do you need a sauce to put over pasta or shrimp or ravioli that is done in less than 5 minutes and has less than 5 ingredients!!!! Look no further! This garlic and butter cream sauce is […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Yum Greek salads ROCK, don’t you think?  But there seems to be a little controversy over whether Greek salads contain lettuce or not.  What do you think? In order to uncover the truth behind this, I consulted with the professionals, one of my best friends (hee hee) who just so happens to be Greek and here’s what […]