Greek Tzatziki Recipe

Have a hankering for that delicious yogurt sauce that comes with gyros? You can make your own easily at home with this simple Greek Tzatziki Recipe. Take-out is tempting. That’s all there is to it. Someone else makes dinner for you — and even does the dishes! It’s quick, or at least feels immediate even […]

Small Batch English Pickle Recipe for American Kitchens

Jams, jellies, and other spreads offer great flavor to sandwiches, toast, and appetizers. This Small Batch English Pickle recipe is tangy and sweet, a welcome change to the preserves you usually serve. And it’s made with pantry staples, common to American kitchens, making it easy to whip up a batch anytime. Do you ever go […]

How to Make Basic Gravy Easily

Want to learn how to make basic gravy? It’s easy. It’s delicious. It’s necessary to (almost) all your holiday meals. You can totally do this! Gravy is one of those things that I consider LIFE’S NECESSITIES. Mashed potatoes just aren’t the same. That dry Thanksgiving turkey is bereft without it. And stuffing? Stuffing, no matter […]

Carrot Ginger Dressing

This Carrot Ginger Dressing is a healthy and delicious way to top cooked meats, salads or rice bowls. It’s full of great Asian-inspired flavors and tastes pretty amazing. My friend Jessika and her friends stayed with us for almost a week this summer. We had a blast hanging out, watching movies, playing at the beach, […]

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

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Homemade Pizza Sauce is super simple to make and can transform an okay homemade pizza into a great one. Make a batch of this sauce for your pizza night this week! Pizza night has been a regular part of my week for almost 20 years. My early attempts at homemade pizza were doughy and sad, […]

Marinara Sauce Simple Enough for Everyday

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Skip the bottled pasta sauce. You can make your own marinara sauce, simple enough for everyday, yet tasty enough for all your favorite dishes. When I was a starving college student and poor newlywed, I thought the only way to buy spaghetti sauce was to buy the jar from the grocery store. Even back then, […]

Raspberry Sauce Recipe That Comes Together in Minutes

Enjoy this quick and easy raspberry sauce with pancakes, waffles, and a number of desserts. It comes together in a flash, making it a great last-minute dessert. I think it’s safe to say that raspberries are my favorite fruit. I didn’t always think so, but over the last couple years I’ve bought them more often, […]

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup for Cooking

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup is a wonderful, flavorful, healthy alternative to commercial canned cream soups. It’s easy to make and freezes beautifully. Ditch the can, man! Most of my childhood summers were spent traveling from California to Minnesota and hunkering down for June and July with relatives. There were some really good times — and […]