Learn how to dehydrate foods and save money. Dehydrating foods takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food at their prime.
Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space, and there is no freezer burn.
Cream gravy is just one of those irresistible items that just about everyone loves. It such a versatile ingredient that it can be used with so many different meals. You really can't go wrong with a yummy cream gravy recipe, and it's even better when you can share it with good friends.
Walnut oil is one of those oils you don't hear much about, but it is fantastic. Learn how to use it in your everyday cooking.
Freezer strawberry jam is a great treat you can put on your ice cream or your toast. By packaging it, you can turn it into a nice gift. It's yummy too!
Bitter gourd chutney is the best sauce I have eaten so far. I am not kidding! If you make this dish in the right way, you will also opine the same. Bitter gourd is a superfood. Try it!
Mole, or Mexican BBQ sauce, has gained popularity due to the efforts of culinary genius Rick Bayless. This simplified recipe for red mole yields a silky, sweet, smoky sauce. A Scoville chart of dried chiles is included.
Homemade mango chutney is better than any shop-bought chutney and a great go-to for any Indian curry or ingredient to other recipes. Here's a simple recipe!
Quick and rustic spaghetti alla puttanesca can transform your weeknight dinner into a mini mental-vacation in Naples! Perfect for just the family or when hosting guests.
Red wine vinegar, shallots and garlic reduce quickly for a fabulous steak sauce. This sauce will change the way you enjoy steak. It's so savory and flavorful, plus it's easy to make!
Fresh ingredients & a short cooking time make for a quick & easy pasta sauce that tastes as fresh as summer.
A fantastic recipe for freezing tomatoes. Use this recipe to save any excess tomatoes you may have. Use the frozen ones later to make fantastic sauces that are full of flavor.
Worcestershire sauce is a delicious fermented product used to flavour meat, fish, Welsh rarebit, and cocktails. It’s made from a secret recipe by Lea and Perrins.
Making a real Cajun-style roux is no mystery—it simply takes a little patience! With a couple of tools and three ingredients, you can have true, rich Cajun flavor for gumbo or étouffée for yourself!
The best pizza sauce starts off with the freshest ingredients, not canned. Learn the secrets to an extremely fresh from scratch pizza sauce recipe.
Made with fresh ingredients, a fruit coulis is the perfect fruit sauce. Along with step by step photo instructions, you'll find recipes for a raspberry, a mixed berry and a strawberry version.
A recipe for ragu-style pasta sauce packed with vegetables, meat, and flavor that will become a household staple in no time. Bonus: a brief guide to gluten-free pasta.
Making the most of your homegrown tomatoes: a guide to cooking and preserving tomatoes for use all year round, with some useful recipes.
Is your jam thin and runny? Here are all the ways you can make great jam using low-pectin fruit, with example recipes.
Knowing how to make a white sauce can be invaluable cooking skill. You can use a white sauce in so many dishes either as a topping or a creamy filling.
"Curry" is a blanket term used to describe a vast range of Indian spicy stewed dishes. There are many different styles of curries. Not all are hot. Get tips and recipes for curries here.
I love pickled beets, and I enjoy canning. This article will show you how to pickle beets and then can them for storage!
Step-by-step instructions on making a delicious and pretty syrup. These instructions can be used for just about any edible flower.
Italian pesto is loved the world over. But have you ever tasted Tallarin Verde, or green noodles, the pesto of Peru? Creamy and mild, it is the favorite dish of many Peruvian children.
A simple recipe, with photos, to make the popular Israeli spicy condiment, zhug (skhug). Originally from Yemen, this Mediterranean hot sauce is easy to prepare, has a vivid green color, and has a garlic/cilantro aroma that is entrancing.
Pickles from zucchini? Yes, crisp and full of flavor! You'll be amazed at how delicious these pickles are.
Make your own cooking spray saves money, reduces the chemical additives you're putting into your body, takes 5 minutes to make, and is better for the environment and better for your health.
Homemade vinaigrette takes only a few moments, but the flavors are incredible. Bright and fresh, this homemade Greek dressing is a family favorite. Give it a try and see just how easy it is to make homemade Greek vinaigrette for yourself!
Peruvian ají sauce transforms chicken and French fries into something special! Learn how to make this spicy, addictive sauce.
Rhubarb is a large leafed plant with edible stalks that grows like a bad weed any where that it gets the opportunity to be planted. It is a very hardy perennial yet rather than being harvested with...
10 ways to use up your leftover cranberry sauce. You might even be inspired to make some cranberry sauce just to try some of these ideas.
Here's how to decrystallize honey fast in small and medium batches- no pan or microwave needed. This method is great if you have crystallized honey, but don't want to decrystallize an entire jar, or are dealing with honey in a plastic container.
Finding a succulent fresh mint sauce can be a tall order. Fortunately, I know of an easy, delicious recipe you can use in a curry, on lamb, on potatoes, or anything that suits your fancy!
If someone sends you to the store for mayonnaise, don't buy Miracle Whip instead. There is a difference. In fact, there are big differences between the two.
Nothing beats the fresh taste of homemade beef jerky. Say goodbye to the massively preserved, store-bought bags and find true comfort with homemade beef jerky recipes.
Green beans are essential in a well-balanced diet. Fresh from the garden, they have higher levels of nutrients than ones bought at the store. Here's how to harvest, and freeze green beans.
Sample five smoky BBQ sauce recipes from the main barbecue regions of the United States. Also included, the origin of barbecue sauce and BBQ cooking methods.
Bacon jam is almost impossible to describe—until you taste it. Sweet, spicy, smoky, salty, it's an amazing combination of delectable goodness. Check out how easy it is to make it for yourself!
Béarnaise sauce is a staple in many places, and can be a little tricky to prepare. Fear not, for I am here to guide you through how to make Béarnaise sauce from scratch.
Do you want a recipe for a healthy cranberry sauce that even people who hate cranberry sauce will love? This recipe has been wowing my Thanksgiving guests for years.
Pasta sauce is a versatile cooking ingredient. You can make varieties of pasta with it. Sometimes, people use it also as a side dish. This garlicky-flavored red sauce makes mouth-watering pasta. Though pasta sauce is available in the stores, homemade sauce tastes much better.
This tangy, homemade French dressing recipe is better than any store-bought version. It's also cheaper and healthier, and the ingredients are commonly found in your pantry.
I've made a lot of baby food in the past year. I prefer to make it at home because I know exactly what goes into it. I'd love to share my experiences with you.
Are you wondering what to do with your bounty of beautiful chilies? Why not freeze them so that they are be available to use whenever you want to add a bit of spice to your life.
What does “French cooking” mean to you? Fancy, fussy, complicated? Mother sauces, the foundation of French cuisine are easy to prepare. I'll tell you how, and you'll never buy packaged sauce again.
This hearty, rustic tomato pasta sauce takes less than 15 minutes to prep and produces a bold tomato and garlic flavor. Pairs well with a variety of pastas and is an excellent spread for appetizers.
When your chickens produce too many eggs to use fresh, or you find a good sale on eggs, preserve some for later consumption using an old-fashioned method. Store eggs in your basement or closet.
Pesto—a great sauce for pasta, meat, or eggs. But some chefs have turned it into an amalgam of any veggie pulverized with olive oil. Let’s get back to basics.
Salsa verde is a green salsa made in Mexico. It is made with tomatillos, cilantro, onion, garlic, chile serrano, and lime. It can be boiled or broiled. Includes variations and serving suggestions.
Wild berries are a common summer sight all over the world and are often free for the taking. Learn to make this quick and easy berry sauce, a delicious and elegant accompaniment for many desserts.
You can use those end-of-season, unripe tomatoes you picked from your garden or greenhouse to make an excellent chutney. I also include recipe tips for using the chutney in a ploughman’s lunch.
An easy storage method for your garden (or Farmer's Market) root vegetables. Suitable for carrots, beets, and many others. Potatoes and similar tubers, too.
Fish can be preserved in several ways including drying, salting, and freezing. These methods go back thousands of years are effective ways to store bumper harvests for times of scarcity.
If you love hot peppers and banana peppers, you will love these recipes for pickled peppers. Can them at the peak of freshness for delicious peppers year round.
Photos and text teach you step-by-step how to pressure can milk by sealing it in jars for long-term storage.
I'll walk you through pressure canning your own black-eyed peas, including soaking them overnight ahead of time and raw pack canning in boiling water. I also share some of my tips and tricks for water-bath canning and pressure canning many other items.
Recently, I learned to make sun-dried fritters. In the summer, we make these flakes and store them in containers. Fry them in oil or in the oven and use as a condiment for meals. They are so yummy!
Homemade salsa that can be used all year round. Step-by-step instructions that include tips on how to handle jalapeno peppers to keep them from burning your hands.
A quick and easy tahini recipe. Only need 2 ingredients. Homemade tahini paste made in just 15 minutes. Ideal for making hummus, tahini salad dressing, tahini dip, tahini sauce or even tahini cookies!
Before the written word, there was honey; offering to the gods, source of potent drink and peasant currency, and even a love potion; honey is as old as time. Enjoy the history and the recipes.
Studies have shown negative impacts of refined vegetable oils and there are many alternatives that won't break the budget, provide benefits rather than harm and taste much better.
Home canning is simple and can be a great skill to learn. I think it's economical and healthy because no chemicals are added during the process. It's a great way to store extra food!
January 24th is national peanut butter day. Get ready by preparing your own delicious, homemade peanut butter. Make it to your exact flavor specifications by following this easy recipe.
Standard tartar sauce is great in a hurry and an even simply version takes about 60 seonds to prepare. At the same time, some of my favorites are also fast and easy.
You can easily make a better pizza sauce at home than the store-bought variety. Homemade sauce is more flavorful, has less oil, and is better in taste.
Try traditional Georgian satsebeli sauce. It will make anything—meat, poultry, pasta—have a great flavor and taste really Georgian.
Quick and Easy Avocado Recipes. Salads, salsa, guacamole and more. Enjoy avocado a variety of ways with these tempting and healthy avocado recipes. Includes, guacamole a la mexicana!
How or why would you substitute one ingredient for another in a recipe? Perhaps you want a sauce for your meatballs, but you cannot eat tomatoes. Let me show you how!
Learning how to make a quick pan sauce will give you superpowers in the kitchen. Three to four ingredients and five minutes will elevate a plain chicken breast or pork chop to a whole new level.
Green chilies are a great to boost your immune system. They are loaded with vitamin C and beta-carotene. These bite-sized condiments are very tempting. It spices up any meal. Try this easy recipe!
Making sesame flax-butter is a good way to include healthful foods in your daily diet. This is a quick guide to add a new, delicious seed butter into your diet.
Momos need a delicious dip. This homemade tomato chili dip pairs well with them. Try this easy and hassle-free accompaniment.
This is the best tomato sauce for flavour and nutrition. When you make homemade tomato sauce, you can control what goes into it. It's easy to make and my family loves it.
An essential condiment in every British household is a bottle of HP Sauce, just as it’s nearly impossible to find an American home without ketchup.
My husband and I go a bit overboard when we see good sales. We capitalized on a pineapple sale we found. I want to show you how to take advantage of canning your own pineapple!
Chutney is a regular side dish served with South Indian breakfast. Though use of coconut for making chutney is common, this tomato lentil chutney does not contain coconut. I have used lentils and tomatoes in this yummy side dish.
People seem to have a love/hate thing for French food - which I can understand. It's somewhat intimidating, involves approximately 476 steps for something as simple as a scrambled egg, and no one understands what the names of dishes are. They are in...
What is in a romesco sauce? Find out how to make an authentic version of this Catalonian salsa in your own home kitchen.
Celebrate the grand garden season finale. Here are some faster, space-saving methods to harvest and store garden produce at its best.
This article offers step-by-step directions and photos for making nasturtium jelly. You'll be an expert jelly-maker in no time with this clear and helpful guide!
This article is about the the easiest way to make sweet, crunchy pickles, featuring a secret shortcut. Includes recipe, complete instructions, and lots of photos. You will love these pickles.
This easy, raw pesto sauce uses fresh kale, garlic, herbs, and toasted sunflower seeds for a multi-purpose condiment!
Preserved vegetables are the "magic" ingredient in home-style Chinese cooking. The preserved sweet salty radish called "choi poh" in Cantonese is a universal favourite. It's very easy to make. Enjoy!
Hot green pepper jelly! This is great old recipe for this famous and fantastic tasting jelly that everyone loves. It is a simple recipe and easy to make.
I am so happy to still have my grandmother's old food mill. Making homemade applesauce and choke cherry jelly is easy, fun, tasty, and satisfying. See videos in this post, then get busy!