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.
Momos need a delicious dip. This homemade tomato chili dip pairs well with them. Try this easy and hassle-free accompaniment.
Green peas are nutrient-dense. They are very delicious. This veggie is seasonal. Hence, buy them when they are abundant and preserve for the future. Here's an easy way to preserve them at home.
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!
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!
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.
Making the most of your homegrown tomatoes: a guide to cooking and preserving tomatoes for use all year round, with some useful recipes.
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.
Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space, and there is no freezer burn.
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.
Looking for recipes for cook and no-cook Chow Chow Relish, Peach Salsa or Jalapeño Jelly I have the recipes to make them homemade!
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.
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.
The best pizza sauce starts off with the freshest ingredients, not canned. Learn the secrets to an extremely fresh from scratch pizza sauce recipe.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Making enchilada sauce at home takes less time than a trip to the store, and the results are so incredible—rich, tangy, smoky deliciousness—that you'll reach for this recipe first, every time!
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.
A deliciously sweet, rich, and savory condiment that goes well with any type of meat, turning an already good meal into an exemplary one.
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!
This is an easy recipe that will deliver fantastically delicious results. It's perfect for parties, snack time, or to give as a gift. It looks pretty no matter when or where you use it!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Is your jam thin and runny? Here are all the ways you can make great jam using low-pectin fruit, with example recipes.
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!
If you like biscuits and gravy, you may wish to try this easy country gravy recipe. You can make your own biscuits if you wish or buy the dough from the store. Add your favorite sides, and you're set.
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 is in a romesco sauce? Find out how to make an authentic version of this Catalonian salsa in your own home kitchen.
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.
Celebrate the grand garden season finale. Here are some faster, space-saving methods to harvest and store garden produce at its best.
"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.
Pickles from zucchini? Yes, crisp and full of flavor! You'll be amazed at how delicious these pickles are.
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.
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.
I purchased my packages of gizzards and hearts at our local Walmart. I planned to pickle them. In Dallas, Texas, apparently, they deep fry them and are fondly remembered as the people go north!
Try traditional Georgian satsebeli sauce. It will make anything—meat, poultry, pasta—have a great flavor and taste really Georgian.
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.
Fenugreek leaf is a known source of fiber, iron, protein, and minerals. It has few calories. This leaf has a unique aroma and flavor when cooked. Hence, it is a popular culinary ingredient.
Homemade oil and vinegar salad dressing in less than 15 minutes. This recipe is simple and easy to customize to your tastes. You will never buy oil and vinegar dressing again.
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.
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.
Ready to take your pickles to the next level? Here in the South, we enjoy "wickles." Let me tell you about these spicy little flavor bombs.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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!
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.
This easy, raw pesto sauce uses fresh kale, garlic, herbs, and toasted sunflower seeds for a multi-purpose condiment!
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.
You can make and can your own robust pasta sauce that's preservative-, additive-, and chemical-free and costs under $3.00 a jar—less if you grow the ingredients yourself in your own back yard.
Learn how to dehydrate foods and save money. Dehydrating foods takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food at their prime.
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.
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.
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.
Strawberries are one of the easier things to culture, and they make a tangy and delicious probiotic condiment.
Preparing foods for storage, canning or freezing. What I do to prepare my food and why I choose to can or freeze.
Green tomatoes are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and protein. They are tangy. Spices blend nicely with this vegetable, resulting in a very delicious and spicy side dish.
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!
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.
Mexican salsa recipe made with tomato, red onion, cucumber, chili pepper, oregano, cumin, lemon, and cilantro is a healthy treat. Enjoy salsa with crispy nachos in the evening!
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.
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!
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.
Who doesn't want to enjoy eating a hot and spicy dish when it's cold? This sauce is great for any weather, really. Try out this spicy and satisfying sauce on a stir-fry or whatever you like!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Peruvian ají sauce transforms chicken and French fries into something special! Learn how to make this spicy, addictive sauce.
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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to try making the famous Italian Arrabiata pasta sauce. Here is a super simple recipe that everyone in your family will love.