Sample five smoky BBQ sauce recipes from the main barbecue regions of the United States. We will also discuss the origin of barbecue sauce and BBQ cooking methods.
Hi everyone! I know a lot of people might use some form of store-bought pre-made pasta sauce like Prego or Ragu when they make their pasta dishes. Nothing against those brands; they can be great. But if you're looking to throw in a homemade spin, here's a super simple way to do it!
This 5-star restaurant-style salsa, reviewed over 2,000 times, is easy to make and bursting with garden-fresh flavor. We guarantee you'll be back for more! Also included: tips for making mild, low-sodium or smoky salsa.
Making cherry and black grape jam in the crockpot is going to be so easy, you'll be surprised that you didn't think to do this for yourself before now. This recipe turns juicy cherries and crispy grapes into a sweet, smooth, yummy concoction that you can enjoy with toast or biscuits.
Here are 10 awesome recipes (with photos) for barbecue sauce, including ideas for BBQ sauce ingredients.
Chutney is a regular side dish served with South Indian breakfast. Though the 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.
This homemade vegetarian tomato sauce is a health-conscious complement to your spaghetti. Everyone will think it has beef in it. This is my complete recipe.
Chili oil is a popular condiment commonly used in Asian countries. Some places add a twist on this condiment by adding garlic to it. Learn my version on how to make homemade chili garlic oil.
Olive & Vine is a Houston boutique that sells top-quality extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Taste before you buy, and learn about health benefits for both.
When I visit my home country of the Philippines, I like to make coconut oil from the coconut trees behind my house. My grandmother taught me how to do it.
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!
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 also a great way to store extra food!
Why go to an expensive Japanese restaurant? Now you can prepare a classic Japanese sauce at home without worrying about your budget. Follow my easy recipe for garlicky-sweet soy glaze.
This article is about the easiest way to make sweet, crunchy pickles, featuring a secret shortcut. It includes the recipe, complete instructions, and lots of photos. You will love these pickles.
I am so happy to still have my grandmother's old food mill. Making homemade applesauce and chokecherry jelly is easy, fun, tasty, and satisfying. See the videos in this post, and then get busy!
Here are 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.
Make jelly from Queen Anne's Lace: The flower creates a beautiful, pink jelly with the flavor of honey. Making jelly from edible flowers creates beautiful homemade gifts for friends and family alike!
Red sauces—a simple idea with world-wide appeal. Each culture uses the produce of their garden to craft a condiment to accompany the foods they love. Let’s explore the origins of ten of these sauces and learn how to make them.
Of all the vegetables I can each year, tomatoes have to be my favorite. My instructions are easy to follow, and the photos will help you, too. You're going to love having jars of tomatoes you canned yourself.
How do you turn 400 pounds of tomatoes into 92 quarts of wonderful smoky sauce in one day? With an outdoor evaporator and the help of several friends, of course.
Once a tonic to prevent pests and plague, balsamic vinegar is now used in all manner of cooking and baking. Let’s learn its history, how it's made, and three innovative recipes.
This article includes text and photos to teach you step-by-step how to preserve winter squashes or pumpkins by pressure canning.
A gooey, dark brown and salty spread has been marketed under the slogan “Love Me or Hate Me, I’m Yours.” Learn all about the phenomenon that is Marmite.
Hummus—it's not just a dip for pita chips. Learn its origins, how to make the BEST in your own kitchen, and how to use it in many imaginative ways.
If you like chilli and the flavor of prawns or shrimps mixed in with them, you're going to love this quick and easy recipe for a condiment which will keep for a few weeks. Make enough for a present for someone else, as well as a pot for yourself.
This is a homemade salsa recipe that can be used all year round. It includes step-by-step instructions and tips like how to handle jalapeno peppers to keep them from burning your hands.
Making the most of your homegrown tomatoes: a guide to cooking and preserving tomatoes for use all year round with some useful recipes.
If you're lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, you may be wondering which foods contain dairy products. Let's find out if one of our favorite condiments, mayo, has dairy in it.
Learn how to dehydrate food and save money. Dehydrating food takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food when it's at its 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.
Check out this fantastic method 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.
This recipe is focused on pressure canning black beans. By preserving your own food, not only can you control the ingredients in the food you make— providing your family with more nutritious food—but you also get the satisfaction of making food for your family.
Green peppers provide several nutrients and benefits to your body and health. They also taste great, whether they are in your spaghetti sauce or fresh on a salad. These are great fruit!
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!
I freeze greens from my garden every year, and they taste as delicious as fresh-from-the-garden. It's an easy process to learn. Read on for all the details.
Italian pesto is loved all over 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.
Learn how to make homemade strawberry jam. There is also a recipe for strawberry topping. I have included step-by-step instructions with my own photos as well as a video so you can make these recipes .
This article explains how to make a quick and easy tahini paste. It only calls for two ingredients and can be made in just 15 minutes. This paste is ideal for making hummus, tahini salad dressing, tahini dip, tahini sauce or even tahini cookies!
Here are step-by-step instructions for making a delicious and pretty syrup. These instructions can be used for just about any edible flower.
"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 haven't bought salsa or picante sauce from the store for more than 18 years. This recipe from my Uncle Bert is the reason why.
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.
White sauces—a simple idea with worldwide appeal. Each culture uses its garden resources to craft condiments to accompany the foods they love. Let’s explore these sauces and how to make them.
This is an illustrated guide for how to dry sliced or shredded zucchini or summer squash for later use. You can substitute dried squash or zucchini in almost any recipe that calls for the fresh variety, or enjoy squash crisps as a snack.
This recipe will help you with pressure-canning sweet corn off the cob. Summertime is wonderful, if not just because corn is in season, and the best of it goes on sale at my local organic food store. We love everything about corn, like cream corn, corn broth, tamales, and especially corn on the cob.
Here is a guide to making your own homemade berry jam with step-by-step instructions, photos, and a video.
Molé has gained in popularity recently thanks to the efforts of culinary genius Rick Bayless. This simplified recipe for red molé yields a silky, sweet, smoky sauce. A Scoville chart of dried chiles is included.
Pressure-canning your own homemade chicken broth is easy, and having it available in your cellar is convenient and inspiring.
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!
Knowing how to make a white sauce can be an invaluable cooking skill. You can use a white sauce in so many dishes, either as a topping or a creamy filling.
Mango jam is one of the most delicious jams I have eaten or made. This jam is not only good for spreading on top of your bread and sandwiches, but it can also be used for a fruity and creamy cake filling.
Making 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.
Peruvian ají sauce transforms chicken and French fries into something special! Learn how to make this spicy, addictive sauce.
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!
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.
Guacamole is hands down a crowd-pleaser and sure to spruce up just about any meal. This recipe has been my go-to for over 15 years and has never been beat. It's super easy and quick to prepare, and it will disappear just about as fast as you can make it!
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.
This article contains photos and text that will teach you step-by-step how to pressure-can milk by sealing it in jars for long-term storage.
Extra virgin olive oil is much better than regular olive oil for your health due to the cold process during extraction. This article reviews the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and includes several recipes.
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.
Through photos and text, I'll show you step-by-step how to make delicious sweet pickle sticks from cucumbers. Canning process included.
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 sauces—a simple idea with world-wide appeal. Each culture uses the herbs of their garden to craft a condiment to accompany the foods they love. Let’s explore the origins of ten of these sauces, how to make them, and how to use them in dishes for your friends and family.
Did you know that extra virgin olive oil, when used for high-temperature cooking, transforms into a poisonous pool of free radicals that ravage the human body? Learn how choosing the right cooking oil can protect your health.
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.
Fish can be preserved by drying, salting, and freezing. These methods are effective ways to store bumper catches for times of scarcity.
Many mason jar canning lids contain BPA which acts like estrogen in the body, disrupting normal hormone regulation. BPA-free claims may not be enough. Find out how to find healthy canning jars.
Marmite is a strong, savory, slightly salty-tasting spread. Learn all you need to know about Marmite, which seems to bring out strong reactions. Most people either love it or hate it, nothing in between.
Standard tartar sauce is great in a hurry and an even simpler version takes about 60 seconds to prepare. At the same time, some of my favorites are also fast and easy.
Duke’s Mayonnaise is a staple in the American Southeast. Duke’s just makes sandwiches and salads taste better! Here are some of my favorite recipes that highlight the great taste of this mayonnaise.
Here's an easy storage method for fresh root vegetables. It's suitable for carrots, beets, and many others—Irish potatoes and similar tubers, too.
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.
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!
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.
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
Here are some awesome diabetic recipes to add to your cookbook! This article includes photos and directions for low-carb sauce recipes.
Candy Apple Jelly is a simple apple jelly recipe that uses only four ingredients. The jelly tastes like baked apples, and makes a wonderful Christmas or Thanksgiving gift!
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.
If you love mango chutney but always thought that it was too complicated to make, you are going to love this recipe. This tangy condiment may soon become a firm family favorite in your home.
This sauce is made with tiny tomatoes, garlic, and fresh and dried basil. It's an easy sauce that goes well with any type of pasta.
Wild plum jam is easy to make. It's both sweet and tart and also looks pretty. If you don't grow your own wild plums, perhaps you can forage some.
Learn how to make delicious and unique BBQ sauce from scratch. I've included easy directions and photos in this article to help guide you.
This is a great recipe for hot green pepper jelly that anyone can make and share. It makes a famous and fantastic tasting jelly that everyone loves, especially during the holiday season. It is a simple recipe that is easy to make.
Homemade custard may be safely preserved by pressure canning and is suitable for most uses. Chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and coconut milk recipes are given here, along with a whole-egg variation. The entire canning process is shown as well.
There are a lot of brands out there. How do you know which one's the best? I've tried a lot of ACV and want to share my experience with you.
Here are a few quick and easy avocado recipes, including salads, salsa, guacamole and more. Enjoy avocado a variety of ways with these tempting and healthy recipes, including guacamole a la mexicana!
Whether you are on a diet or just looking for simple and easy dips to make, this article will give you some useful ideas on how to make some healthy dips for your appetizers.