Sauces, Condiments & Preservation


Peach Marmalade With Tsipouro

This tasty summer marmalade is prepared with peaches and Tsipouro, an unaged Greek brandy. Instead of spreading it on bread or toast, I like to use it as a topping on cake. It makes an absolutely delicious dessert!


Dragon Fruit Salsa

Try this delicious dragon fruit twist on the traditional salsa recipe. This recipe perfectly complements fried or grilled foods.


5 Best Gravy Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey

Turkey can always use a little extra flavor. The good news? Gravy is supe easy!


How to Dehydrate Lettuce and Leafy Greens (and How to Use It Later)

Dehydrating lettuce and leafy greens may seem odd, but you can preserve great nutrition and add it to your dinners when you don't have time to eat salads, or if you have naturally picky eaters. Plus, you can preserve the goodness of your garden for later consumption.


Recipe for Creamy and Chunky Dry Marsala Sauce With Mushrooms

My flavorful Marsala sauce recipe makes a delicious topping for chicken, pork, beef, or even mixed with pasta and used as a main dish.


Cucumber Strawberry Salsa

When cucumbers and strawberries are growing crazily in your garden, mix the two together into a fresh salsa that is crisp, tangy, a tiny bit sweet, and versatile.


Rustic Eggplant Prosciutto Sauce Recipe: Perfect With Pasta or Polenta

The rich flavors of Italian-inspired ingredients meld together perfectly when slowly simmered on the stovetop, providing a flavorful sauce for plates of pasta or polenta.


Easy Creamy Chicken Gravy Without Drippings

Do you love homemade chicken gravy but don't have drippings? Try this easy gravy recipe. It's easy to make, creamy, and delicious.


How to Make the Very Best Taco Salsa

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.


Quick Homemade Curry Sauce

This quick and easy homemade curry sauce packs much more flavour than any store-bought sauce.


Super Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce!

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!


Exploring Balsamic Vinegar: History and Recipes

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.


Strawberry Jam and Topping Recipe

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 .


The Best Guacamole Recipe of All Time

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!


Tiny Tomato Sauce

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.


How to Make Easy and Guilt-Free Dips and Dressings

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.


How to Make Fruit Preserves for a Simple Fruit Cobbler

Learn how to make your own fruit preserves and then use them to make a simple fruit cobbler.


How to Make Maple Syrup the Old-Fashioned Way

How a nostalgic New England experience became a new tradition in Indiana.


How to Make Tomato Sauce Using an Outdoor Evaporator

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.


Fig Jam With Lime and Chilli

This article explains how to make a tasty, spicy jam to warm autumn and winter meals.


How to Make Pineapple Salsa

Try this tasty pineapple twist on a traditional Mexican condiment.


Sardine Spread Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious sardine spread to enjoy with your favorite crackers or breads.


How to Make Pickled Cucumbers for Burgers

Pickled cucumber is a popular condiment in dishes such as burgers. Let me show a quick recipe for making pickled cucumbers at home.


Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

What started out as a brine for pickled okra ended up as an experiment for pickling some jalapeño peppers from my garden. The outcome was quite successful.


How to Make Corn Salsa: A Mexican-Inspired Recipe

Mexican salsa is a tasty and versatile condiment that can be added to all kinds of dishes. This corn salsa is a delicious variation to the traditional tomato-based recipe.


Exploring Ranch Dressing

Endlessly versatile, ranch dressing is used on salads, as a dip, a sauce for chicken, a drizzle on pizza, and countless other foods. Here's the story of how it was created and links to various recipes so you can make your own.


How to Make Aioli Sauce With Just 5 Ingredients

Would you like to prepare a simple and affordable sauce for your favorite fried food? Try my easy-to-make aioli recipe that calls for just five ingredients!


How to Make KFC Gravy

Do you love KFC? Try my version of their famous gravy. You can prepare this delicious recipe in just 10 minutes.


How to Make the Best Ever Homemade Blueberry Jam

Blueberry jam is the perfect thing to make in the middle of summer, when the blueberries are at their peak of ripeness. With just a few cups of berries and a little sugar, you'll capture the perfect summertime flavor to enjoy all year-round.


Everything You Want to Know About Hummus: Origins, Ingredients, Recipes, and Uses

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.


Mouthwatering Vegetarian Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salsa

This delicious salsa is easy to prepare and is always a crowd-pleaser. It can be served as an appetizer with chips, or it can be served as a main dish with rice or couscous. This salsa, which can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, is versatile, colorful, and delicious.


Savory Almond and Black Walnut Pesto

This recipe offers a savory twist to an old favorite!


How to Pressure-Can Homemade Custard (Plus Illustrated Recipe With 4 Variations)

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.


Hummus With Caramelised Onion Recipe

This recipe for healthy hummus is very easy to make with a blender or mixer. On its own, hummus can be a bit bland, but this variation with caramelised onion gives it a delicious flavour


How to Make and Can Wild Plum Jam With Photo Guide

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.


Easy Strawberry and Raspberry Jam Recipe

This is a delicious, four-ingredient recipe for strawberry and raspberry jam that will leave people begging for your secret.


Does Mayonnaise Contain Dairy?

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.


How to Make Fresh Green Mango Salsa: A Mexican-Inspired Dip

Try this green mango twist on the classic salsa recipe. This recipe perfectly complements any Mexican dish!


How to Make Mango Jam

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.


Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Never made your own mayonnaise? Well, now is the time to start with this quick and easy recipe. You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard, so give it a go!


Summer Corn Cob Jelly Recipe

Did you know that corn cob jelly is a thing? And that it tastes like summer in a jar? Actually, it tastes a whole lot like honey. I was able to make three pints of corn cob jelly from four cobs. It was super easy, too. Learn how to make this delicious recipe.


Healthy Eggplant Bolognese Sauce: Instant Pot Recipe

This quick and easy recipe is healthy, kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb. It is filling and hearty and can easily be made vegan/vegetarian by just skipping the meat. It's simple to customize as well.


Exploring Maple Syrup: History, Trivia, and Recipes

Real maple syrup is a treat that cannot be duplicated with artificial flavors. Let’s explore the history of this natural sweetener and how to use it in baking and cooking.


My Grandmother's Plum Jam Recipe

This is my grandmother's tried and tested plum jam recipe that I have been enjoying since I was a child.


How to Pressure-Can Chicken Broth: An Illustrated Guide

Pressure-canning your own homemade chicken broth is easy, and having it available in your cellar is convenient and inspiring.


How to Pressure Can Chicken Meat: An Illustrated Guide

Pressure canning chicken is easy, and it gives you access to meat for quick meals, as well as cellar stock for emergencies and a DIY lifestyle.


Exploring Sauces: The 10 White Sauces of World Cuisine

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.


How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract in 2 Easy Steps

Vanilla extract is a popular ingredient in many recipes. Learn how to make it yourself with this recipe for easy homemade vanilla extract in two simple steps. It takes a while to be ready to use, but in just a few short months, you'll have your own extract for all of your baking needs.


How to Make McDonald's Tartar Sauce

Do you love McDonald's? Try my version of their famous tartar sauce. You can prepare this delicious recipe in just five minutes.


Making and Canning Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

With this recipe, making and canning fresh homemade cranberry sauce will be a breeze for your holiday meals this year! And you don't have to worry about what to do with all of the leftover sauce if you have any. You can simply store it away for a mid-year craving or even for next year.