Grandpop’s Sunday Sauce comes from a small collection of recipes handed down to me by my aunt. The original recipe for his restaurant makes about seven gallons so I’ve converted it to about three quarts for home kitchens. This is the quintessential Italian tomato sauce I had growing up and […]
Simple Cherry Tomato Sauce
At it’s core, Italian cooking is about simple fresh ingredients. Sweet little Cherry Tomatoes, good Olive Oil, crushed Garlic, and a pinch of Sea Salt make the most simple, delicious sauce that only takes about 15 minutes. Picking up where I left off with “PERFECT SPAGHETTI”, I came home with […]
Szechuan Chili Oil
All the bottles chili oils I’ve tried are dull, often have added flavoring and food coloring, and taste weird to me. Additionally, none that I’ve found have the numbing effect of the Szechuan peppercorn – which is the best part of Dan Dan Noodles. We’re going to have to make […]
Romesco sauce is a seriously underutilized condiment that takes practically no time to make. It’s versatile and easily customized to your own tastes. I’ve had several different kinds; some are thick and smooth like this, others are a little more chunky and herbaceous. If you haven’t entered the world of […]
It’s time to make Chimichurri Sauce part of your cooking arsenal. It’s loaded with fresh herbs, sharp vinegar, spicy chilis, and garlic. It goes on practically everything. Steaks, salads, chicken, pizza, pasta, burgers, fish, sandwiches, and probably even ice cream! You don’t necessarily have to chop it up all by […]
Lemon and Tarragon Dressing
This lemon and tarragon dressing will work on light salads, fish, and in veggie wraps. An immersion blender makes quick work on this dressing in less than five minutes.
Marjoram and Mint Vinaigrette
Marjoram and Mint Vinaigrette goes great on light salads, pasta and pork.
This salad dressing comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Frog Commissary Cookbook. This IS the dressing you’ve been looking for. It can be used on everything from a mixed green salad, steamed broccoli, potato salad, a grilled chicken sandwich, or a topping for a pan roasted salmon fillet. […]
I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought salad dressing. My go-to is a nice bottle of olive oil used exclusively for dressings and either red vinegar, lemon or grapefruit juices. Often I’ll use dijon or tahini as an emulsifier. Generally, I like my dressings light and simple so […]