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apple cranberry compote

Recipe- Apple Cranberry Compote

by TT September 21st, 2015| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Saturday, September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day. While that may not be a reason to gather the family for a dinner or decorate your living room with apples, it is a fun day to cook a snack for, especially if you have younger children. When my kids were preschool
fresh corn salsa

Recipe- Local Corn Salsa

by TT September 7th, 2015| Recipes, Salads, Spreads & Sauces
We are a little bit more than midway through corn season, so it is time to cook with it. All too soon we'll have to switch to the bags of local corn we've frozen over the summer or, worse, turn to store-bought bags of frozen corn. However, we're still
parsley pesto

Homemade Parsley or Basil Pesto

by TT April 6th, 2015| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
When I first tried pesto, I was in college, and I found it to be rather unenjoyable. So, for the next decade or so I avoided eating it. No pasta dishes, no dipping sauces, no appetizers that contained pesto. Then about a decade ago, I gave pesto another try,
caesar dressing

My Favorite Caesar Salad Dressing

by TT March 30th, 2015| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
It is no secret that I adore salad. Give me some fresh greens and interesting toppings, and I am a happy person. Whether it be strawberry, green beans, and almonds; black beans, corn, and peppers; or simple Caesar, I love eating salad. It is so refreshing, healthy, and delightfully

Blueberry Goat Cheese Spread

by TT April 28th, 2014| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
I really enjoy having fruit included in wraps.  This addition of fruit started in a typical way, adding cranberry sauce to my turkey sandwich during post-Thanksgiving leftover meals.  Seeing an apple and turkey sandwich on a menu ages ago was what inspired me to try other combinations.  Since then

Almost Tartar Sauce

by Jane Wangersky April 25th, 2014| Recipes, Simple Solutions, Spreads & Sauces
Tartar sauce is one of those sauces whose names give you no idea what's in them; for the record, it contains no cream of tartar. Most people have no idea what's in it, but most people expect to see it on the table, or in a little packet on

Asian Lettuce Wrap Sauce

by TT April 21st, 2014| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Ever since I discovered lettuce wraps several years ago, I have been obsessed with them.  I don't have the biggest of appetites, so using lettuce as the delivery system for a meal has been fabulous.  Instead of being able to sample only one burrito or wrap, I can have
Italian dipping oil

Italian Dipping Oil

by TT April 14th, 2014| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
Before my husband and son started their get healthy diet, we had a Tapas Monday dinner with an Italian theme.  There were grilled eggplant wheels topped with seasoned ricotta, garlic and cheese chicken sausage bites, and homemade focaccia served with dipping oil.  It was an indulgent and tasty

Sweet Asian Barbecue Sauce

by TT April 7th, 2014| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
Last week my almost 18 year old son and husband started a get healthy diet.  Neither needed a major change in diet, just a reduction in portions and elimination of too frequent splurges (chips, ice cream, etc.)  With Tapas Monday falling on Day 1 of the diet, I wanted
artichoke balsamic dipping sauce

Artichoke Dipping Sauce- Balsamic Version

by TT February 3rd, 2014| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Two weeks ago I wrote about the dipping sauce that my family enjoyed with our steamed artichokes.  Theirs was a creamy, mayonnaise-based sauce.  While it was tasty in its own right, I like only a small amount of mayonnaise.  Thus, I really wasn't interested in dipping leaf after
Mayo Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dipping Sauce- Mayo Version

by TT January 20th, 2014| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
I love cooking and baking and do both fairly well, so I'm used to receiving food requests from friends and family.  On weekend mornings there is clamoring for cinnamon rolls or scones.  During tv-based events there are requests for espinaca or homemade potato skins.  However, the other week I

Lighter Blue Cheese Dip

by TT November 4th, 2013| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Last week I published my recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Florets.  As I was working on the recipe for buffalo florets, I knew that there needed to be a blue cheese dip to accompany it.  Without the dipping sauce, it feels more like spicy cauliflower instead of buffalo cauliflower. 
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