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Homemade Hummus- So Simple

by TT September 14th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Vegetarian
Everyone in my house likes hummus, even the kids who really aren't kids anymore. However, they've liked it since they were kids and often requested it for their lunches. On busy weeks I have been known to buy hummus at the grocery, but when I take the 10 minutes to

Recipe: Tomato Sauce with Fennel and Zucchini

by Jane Wangersky August 19th, 2016| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
I don’t usually serve vegetables on the side when I make pasta with tomato sauce -- I like to say the sauce is the vegetable dish. It not only makes for a healthier, more interesting sauce, it saves on dishwashing. And, though it takes less than half an hour to

Recipe: Mole

by BnB Finder August 18th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
There are plenty of secrets to perfecting a sumptuous sauce; but as you know, sharing is caring (especially when it comes helping foodies make meals to remember!), so we just can't keep this one to ourselves. Innkeeper and certified culinary professional Chef Monika Sudakov of Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, IL, known
easy apricot jam

Recipe: Easy Apricot Jam

by TT August 17th, 2016| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
I have made many batches of jams- blueberry and strawberry among my favorites. There's nothing quite like picking the fruit at a local farm and coming home for a day of cooking and canning. My husband and I have spent several summer afternoons partaking in this culinary fun. Of course,
5 Summer Sauces

5 Sauces & Spreads to Complement Your Summer Meal

by TT August 15th, 2016| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
During summer, we often think about cooking with local produce. There are numerous recipes for grilled entrées, tossed salads, and simple sides that can be made with ingredients from a nearby farmstand. However, the co-stars of the meal, sauces and spreads, are often forgotten. This week at Think Tasty we

Recipe: Summer Fruit Jam

by Jane Wangersky July 29th, 2016| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
The lady at the corner produce store was a little surprised when I said I was going to make jam with the cherries I was buying. She sees plenty of home canners in there every summer, and not many of them bother with cherries. When I got home and began
red pepper pesto

Recipe: Red Pepper Pesto

by TT July 6th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
A couple months ago, my best friend from childhood and I played hooky on a weekday afternoon. Besides the obvious goal of spending time together, we also wanted to order bespoke dress shirts from a tailor in Boston. With a destination out of town, we had many hours to spend
chunky avocado sauce

Recipe: Quick Avocado Sauce for Pasta

by TT April 27th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Simple Solutions, Spreads & Sauces, Vegetarian
In our house, we are pretty one-dimensional in our use of avocado. It is either used on its own to top a sandwich or burger or turned into guacamole. I know there are plenty of other uses for avocado: hidden in brownie recipes, added to smoothies, and more. When I
raspberry jalapeno spread

Recipe: Raspberry Jalapeno Spread

by TT December 22nd, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
We are amidst the holiday season, and by this time you may be feeling worn of cooking for seasonal get-togethers. And yet, there's still more to come. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve- they all loom ahead, filled with fun and food. At this point, the idea of buying
cranberry vinaigrette

Recipe: Cranberry Vinaigrette

by TT December 8th, 2015| Recipes, Salads, Spreads & Sauces
Fresh cranberries are available in most grocery stores during the fall and through New Year's. Every year I say that I will buy a few extra bags and freeze them, but I always forget to do so. However, what I do manage to do is buy them frequently and
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
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