Archive for the ‘Sauces’ Category

Tasteful Tuesday: Simple Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Like any homemade sauce, the key to this sauce recipe is to take it slow. The ingredients for this Alfredo Sauce are simple, and by the end you’ll have enough to serve about six people – or, to serve two and keep extra on hand in the fridge.

Tasteful TuesdayWhat you’ll need:

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 quart (or 4 cups) whole milk
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Oregano, basil and/or pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter on medium heat until smooth. Turn heat to low and add flour; whisk to combine. When fully incorporated, add garlic.
  2. Slowly add the milk to the saucepan, one cup or one half cup at a time, while whisking
  3. Continue for 15-20 minutes. Sauce should be thickening and heat should remain on low to prevent burning. Add Parmesan cheese and continue whisking for 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted. Season to taste, and pour over Fettuccine noodles or your favorite pasta. Enjoy!

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Green Olive Vegan Pesto

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This vegan pesto recipe is great for a quick weeknight dinner or to serve in larger quantities for a dinner party. Mix in with your favorite pasta – spaghetti, rotini, linguine – and enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, mix garlic, green olives, parsley and basil. Keep the food processor running slowly while adding oil; process until fully combined.
  3. Pour into a large skillet or pan and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add pasta, pasta water, black olives and salt and cook until the water is absorbed. Serve hot.

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Two Classic Barbecue Sauce Recipes

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

May is National Barbecue Month, and a great opportunity to get outside on warm, sunny days and perfect that barbecued recipe before summer parties and backyard events kick into full swing. Today we’re featuring two barbecue sauces that cater to guests looking for some heat and those who prefer sweet. Tell us your preference below in the comments!

National Barbecue Month

Savory & Spicy

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What You Need:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • or 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce or sriracha

Directions:

  1. Stir ketchup, brown sugar, onion or onion powder, teriyaki sauce and hot sauce together in a medium sized bowl until sauce is well combined.
  2. Cover or transfer sauce to a jar and cover and refrigerate overnight, or about 8 hours. Use on chicken, pork and other barbecued food. Enjoy!

Picnic Table SetSomething Sweet

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What You Need:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon meat tenderizer powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Stir together honey, molasses, ketchup, cinnamon, paprika, meat tenderizer, oregano, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it on barbecued food dishes.

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