Archive for the ‘Sauces’ Category

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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Favorite Homestyle Pancake Recipes

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Happy National Pancake Day! We have a few great pancake recipes here on the blog, so we’ve rounded up three of our favorites to share with you now!

Homemade Pancakes
THE classic homemade pancake recipe. Serve hot with maple syrup and butter, or eat them plain!

Pancakes

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Blueberry Pancakes
We are very proud of our state berry, which tastes delicious in pancakes! This Blueberry Pancake recipe is sure to please for breakfast and brunch. And if you want to go totally blueberry for breakfast, try our Blueberry Vanilla Pancake Topping, made with maple syrup for a fruitier taste (this also tastes wonderful on our homemade pancakes).

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Apple Griddle Cakes
Combine the fresh apple flavor with our Griddle Cake recipe for a fun and delicious way to start the day.

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Don’t forget the maple syrup! You can find made in Maine Maple Syrup on our website as well as a variety of other gourmet jams, sauces and toppings for celebrating National Pancake Day to the fullest!

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