Category Archives: Sauces/Jellies/Condiments

My Take on Sofrito

Before we even start, let me just say that I know that this is not the sofrito my niece’s grandmother would have made. And I am OK with that. See, my husband does not care for green peppers, and I … Continue reading

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Amatriciana Sauce

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast is The Florentine in Chicago – mostly because of their over easy eggs served on top of a spicy pancetta and tomato sauce with grilled sourdough bread slices on the side. … Continue reading

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Another Look at Firecracker Sauce

Just consider this tasty looking plate with one our local markets finest pub burgers and air-fryer onion rings. Practically perfect, right? Could not be made better, correct? Nope! Because the burger is served with my Fresh Relish, certes, but both … Continue reading

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Soul Roll Sauce

Seven years ago or so, we were watching an episode of Celebrity Cook-Off on Food Network, and Coolio made these wicked tasty looking egg rolls that he called Soul Rolls. I tried them out for the next party we had, … Continue reading

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Aioli, Again

So, yeh, I have posted a bunch of mayonnaise/aioli recipes, but, making a fresh, Whole 30 safe, batch for a gathering with friends tomorrow, reminded me how very simple it is too toss together, and how very tasty it is, … Continue reading

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A Better Buffalo Sauce? I Think So.

Since I bought my Air Fryer, I have tried frozen sweet potato fries (LOVED!) and a turkey breast (also most excellent!). Now, to test the machine out with a classic – chicken wings! But first, I decided to do a … Continue reading

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A Better Cocktail Sauce

I have long loved my kinda homemade cocktail sauce. Sure, I start out with jarred chili sauce, and ketchup, and horseradish, and stuff; but, when combined correctly, the whole is so much more than just the sum of its parts. … Continue reading

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Let’s ALL Firecracker!

Just in time for your summer holiday weekend – Firecracker Sauce! It is most excellent on pork or shrimp or fish tacos – but try it on burgers in place of plain old mayonnaise – you may never go back. … Continue reading

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Pápa Sauce

We were having friends over for a bit of wine drinking and, coincidentally, dinner. It was a fine June Saturday afternoon and evening, so I opted to convert an old favorite – Puerto Rican Pork Roast – into a marinated … Continue reading

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Cherry Pepper Vinaigrette

So, this started out as a Bobby Flay recipe for grilled scallops and a nicely zippy sauce to on top. but… While the scallops were, indeed, excellent; they did not really need this wicked tasty vinaigrette – most likely due … Continue reading

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