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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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Parfait! Zippy & Sweet Mustard

It seems as though Spring is finally here to stay around about these parts, and, given the number of barbecue themed recipes I’ve been posting of late, I thought it high time to revisit and update my favorite mustard – … Continue reading

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Peach Marmalade

A long time ago, I stopped by to visit a friend from school, and his mom was busy making this incredibly wonderful smelling mixture of peaches and citrus and – surprise! – maraschino cherries! Mrs. B called it marmalade, but … Continue reading

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Firecracker Sauce

Never let it be said that I turned my nose up at an interesting condiment. And this is most certainly that! Wicked tasty, too! The original recipe called for using this sauce on shrimp tacos, and I am pretty certain … Continue reading

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Pineapple Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Sweet, but with just the right amount of a kick to it, this sauce is a pretty terrific way to zip up your cocktail meatballs, ribs, chicken, or pulled pork. Here’s the thing, though… I started out with my own … Continue reading

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This Sauce, Though…

First, I made a tasty batch of Iberian Meatballs – a blend of ground pork and Portuguese garlic sausage and other tasty things, sweety darlings. Then, I made the sauce. It is hard to describe how such a simple blending … Continue reading

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Best! My New Fave Cocktail Sauce

Just in time for the holidaze! I got a new cookbook by the barefoot contessa for my birthday, and she included a recipe for roasted shrimp and cocktail sauce. I was intrigued. Then, I looked at her cocktail sauce recipe, … Continue reading

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