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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Sweet red peppers puréed with savory sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs and toasted pecans. Toss in a handful of Parmesan along with a drizzle of rich olive oil and you’re on your way to one outstanding pesto. This is a variation on a recipe from the […]

Coffee Caramel Sauce

Coffee Caramel Sauce

The deep golden amber color just hints at the flavors tucked inside – a thick and creamy caramel sauce with gorgeous notes of coffee! An absolutely luscious dessert topping! This is another recipe I found in my Mom’s collection dating back to the early 1960s. […]

Apricot Sauce

Apricot Sauce

Capture the succulent, sweet nature of apricots in this sauce paired with bright notes of citrus, a touch of spice and the gentle heat from horseradish that lingers on your palate. Sauces elevate most any dish. Whether it’s a dessert, a side of vegetables or […]

Melba Sauce – Celebrate the Beauty of Raspberries!

Melba Sauce – Celebrate the Beauty of Raspberries!

Brilliant scarlet in color – this sauce is lightly sweet and uncomplicated!  The stars in this classic sauce are the raspberries. And they show that in a very beautiful way some of the best desserts are really quite simple. Sauces can take a simple treat […]

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter

My Mom loved apple butter and there’s something about this time of year that makes her memory feel especially close. Making apple butter is a true labor of love. It takes time to cook fresh apples into a thick, silky spread but it is definitely […]

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cream Gravy

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cream Gravy

Simply seasoned, moist and tender. In search of a great pork chop! Pork chops have long had a reputation for being dry and flavorless. To be fair, it’s not totally their fault. For years home cooks were taught to fry or roast pork until the […]

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce

I’m on a quest to enjoy as many summer vegetables as possible before the season is over. And I’m always looking for quick and easy pasta dishes for busy days. This hits the mark on both fronts – a light, fresh tomato sauce that requires […]

Cherry Preserves

Cherry Preserves

Plump red cherries floating in a thick, sweet ruby syrup – what a wonderful way to preserve this last bit of the season! There are so many methods for making jams and preserves. This recipe is similar to the one I use for strawberry preserves, […]

Slow-Roasted Fresh Strawberries

Slow-Roasted Fresh Strawberries

One of my favorite things as a kid had to be fresh strawberries. It was a fruit that neither of my Grandparents had in their gardens, as the climate in the Texas Panhandle wasn’t ideal for growing them. In the small rural town where I […]

Raisin Sauce and Maple Baked Ham

Raisin Sauce and Maple Baked Ham

Growing up, ham was normally reserved for company or holiday meals. My most visible memory of my Mom preparing a gorgeous ham was one she made for company. Mom had toiled away all afternoon, readying the evening meal for her guests. She pulled her gorgeous […]

Turkey Pan Gravy

Turkey Pan Gravy

Your bird is out of the oven so whatever you do, don’t throw out those pan drippings from your roast turkey! Your guests will want gravy and not just any gravy. Pan gravy should be rich in flavor from gorgeous drippings, whisked into a buttery […]

Pesto Sauce Times Two

Pesto Sauce Times Two

When Emily was little I decided to plant a garden. Having been raised around gardens I had some idea what I was doing. We tilled up a portion of our yard and ended up with a garden a bit larger than expected. But it was […]



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