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Classic Red Sauce with Italian Sausage

Classic Red Sauce with Italian Sausage

Rich and bold with just a subtle touch of heat – this luscious sauce is a concoction of pantry basics that delivers big on flavor to bring you a bowl of classic comfort. This sauce evolved from one Mom often made. Growing up, restaurants were […]

Pasta Alfredo

Pasta Alfredo

Elegant in its simplicity, exquisite in its richness. Butter melted into luscious cream, with subtle notes of freshly grated nutmeg then tossed with nutty Parmesan. Creamy Alfredo sauce is perhaps one of the most commonly known sauces and surprisingly one of the simplest to make. […]

Ancho Chile Barbecue Sauce

Ancho Chile Barbecue Sauce

Some barbecue masters believe in order to be legitimate in the world of barbecue you must make your own sauce. I’m sure that’s up for debate but it’s hard to beat the flavor of a homemade sauce! This barbecue sauce with its Texas roots, starts […]

Tomato Gravy with Rosemary and Thyme

Tomato Gravy with Rosemary and Thyme

Something pleasing that is extra or unexpected – a perfect definition of gravy! And if gravy wasn’t good enough on its own toss in plump, ripe tomatoes, sweet onions along with fresh herbs. You’re about to experience gravy in a whole new way. Truthfully, there’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salmon Mousse with Sour Cream Cucumber Sauce

Salmon Mousse with Sour Cream Cucumber Sauce

Take tender, flaked salmon and gently blend it into a lightly spiced sauce. Top with a crisp, bright sour cream cucumber sauce. It’s an easy yet elegant appetizer that’s perfect with a glass of wine on an early fall day. Many social gatherings come with […]

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 […]

Roasted Carrots with Mustard Sauce

Roasted Carrots with Mustard Sauce

I’ve had a number of people asking for suggestions for their Easter dinner. There are so many dishes that are always welcome on this special holiday menu and roasted carrots should certainly be included. The mere image of them makes us think of spring! Carrots […]

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 […]


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