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Jan
29

A Big Week for Spreads. Hello, Lime Curd and Bacon Pâté.

A Big Week for Spreads. Hello, Lime Curd and Bacon Pâté. Two things happened in the past week or so that led me to two outstanding dip slash spread recipes. Love it when you get a recipe right on the initial go without any modification. First, I went to the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and saw a good number of citrus curds on display. I was definitely drawn to the lime variety more than once. Not long after returning from my trip, I was browsing around the...
Jan
1

Day 1 of 31 Day Cooking Challenge: Three Tips for Making Your Own Ketchup (with Recipe)

Day 1 of 31 Day Cooking Challenge: Three Tips for Making Your Own Ketchup (with Recipe) I got started a little early on my 31 day cooking challenge, and I’m glad I did because my first recipe became a PROCESS. Turns out there’s a few things you need to know about making your own homemade ketchup, including these three tips: Ketchup making tip #1. Take time to experiment. My first attempt at ketchup turned out meh. It took a lot of ingredient experimentation to get the right...
Sep
17

Product Feature: Epicurean Black Truffle Butter

Product Feature: Epicurean Black Truffle Butter Starting this fall I’m on a mission to find specialty food makers — condiment companies in particular — in an effort to build my new blogger-brand network and marketing company (lots of details to come). My goal is for Saucy Dipper to become THE hub for condiment enthusiasts. My first partner? Epicurean Butter in Federal Heights, just north of Denver. This family-run business is as sweet...
Oct
7

Just Add Chocolate. One Way to Fix Burnt Almond Butter.

Just Add Chocolate. One Way to Fix Burnt Almond Butter. Yes, I’m still on a butter kick. Except today instead of dairy spread I’m on to nut butters. Almond butter in particular. First off, did you know that you need nothing more than 1200 watts of power and a handful of almonds to make almond butter? And no, I’m not exaggerating about the watts. I read up on how to make nut butters, and what I read was true: (paraphrasing) Turn on the food...
Sep
23

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Butter

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Butter When I say “butter,” you say “dairy spread.” You say that because that’s what we most often think of when we hear the word butter. We think of that fatty cream that gets churned and churned until it’s a nice yellowy spread perfect for our muffin or roll. But there’s more than one kind of butter. There’s actually dozens. There’s all the different...

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