Last week I posted about the caramel sauce that I made to top a banana cream pie. Well, today I talk about the pie over at Big Bear’s Wife blog. Pictures and all! That means I’m not here today. I’m over there. Get in the holiday cheer! Head on over and see how I made… Continue reading Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Drizzle
There are some sauces that take dedication. So much dedication, in fact, that it makes more sense to buy it or order it when you’re eating out. I’m just being realistic. Then there are other sauces that are so simple that you have no excuse not to make them. Enchilada sauce is one of those… Continue reading Make Your Own Pesto. Seriously. Do It.
Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate the holiday I made my first pie–a banana cream pie with homemade whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. Forget that it took close to four hours to make (when you factor in research, shopping, and cooking/baking); making your own pie comes with rewards. Who knew Thanksgiving could be so much fun?… Continue reading Caramel Sauce Drama
As one of the five mother sauces, vinaigrette was high on my list of sauces to prepare for the first time. I found that it is not only easy to make, but it’s also fun to make. You get to shake a sealed Tupperware bowl like a crazy woman (or crazy man if it fits). Vinaigrette is essentially one… Continue reading A Crazy Simple Vinaigrette Recipe
This is the start of a growing list of sauce and dip definitions. Feel free to add your own terms in the comments, and stay tuned for more sauce and dip terminology! Aioli – Creamy sauce made from eggs, olive oil, and vinegar (or lemon juice). See mother sauces. Aromatics – A spice or herb… Continue reading A Sauce and Dip Dictionary
I woke up, the sky was blue, and my stomach growled. Already thinking about breakfast, I jumped out of bed when I remembered my leftover potato pancakes and sweet yogurt curry sauce…. From burger toppings to potato pancakes, I think sweet yogurt curry makes for an excellent addition to foods that fall outside of South… Continue reading A Great Day for Potato Pancakes and Sweet Curry Yogurt Sauce
Keeping with the beer-inspired sauce and dip theme for the upcoming Great American Beer Festival, I have yet another beer recipe to share. I’m super excited about this beer and butter sauce, because it’s an easy one (my favorite kind) and it has a lot of kick…unexpected kick, in fact, thanks to a fortunate mistake.
You know I love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods. The garlic, the tahini, and all that dipping and saucing makes it one of my most craved cuisines. But pronouncing it, well, that’s a tough one for me. My Midwestern accent means there’s nothing sexy about me saying tzatziki. Pronounced tsah-ZEE-kee, it is a cold sauce and… Continue reading Tzatziki Sauce Harder to Say than Make
I know Mexico and Spain have different cuisines, but when I made a Spanish tortilla I was at a loss for complementing the dish with a sauce. Every time I’ve eaten Spanish tortilla it was sans sauce, so I could’ve have just eaten it solo, but c’mon. Who do you think you’re talking to? I… Continue reading Enchilada Sauce: Bringing Cultures Together
Based on this picture you can probably guess that I made a Middle Eastern-themed meal big enough for 12 people, not two. I spent three hours in the kitchen cooking up hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki sauce, falafal, and moussaka (with béchamel sauce). My motivation for making this feast came in part from my urge to… Continue reading Turns Out I Know How to Make Bechamel Sauce and I Still Don’t Like Eggplant