Category Archives: Canning, Condiments and Sauces

Kale Pesto

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Kale. We just can’t seem to get enough of it. Over the past two years we’ve shared all kinds of kale recipes including an Apple & Kale smoothie, Farro Salad with Kale,  Kale Caesar with Bacon and Egg,  a Kale and … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Steak Butter

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These steaks are a taste sensation without needing a lot of seasoning, but if you want to make them just a little bit special…add Blue Cheese Butter. C’mon, right?! Butter makes everything better. And with the addition of blue cheese … Continue reading

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Spicy Remoulade

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This spicy remoulade is perfect for topping crab cakes or dipping prawns. Spicy Remoulade Print Recipe type: condiment Author: A Passionate Plate Serves: about 1 and ½ cups Ingredients ¾ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. chopped … Continue reading

Rachael Ray’s No-Egg Caesar Dressing

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We found this on the food.com website. It’s a simple, eggless Caesar dressing you mix up in blender. In less than 5 minutes you can make your own delicious Caesar dressing! Enjoy! Rachael Ray’s No-Egg Caesar Dressing Print Recipe type: Salad … Continue reading

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Big Al’s Super Secret Special Sauce

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  C’mon! We all have them, right?! I’m talking about treasured family recipes that the whole family loves so much they make it on the menu of every family get-together. For my family that recipe is Big Al’s Super Secret … Continue reading

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Shallot Dijon Vinaigrette

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    Shallot Dijon Vinaigrette Print Recipe type: Dressing Author: Pike Place Market Recipes by Jess Thompson Serves: 8 This is the Salad Verte dressing from Le Pichet. Ingredients 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 3 oranges) 1 small … Continue reading

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Product Review: Dijon Mustard

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Posted by our Guest Contributor, Christina Conrad. You can read more from Christina on her blog: www. foodiewithalife.com. Dijon mustard is one of the most versatile pantry items in the cupboard.  It adds depth to marinades, low-cal thickness to dressings and spiciness to … Continue reading

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Holiday Cranberry Sauce

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Happy November, everyone! Joy and I are both looking forward to sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes this month, and we’ve got another great giveaway coming your way, too! (Check out this Wednesday’s post for details). Thanksgiving is one … Continue reading

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Figs Preserved with Lemon & Grand Marnier + Video

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Some posts take longer to write than others. I really meant to share this Figs Preserved with Lemon & Grand Marnier recipe last month as part of our “harvest” series, but I couldn’t quite get my mind around how to … Continue reading

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Boozy Peaches

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Last weekend on our way home from Winthrop, we just had to stop at a fruit stand and buy some gorgeous Washington State peaches. Ripe, sweet, beautiful, locally grown peaches – and just $25 for a 25 lb. box! I … Continue reading

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Bread & Butter Pickles

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Remember Aunt Jeannie? She’s my sweet great auntie that did her best to consolidate all of Grandma Dorothy’s recipe cards into one, online document before my grandma passed away. Well, once again, I find myself feeling so grateful for this very … Continue reading

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Pepper Jelly

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Are you new to canning? Do you love the beautiful bounty of brightly colored bell peppers that fill your garden (or become VERY affordable this time of year)? Are you tired of panicking about the perfect hostess gift as you … Continue reading

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Spicy Dilly Beans

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When I planted my tiny garden this year, I never imagined I would harvest enough of any one thing to actually make something besides dinner. I mean, how much food can you actually grow in a 4′ x 8′ box? … Continue reading

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Blackberry Chipotle Jelly

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After baking a Blackberry Buckle and  eating bowls full of those beautiful berries I picked at the beach, I still had 8 cups of blackberries left in the refrigerator – the perfect amount of fruit to make up a small … Continue reading

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Swedish Pickled Beets

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When I planted my tiny garden this spring, I knew I couldn’t grow everything. It’s a 4′ x 8′ box after all. So I had to make some tough choices. A few of my favorite vegetables, like squash, just did … Continue reading

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BBQ Spice Rub

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BBQ Spice Rub Print Recipe type: Condiments and Sauces Author: A Passionate Plate Use this rub on chicken, pork chops, ribs, steak or fish. Sprinkle the surface of the meat generously with the rub and then mist with olive oil … Continue reading

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Nuoc Cham – Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

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Every home in Vietnam has their own recipe for Nuoc Cham. Ours is adapted from the James McNair Cooks Southeast Asian cookbook. Use this sauce for drizzling on fresh rolls and spring rolls and seasoning other Vietnamese dishes. Nuoc Cham … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Sauce

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This peanut sauce is perfect for dipping chicken satay, drizzling on a fresh roll, or tossing with your favorite noodles. Thai Peanut Sauce Print Recipe type: Sauce Author: A Passionate Plate For additional flavor and texture, pan-roast ¼ cup of … Continue reading

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Cilantro-Lime Soy Sauce

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Cilantro-Lime Soy Sauce Print Recipe type: Sauce Author: A Passionate Plate Ingredients 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp. ground chili paste 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped ¼ cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp. lime juice with pulp … Continue reading

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Hollyhock Salad Dressing

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Looking at this picture makes me crave a salad – a big, beautiful salad tossed with Hollyhock Salad Dressing. It’s my new favorite! More on that in a minute. But first, the garden… these gorgeous greens belong to our wonderful … Continue reading

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Lime Curd

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Homemade fruit curd is a real treat and actually very simple to make. One of our readers, Cathy, sent us this recipe after seeing our recipe for Limoncello Ice Cream Sundaes. The sundae recipe calls for a jar of store-bought … Continue reading

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Brandy Green Peppercorn Sauce

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Hel-lo!  Once you try this sauce, you might not enjoy a steak any other way.  We’ve been making this sauce on special occasions for over 20 years now, and it’s only for very special friends that we actually divulge our … Continue reading

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Homemade Tartar Sauce

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  I don’t usually bother to make my own tartar sauce, but last night I was feeling inspired so I tried out this old recipe from Food & Wine. I must say it was totally worth the little extra effort. … Continue reading

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