Layered Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Cheese

Homemade velvety hummus made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and salt is layered with sliced Kalamata olives, diced cucumbers, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and pine nuts.  It’s a meal unto itself ! Have you ever made hummus before?  I have a few hummus recipes on this site and while I think they are WAY […]

How to Make the World’s Best Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a beautifully refreshing Middle Eastern dip using Greek yogurt, fresh cucumbers, oil, vinegar, lemon and dill.  It is one of the most versatile sauces ever created. WHAT IS TZATZIKI SAUCE? For those of us who are not Middle Eastern, Greek or Lebanese and did not grow up in that kind of household, […]

Classic Bolognese Sauce with Tagliatelle (step by step)

A slow simmered, full bodied Italian meat sauce that can be enjoyed on top of tagliatelle pasta or as the main sauce in lasagna alla Bolognese.  This true Italian classic Bolognese sauce cannot be made quickly.  Allow yourself plenty of time for this outstanding sauce to mature. This recipe is quite possibly the longest one […]

Easy Homemade Russian Dressing

Creamy, tangy, sweet and perfectly balanced is what you will get when you make this homemade Russian dressing.  Perfect as a sandwich or salad topper. If you’ve followed our blog for a while, there is one thing I especially like to make from scratch and that is salad dressings.  Most store bought dressings contain subpar […]

Classic Alfredo Sauce

An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends butter, Parmesan cheese and cream. The story goes that a classic Alfredo sauce back in the 1500s was simply melted butter with parmesan cheese.  As time evolved, cream was added to this sauce to make it more decadent and creamy. While this dish […]

Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

A homemade bbq sauce that combines the sweetness of honey with the smokiness of  Chipotle adobe peppers – a perfect match! Let’s face it there is something about firing up that grill in the summer and getting a huge steak, chicken or ribs grilled to perfection isn’t there? But see here’s the thing.  It just […]

Remoulade Sauce

If you are in the market for a sauce that is so versatile it can go over seafood, Po Boys, Fish, chicken and even French fries, this is it! Holy smokes is this stuff good!   I think addictive may be a better word for it. Remoulade sauce from what I’ve learned originated in France […]

Homemade Mayonnaise (Low Carb/Keto/Paleo)

I put off making my own mayonnaise for a very long time. It is still one of the few processed foods remaining in our house. I think what put me off for so long was I read too many horror stories about it not emulsifying, being to runny, breaking up, etc that I just haven’t […]

Taco Seasoning

Sometimes buying prepackaged store bought items can provide a convenience.  I’ll give you that.  But not when it comes at the cost of my families health.  The first ingredient in packaged taco seasoning is Maltodextrin, which has MSG in it.  And if you look further down the label MSG is listed AGAIN. What?   Why? If you have 3 […]

Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa

Boy what a ding-a-ling I am.  I have bought jarred salsa since the inception of time and it took me under 10 minutes to do it at home. And I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. Salsa is one of those recipes where fresh ingredients are apparent.  You just can’t taste fresh […]

The Best Garlic Roasted Hummus

Hummus, as most of you probably know, is a Middle Eastern dish made primarily from chick peas (or more commonly known as garbanzo beans) and is fast becoming a very popular dip here in America and with good reason. First of all it’s a great alternative to canola oil based mayo, so slather some on your sandwich or […]

Classic Caesar Dressing

Yum There simply are NO words to describe this Caesar dressing.  Well, ok, maybe a few. Like: creamy bold cheesy delicious addictive With summer in full swing now, salads are a big part of our diet and Caesar salad happens to be a one of my all time favorites! As much as I adore leafy […]