Tangy BBQ Sauce {paleo}


The fact that I even made this sauce is a bit comical to me. It didn’t occur to me until I was almost done stirring all the ingredients together that I actually do not really like barbecue sauce. It’s one of the last condiments I would try if there were a condiment buffet in front…

Garlic Aioli


The Garlic Aioli shown above was spread atop the roasted asparagus made for Christmas day dinner. I felt it was important to call out the uses of garlic (other than as a fabulous glaze for roasted asparagus). You can eat it with roasted Brussels sprouts (I’m so trying this next time I make roasted Brussels…

Condensed Cream Soup Substitute


Recently I was making Browned Butter Hamburger Stroganoff and needed condensed soup for the recipe. Instead of adding condensed soup, I wanted to make a homemade substitution. I found an awesome creamed soup substitute recipe at centercutcook.com. My recipe is slightly fattier and uses brown butter. A condensed soup substitute is perfect for people who don’t like…

Chili Lime Mayo


Growing up I hated mayonnaise. Which means I hated anything mayonnaise-based – like any sort of creamy dressing. The first time I ever tried ranch dressing, I was nearly 20 years old. I tried it while I was working as server in a restaurant after watching fellow servers down piles of waffle-cut French fries into…

Roasted Garlic Mayo


I’ve had a debate with a few friends over the evolution of taste buds as we age. Some people believe our taste buds die, which is why we like certain flavors as adults that we didn’t as kids; some people believe our taste buds get more refined. It took me approximately 28 years to realize…

Mayonnaise


I swear I already blogged about mayonnaise until I went through my archives and realized I’ve only blogged about chipotle mayonnaise (yum!). A recipe I’m about to make includes mayo and I recently tossed the outdated jar of mayo I had in the fridge. Instead of buying mayo at Trader Joe’s this morning (for a…

Cilantro-Lime Crème Fraîche


If you’re even slightly sheltered when it comes to food, you may never have even heard of Crème Fraîche. I think the first time I was introduced to the name was when I moved to California. When I was 30. And the only reason I ever stumbled upon it was because a recipe I was using…

Chipotle Mayonnaise


This recipe was taken from the Food Network website. Emeril Lagasse’s Panko-Crusted Cod Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise.