Cocktail sauce in a bowl
Sauces & Seasonings

No Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

I had a friend over for drinks and food after work the other day. I love that she's always up for trying my food experiments! She's also a great person to bounce ideas off of, so we were brainstorming different types of recipes I could post. We decided to make a batch (or two) of… Continue reading No Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

Tomato sauce in jar
Sauces & Seasonings, Slow Cooker Recipes, Weeknight Cooking

Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

I was making meatball sliders to bring to a potluck last weekend. It would have been easy to grab a jar of sauce, but I didn't have time to run to the store. I tossed this together in the crock pot before cooking the meatballs. This sauce is tasty and easy to make - perfect… Continue reading Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Pesto
Sauces & Seasonings

Homemade Pesto

My boyfriend has two huge basil plants on his deck, and we had a fairly large harvest this weekend. He wanted to make pesto. We thought of several different recipes, but I ultimately decided on a pasta with grilled shrimp, zucchini, and squash. We had some leftover, which will most likely become a pizza with… Continue reading Homemade Pesto

Sauces & Seasonings

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning ¼ cup cumin¼ cup paprika¼ cup garlic powder¼ cup onion powder¼ cup dried cilantro¼ cup chili powder1 tsp cayenne ((optional, use if you want spicy taco seasoning)) Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

Mustard Tarragon Marinade
Sauces & Seasonings

Mustard Tarragon Marinade

I was going to make this as a dry rub for filet kabobs last night, but I discovered my steak was bad. I changed this into a marinade for grilled chicken and it did not disappoint. The mustard and tarragon are a great pairing! I ended up also using it on the grilled peppers and… Continue reading Mustard Tarragon Marinade

BBQ Dry Rub
Sauces & Seasonings

BBQ Dry Rub

I'm just posting the dry rub instead of my full pulled pork recipe because I made a rookie food blogger mistake and didn't write down the rest of the recipe! I used this on a 2½ lb bone-in pork shoulder, but it could also be used on ribs or chicken, including smoked or grilled chicken… Continue reading BBQ Dry Rub

Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Lunch Box Recipes, Sauces & Seasonings, Sides, Vegetarian

Guacamole

I had a potluck with my horseback riding club on Friday. I made brownies to bring, but my bestie was leaving late from work and wasn't going to have something to bring... so I made guacamole for her to bring! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a… Continue reading Guacamole

Skirt steak tacos with guacamole and chipotle sour cream
Beef, Main Courses, Sauces & Seasonings

Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

I wanted steak yesterday, but I also had guacamole from earlier in the week that needed to be eaten and a tomato that needed to be used. I also had a couple of ¾ pound packages of outside skirt steak in my freezer that I got on mega sale at Wegmans a couple of weeks… Continue reading Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Sauces & Seasonings

20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

I don't remember when I first tried the bacon pepper jam, but I was hooked and decided I needed to have this on hand at all times. It's only available seasonally, so I stocked up on several jars before the end of last year's fall/winter season. There are so many things you can make with… Continue reading 20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

Culinary Disasters, Sauces & Seasonings, Sides, Vegetarian

Southwestern Corn

Ok, so this was a bit of a disaster when I first made it, but I adjusted the recipe. It was way too spicy the first time - too much cayenne. It had a little kick to it when I first tasted it, which was fine. But then I let the sauce sit in the… Continue reading Southwestern Corn