Category: Sauces & Seasonings

20 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes

Collage of pasta sauces

Don’t have pasta sauce in your pantry? You can make some with these 20 homemade pasta sauce recipes. Most of these recipes are quick and easy. Many can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker, and there’s even a recipe for the air fryer!

The Ultimate List of Homemade Pantry and Fridge Staples

Collage of sauces, condiments, and seasonings surrounding text that says, "the ultimate list of homemade pantry & fridge staples"

This is the second post in my series of how to make things you’d normally buy at the store. The last post was all about bread (20 Homemade Bread Recipes). This one focuses on things you’d normally have in your pantry or fridge. Homemade butter is easier than you think. Recipe calls for cream of

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Homemade Steak Sauce

Steak sauce in a jar

This tangy homemade steak sauce is ready in just 15 minutes and is made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. Even when we aren’t empty grocery store shelves from people panic-buying everything, I usually make my own steak sauce. I made this the other night to go with grilled strip

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No Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

Cocktail sauce in a bowl

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

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Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce in jar

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

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Homemade Pesto

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

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Mustard Tarragon Marinade

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

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BBQ Dry Rub

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

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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

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