Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without an orange in my stocking. It’s been that way since I was a little girl and continues until this day.  So when I decided to bring a cheese board to a recent ladies’ gathering I thought what better accompaniment to a tasty selection of cheese than a homemade marmalade to celebrate the holidays.

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Salted Caramel Coffee Sauce

It’s always nice at the holidays to have a special recipe that is easy to make but will impress your friends and family. The great thing about this sauce is that you can serve it atop your favorite sweet but also give it as a gift (make sure to tell the recipient that it should be refrigerated). [Read more…]

Port Wine-Fig Sauce

This might just be my new favorite sauce. It’s rich (but not loaded with dairy) and has a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds dance. [Read more…]

Blueberry-Lemon Verbena Compote

I was looking for a summer appetizer recipe – something that involved fruit and cheese. I decided to make a compote using precious summer blueberries. Compotes are less sweet than jams or jellies. They also contain more defined fruit and are usually served shortly after cooking (rather than being jarred). [Read more…]

Moroccan Spice Marinade

The unofficial end to summer may have come and gone but there’s still plenty of time left to grill before it gets too cold. This recipe packs a lot of flavor from its mix of spices paired with both citrus juice and zest. Add to it a bit of honey for some sweetness.  [Read more…]

Savory Summer Cherry Sauce

At this time of year I just can’t get enough of the Washington state sweet cherries. They have so much flavor and while I love them on their own, they also make a great savory sauce. This is the perfect summer sauce to accompany grilled meat (such as pork or chicken). [Read more…]

All Things Green Yogurt Sauce

Perhaps not all things green but close to it – six of 10 ingredients for this tasty sauce are green and fresh:  basil, mint, jalapeño, scallion and lime (zest and juice).  Throw in some yogurt, olive oil, ginger and garlic and you’ll have your new favorite sauce for the summer. [Read more…]

Raspberry Sauce

Do you remember those days in the 1990’s when “fat-free” was the food craze? Everything you could imagine came in a fat-free option. Thankfully this didn’t last too long as wise people realized that taking out the fat was not only bad from a processing standpoint but also typically added to the calories.  [Read more…]

Mint-Cilantro Pesto

Lamb is one of my favorites and I do enjoy it served the way I grew up eating it – with mint jelly (which is really apple jelly with mint flavoring). If you’re like me you have an abundance of fresh mint growing in your garden so this seemed like a good time of year to try a different mint sauce to serve with grilled lamb. [Read more…]

Pomegranate-Honey Syrup

Adding honey to the slightly bitter pomegranate makes for a not-too-sweet cocktail syrup that has multiple uses. I like to put it in a decorative pitcher so you (or your guests) can add different mixers to create a variety of drinks.

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