Condiments

Homemade Red Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

December 7, 2011
Homemade Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

I have a knack for loving things that seem to quickly go out of style. Or TV shows that get canceled (I’m looking at you, Jericho and Flash Forward). But some things are just way too awesome to ever go out of style. Like yoga pants, cupcakes (not the $4 boutique variety, but in general), [...]

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Grapefruit Curd

November 29, 2011
Grapefruit Curd

For me, grapefruit has been an acquired taste. My mom frequently ate half a grapefruit sprinkled with sugar for breakfast. And I frequently scoffed at her “old people food.” Food that she’d probably throw at me if she ever heard me refer to her as old Now that I’m… older, I’ve grown to appreciate the [...]

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Kale with Pine Nuts and Garlic Vinaigrette

November 25, 2011

I woke up today with a jumbo-sized carb hangover. And you might have, too. Unless you were born with willpower. And then, well, I’m totally jealous. Last night, barely 30 minutes after I crammed the last load of dishes into the dishwasher and swore off cooking forever, I was in the kitchen, toasting pine nuts [...]

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Meyer Lemon Curd

November 2, 2011
Meyer Lemon Curd

Citrus curd is one of those things that brings me absolute joy to make. 4 ingredients combined to make something so simple and beautiful. Patience isn’t really my thing – and Lord knows manual labor isn’t – but there’s something about the whole custard process and 10 minutes of whisking that I find very fulfilling. [...]

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Tzatziki Sauce

October 7, 2011
Tzatziki Sauce

What is one thing you always, always have in the fridge? For us, it’s a leftover bowl full of tzatziki. (And a bottle of Tobasco.) I love tzatziki sauce. It’s perfect for dipping everything from tortilla chips to carrot sticks. It’s also great smeared onto sandwich bread in place of mayo. Or dolloped onto tacos [...]

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Houston-Style Green Salsa

September 18, 2011
Houston-Style Green Salsa from The Homesick Texan Cookbook

I’ve been waiting for this day for over 2 years. Literally! In the fall of 2009, I had the pleasure of testing recipes for Lisa Fain’s cookbook, The Homesick Texan, one of my very favorite blogs, turned cookbook. And just shy of two weeks ago, a copy showed up in my mailbox. Christmas in September. [...]

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DIY: Pomegranate Molasses

August 30, 2011
Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

The very first time we made the Rather Sweet Sangria, I tried unsuccessfully to hunt down one of the ingredients: Pomegranate Molasses. It was just a tad too exotic for the grocery stores that we frequented so I took the approach recommended in The Pastry Queen to make it at home. The process couldn’t be [...]

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Peach Freezer Jam

August 25, 2011
Peach Freezer Jam

Current favorite breakfast? Biscuits & jam. Homemade peach jam. Peaches are one of the best things to come out of summer. With the end of the season nearing, they’re amazingly fresh, incredibly juicy, and super inexpensive. We took advantage of the sales and made peach freezer jam to stretch out peach season a little longer. [...]

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