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Homemade Staples: Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

Once you have mastered the easy art of Slow-Roasting Tomatoes, one of the greatest things you can do with your new skill is make marinara!  This is a good, simple … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Homemade Staples: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

The knowledge of how to slow roast tomatoes can be a huge asset in making sauces, salsas, etc.  The flavor that this process brings is well worth the little extra … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 31 Comments

Homemade Staples: Browned Butter Sauce

The nutty flavor of a browned butter sauce is the perfect compliment to pastas, chicken, fish, etc.  For the dish shown above, I wanted to add a personal touch to … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

Homemade Staples: French Baguette

We are finding that one of our favorite meals, especially on a Friday night after a long week, is to have a fresh baguette with a variety of cheeses, olives, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 43 Comments

Homemade Staples: Chocolate Sauce

A good chocolate sauce can really raise the bar for your desserts.  If you’ve never made your own chocolate sauce before, you’ll see how incredibly easy it is and vow … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 34 Comments

Homemade Staples: Bleu Cheese Dressing

As I’ve mentioned before, nothing beats homemade salad dressing.  When I make a dressing I know how fresh it is, and exactly what ingredients are going into it (or not … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 26 Comments

Homemade Staples: Pecorino-Black Pepper Breadsticks

Breadsticks are a quick and easy way to add a nice touch to your meal.  Also, once you have a basic recipe down you can modify with different herbs, cheeses, … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 19 Comments

Homemade Staples: Buttermilk Biscuits

There is (almost) nothing better than fresh, homemade biscuits from scratch!  And once you’ve got the basic recipe down pat, you can alter the biscuits for some sweet and savory … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 36 Comments

Homemade Staples: Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is one of THE most versatile staples to keep on hand for preparing desserts.  Lemon bars, tarts, pies, etc.  Spread it on pound cake.  Dip strawberries in it.  … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 34 Comments

Homemade Staples: Honey Orange Sauce

This is a really flavorful sauce that goes well with fish and chicken.  It can also become a tasty pairing with cut vegetables, crostini, or chips.  I used Triple Sec … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 23 Comments