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Dressing and Sauce Recipes

guacamole dip recipe

Ultimate Guacamole Dip

The first time I had guacamole, I really wasn’t a big fan. That is probably because the dip was either store bought or made in a blender so the consistency was runny. Then I had my first guacamole made table side at a restaurant and the whole flavor was completely different. The dip was thick […]
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on January 22, 2017
mexican pickled onions

Pickled Red Onions with Habanero Peppers

While traveling through the Yucatan area of Mexico, we found one local condiment that made most local dishes that we tried just that much better. In the Yucatan almost every taco and most sandwiches are dressed spicy pickled onions – Escabeche de Cebolla. The idea is to enhance the flavor of grilled and slow cooked meats, […]
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Red Enchilada Chili Sauce

Red Enchilada Chile Sauce

If you love Mexican food then having a good red enchilada sauce is essential. This versatile sauce is used not only to make classic enchiladas, but can also be modified to use with fish, as part of a base for slow cooked dishes such as Barbacoa Beef, or in one of our favorite brunch dishes […]
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on December 5, 2016
Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe

Simple Tomato Sauce

Everyone needs a good basic tomato sauce recipe. We’ve experimented with our version over the years and perfected it during a recent trip through Italy. We took a lot of cooking classes during our time there including this one in Rome – Cooking with Nonna (Grandmother). In each region that we visited, Nonnas were cooking […]
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Fig and Onion Chutney

Fig and Onion Chutney

I happened to have several figs left-over from a poached fig with walnuts and chocolate dessert I made earlier in the week. Aren’t figs one of those ingredients that don’t get used very often, and then when you have them the few left over end up lingering in the pantry until you finally decide to […]
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on October 19, 2015
Yogurt Mint Jalapeno Dip

Yogurt Dip with Jalapeno and Fresh Herbs

This yogurt dip recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul. In most restaurants after you are seated a waiter comes along with a tray filled with little dishes (mezze or appetizers). There is typically an assortment of hot and cold items available with flavors that vary from mild to spicy. Going out for appetizers […]
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on September 17, 2015
Citrus Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing With Citrus and Fresh Ginger

I’m probably like most of you. The idea of making my own salad dressing, when there are so many in easy reach on the grocers shelf, seems like a waste of precious time. But here’s an idea that will elevate your salad to a new level – by using the ingredients that you were going to use […]
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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce that is served with meats. But for a fresh burst of flavor I add the sauce to anything from baked potatoes to grilled vegetables or hamburgers. It tends not to be spicy in Argentina, but I make mine with a little extra kick. Ingredients 3/4 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley 1/3 […]
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easy bolognese sauce

Bolognese Sauce Made Simple

This is a simplified version of the classic Italian Bolognese Sauce. Full of flavor but you can whip this up in 30 minutes for dinner any night of the week. The Recipe comes courtesy of our Chef Daniele Toniolo who invites people from around the world to cook and dine with him in his home […]
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