RECIPES: Sauces

Chicken Chili Colorado

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30 min
October 11, 2017, in ,, 1

This weekend we spent a few days in Southern California and really enjoyed the sun, beach and fun on the pier.  California is such a diverse state, with every different area having a specific culture and vibe.  We were in Santa Monica and stayed in the beautiful and classic Georgian hotel right on the waterfront….

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Quick sugar free applesauce

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45 min
October 3, 2016, in , 2

Recently, my amazing neighbor and I were working on creating desserts without the use of any sugar and one idea we had was to make fresh applesauce to replace sugars.  We were amazed at how easy it was to not only create this sauce, but it was so delicious that it was eaten up by…

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Moxy Red Hot Chili Pepper Sauce

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August 3, 2016, in 1

Over the course of the summer, one of the most exciting things that is happening in our garden is that we are finally starting to get the hang of growing multiple kinds of peppers, tomatoes, and squash.  In previous years, we were able to get one vegetable or another, but never enough to truly feel…

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Green Jalapeno Hot Sauce

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July 19, 2016, in  

One of the most surprising gifts that we received when we moved to California was the ability to grow a garden that actually bears fruit, spices, herbs and vegetables.  Back when we lived in Chicago, I was constantly trying to grow plants in our windowsills and even out in the garden during the summer.  The…

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Black Olive and Caper Tomato sauce

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45 min
May 10, 2016, in 1

Today I’m working on the second sauce that I’d like my friends to try when they’re here on Thursday night.  I’ve decided to do my Black Olive and Caper Tomato sauce because it uses similar base ingredients to the Roasted Sweet Pepper sauce, but tastes really different because it’s so much more savory.  I think…

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Roasted Sweet Pepper Garlic Sauce

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May 5, 2016, in  

This week, I’m getting ready to share some of my sauces with some friends for the first time.  I’m very excited but also a bit nervous about it all.  On the one hand, it’s great to feel the progress of this project!  But, on the other hand, it’s a little bit scary – what if…

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Sweet Pepper Sauce

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March 23, 2016, in  

I love comfort foods.  Things that you roast, saute and grill particularly hold a dear place in my heart, and stomach.  By combining really fresh and in season ingredients with a variety of interesting spices you can create so many complex flavors.  For me, the combination of a delectable roasted sweet pepper combined with fresh…

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