Dessert, Recipes, Sauce

Apple Butter

This year for Christmas I decided to try my hand at some homemade treats for the people on my list. I had a hankering for some apple butter, so I found this recipe, doubled it, and doctored it to my liking. I really upped the spice factor from the original recipe. Also, I left the […]

Dips, Recipes, Sauce, Whole30

Restaurant Salsa

This recipe is adapted from the Pioneer Woman’s restaurant style salsa recipe. I updated it based on things I typically have in my pantry and removed the sugar to make it Whole30 compliant. One of the best tips I’ve ever received about making salsas and other sauces is to taste-test it with a chip or whatever […]

Dips, Recipes, Sauce

Roasted Pepper and Corn Salsa

My dad is growing some peppers this summer and asked me to do something with them. Since we also have an abundance of tomatoes (thanks to our neighbor’s garden), I settled on a salsa. The original plan was to keep it pretty standard: roasted peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and onion. When I tasted the first batch […]

Recipes, Sauce

Shallot Vinaigrette

My sister makes the best shallot vinaigrette. When I asked for the recipe, she said “It’s less of a recipe and more of a technique.” Thus, I give you the technique. Ingredients 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 shallot, shaved (sliced very thinly) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup […]

Dips, Recipes, Sauce

Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

I love Thai peanut sauce.  It’s good on almost everything.  The thing I’ve realized over the years is that you can make a good peanut sauce out of almost anything.  Thus, I’ve listed all of the variations I use in this recipe.  The amounts are rough approximations.  How you make this sauce all depends on […]

Dessert, Recipes, Sauce

Vanilla Caramel Sauce

In an effort to lessen my trips to Starbucks and save a few of my bucks, I’ve started making my own iced caramel macchiatos. I grind and cold-brew coffee. I use skim milk. I make caramel sauce. I cheat. I mix vanilla into the caramel sauce because I’m lazy, and it’s delicious. Vanilla Caramel Sauce […]

Recipes, Sauce, The Rest, Whole30

Whole30 Round 2 Week 2

By this point in my second round of Whole30, I feel surprisingly good. I had a bit of a FOMO moment on Saturday at a baby shower. I planned ahead. I ate beforehand and had emergency snacks in my purse. Things were going well until the cupcakes appeared. These stinkin’ adorable cupcakes from a local […]