Blush Wine Vinaigrette

When I posted the picture of the salad my daughter and her friend made for our dinner the other night, Sandra asked what dressing they’d used.  They got this vinaigrette from Simply Salads: More than 100 Delicious Creative Recipes Made from Prepackaged Greens and a Few Easy-to-Find Ingredients (affiliate link), which my sister gave me […]

Homemade Vinaigrette and Other Salad Dressings

I like mixing up my own salad dressings, playing with different vinegars or lemon juice, adding fresh or dried herbs.  I just shake up the dressings in a small jar and keep that in the fridge so I can use the leftovers on lunch salads during the week.  Most vinaigrette also makes a great marinade. […]

Macheesmo’s House Salad Dressing

I just bought Love Your Leftovers: Through Savvy Meal Planning Turn Classic Main Dishes into More than 100 Delicious Recipes, which looks very promising.  Nick Evans writes the food blog Macheesmo. The book gives you some great recipes you can fix when you have more time (like roasting chicken, black beans, baked potatoes, salmon) and […]

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

I’ve done many variations of spaghetti and meat sauce over the years, like this 30 minute meat sauce or this cook all afternoon “Sunday Gravy” from The Sopranos Cookbook.  If you have time to cook the sauce a long time, you can use canned diced tomatoes or whole tomatoes that you squeeze with your hand […]

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I’ve been making this barbecue sauce for years, originally torn out of some magazine I can’t remember.  It’s very simple: ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and salt.  The original recipe called for liquid smoke but I leave that out since I actually barbecue anything I serve it with so get that natural smoke […]