Salsas and Sauces

Rosemary-Garlic Sour Cream Dip

Rosemary-Garlic dip goes great with kettle chips or these portobello mushroom fries! This simple dip gets better the longer it sits (don’t let it go bad) so it’s great to make on a weekend and snack on during the week. Use it as a sandwich spread with some roast beef, or put it on a…

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Shrimp Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce

I got some free roasted Hatch chiles in the mail from the Hatch Chile Store in New Mexico. I’d never even seen red Hatch chiles before but they immediately made me think of enchilada sauce. After blending the sauce, I tasted it and it reminded me — a little too much — of roasted red…

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Corn Salad

Fresh Corn Salad Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Corn season! It’s one of the best seasons! Besides grilled corn on the cob (elotes), this bright corn salad is my favorite way to enjoy fresh corn. This version is almost like elotes en…

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Jalapeño Salsa

This is a quick, slightly creamy jalapeño salsa that goes well on tacos or with these potato taquitos. For extra creamy green sauce, add 1/4 cup sour cream to the blender. For a lighter version, try my creamy hatch chile sauce made with yogurt! Creamy Jalapeño Salsa Recipe  

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How to Make Salad Dressing

homemade salad dressing recipes

How to Make Salad Dressing – scroll down for salad dressing recipes New collaboration video with Adriene from Yoga with Adriene! Watch the video above to see how to make a classic French tossed salad and to see a recipe for a homemade salad dressing you can store in the fridge. There are about as…

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Jalapeño Butter – Compound Butter Recipe

jalapeno compound butter

Compound butters are one of the best things to ever happen to people who are bad at cooking. A blob of flavored butter has probably saved more overcooked chicken dinners than all the pizza deliveries in America. I’ve written about herbed compound butter ideas before, but this one is so delicious it deserves its very own…

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Chipotle Salsa

chipotle salsa

This quick chipotle salsa is delicious on my portobello mushroom tacos, but it would also go really nicely with pollo al carbon.  I’ve also used this salsa to make a salad dressing: 2 parts salsa + 2 parts oil + 1 part vinegar + salt and pepper to taste. It’s nice to serve it warm…

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Two Pesto Recipes

basil pesto

Basil and cilantro pesto recipes video (scroll down for printable recipes) Pesto is one of the best possible ways to use a buttload of fresh herbs. Don’t limit yourself to basil! Here are two pesto recipes: classic basil pesto with Parmesan and pine nuts and a spicy cilantro pesto with fresh jalapeños and lemon juice. Try…

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Herbed Compound Butter Recipes

compound butter

Herbed compound butter is one of the easiest, fastest, no-brainiest ways to fancify your life. Just take soft butter, add some fresh or dried herbs, some spices, some salt, some citrus zest, some onion relatives, some garlic, some ginger, some mustard, some miso, really just about any flavors you can imagine, and mash it all…

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