Salsas and Sauces

Tartar Sauce Recipe

Here’s a basic tartar sauce recipe for your fried catfish, grilled fish, crab cakes, tuna cakes, or birthday cakes! Just kidding about the birthday cakes, I think. But totally not judging if you’re into trying that. Tartar sauce (or tartare sauce if you’re in the UK) has been around a long time and likely originated…

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Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing (or bleu cheese dressing if the place is classy or TGIFriday’s) is one of my top two favorite dressings that I only ever eat at restaurants. The other one being Thousand Island. At home, I always make a quick vinaigrette, but if I’m out and paying top dollar for a salad, you…

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Texas Caviar

texas caviar

We’re on vacation! We’re at the beach with Daisy! We’re being lazy and eating things out of boxes and cans! But it’s still New Year’s Day tomorrow and that means we have to eat black-eyed peas for good luck in the coming year and I figured the easiest way to do that when you’re stuck…

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Old Lady Recipes #2: Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is one of those Old Lady recipes that’s been around forever practically. It’s great for breakfast or even a light dessert. It’s delicious with roasted meats or cabbage rolls. And it’s a classic accompaniment to potato latkes which are delicious. Making applesauce is such a cinch, you hardly need a recipe. But here’s…

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Heads Up! Pico de Gallo!

Really quick before the new episodes start up tomorrow! Here’s how to make pico de gallo! “Pico de gallo” translates from Spanish to “beak of the rooster” and theories on that name mostly all revolve around the sharpness of a rooster’s beak being analogous to the spicy pop of pico de gallo. It’s a very…

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West-Indian Pepper Sauce

Okay, y’all, I’ma be real with you: I don’t know dick about Jamaican food. I’ve never even had Jamaican food. But in my mind, I know that I would love it, namely because I love me some hot peppers. Scotch bonnets, habaneros, whatever you got: Bring It. Plus, allspice and citrus?? I bet it smells…

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Salsa Verde Recipe

salsa verde recipe

Salsa Verde Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Pace Picante sauce was a staple in my house growing up. Remember those hilarious “Get a rope” commercials? Ahaha. Those were the days. The days when Pace was a decent salsa. Then something happened, I don’t know, I guess I was around eight, and my…

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Yucca Fries and Raisin Ketchup!

I’ve been broadening my horizons. I’ve been trying new things. I’ve been buying all those unusual vegetables I’ve never bought before. And I’ve got two words for you. Yucca Root. Here’s two more: Eat It. Why? ‘Cause it’s fuckin’ yummy-as-hell. How? I’ll tell you right now. From the outside, yucca (or yuca?) roots are brown…

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