Sauces & Condiments
Almond Butter

Almond Butter

Guess who’s on a dietttt? This guy. Again. Perpetually. But that’s okay cause at least I don’t have too much to lose before long summer days running around on the beach. Time to cut out the crap, eat healthy, and workout! Woo! But me being me, I don’t plan on skimping out on great recipes...
Fig Pig Jam

Fig Pig Jam

My dad totally came up with the title to this recipe, isn’t it awesome? Fig Pig Jam. Rhyming is cool, kids! Bacon jam was all the rage (do people even still use that phrase?) a few years ago, but is still pretty popular at foodie parties. Even though I always thought it was a cool...
Salmon Rub

Salmon Rub

Salmon! It’s a versatile fish that can be grilled, poached, baked, broiled, made into patties, etc etc. Well, even though it’s versatile, a lot of people don’t know how to season this tasty omega-3 loaded fish….so I decided to post the seasoning blend that we use most at my house. This is our go-to salmon...
Arrabiata Sauce with Penne

Arrabiata Sauce with Penne

It’s no secret that I love spicy food, so I decided to make my family a nice batch of arrabiata sauce last weekend. It develops such an amazing flavor as the tomatoes simmer away with herbs, onion, and (my favorite) red pepper flakes! A pinch of sugar helps mellow out the acidity of the tomatoes,...

Blackened Seasoning

This is my blackened seasoning recipe! The balance of savory spiciness is balanced nicely so it doesn’t offend my mom (who dislikes spice) but satiates me (who loves fire!). At my house, we primarily blacken fish, but this spice rub can be used to blacken any protein.   1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoons onion powder...
Strawberry Basil Jam

Strawberry Basil Jam

Okay, so I really like strawberries and basil together. The flavor combo makes you feel like you’re eating something exotic, but familiar. Regular strawberry jam is a dime-a-dozen, so I thought I’d spice it up a bit by tossing in some fresh basil and slightly nutty black sesame seeds. With this recipe you get a...
Tomato Mango Jam

Tomato Mango Jam

I originally got the idea for this recipe while playing with leftovers haha. When you’re growing up, people always say “don’t play with your food”…but I say PLAY! It’s how you learn! Anyway, I had around half a tomato, a slice of onion, and a piece of mango…so I threw them into a pot and...
Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Sauce

Caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, and raspberry coulis are pretty much the common trinity of dessert condiments. Don’t get me wrong, I love all three but it would be nice to see other options out there! So I say screw them and make an incredibly simple fresh blueberry sauce. In 5 minutes you will have a...

Garlic Aioli

Aioli is just a fancy word for garlic flavored mayonnaise. You can use this for sandwiches, wraps marinades, as a dip, etc. You can make everything from scratch, but I always find it a bit too watery…so I use premade mayo and add in a few other ingredients, let it sit, and then enjoy with...
Lime Chimichurri

Lime Chimichurri

Chimichurri can be used as a marinade, dipping sauce, sandwich spread, and even a tasty garnish. It’s really easy to make – just throw everything into the food processor and pulse! Goes great on steak. 1 ½ cup fresh parsley 3 cloves of garlic 1 lime 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons red onion...
Southern Spice Blend

Southern Spice Blend

Ah the seasoning blend…such a nice convenience to help add quick flavor to our favorite dishes. This recipe is for a simple southern style seasoning. Enjoy with your favorite fish, veggies, or meats. 2 tablespoons paprika 3 teaspoon garlic powder 2 ½ teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon...
Pesto

Pesto

This recipe is so fragrant and so deliciously green that you will seriously want to eat it by the spoonful! It’s great to toss into pasta, pizza, lather on sandwiches, or even as a marinade. I love to just dollop a spoonful of it onto grilled chicken or fish. Whenever I make it, my folks...