Sauces

Holiday Cranberry Relish

Ingredients 1 12 oz. package of cranberries, washed and culled 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple 1 6 ox. can frozen orange juice, undiluted 3/4 C sugar 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 T whole cloves 1 C raisins 1 C pecans, chopped and lightly toasted Method Rinse and sort cranberries. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine juice,…

BBQ Sauce

Ingredients ¾ cup vinegar 1½ cup water 1½ teaspoon pepper 1½ Tablespoon salt ½ cup brown sugar 2 Tablespoon prepared mustard ½ teaspoon cayenne 3 thin slices of lemon 3 onions, sliced 1½ cup ketchup ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce Directions Mix all ingredients except ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the ketchup…

Turkey Sage Pasta Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 large pinch saffron 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, 1/3 thinly sliced, remaining finely chopped 1 lb. italian sausage made with turkey, bulk or casings removed 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 handful fresh sage leaves 1/2 cup dry white wine Kosher salt 1 pound tubular pasta (elbows, penne, cavatappi)…

Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce

This is the spaghetti sauce my mother made in my youth.  We didn’t buy bottles of already made pasta sauce… was there a market for them then? Ingredients 1¼ lb. ground beef ½ large onion, chopped oregano chili powder 6 cloves garlic large can (29 oz.) Hunt’s tomato sauce regular can of tomato soup Preparation…

Salsa

Ingredients Chunky store-brand salsa.  Enough to accommodate the beans and corn Goya canned black beans, rinsed with cold water and dried with a paper towel Canned Del Monte Fresh Cut yellow corn, drained Cilantro.  Remove leaves from stems and chop coarsely Preparation Combine all ingredients Chill for about and hour and serve with Fritos Scoops

Cranberry-Jalapeño Salsa

Makes 2 cups.  Preparation time 10 minutes. Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package of fresh cranberries 1 medium navel orange, unpeeled and coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons of crystallized ginger 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup sugar Garnish:  fresh mint sprigs, orange wedges Preparation Pulse fresh cranberries in a…