Condiments

15 Minute Simple Tomato Sauce

Did you know that our sense of smell is our most primitive sense? When we breathe in from our nose, information about the environment around us goes directly to our brain. Scents can bring memories back quicker and more vividly than any other sense we have. No wonder why the aroma of a long simmered tomato sauce …

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup {Recipe ReDux}

Sixteen. That’s how many ingredients are in the classic can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. Their “Healthy Request” version, which is described as being heart healthy, isn’t much better. Although they significantly reduced the amount of vegetable oil, they added a few more ingredients too, increasing that number to 19. You can cut that number …

Homemade Peanut Butter Vitamix Recipe

Maybe some things do last forever.  My parents bought a Vitamix after they got married. That was almost 30 years ago, and it still works like a charm! That thing has survived many years of abuse. When I got married I started telling the hubby about my parent’s blender that lasted forever.  It was crazy …

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (Healthy Nutella!)

I practically grew up on Nutella. Peanut butter-Nutella sandwiches were eaten frequently in my house. My grandma always had it in the cabinet. My mom would let us eat it by the spoonful as a treat. Nutella was like a major food group in my family. I still love Nutella. But I never eat it …

Homemade Chicken Stock or Beef Stock Recipe

Stock is crazy expensive at the store!  You can save a lot of money by making it at home.  Since it uses ingredients you would normally throw away anyway, it is practically free! Another great reason to make chicken and beef stock at home is you can control how much salt you put in it. …

Mostarda

Have you ever heard of Mostarda?  It is an Italian condiment that is often served alongside meat or cheese.  I had never heard of it before a reader suggested I make it (Thanks Roe!).  I did a little research and decided on a recipe. What is Mostarda? It is basically a combination of simmered fruit, …