Sauces

Divine Homemade Lemon Curd

If looking at this picture makes you swoon, then you're a member of the Lemon Lovers Club, whether you know it or not and if you've never yet experienced the amazingness of homemade lemon curd, I urge you to drop everything and whip up a batch of this today. I promise you that waking up with the knowledge that there's a jar of this in your fridge, will fill you with sunny happiness no matter what the weather!!

Divine Homemade Lemon Curd

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter-Famous Fridays

I can't believe it's taken me this long to "Famous Fridays" Marcella Hazan, the legendary Italian cook who's basically taught all us non-Italians how to cook traditional Italian food. Her cookbook, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, is practically a bible for making home-style Italian food like gnocchi, risotto, polenta, pesto, her world renowned but almost ridiculously simple roast chicken with two lemons, veal stew, minestrone ala romagnola, braised artichokes and potatoes, osso bucco...and so many other incredible, authentic Italian recipes like this Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion that is a miracle of simplicity and truly the best homemade tomato sauce I have ever tasted!! If you don't know about Marcella's cooking and you like to eat (by which I mean all of you on the planet) drop everything, get yourself one of her cookbooks and head for the kitchen!!! You can thank me later!

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter-Famous Fridays

Easy Cranberry-Apple Relish

Thanksgiving is a mere 22 days away! I say that not to stress you out but to let you know that I'll be focusing a lot on family-friendly, basic Thanksgiving recipes for the next few weeks to help you get ready for the BIG MEAL!! If you're bravely hosting or simply bringing something to some generous soul's home, I've got the go-to picks to keep things calm, simple and delicious, like this Easy Cranberry-Apple Relish.

Easy Cranberry-Apple Relish

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

I'm about to utter some barbecue blasphemy here--I've never been a big fan of barbecue sauce! There, I've said it and I can only imagine the legions of BBQ masters howling over their pits at the profanity of my statement! But what I should have said is until now...until this wonderful sticky spicy concoction to which store bought brands can't hold a hog tailed candle!!

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce