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Homemade Salsa. Arby's horsey sauce recipe. Make Your Own Salad Dressing. Making your own salad dressings at home is one of those skills that's super easy and delicious.

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

This time of year is an excellent time to start eating more greens in your diet, so here's three easy salad dressing recipes to help spruce up your veggies. We're going to make: homemade ranch dressing, cilantro lime vinaigrette, and our own homemade honey mustard dressing. Keep in mind that you can add any herbs or spices you prefer. Ranch Dressing makes around 4 cups (twice as much as pictured) Needed: 3/4 cup mayo, 3/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 cup buttermilk, a handful of chopped green onions or chives, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients together and drizzle on your favorite salad. Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette makes around 2 cups Needed: 6 ounces olive oil, 3-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro, juice from 1 lime. How To Make Butter In Under 5 Minutes! Home » Recipes » How To Make Butter In Under 5 Minutes!

How To Make Butter In Under 5 Minutes!

The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Mayonnaise. Mayo has its detractors, and I count some close friends among them (if a tad begrudgingly). Where store-bought mayo is concerned, the naysayers have a point. Most supermarket brands, while acceptably tasty, are made with soybean oil. Soybean oil is a great choice if your lifelong dream is to directly modify your own genes but you don’t have the money for a fancy procedure. (Oh, stop, I know.)

Then there’s the purportedly virtuous canola mayo, which is typically just as processed as soybean oil and has the additional benefit of tasting like an inexplicably sweetened and especially vivid childhood nightmare. Gluten Free Homemade Nutella Recipe. Just the week before last, my favorite food writer from the LA Times came up with a brilliant recipe for homemade Nutella.

Gluten Free Homemade Nutella Recipe

I haven’t had Nutella since I was a student traveling in Europe decades ago with a EuroRail pass, sleeping in youth hostels. Back then we used to eat the chocolate stuff for breakfast. Homemade "Mrs.Butterworth's" Syrup. July is National Ice Cream Month—oh yeah! Vanilla Extract. January 2, 2010 | Print | E-mail | Filed under vanilla.

Vanilla Extract

The best pie crust you’ve ever made. I don’t want you to get all freaked out about making your own pie crust.

The best pie crust you’ve ever made

You can do this. We can totally do this, together. In fact, you’re going to be super surprised at your mad pie skillz after making a crust or two. This is seriously the best pie crust you’ll ever make. Flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth. Homemade Marshmallows. 1.

Homemade Marshmallows

Line a rimmed baking sheet -- choose one with a rim that is 1 inch high -- with parchment paper and dust the paper generously with potato starch or cornstarch. Have a candy thermometer at hand. 2. Put 1/3 cup of the water, 1 1/4 cups of the sugar and the corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. How To Make Butter In Under 5 Minutes. Homemade Hot Sauce. I am a serious hot sauce fanatic.

Homemade Hot Sauce

I put it on almost everything, so much so that my girls think I've burned off all my "tastebugs". At any given time I'd guess that I have ten kinds in the house. Some, like Tiger Sauce, are for more specific purposes while the others are various types and flavors to accessorize certain types of food. Make Your Own Vanilla Extract: Day 1. I have yet another DIY food project for you today: homemade vanilla extract!

Make Your Own Vanilla Extract: Day 1

I have to credit my friend Emily for turning me on to this one; I just started a few jars yesterday and in a month or so, fingers crossed, should have knock-your-socks off super-aromatic extract. Around us, the best price I can get vanilla beans for is about $1/bean, which up until recently I thought was a fairly good deal. Those are the kind that come, somewhat shriveled, as two to a little glass test tube.

Chef Tom Cooks !» Copycat Bisquick Mix. This is a handy mix that is easy to make and always great to have around.

Chef Tom Cooks !» Copycat Bisquick Mix

Most kitchens usually have these ingredients and their are so many good uses for Bisquick mix. 6 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup vegetable shortening Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times into a large bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 months. Nutella Buttercream. Do you ever have one of those days when everything goes wrong?

Nutella Buttercream

That was my day on Saturday. Cliff, Kelly and I had a long day of blogging planned. Right before we began, the sky turned pitch black and it poured rain. Great picture-taking weather. Peppermint Marshmallows. Cream Cheese Frosting. I’m not going to try to avoid the question on this one, I’ll just start with the honest truth: I’ve made ONE traditional cake from scratch. Once. That’s it. Homemade Taco Seasoning. Most everyday cooks like me have used convenience items like packets of taco seasoning. Quick, easy, tasty, done. Grandma Carol’s Spaghetti Sauce. Chele’s Guacamole. My sister, Rachele, spent two years in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corp. She did lots of amazing things while she was there, and learned a few things too. Pantry Recipes: Homemade Maple Syrup. At my place there are a lot of nights where breakfast becomes dinner. Between having breakfast for breakfast, and breakfast for dinner, we tend to go through a lot of maple syrup. Texas Barbecue Sauce.

32 New Things: Make Cheese. Sweetened Whipped Cream. Have you tried and tried to replicate fresh sweetened whipped cream but can’t do it? Guacamole. Honey Butter. Pizza Sauce. Strawberry Freezer Jam. Kansas City Barbecue Sauce. Tzatziki. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Arugula and Asiago Pesto. Homemade Barbeque Sauce.