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Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet. Simple Homemade Alfredo Sauce. I love Italian food!

Simple Homemade Alfredo Sauce

It is my major weakness… especially fettuccine alfredo. It’s hard to resist that pasta smothered with creamy cheesy garlicky goodness. Most recipes are fairly complicated and long for homemade alfredo sauce. So I made it at home rarely, if ever. Then I made up my own recipe that was quick and easy, yet really yummy too. Ingredients: 4 oz. cream cheese 4 Tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons garlic powder 3/4 cup 2% milk 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese Dash of salt Dash of fresh ground pepper *note – this makes about four adult servings, double as needed for more. Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe. Homemade BBQ Sauce Today I'm sharing my favorite homemade bbq sauce recipe.

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

It's sweet, smoky, tangy, and super tasty. Plus it's incredibly easy to make, and naturally vegan and gluten-free. I realized the other day that I have now lived in Kansas City for nearly a decade. A decade. Spinach-Garlic Yogurt. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Super Easy Salsa Verde. Super Easy Salsa Verde.

Super Easy Salsa Verde

Pan roasted for extra flavor and pureed with garlic, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice. Only 7 ingredients! To me there is no better snack than chips and salsa. They are the #1 reason I love to go to Mexican Restaurants. Well that and the enchiladas. This Salsa Verde packs a little heat and tons of flavor thanks to the tomatillos.

This Salsa Verde is so simple to make. This salsa is great for dipping or serving alongside chicken or steak. I took the seeds out of the jalapeno to keep the salsa semi mild. To get the husks off of the tomatillos I like to soak them in a large bowl of luke warm water. Guacamole. In our house, Henry is in charge of making guacamole ’cause his version is my favorite.


The ingredient list is short, and it’s a breeze to make. Easy does it, right? Wanna see? Take a peek after the jump! Here’s what to gather to serve 4 people: 3 avocadosJuice from 1 lime1 small shallot, mincedsalt (approximately 3 generous finger-pinches of Kosher salt)freshly ground pepperAleppo pepper (optional) The Ins and Outs of Pesto: I'm Sorry - Minimally Invasive.

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa. Creamy Cauliflower Sauce. 5 Minute Magic Green Sauce. Biddy talk. — I am so over store bought salsa. I have had this... Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Canning and Preserving Foods Recipe Box. Some of my early memories as a child were of my Mother, Grandmothers and Aunts canning the harvest from the seasonal gardens.

Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Canning and Preserving Foods Recipe Box

I remember the flavor's of all those vegetables, soups and sauces and the value of the product when the season had long since passed. It has been my desire to preserve those traditions and pass them on to other family and friends. In some area's of our country the art of canning and preserving foods is almost lost. How to Make Mustard. Photo by Hank Shaw What do you mean you can make mustard at home?

How to Make Mustard

It was all I could do to say, “Uh… how did you think it was made? By mustard elves under a tree?” Homemade Garlic Spread Recipe - Brown Sugar. This is doing nothing for my bread addiction.

Homemade Garlic Spread Recipe - Brown Sugar

We all have that thing that we are addicted to when it come to our diet. For some people it is French Fries, cakes, cookies, pie, burgers, bread, or, in my case, all of the above. For the most part, I can step away from just about anything except bread. Especially warm bread with butter. Not sandwich bread, but freshly baked bread and butter is my weakness. All you have to do is make this garlic spread, keep you some bread at the house, and whenever you are in need of a fix just go ahead and spread some of that butter on a piece of bread and go nuts.

Pesto « hairyshoefairy. I’ve professed my love of pesto here before and despite ODD’s hatred of anything basil-related both my children love it, too.

Pesto « hairyshoefairy

Since good fresh basil can be hard to come by in Utah grocery stores I planted some this year to see if I could kick my brown thumb and actually make it grow. To my great surprise I didn’t kill it and have quite a bit to use. As the leaves have grown big I’ve picked them off the plant and made them into pesto. Vegan Hummus Recipe. Stef, if you are reading this, please don’t have a heart attack!

Vegan Hummus Recipe

I know it is sacrilege to make any self respecting hummus out of a can! AND with garlic! I know there are fabulous hummus recipes the world over that use a truck load of garlic and tahini. But my friends Rod and Stef, (who in my opinion make the best hummus in the world) would never be caught dead making hummus with garlic! The secret for them? Nasturtium Pesto Recipe. How does your garden grow?

Nasturtium Pesto Recipe

Now that the weather in California's started to warm, all of the vegetables in mine have finally started to grow! Nothing's quite large enough to pick yet, except for a few nasturtium plants, which are growing like weeds. Teriyaki Sauce. Basic Marinara Sauce. Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce Recipe. Come on. We were almost there, we even had some nice warm sunny days. I could feel spring! Make Your Own BBQ Sauce — With Just 2 Ingredients. By Impatient Foodie This recipe for two-ingredient BBQ sauce was sent to me via an Impatient Foodie follower on our FB page. I have to admit that when I first read it, I was skeptical. But, I knew that if it actually worked, it would be a game-changer. Jalapeño Popper Dip. That’s right, you heard it here- Jalapeño Popper Dip! I love jalapeño poppers and have even tried to make them, which didn’t turn out as well as their purchased cousin and were pretty labor intensive.

The word labor makes me run the other way. Have you ever made poppers before? Dealing with jalapeños is quite an undertaking as one has to be very careful not to burn their hands or rub their eyes during the process. 12 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes. A lot of us make the decision to get healthy in the new year. That can mean lots of salads. Well I am putting a list of whole food salad dressing recipes for you. Salad dressing is one of the easiest things to make yourself.

With this list of whole food salad dressing recipes, you will never get bored! If you are also looking for healthy salad recipes, check out my 18 Healthy Salad Recipes post too! Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette. Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing - Kim's Cravings. Homemade Ketchup - Modern Hippie Housewife. It’s no secret these days that store bought ketchup is basically just red, corn syrup.

Jalapeño Salsa {Lacto-Fermented} - Modern Hippie Housewife. Granny’s Chow-Chow ~ From Joyce Bacon. Acai Catsup. Kale and Artichoke Dip: A Healthier Alternative to Traditional Spinach Dip - Modern Hippie Housewife. Worcestershire Sauce Recipe: Homemade Substitute. Worcestershire sauce recipes can be intimidating. An authentically homemade Worcestershire sauce recipe requires a rather long fermentation process, and most of us aren’t that patient. It requires anchovies. Tomato Puree recipe. How to Make Tomato Puree: 10 Steps. Edit Article Two Methods:Basic tomato pureeTasty tomato puree Tomato puree can be used as a base for other recipes such as marinara sauce, soup or salsa.

Steak Sauce Recipe. The Best Ever Homemade Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Guys…this is seriously the BEST EVER homemade chunky blue cheese dressing. Homemade Mayo - Modern Hippie Housewife. Organic, GMO-free mayo, full of healthy probiotics–you don’t see that every day! This mayo recipe is the real deal, and tastes authentic.