Category Sauces & Dressing

Dulce de Leche Caramel Sauce

Dulce de Leche translation meaning “candy of milk” or “milk candy.” This was fabulous inside and on top of my homemade apple pie. I’m looking forward to incorporating it into many other dishes.
1 can = 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk, remove label
One pot of hot water enough to cover the can for 2 full hours
Making homemade creamy caramel can be qu...
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Thousand Island Dressing

I don’t know about you, but I love French fries dipped in thousand island dressing. You can also put it on burgers or salad. Basically a blend of mayo, ketchup, and relish.


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1 pinch of kosher salt
1 pinch of white pepper or black course pepper
Optional: 1 teaspoon or more of hot pepper sauce, Tapatio or Tabasco


Combine al...

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Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

My husband loves Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce from TGIF. He’s gone there maybe 2 times but swears it is the best. I am going to attempt a few different recipes using Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. This first one is a little spicy due to the pepper and garlic. And not so sweet like some of the other sauces because there is no brown sugar. I also did a taste test against the bottled Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce...

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Restaurant Style Peppercorn Sauce

My husband loves peppercorn sauce! His favorite is the New York strip from Sycamore Inn, Rancho Cucamonga that comes with a homemade peppercorn sauce. I’m on a mission to find the perfect one to make at home. He loved this recipe! More photos towards the bottom of the recipe. Enjoy!



4 thick filet mignon steaks, fat trimmed off optional

Olive Oil

Salt & crushed peppercorns

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Terry’s Ranch Dressing

My brother Terry and I love Warehouse Pizza in La Verne, California. They are known for their delicious pizza of course and you can’t get enough of their ranch dressing. Dip your pizza in it or enjoy the Antipasta salad with half ranch and half Italian dressing. Terry sent me this recipe and told me I had to make it because it tastes identical to the Warehouse Pizza ranch.
3 scallions (chives), ch...
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Grandma’s BBQ Sauce

1 medium red or white onion, diced – estimate 1.5 cups
2 tablespoons of butter
Salt & Pepper
4 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
1 tablespoon, molasses
1 cup catsup
1 cup water
In a medium pan, add in diced onions and butter, cook on medium until browned. About 15 minutes.
Add a pinch or two of salt and pepper.
Add in the remaining ingredients and cook on l...
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Paleo Bacon Mayonnaise

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, basically one lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup liquid bacon fat
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (optional)
If you don’t want to use bacon fat, you can do ½ cup olive oil and ½ cup coconut oil (will give you 1 cup of oil in total)

* Once the mayo is made, you can add additional spices to spruce it up...
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Chinese Salad Dressing

Thank you to Kathy Roybal Shefts for this fantastic salad recipe!
3/4 Cup of vegetable oil
3/4 Cup of sugar
3/4 Cup of vinegar
3 tablespoons of sesame oil
1 teaspoons of Coleman’s dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
Package of coleslaw (precut)
Package of purple cabbage (precut)
If you can’t find it precut in bags, buy a head and shred it
A bunch of green ...
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Cocktail Sauce

Red Cocktail Sauce
½ cup Ketchup
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1 tsp. Cream horseradish
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
Mix all ingredients until combined
White Cocktail Sauce
½ cup Mayo
2 tsp. Ketchup
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1 Tbsp. Brandy
1-3 drops of Tabasco Sauce
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
Mix all ingredients until combined
***Serve with your favorite shrimp, calamari...
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Espresso BBQ Sauce

I picked this recipe up from the meat department at Albertson’s. It was printed on a coupon. I didn’t make the Tri-Tip they suggested, but I made the Espresso BBQ Sauce to dip our NY Strips in. I then used the leftover sauce to use it on grilled chicken the next night. It was amazing both ways. It’s perfect for steaks, burgers, and chicken. My husband also likes dipping his french fries in it...

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