Category Archives: Condiments and other Misc.

Tahini Salad Dressing

Tahini Salad Dressing

I always intend to make my own salad dressings. Then when I need it I never seem to find the time so that means either a super simple vinaigrette or something store bought. Why is that? It’s time to shake things up and get out of my rut.

In an effort to break away from classic vinaigrette and cream dressings I decided to go the tahini route. This is a dressing I like when I have it in restaurants but for some reason never bother to make. It’s incredibly simple so I really have no excuse. Continue reading

Honey Mustard Cranberry Sauce

Honey Mustard Cranberry Sauce

One of the great Thanksgiving dinner debates is cranberry jelly or cranberry sauce? Whole berries or puréed? Which do you prefer? For me, the answer is neither. I couldn’t care less if there was anything cranberry for dinner. Cranberry dessert, sure that’s great. Dinner, not so much.

So in an effort to come up with something cranberry for the meal that I was actually going to eat I went the mustard route. Josh and I are condiment lovers and I have seen and had all kinds of mustards, cranberry being one of them.

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Maple Bourbon Onion Jam

Maple Bourbon Onion Jam
Over the weekend I finally got around to making homemade hamburger buns thanks to an excellent recipe from Celia. What better way to enjoy delicious homemade buns than to take the burgers up a notch.

I got to thinking and decided I wanted to finally made onion jam. I’ve had it in restaurants and enjoyed it. I knew the boys would like it, hello, they LOVE any kind of jam!! So that was my mission then, to create an onion jam for our burgers that everyone would enjoy.

It really wasn’t that difficult. While there are so many ways to make an onion jam, I tend to believe that most versions taste good. It’s a matter of personal taste and what you have in the pantry.
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate Syrup

I might have a small addiction to hot chocolate.  Nothing too horrific, just a nice hot mug in the morning. It’s a good source of calcium, right?  All right, the sugar isn’t exactly super healthy. That’s why I quit for a while.  The heat of the summer may have also had something to do with it.

A couple years ago I started making my own chocolate syrup.  After all if I was going to drink something daily it would be nice to know what is in it and be able to customize my drinks.  This is something incredibly easy to make.  What took me so long to do it?!
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Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Cheese

Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Cheese

We survived the first half week of school and now are in week two. I’m not sure who it was harder on, me or the boys. Last week Jack and Ewan were extremely cranky and tired after school which made my life miserable.

This week we are off to a better start. So far no after school meltdowns. Of course we have had some hiccups. Yesterday the boys were late getting home. Turns out their bus broke down and they had to change busses. This meant they walked in the house, put swim trunks on and grabbed a snack to eat in the car on the way to swim.
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