Take your dishes from dry to delightful. A little extra flavor brightens up everything from veggies, to meat, to chips.
Try making this sauce with dried figs or prunes instead of apricots. The thick, smooth sauce makes a fat-free, protective coating for poultry.
You can divide the base mixture into smaller jars and then add different seasonings to each of them.
This quick mix is as delicious and creamy as blue cheese dressing but not as strong, so kids like it more.
Delicious as a dip or just pour it over your favorite vegetables.
A great topper for pasta, chicken, or as a pizza sauce.
This recipe makes a lot of sauce, but you'll use it up quickly. We've left it under-seasoned so you can use it instead of canned sauce in all sorts of dishes.
Taken from MARCELLA CUCINA by Marcella Hazan. Copyright ® 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
This full-flavored gravy is made with instant dissolving flour instead of the standard roux, which makes it low fat and low effort.
Otherwise known as pico de gallo, this colorful salsa can be used as a dip as well as a topping.
Tomatillos, also known as Mexican tomatoes, have a wonderful, mild lemon flavor. This sauce is an attractive garnish for any Mexican dish--it also enhances the flavor of grilled poultry and fish and can be used as a salad dressing.
Jan Zingaro, Honolulu, Hawaii
From the kitchen of Jane Nedrow, Yakima, Washington