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30-Minute Strawberry-Apricot-Nectarine Jam (Without Pectin)

If you love strawberry jam as much as we do and are just getting into learning how to make homemade jam, this unique fresh summer fruit jam recipe is for you! This isn’t just any strawberry preserves recipe, it also includes nectarines and fresh apricots to give it an almost […]

top down view into a mason canning jar filled with pizza sauce from scratch.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe (With Video)

This pizza sauce recipe uses just 4 ingredients (plus salt) and is so simple to make you won’t ever need to buy store-bought pizza sauce again. In fact, this is the best pizza sauce recipe ever for any kind of homemade pizza (except, of course, Neapolitan pizza and classic Italian […]

a spoon full of homemade strawberry jam being taken out of the widemouth mason Ball jar

Easy 30-Minute No-Pectin Strawberry Jam (With Video)

This quick and easy homemade strawberry jam recipe (aka strawberry freezer jam) is delicious! It tastes as good slathered toast as it does drizzled over ice cream or used as a strawberry cheesecake topping. And it’s what I use to make one of our all-time favorite strawberry desserts –this Italian […]

Top down view of chili oil in a glass Mason jar with a spoon in it and toasted sesame seeds floating on the top.

Chef Liu’s Sichuan Chili Oil Recipe (Xiangla Hongyou 香辣红油)

This chili oil recipe was taught to me by Sichuan Chef Liu when I was living in Chengdu, China running a cooking school. And we think this is the best chili oil recipe you’ll ever make! Also known as Xiangla Hongyou or 香辣红油, we served this chili oil with Sichuan […]

a pitcher half full milky-looking bright yellow homemade Italian limoncello next to a bottle of homemade limoncello and a fresh lemon on a red and white striped pot holder

How to Make Easy Homemade Limoncello (The Italian Way)

This homemade limoncello recipe is the best of Italian summer in a bottle — it’s smooth and sweet with an intense lemon flavor without a hint of sour or bitter notes. And with just 3 simple ingredients (and a little time and patience), it couldn’t be easier to make at […]

an aluminum foil-covered sheet pan with baking soda spread out evenly over the entire top

Easy Baked Baking Soda (for Ramen, Alkaline Noodles & Pretzels)

You might be wondering what is baked baking soda and what’s it used for?  For starters, when you heat baking soda in the oven for a long period of time, it chemically alters it from being bicarbonate of soda into sodium carbonate which is an even stronger alkaline salt. This […]

3 turkey tinga tacos in hard tortilla shells with hot sauce drizzled on top

Easy Turkey Tinga Tacos (Best Way to Use Up Leftover Turkey)

Turkey tinga tacos are the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey but we love them so much we make them year-round. They’re smoky, tangy, a little bit spicy and so good it’s hard to believe how quick and easy they are to make. And don’t worry if you […]

homemade chipotle in adobo sauce just mixed in a glass bowl sitting on top of a brightly painted terra cotta Mexican artwork plate

How to Make Easy 2-Minute Chipotle in Adobo Sauce

If you’re in the mood to make your favorite chipotle recipes like tinga tacos or other Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes but don’t have a can of chipotle in adobo sauce lying around — don’t fret. You can get the same spicy, tangy, smoked jalapeño flavors with this easy DIY version. […]

top down view of widemouth mason jar filled with bright orange homemade pumpkin purée sitting on top of a dark grey linen apron

Best 20-Minute Homemade Pumpkin Purée (100% from Scratch)

You may be wondering why you should make homemade pumpkin purée from scratch when you can just pick up a can or two at the store. For starters, this all-natural (seriously delicious) pumpkin purée recipe is probably the simplest thing you’ll do all year. Beyond that, it yields an intensely […]

summer fresh tomato and zucchini pasta sprinkled with Grana Padano cheese

Easy Italian Summer Garden Spaghetti w/Zucchini & Fresh Tomatoes

This is hands down one of the best-tasting garden-fresh pasta recipes to cook right now. In fact, it’s so delicious we ate it for lunch four times last week. All you need is a little extra virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots (or onion), zucchini, and a variety of vine-ripened Italian […]

a heart-shaped white ceramic dish with black chickpea hummus covered in olive oil and surrounded by sautéed borretane onions, carrots, asparagus, olives, pickles, and sun-dried cherry tomatoes

Easy Black Chickpea Hummus (using Canned Black Chickpeas)

Black Italian chickpeas from Puglia and black Japanese sesame paste are the base for this beautifully dark, smooth, and creamy hummus. It tastes just as good as regular hummus but is a bit more dramatic-looking. I created this recipe to close out our “Go Gray in May for Brain Cancer […]

an open-faced grilled beef shortib chopped sandwich with smokey pickled red onions and a twisted lemongrass dill pickled watermelon ribbon on top

Lemongrass Dill Pickled Watermelon Rind Ribbons (w/Spicy Option)

This is not your average pickled watermelon rind recipe — for starters, it’s not sweet like most, but instead, it’s dill-pickled with fragrant lemongrass, mustard seed, dill, and garlic (and in select jars we’ve even added a delicious spicy component and a few poppy seeds). At first thought, this may […]

3 beautiful and brightly colored Beyond meat tacos in blue corn tortilla shells with pico de gallo, avocado lime crema, pineapple salsa, tomato salsa, lettuce and cilantro

Extra “Beefy” Above + Beyond® Tacos (Vegetarian Tacos)

This 20-minute quick and easy Beyond Taco meat recipe has a super beefy and slightly charbroiled taste. I’ve added a few extra ingredients and seasonings to give this vegan meat an even beefier taco flavor that makes it taste even more convincingly like regular all-beef tacos. I’ve maximized the meatiness […]

sliced magenta-pink colored red onions in a vinegar based brine inside a stainless steel pot with a sealed Mason jar to the left holding freshly pickled julienned carrot slices

Smoky Quick Pickled Red Onions (refrigerator pickles)

These pickled red onions add a delicious crunchy smokiness to all kinds of dishes and they’re incredibly simple to make (especially perfect for beginner picklers). Seriously tasty and ready in minutes they’re the best sour crunchy pickle toppers for homemade bacon-wrapped or grilled hotdogs, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, tacos, Cubano sandwiches, […]