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CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

MAKES 2 to 4 I was never happy when I found a sandwich in my packed lunch. But I always loved salads, especially with a major dose of creamy Italian dressing. When I was in grade school, my mom would put my lunchtime salad in a Tupperware, then pour just the right...
SRI LANKAN CURRY SAUCE

SRI LANKAN CURRY SAUCE

SERVES 4 to 6 I’m a sucker for anything leopard print and any recipe that includes coconut, which sort of explains how this recipe came to be. Sri Lanka is home to the distinctively-spotted Sri Lankan leopard, as well as a traditional dish called “sambol,” a paste...
MOROCCAN DIPPING SAUCE

MOROCCAN DIPPING SAUCE

MAKES ½ cup I’ve yet to encounter a vegetable or grilled meat that wasn’t improved by a little drizzle of olive oil and herbs. These two sauces come from opposite sides of the planet but share one lovely characteristic: they make already good food even better. And...
BEST STIR-FRY SAUCE EVER

BEST STIR-FRY SAUCE EVER

MAKES 1/3 cup When I was a small-town kid, my parents would sometimes take my brother and me to a Chinese restaurant in the next town over. There were lush potted palms and a koi pond with a bridge in the middle of the restaurant. The big round table (“our table”) had...
ITALIAN SAUSAGE SEASONING

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SEASONING

MAKES 1/3 cup Sausage shouldn’t be complicated: It’s essentially meat made magical with spices. But too many store-bought brands include sugar and other mystery ingredients. This sugar-free blend works well with ground pork, beef, turkey, and chicken and produces...