Turkey gravy

Turkey gravy

You can make a really tasty gravy without demi-glace, flour, or a lot of tips and tricks professional chefs use, so don’t be dismayed. The key to any good gravy is utilizing all those little browned bits (fond) in the bottom of your roasting pan and scraping them up...

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Tartar sauce

Tartar sauce

Some of my fondest memories as a child were the week or so we would pack up the big blue van and head down to Mobile Bay to stay with my grandparents. If you don’t know what a Mobile Bay Jubilee is, get out your computer and do a quick search. Papa (my grandfather)...

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Red chile sauce

Red chile sauce

My grandparents lived in New Mexico for many years, where the infamous chile reigns supreme. Of course, when they were still alive and living in New Mexico, my chile taste buds hadn’t really come in yet. This recipe pays tribute to those years they lived in...

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Barbecue sauce with some kick

Barbecue sauce with some kick

This recipe goes well with a variety of meats and what’s not to love about barbequed chicken in the summertime? You can almost always count on us having at least a little container of this in the refrigerator. We put it on everything from eggs to salads. Don’t be...

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Cave ketchup

Cave ketchup

Let’s be honest, ketchup is king of all condiments. Most brands you buy off the shelf are loaded with sugar and preservatives. This version will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week—but if you’re inspired, we recommend canning some big batches of this so you...

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Paleo mayonnaise

Paleo mayonnaise

Truthfully, it is not hard to make your own mayo. I swear to you, it’s not. Okay, if you don’t have a food processor and you have to whisk the oil in by hand, yes that is more of a workout (which is reason 254 that you should go and get that food processor—now)....

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Remoulade sauce

Remoulade sauce

I like to think of remoulade sauce as the cousin of tartar sauce, only with even more of a flavor zing. Originally created in France as more of a white sauce with capers, anchovies, mayo, and more, the version you will most commonly find in the South takes more of its...

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Not peanut sauce

Not peanut sauce

I can remember the first time I had a Thai chicken satay, and how the chicken itself was merely the vehicle to get more of that tasty Thai peanut sauce into my mouth. So delicious. Taking what my friend chef Jet had taught me about a good peanut satay, this recipe...

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Chipotle dipping sauce

Chipotle dipping sauce

This one is a dip/sauce/dressing/marinade all rolled in one. This recipe is a variation on one that my dear friends at Simple Gourmet used to make. The original recipe—if I recall correctly—called for mayo and sour cream. In adapting this to a more paleo palate, I...

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Chimichurri

Chimichurri

It all started on a girls’ night in Los Angeles, where we were intentionally going to “bars and restaurants beginning with the letter L.” Lola’s, Luna Park, Lala’s. It was the latter establishment—an Argentinean restaurant on Melrose Ave.—where I first tasted...

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