Posts in Compotes-Sauces-Spices
Spicy Chunky Apple Chutney

A confession: this very spicy chunky apple chutney is so yummy, I found it difficult to stop tasting it before I could store it into the glass storage container. This apple chutney was created to serve with pork, such as a pork loin roast and pork chops. Flavors include a wonderful mix of spices normally found in an apple spice, fresh gala apples and dried raisins, and ginger. The spicy heat comes from a red hot pepper.

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Creamy Lemon Sauce Base

For the longest time, I have made various lemon sauce based upon what I was cooking. This of course gave me different flavors, as well as different consistencies in the thicknesses. And the approach was not always satisfying, until I decided to make a lemon sauce base to which I would add spices and herbs based upon what I was cooking. I also wanted a lemon sauce base that I coud use as is.

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Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice!

Frankly, making your own pumpin spice is so easy. You more than likely already have the ingredients on your kitchen cabinet shelf. Another reason to make your own pumpkin spice is that you can control the flavors, increase or decrease the spice(s) you most prefer.

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Homemade Lemon Curd

Ever wanted to enjoy the refreshing tart taste of lemon curd right out of the jar?  You are not alone.  You can buy in the grocery store or just make it yourself.  It's easy to make.  Most important is that you can add to so many foods.

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Creamy Swiss Cheese Sauce

This creamy Swiss cheese sauce is a great way to layer flavor on any vegetable dish.  I love it because it's easy and so quick to make.

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How To Roast Garlic Bulbs

This recipe post is about how to roast garlic bulbs and just some of the myriad of ways to enjoy roasted garlic in your favorite cuisines. 

Never tried roasted garlic?  It is a treat.  Roasted garlic is sweet and mild, unlike its raw version that can be pungent.  And if you are not careful when using raw garlic, you may find yourself alone due to broadcasting bad breath.

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Butter Rum Dessert Sauce

Spices enjoyed in a traditional hot buttered rum drink are translated to this butter rum dessert sauce.  Make no mistake, this sauce does come with a bit of rum kick.  Serve it hot, warm or just at room temperature.  It goes well over a variety of desserts and fruits.

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Hazelnut Ice Cream Topping

Simple yet wonderfully delicious flavors of brown sugar, hazelnut extract (or vanilla extract) are brightened with fresh lemon juice, yielding a yummy rich hazelnut ice cream topping.  

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Chipotle Pepper Compound Butter
How To Easily De-seed A Pomegranate, Really!
Raspberry Compote With Grand Marnier
Spicy Persimmon Chutney
Garam Masala - Use Whole Or Pre-Grounded Spices?