Creamy Pesto Pasta Sauce

Kudos to Sarah Leeper for this recipe!  She made this for our family when we went out to stay with them in New Hampshire this fall.  We had just come home from a long day together of site seeing and everyone was hungry.  She and Jamis threw this together so fast and every single person…

Chow Sauce for Stir Fry

We love stir fry in our home.  We consider it a good healthy meal with lots of veggies, and I love that it’s a whole meal in one dish/pan.  This is a version that I like to make because it’s less spicy for my kids.  If you like more heat you can always drizzle Sriracha…

Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

I was home, it was the dinner hour, and I still had no idea what to make.  I asked the kids what they wanted and Liv said, “spaghetti”.  I had no way to cheat with pre-made pasta sauce, so I turned to allrecipes.  This one turned out pretty good, was fairly simple, and I usually…

Basil Pesto

My sweet neighbor showed up on my door step with a bunch of washed basil from her garden (unbeknownst to her I have a ton growing in my own garden).  I love basil and was not put out at all.  It just determined that pesto was just the thing for dinner.  I love pesto…smear it…

Lemon Tartar Sauce

When Derek and I were newly married and our budget was tight I remember frequently stopping by Derek’s parents place around the dinner hour in hopes that they might feed us as well as themselves.  I think Diane began to anticipate such drop bys and usually always seemed to have enough to share with us…

J. Dawgs Sauce

When Derek and I are were at BYU there was a  student (Jayson Edwards) who decided to open up a hot dog stand on campus.  He had this cute little stand/shack on the south edge of campus and it was pretty popular around the lunch hour at BYU.  He called his dogs J. Dawgs and…

Spaghetti & Company

 This is just a basic doctored up spaghetti sauce recipe from the 30 Meals in A Day cookbook Dinner is Ready.  Nothing fancy, but I like it just the same.  I usually make a huge batch, then make a couple lasagna pans.  Then, with whatever sauce I have left over, I divide it into freezer…

Tomato-Basil Pizza Sauce

 My pizza baking endeavors have been constantly tweaked over my cooking years until I have finally arrived at a combination that I like pretty well.  Honestly, the one thing that I think makes or breaks pizza is the sauce.  Once I started making sauce from scratch my pizza improved tremendously.  When I was in college,…