Sauces, Dips, and Spreads

This is hands down, The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe ever. Once you try this, you'll never buy canned again! If you love enchiladas as much as I do, then making homemade enchilada sauce from scratch is a must.

The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Salsa Verde is a fresh, healthy salsa made with roasted tomatillos, peppers, garlic, onion and cilantro. Perfect for dipping your tortilla chips into or used in recipes that call for jarred Salsa Verde.

Salsa Verde

An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Chermoula is a sauce, similar to a pesto, used in North African cooking as a marinade to flavor fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats, vegetables or stirred into couscous.

Chermoula

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Butter

Apples are slowly cooked in the crock pot with sugar and spices, caramelized to make this sweet thick dark apple preserve (like a spreadable apple pie) that's great on toast, stirred into your oatmeal, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, served over pancakes or biscuits, graham crackers, etc, and for savory dishes such as roast pork or on a sandwich. Grilled turkey and brie sandwiches with apple butter is a favorite!

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Skinny Shrimp Salsa is so good, you might not want to share! Made with shrimp, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and lime juice. Bring this to a party and watch it disappear!

Skinny Shrimp Salsa

Spicy Chipotle Ketchup

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Pesto is one of the things I whip up all summer long, but pesto can have a lot of oil and fat when made traditionally which can make a dish heavier than I would want, so to make it skinny I use a bit less oil and leave the pine nuts out and no one ever complains.

Skinny Basil Pesto

Easy Garden Tomato Sauce

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce

Crock Pot Applesauce

This quick marinara is my favorite go-to recipe when I need to whip up a quick sauce.

Quick Marinara Sauce

Low-fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Salsa Picante Roja

Colombian Aji Picante

Pumpkin lovers will love this simple low fat pumpkin butter recipe which is so versatile to use, and deliciously good for you.

Pumpkin Butter

Fruit Kabobs

Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Bolognese sauce is a ground beef ragú made with pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, wine, and cream. I decided to tweak my recipe to make this lighter version by using lean chopped beef, reducing the butter and using half and half instead of heavy cream.

Bolognese Sauce

Garlic Scape Basil Pesto

Blueberry Compote

Last night I had the pleasure of having my friend Julia over to show me some of her delicious recipes. Julia is an amazing Italian cook. She can make leather taste good if she had to cook it! Her secret is simple, she cooks with only quality ingredients, like Pecorino Romano, good extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs are all subtle differences that make food go from good to great. She always has on hand, a can of her own homemade filetto di pomodoro sauce she makes from scratch in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak and jars them to use throughout the year.

Filetto di Pomodoro