Sauces, Dips, and Spreads

A fresh, healthy salsa made with roasted tomatillos, peppers, garlic, onion and cilantro.

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.


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

Spicy Chipotle Ketchup

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

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

Filetto di Pomodoro