Homemade Sauces

Recipes for homemade sauces

Zucchini Relish for #SundaySupper

September 7, 2014
Zucchini Relish | Magnolia Days

It is the season of squash. September is an overlap of summer and winter varieties. Zucchini and summer squash are still plentiful in gardens and markets. I do want to get my hands on some pattypan ones before the season end. It won’t be long before one of those giant boxes filled with pumpkins is […]

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Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeños with Herbs for #SundaySupper

August 10, 2014
Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos with Herbs | Magnolia Days

My garden is growing differently this year. Some of my reliable plants are barely surviving. I’ve lost succulents and they are some of the easiest plants to grow outside in the summer. Tarragon became leggy and the leaves were browning. It’s strange because it is in the exact same pot and in the exact same […]

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Cherries in Syrup

June 24, 2014
Cherries in Syrup | Magnolia Days

Life is just a bowl of cherries. That’s a phrase from a popular song in the 1930’s. The message of the song is basically about how life is good and we should go out and enjoy it. Busy days seem to get busier at a crazy rate. It is difficult to push aside the to-do […]

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Spiced Pear Sauce

August 29, 2013
Spiced Pear Sauce | Magnolia Days

Fallen leaves lined the side of the driveway. The first signs of summer ending were already hinting of the season to come. Soon the deep greens of the landscape will transform to yellows, reds, and oranges. The colorful display nature gives in the fall accompanies as coolness in the air. Summer fruits and vegetables cease […]

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Chow Chow Relish for #SundaySupper

July 14, 2013
Chow Chow Relish | Magnolia Days

Summer will soon come to an end. A once bountiful garden will struggle to produce. The shorter days and cooler nights take a toll on fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes stop turning from green to red. Pepper plants are not a vigorous as they were only a few weeks earlier. It is this time of the […]

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Shallot Herb Butter

April 18, 2013
Shallot Herb Butter | Magnolia Days

Excuse me, pass the butter my way please! Yes, I’m a southern gal and I love butter. Or as some say, buttah. It is so stereotypical, probably because of Paula Deen. However it does not matter how the connection between butter and the south was made. What matters is how good it is, either plain or […]

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Remoulade Sauce and Crab Cakes

March 14, 2013
Remoulade Sauce | Magnolia Days

Sauce and crab are two things I adore. Separately or together, they are high on my list of food favorites. How high? Well, I celebrate the end of each year with king crab legs and lemon clarified butter for New Year’s Eve. I can’t think of a better meal to have while remembering all the […]

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Lemon Clarified Butter

January 3, 2013
Lemon Clarified Butter

How was your new year celebration? Mine was fabulous. It has been a tradition for several years for us to get together with our very good friends, the Gardners. Terry has a special meal she prepares and it is worth the year-long wait. She makes beef tenderloin, king crab legs, crowd-pleaser potatoes, salad and more. […]

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Pesto with Basil and Fresh Herbs

June 19, 2012

Pesto is one of the classic ways to use fresh basil. Summer would not be the same without it. I watch my basil plants grow and check each day to see if they are ready to harvest. I cannot get too eager and pick them early because I want to have plenty for a big […]

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Homemade Caramel Sauce

March 29, 2012
Homemade Caramel Sauce

“That, holding your tongue right, and practice are the keys to a successful caramel frosting.” – Virigina Willis in her Basic to Brilliant, Y’All cookbook. That quote applies to anything caramel and not just frosting. Caramel is mighty tricky. It took me three tries plus combining two different recipes until I made caramel sauce successfully. […]

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