Category Archives: Condiments

Holiday Cranberries






With the holidays approaching traditional recipes are making their way out of my “special drawer” where they are safely stored… albeit sometimes buried. As Thanksgiving nears I fetch the familiar glass bowl hidden in my mom’s dining buffet, and wistfully … Continue reading

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Foolproof Enchilada Sauce






fool·proof /ˈfo͞olˌpro͞of/ Adjective Incapable of going wrong or being misused…   I chuckled as I finished up my first batch of enchilada sauce. I knew the recipe was simple and easily accommodated specific dietary needs, yet even with my limited … Continue reading

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Pear Butter a la Crockpot






    It was time to tackle the making of pear butter, and with a collection of ripe pears in addition to my sister’s adage of, “Just throw it in!” I set about preparing fruit for an over night simmer … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles






The need to make dill pickles became apparent after reading labels. They all contain ingredients Anna can not have, the primary one being sugar. With a few simple modifications dill pickles are available to her once again.   2 quarts … Continue reading

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Blueberry Jam






Ten months have passed since Anna even tasted jam. Making it for her has been a challenge on two fronts: jam needs pectin to set up properly which is primarily derived from apple, and cane sugar is the typical sweetener … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise






  Mayonnaise is condiment that was greatly missed. After significant research, and several failed attempts that produced gloppy goo rather than the creamy goodness I was looking for, I came upon this successful rendition. Anna needs to avoid excessive egg … Continue reading

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