• Flavors,  Mexican,  Recipes,  Sauces

    Tangy Avocado Sauce

    Concocting luscious dips with Greek yogurt is one of my favorite cooking pastimes – almost it’s own little mini-cooking project for me. This recipe gets me excited because it has avocados (one of my favorite foods) and it goes great with pretty much any Mexican meal – which made it a huge hit with my family! Another special feature to this sauce? Once you’ve enjoyed it for dinner, it morphs into a dip – just add another scoop of Greek yogurt to thicken it up a bit. Print Tangy Avocado Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 1½ cups   Love the flexibility of this sauce - you can decide how spicy you want…

  • Appetizers,  Flavors,  Recipes,  Sauces,  Spanish

    Romesco Sauce

    A quick Romesco sauce makes the most delicious topping for steak, as well as grilled chicken, roasted shrimp or a appetizer plate. I love my version because you get to skip the roasting of the peppers and instead just crack open a jar. You definitely need a food processor to whip this sauce up, but it couldn’t be easier to pull together, and keeps great in the fridge for up to a week. Perfect for a Spanish-inspired dinner! Print Romesco Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 2 cups   There are lots of Romesco recipes that call for red peppers and tomatoes...I developed this one to be simple and quick (hello jarred roasted…

  • Asian,  Flavors,  Recipes,  Sauces

    Wasabi Sauce

    Concocting sauces is a particular passion of mine. A simple sauce transforms an ordinary dinner into a special meal. The one constant of WKC sauces is you need Greek yogurt as a creamy base and some fresh herbs for flavor – then you can let your imagination run wild. Loving your leftovers is not only for how to reuse your protein, what about how to adapt a sauce to a second dinner later in the week? This sauce is the perfect compliment to the Grilled Sesame Tuna and the Wasabi Sheet Pan Flank Steak…try both recipes this week! Print Wasabi Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 1½ cups   This sauce can be…

  • Italian,  Recipes,  Sauces

    Marinara Sauce

    Marinara sauce is one of the easiest things to make, and takes just a few minutes to put together. Toss with pasta, top a pizza…with a jar in the fridge you always have an answer to the “what’s for dinner” question. Print Marinara Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 14 cups   I know a lot of marinara recipes call for whole tomatoes that you crush by hand. I like to skip that skip entirely, keep things simple and just buy crushed tomatoes. This recipe makes a big batch that you can store in some repurposed glass jars, remember that tomato sauce stains plastic, so stay away from tuperware for this recipe. Happy…

  • Asian,  Meat,  Recipes,  Sauces

    Korean Steak Tacos

    Delicious sauces are one of my favorite things to play around with…I just love experimenting with different flavors and seeing the finished result. I have to say this sauce is one of Jeff and my stand-outs – it is soooo good and tastes healthy and clean (which of course it is)! People don’t often think of flank steak as a leftover dinner candidate, but with a little planning you can make two amazing dinners. The key is to make sure you cook your back-up flank steak more rare, it will cook in the microwave when you are re-heating your dinner plates and you don’t want it too well done. Print…

  • Asian,  Recipes,  Sauces

    Creamy Peanut Sauce

    Lots of trial and error finally led to the creation of this incredible sauce. Peanut sauce is one of those recipes that should always work, but at times it’s too thick, too spicy or too bland. My version is peanut perfection – the blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar and ginger is over the top with a hint of honey in every bite. It’s delicious slathered on chicken and all the kids love this dinner. I like to keep a big jar in the fridge to add to lettuce wraps, stir fries…you name it, this sauce makes your meal even better. Print Creamy Peanut Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4 cups  …

  • Recipes,  Sauces

    Mustard and Sweet Relish Sauce

    Crispy chicken practically demands a yummy, creamy dip. This sauce takes just a few minutes to throw together, and tastes amazing with chicken, pork, steak, on sandwiches and even with chips. Print Mustard and Sweet Relish Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 2 cups   This sauce is a personal favorite of mine, I just have a weakness for any Southern-style sauce with pickle relish! You can whisk all of the ingredients together, but I find it easier to just throw everything in the food processor and pulse a few times. I store this sauce in a Mason jar and it keeps great for a week or two in the fridge. In our…

  • Marinades,  Recipes,  Sauces

    Classic Barbecue Sauce

    I love experimenting with barbecue sauce recipes. It’s one of the easiest things to make, your house smells amazing, and you have this delicious condiment in the fridge to jazz up all sorts of lunches and dinners. This is the sauce I make as soon as the season for grilling and smoking arrives – the secret is the beef broth – it adds such an interesting and tasty flavor. Print Classic Barbecue Sauce Author: Kate Wagner   This is my classic version, the one I return to year in and year out. My version makes a lot because I love having extra mason jars full of it in the fridge. I use it…

  • Recipes,  Sauces,  Southern

    Alabama Barbecue Sauce

    This humble little Mason jar doesn’t look like much, but inside is the most addicting and delicious sauce ever! The older boys, Jeff and I drizzle this on everything! I started working on this recipe to serve with brisket and pork a few weeks ago when we used our smoker for the first time. Since then I have made it each time we barbecue. In my weaker moments I like to dip ripple potato chips in it! Print Alabama Barbecue Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 1¾ cups   This sauce has become a staple in our fridge! Aside from tasting great with all type of barbecue it is also amazing on grilled…