Soup, Sauce & Gravy

Nov 18

Easy Italian Red Sauce with Mushrooms Recipe

Italian spaghetti sauce with mushrooms makes my mouth water with anticipation of a meal that is so easy to prepare. It will probably take longer to write this post than the time required to prepare the meal. For this meal I like to use the prepared homemade Marinara sauce that I have portioned and frozen …

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Nov 05

Will the real chili con queso please stand up

I am not a food snob, but when something is supposed to have cheese in it, then I expect real cheese. However many times I have had chili con queso it has been made with Velveeta, which is processed cheese product, but it isn’t cheese. I know it is because of convenience that people just …

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Nov 04

MacGyver’s Fat Separator, Simple Way to Make Homemade Gravy

Whether it is for turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas, a roasted chicken or a crock pot beef roast for Sunday dinner there is nothing better than homemade gravy made from the giblets, drippings or the au jus. The problem is that many of us do not own a fat separator and if we do, because …

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Oct 19

The Best Crock Pot Roast & Vegetables with Homemade Gravy

There are times when using the crock pot (slow cooker) is the best possible way to cook a meal because of simplicity, time and because of the cut of meat, low and slow is the perfect way to break down a traditionally tough but flavorful piece of meat. I am still learning how to cook …

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Oct 15

Easy Italian Marinara Sauce: Today, Tomorrow, Next Week or Whenever

Recently while looking rooting around the freezer for additional ingredients to add to leftover frozen Red Clam Sauce, I realized that I was making life difficult for myself by not preparing a large batch of Italian Marinara Sauce and then freezing the sauce into portioned amounts for use at a later date. Just as important …

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