Soup, Sauce & Gravy

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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The Best Crock Pot Roast & Vegetables with Homemade Gravy

Pot Roast with Vegetables, Egg Noodles and 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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Easy Italian Marinara Sauce: Today, Tomorrow, Next Week or Whenever

Perfectly Portioned Bags of Marinara Sauce

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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Inspiration from Frozen Leftovers…Seafood Pasta

Red Seafood (Clams and Shrimp) Sauce with Spaghetti

For better or worse, when there are leftovers from a meal that was eaten and if not eaten in the next day or two, they are bagged or place in containers and frozen for later use. In the past I was terrible at marking the contents of the bags but in the past few months …

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Borscht – Beetroot Soup


Coming to the end of the summer means that root vegetables start to become more abundant in the shops, including one of my favourites, beetroot (or just beets). During the summer I do like to just harvest young beetroot shoots for adding to pasta, but now that the beets are older the shoots aren’t as …

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