Fresh Basil Pesto

My husband grew an abundance of basil (in our greenhouse) this year. I had to harvest the last of the basil before it turned to seed. Not wanting to waste the beautiful basil leaves, I made Pesto of course!!

Now I am being on the cheap because Olive Oil and Pine Nuts are ridiculously expensive, and even at Costco. So I bought almonds and a Kirkland brand Mediterranean Blend Oil (a blend of Canola, Olive and Grape Seed Oil).

It tasted wonderful with the modifications and would so use them again!


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Gluten Free Beer Batter Fish with Tartar Sauce

Since I fried up the yams the other night I didn’t want to waste the oil so I decided to make Beer battered Fish AND onion rings! And boy were they oh to yummy!! So glad I did!
But if you have fried fish you totally want something to dip and Tartar sauce is a great dipper for your fried fish. My husband isn’t into Tartar sauce but her tried it nevertheless and said he really liked what I made and actually dipped his fish with every bite!
 Gluten Free Beer Batter Fish with Tartar Sauce

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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


When I was making my Gluten Free No-bake Peanut Butter Oreo Pie I wanted to make my own homemade fudge sauce to use in the recipe instead of buying a jar at the store.

So I got out a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a can of Sweetened Condensed Milk to get started.

This recipe is wonderful in recipes, drizzled over ice cream, fruit, pie whatever you want it for!

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Sweet & Sour Cherry dipping sauce

Sweet & Sour Cherry dipping sauce

This is a really quick and easy recipe that can be poured over a dish (like sweet and sour chicken) or used as a dipping sauce for taquitos, flautas or even for egg rolls or spring rolls!

Sweet & Sour Cherry dipping sauce


  • 1 jar of cherry preserve (18 oz)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Place all ingredients in a microwaveable bowl then place in microwave for 4 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Use or place in a canning jar and store in the refrigerator until you need it.


Gluten Free Peach Rib Sauce

My youngest son LOVES ribs and is always asking me to make him ribs be it barbecued, baked or even in pasta gravy. Nevertheless, I like to mix things up and try new recipes A LOT. So I wanted to try something sweet and sticky this time around and this Peach Rib Sauce was just the right mix of sweet and just the right amount of sticky!

Luau Rib Sauce

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Sweet & sour cranberry dipping sauce


Last week I wanted to use up the rest of my turkey leftovers and decided to make homemade gluten free shredded turkey taquitos. And then thought a sweet & sour cranberry dipping sauce would go perfectly with them!

Well the sauce came out better than I had expected… so I know I will be making this again!

Sweet & Sour Cranberry Sauce


1 can of cranberry jelly
2/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 cup of sugar


Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until smooth. Let cool.


Adapted from Tasty

Black Sesame Seed Dressing

I was making Spinach Salad for dinner and wanted to make a Poppy Seed Dressing but only had Black Sesame Seeds… so I improvised. And was happily surprised it came out really yummy.

Black Sesame Seed Salad Dressing | Small Town Living in Nevada

I have never tried making Black Sesame Seed Dressing before and usually buy Poppy Seed Dressing, however this dressing was very easy to make.

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