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Secret Sauces

January 25, 2010

Want to make your french fries sing or your meatloaf melt in your mouth.  Try these delicious toppings:

Mint Ketchup

1/4 cup ketchup

1 tsp minced fresh mint leaves

salt and pepper

Mix together and start dipping!  I know…it’s rocket science

David’s Spicy BBQ Sauce (Great on Meatloaf)

1 1/2 tbsp cumin

1 1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup soy sauce (or Ketjap Manis)

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

1.  Toast cumin in a saucepan over medium heat until your kitchen smells like sawdust (Hey David’s words)  or 2 minutes.

2.  In the same saucepan, heat oil and saute ginger and garlic until tender and fragrant.

3.  Add remaining ingredients.

4.  Whisk until blended and bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.

Other secrets:

To bake brussel sprouts or potato wedges, peal outer layer away and cut brussel sprouts in half; cut potatoes in half lengthwise and then in three or 4 wedges per half, drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and thyme  and roast in a pre-heated oven at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  This  is a family staple…sometimes I do them separately or together.  They are so easy!  Dave cooks them all the time too.


What’s the secret to getting your husband to cook?!

I’ll never tell!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Rebecca F. (from Saba) permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:50 pm

    Yay! Thank you so much for sharing. I know you must be crazy busy but I appreciate them!

    Keep writing.

    Rebecca.

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