Showing posts with label sauces. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sauces. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta Bake

I found a similar recipe on a blog and had to make my own version. There are so many ways this could be changed, as long as the base stays the same. You must try the pasta with this delicious sauce! We loved it and I can't wait to make it again soon. -Sarah

creamy Alfredo sauce:
1/2 cup butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 t. garlic powder
2 cups half and half
6 oz shredded Parmesan (or grated works too)

Melt butter in saucepan, whisk in cream cheese and garlic powder until smooth. Slowly add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat until combined and heated through.

1 recipe creamy Alfredo sauce
1 24 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella
3 cups cooked, cubed chicken
16 oz. penne pasta, cooked
1 cup Parmesan cheese

  • After making the Alfredo sauce add the spaghetti sauce and stir well to combine.
  • Stir in mozzarella, chicken and pasta. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees about 30 minutes until heated through. 



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Creamy Alfredo Sauce

I've tried recipes for Alfredo sauces before and none of them impressed me, partly because they were just too fussy. That's one of the great things about this recipe, it's really easy and so delicious! I found this on the website amysfinerthings.com, so glad to add this to our collection!-Sarah

1/2 cup butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 t. garlic powder
2 cups Half and Half
6 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese (the real stuff)
salt and pepper to taste
  • Melt butter in a saucepan. With a whisk blend in the cream cheese and garlic powder until smooth.
  • Add the Half and Half, Parmesan, and salt and pepper. Over low heat stir until combined and smooth. Thin with a little milk if it's too thick.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mom's Quick Gravy


My Mom came up with this recipe and I've been using it for years. It comes together in a snap and tastes good every time.-Sarah

1 cup milk
1 1/2 t. chicken bouillon
2 T. flour or Wondra

  • Mix all together and heat on the stove in a small saucepan until thickened.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Steak Sauce

This is so delicious! My Mom made this when I was growing up and I still remember how it made the house smell. I have played around with the amounts and the original recipe is the best. My family loves it on steak, chicken and burgers! -Sarah

1/8 t. garlic powder
5 oz. Worcestershire sauce
8 oz. tomato sauce
2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. dried rosemary or 1 T. fresh rosemary
1/2 t. dried thyme leaves
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 cup ketchup
2 T. dried onion

  • Simmer all for 20 minutes. When cool press through a metal strainer. This isn't necessary but it removes the rosemary and onion, making it a smooth sauce.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hot Fudge Sauce


This is the most delicious hot fudge sauce! It's originally from a dessert recipe, but we started making it for our hot fudge sauce needs. It is awesome no matter how you eat it! It keeps very well in the freezer. -Sarah

1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla

  • In a small saucepan melt chocolate chips and butter, add powdered sugar and evaporated milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.  This will take at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blueberry Sauce






This is so yummy! I serve it on any pancakes, waffles or french toast. I love it on pieces of German Pancake (recipe on blog) too. -Sarah

10 oz. blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. cornstarch
1 T. lemon juice

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir well.
  • Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Simmer about 5 minutes, until thick and syrupy.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Chili Dog Sauce


This is nice to have around to make hot dogs extra special. It freezes well too. -Sarah

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion
-Brown and drain, add:

2 cups ketchup
1 T. chili powder
1 t. Cayenne pepper

1/4 cup water
-Simmer all. Cool and blend in blender until smooth.

Strawberry Sauce



We have a tradition on the 4th of July, for breakfast we have Belgian waffles with this strawberry sauce, whipped topping and blueberries. This sauce is really yummy! -Sarah

3 cups fresh strawberries, washed and hauled
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 water
1 T. cornstarch
  • Crush 1 cup of strawberries. Combine with remaining ingredients. (except strawberries)
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Fold in remaining sliced berries.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Scalloped Apples


This is a really fun way to fix apples. You can use it as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or German pancake. Or just serve it as a hot side dish. This is a really easy dish that is unique and versatile. -Sarah

1, 3# bag of Granny Smith apples, with 3 removed
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
2 T. butter, cubed

  • Toss all to coat. Dot with butter.
  • Put in casserole dish and cover.
  • Microwave 10 minutes, stirring twice.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Butter

This is a recipe that I came up with a few years ago. It smells SO AWESOME on the stove! I make it and freeze it in small containers for another special breakfast. This pumpkin butter tastes like Fall to me! -Sarah

15 oz. can of pumpkin
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. ginger
2 T. lemon juice

  • Combine all but lemon juice in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring often for 45 minutes.
  • It will be very thick, stir in lemon juice.
  • Cool and refrigerate up to 2 weeks, or freeze.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Enchilada Sauce

This recipe was a great discovery, when I tried this I knew it was a keeper, it's easy and tastes MUCH better than that canned stuff, and the options are limitless of what you can do with this it! -Sarah

2 T. oil
2 T. flour
2 T. chili powder
1 t. cumin
14 oz. chicken broth
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. garlic powder
  • Heat oil in saucepan, stir in flour and chili powder. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, boil for 10 minutes.
  • Yields :3 cups of sauce

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Spaghetti Sauce


I like to make our own spaghetti sauce, it is cheap and I almost always have all the ingredients in the house. This sauce freezes very well too. This is an awesome recipe. -Kristin

2 T. olive oil
1 large yellow onion
3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 (28 oz.) can tomato puree (can do diced tomatoes in place of this
1 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
2 t. basil
1 t. oregano
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1/4 c. dried parsley

Saute onion in oil till softened; then add garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer at least 10 minutes- or as long as you want. Serve over pasta.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pizza Sauce



This is my Mom's homemade pizza sauce, I grew up on this stuff, it's the best. My husband loved it the first time he tried it. It's a classic. It makes enough for 2 homemade pizza's, the sauce freezes well. -Sarah

16 oz. tomato sauce
1 small tomato paste
3/4 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. basil
1 t. oregano