Category: Sauces and Dressings

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Thick, creamy, decadent and ready in 10 minutes, this easy homemade chocolate hot fudge sauce is so scrumptious you may never want to buy it at the store again!Thick, creamy, decadent and ready in 10 minutes, this easy homemade chocolate hot fudge sauce is so scrumptious you may never want to buy it at the store again!
It’s the middle of summer, it’s extremely HOT in Oregon this week, with temps expected to reach 108-110 degrees. However… we do have some yummy ice cream in the freezer!

We also have this amazing, thick Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce ready to drizzle on the ice cream, so it’s all GOOD! We may be HOT, but at least we will have a smile on our faces!

This recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce is a keeper, folks… fudge-y, creamy… and ready in under 10 minutes!  I’m NOT kidding… it tastes amazing!  Here’s how you can make this decadent sauce at home, rather than buying it at the local grocery store!

How To Make Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

In a large saucepan, bring the whipping cream, corn syrup, dark brown sugar, salt, and HALF of the finely chopped chocolate to a boil over medium heat.

Stir often, until all the chocolate has melted. Reduce the heat under the pan and simmer (a low boil) for 5 minutes. While cooking, make sure to stir the mixture frequently to prevent scorching.

Whipping cream, brown sugar and chocolate for fudge sauce, in saucepan

Remove the pan from the heat. Add butter, vanilla extract and the rest of the chocolate to the pan.

Stir the hot fudge sauce until the chocolate is smooth and lump-free. Let the hot fudge sauce cool just a bit before serving.

Butter and chocolate added to hot fudge sauce in pan

Spoon the hot fudge sauce over ice cream, cake, or even drizzled on top of dessert crepes!  It tastes soooo good!

Homemade hot fudge sauce served over vanilla ice cream in dish

Storing Hot Fudge Sauce

Store the unused sauce in a covered jar or container with a lid for up to a week in the refrigerator. Once the sauce has been refrigerated, it will thicken considerably.

How To Reheat Hot Fudge Sauce Once It Has Been Refrigerated

When ready to use it again, remove the thick hot fudge sauce from the refrigerator.  The sauce can either be cooked in a saucepan on the stove, or in a microwave.

  • TO MICROWAVE: Place the amount you will be using in the microwave (in a microwave-safe container). Re-heat hot fudge sauce for 10-15 seconds on high setting. Give it a stir. If it needs just a bit more time, place it back in microwave for a few seconds.
  • TO REHEAT ON STOVE: The hot fudge sauce can also be reheated in a small saucepan on your stovetop using low heat.

Spoonful of thick hot fudge sauce, over a glass jar

Spoon some of the hot fudge sauce over ice cream, cake, or whatever you want to top with it!

My favorite way to use this thick, delicious sauce is to top homemade vanilla ice cream with it! Oh YUM.

Hot fudge sauce as topping for ice cream

This homemade hot fudge sauce is so delicious, thick and fudgy, you might be tempted to grab a spoon and eat it straight out of the jar! NOT that I would know anything about that, of course… wink, wink!.

This recipe is most definitely going into my “keeper” file!  Hope you will give it a try – I just KNOW you’re gonna love it, too!

If you are interested in a couple other delicious dessert sauces to serve over ice cream, you might want to try these:

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Recipe Adapted From: https://www.averiecooks.com/2013/04/10-minute-homemade-hot-fudge-html

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Thick, creamy, decadent and ready in 10 minutes, this easy homemade chocolate hot fudge sauce is so scrumptious you may never want to buy it at the store again!

Category: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade hot fudge sauce
Servings: 16 (2 cups-2 Tablespoons per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 160 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (can also use dark or bittersweet), finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring whipping cream, corn syrup, dark brown sugar, salt, and HALF of the finely chopped chocolate to a boil over medium heat. Stir often until chocolate has melted. Reduce the heat under the pan and simmer (a low boil) for 5 minutes, making sure to stir the mixture frequently to prevent scorching.
  2. Remove pan from the heat. Add butter, vanilla extract and the rest of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is smooth and lump-free. Let the hot fudge sauce cool just a bit before serving.
  3. Store the unused sauce in a covered jar or container with a lid for up to a week in the refrigerator. Once refrigerated, the sauce will thicken considerably. When ready to use it again, place the amount you will be using in the microwave (in a microwave-safe container) and re-heat for 10-15 seconds. The sauce can also be reheated on your stovetop. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing is so easy to make from scratch with only a few ingredients… and it tastes FANTASTIC on a crisp mixed green salad!Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing is so easy to make from scratch with only a few ingredients... and it tastes FANTASTIC on a crisp mixed green salad!
I recently made Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing from scratch… it was completely EASY to prepare, and it tastes FANTASTIC on a crisp mixed green salad!

The process was so easy you’re not even going to believe it!  I found the recipe through Pinterest, thought it sounded good, and decided to give it a try! I am sure glad I did, because now I can make my own Catalina dressing from home, with only a few simple pantry ingredients!

Here’s how completely easy it is to make: Place all the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and whisk them together very well, until they are completely blended.

Ingredients for catalina dressing are whisked together.

Once completely blended, pour the Catalina salad dressing through a funnel into a clean, decorative jar (with a lid).

THAT’S IT, folks!  How easy is that?  (**NOTE: You can also place the ingredients in a blender and pulse or blend for a minute).

Catalina salad dressing is poured through a funnel into jar

Homemade Catalina salad dressing in a labeled jar

I removed the dressing from my refrigerator just a few minutes before serving, gave it a good shake, then drizzled this delicious dressing over my mixed green salad.  Catalina Salad Dressing is also delicious on Taco Salad, too!

The dressing is so good, and it only took a couple of minutes to make, which is shorter than the time it takes me to get to a grocery store and pay much more for a name brand bottle that costs two to three times as much.  I like that!

Catalina dressing is poured onto green salad.

Hope you’ll give this recipe a try… I really think you’ll appreciate the convenience and simplicity of this yummy Catalina dressing on a delicious salad. The recipe can be easily doubled.

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Recipe Source:  http://www.littlehouseliving.com/homemade-catalina-salad-dressing-recipe.html#_a5y-p=2956216

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
4 mins
 
Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing is so easy to make from scratch with only a few ingredients... and it tastes FANTASTIC on a crisp mixed green salad!
Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Catalina salad dressing
Servings: 16 Tablespoons (approx. 1 cup)
Calories Per Serving: 77 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mild tasting oil
Instructions
  1. METHOD 1: Put all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk until ingredients are thoroughly combined. METHOD 2: Place the ingredients into a blender and process until fully mixed.
  2. Pour into a covered bottle (a funnel makes this easy!) or container . Store in refrigerator. Shake or stir dressing before using.
Recipe Notes

If you use olive oil, you will need to take the salad dressing out of refrigeration about 10 minutes before serving, as the oil solidifies some during refrigeration.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

The other evening I made a Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette to go with dinner. It tasted wonderful, with crunchy apple slices, creamy goat cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and a fantastic dressing – amazing!Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Talk about a quick and easy salad (and homemade dressing)… wow! The entire salad and amazing vinaigrette dressing took only about 15 minutes from start to finish. My husband and I both loved it!

Here’s how you make this incredibly EASY salad:  Place baby spinach , thinly sliced apples, red onion, dried cranberries, toasted pecans (or walnuts), and goat cheese (half of total amount) into a large salad bowl.

Note: I sliced the apples right before serving. If preparing this salad ahead of time, remember to brush apple slices with lemon juice, to prevent them from darkening once exposed to air, OR slice the apples and add to salad just before serving.

Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Quickly whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients or place in a bottle or container with lid, and shake to fully combine.

Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Lightly drizzle the salad with vinaigrette.

Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Toss the salad to mix in the salad dressing, covering all ingredients.  Once salad has been tossed, top the salad with the other half of the goat cheese, and serve!  THAT’S IT!

See how easy that was? In case you are thinking that the salad is too easy to taste good, let me assure you, the vinaigrette is absolutely fantastic on this salad, AND the salad itself is FULL of great flavors AND textures (chewy, crunchy, creamy)!

Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

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Recipe Source:  http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/my-favorite-apple-spinach-salad/

Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Quick and easy to prepare, this salad is full of flavor and textures, thanks to spinach, crisp apple slices, red onion, cranberries, creamy goat cheese, toasted pecans, and apple cider vinaigrette!
Category: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach goat cheese salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 576 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For salad:
  • 10 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 apples (cored/thinly sliced- leave peel ON)
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans (or walnut halves), lightly toasted
  • Half small red onion , peeled/thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces goat cheese , DIVIDED. (May also substitute feta or bleu cheese)
For Apple Cider Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (may also substitute champagne vinegar)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove , peeled/minced
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (or honey), to sweeten
  • pinch salt and pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Place baby spinach, sliced apples, cranberries, toasted pecans (see NOTES section), red onion slices, and crumble HALF of the goat cheese into a large salad bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, jar, or container with lid, mix together the vinaigrette ingredients. Shake or whisk until all salad dressing ingredients are fully blended.
  3. Lightly drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad. Toss salad, to combine.
  4. Crumble the remaining goat cheese over the top of the salad, and serve!
Recipe Notes

To toast pecans (walnuts): Place in skillet (a dry skillet) and cook on medium-low for about 5 minutes, stirring/turning often, until nuts are lightly toasted and aromatic. Let nuts cool a minute or two, before adding to salad.

Nutrition Facts
Spinach, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 salad (1/4 of total))
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 645mg18%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 7075IU142%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Peach Coulis

Peach coulis (Koo-LEE) is an easy to prepare fruit sauce that can be used as a decorative garnish and flavor enhancer for many desserts!Peach coulis (Koo-LEE) is an easy to prepare fruit sauce that can be used as a decorative garnish and flavor enhancer for many desserts!
If you’re looking to enhance a peach dessert this summer, why not make a simple Peach Coulis (Koo-Lee) to decorate the plate OR the dessert, and make it even MORE beautiful?

A coulis is simply a slightly thickened, puréed and sweetened fruit sauce that is an easy way to bring more fruit flavor to a dessert. It can also be used to make the dessert LOOK GOOD (like they do in restaurants!)

If that sounds good, be sure to check out my recipe for Raspberry Coulis!  Decorating with a raspberry or peach coulis gives your dessert the “wow” factor, and is so easy to make.

How To Make Peach Coulis

Place fresh peeled and sliced peaches, granulated sugar, cinnamon and water in a medium skillet or saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil.

Peaches, cinnamon, sugar and water cooking in a skillet.
Continue to cook until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 5-6 minutes) and peaches have significantly softened and begun to break down.

After 5-6 minutes cooking, the peaches begin to soften and break down.

Put the peach coulis mixture into a blender, and mix until smooth. 

The cooked peach mixture is pureed in a blender.

The blended peach coulis is a completely smooth sauce after mixing.

Once blended, place a mesh colander over a bowl, then pour blended liquid into strainer.

Blended peach coulis is poured through a fine mesh strainer.

Push the peach coulis through the strainer (any leftover chunks or pieces of peach will remain in the strainer). I like to use a wooden spoon to press down the sauce into the mesh strainer.

Don’t forget to scrape down the underside of the mesh strainer for more sauce! Once all the liquid has been strained through strainer, what is left in the bowl underneath is the coulis. It will be a slightly thick peach sauce that tastes amazing!

Decorating With Peach Coulis

I like to pour the coulis into a plastic decorating bottle with a cap on it (fairly inexpensive – I got a set of plastic bottles at Michael’s craft store). The squeeze bottles make it easier to decoratively drizzle the sauce over the dessert.

*You can also put the peach coulis into a zip-loc bag, snip off a tiny corner of the bag, and squeeze sauce out that way). The sauce is ready to be used right away, or can be refrigerated until ready to use (coulis will keep for several days in the refrigerator).

Use a decorator bottle with small tip to store coulis, and drizzle it decoratively.

When ready to serve cake, pie, any kind of peach dessert (or in this case my Peach Shortbread Tart), decoratively drizzle the Peach Coulis onto the plate and/or dessert and jazz it up a little bit!  The sauce would also taste great as an ice cream or pancake topping!

Delicious peach coulis is drizzled over a peach shortbread tart for decoration.

Hope you have a fantastic day! May you feel loved, encouraged, and supported as you go about your work today, whether it be in a professional setting or working in your home. Blessings!

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Recipe Adapted From:  http://www.marthastewart.com/338850/raspberry-coulis

Peach Coulis
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Peach coulis (Koo-LEE) is an easy to prepare fruit sauce that can be used as a decorative garnish and flavor enhancer for many desserts!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach coulis
Servings: 8 (total of 2 cups, 1/2 c. per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 63 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups peeled , thinly sliced fresh peaches
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Put the peach slices, sugar, cinnamon and water into a skillet or saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil on Medium-High heat. Once it boils, reduce heat to Medium-Low, and continue cooking for about 5-6 minutes, until all sugar is dissolved and peaches have softened considerably and begun to break down. Remove pan from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Place cooled mixture in blender and blend until smooth. Place a mesh strainer/colander (fine mesh) over a bowl. Pour blended fruit purée into strainer. Use a spoon or spatula to push the mixture down into the strainer. Continue pushing liquid through strainer (remember to scrape down the underside of strainer for additional sauce!), until all liquid has been pushed through. You might have a few solids left in strainer. Discard these.

  3. The sauce will be in the bowl below the strainer. Place sauce (coulis) into a covered decorator bottle with a cap or another covered container. The sauce is ready to use once completely cool. Coulis will last for several days when stored in refrigerator. Drizzle over desserts, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

No plastic decorator squeeze bottle? No problem! Another way to decoratively drizzle coulis is to place it into a zip-loc bag. When ready to use, use scissors and snip a tiny bit of the bottom corner of the bag off, then squeeze coulis out THAT WAY!

Nutrition Facts
Peach Coulis
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup))
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 15g17%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits)

Make thick, creamy Southern BACON Gravy for biscuits- from scratch! Easy to make, and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS!Make thick, creamy Southern BACON Gravy for biscuits- from scratch! Easy to make, and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS!
I grew up loving biscuits and gravy! It was always a big treat when my Mom (a Texas girl) made us Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits)! Can there be anything better than fresh, fluffy biscuits smothered in a thick gravy made with BACON?

Now I will concede that biscuits and gravy will probably not help you get you that girlish figure you’ve always wanted, but let me tell you… sometimes you just want a hearty breakfast that fills you up!

I’ve made biscuits and gravy so many times over the course of my almost 40 year marriage I can’t even count them. My hubby LOVES it when I make biscuits and gravy for breakfast (must be HIS Southern heritage, too)!

SO HOW DO I MAKE SOUTHERN BACON GRAVY?

Well… I’m glad you asked.  Here’s how I make ’em:  First I cook bacon until it is crispy.

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Once bacon is done, remove it from pan to a paper towel, to drain off any remaining grease. Once cool enough to handle, crumble it into small pieces.

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Do not wipe out the skillet you cooked the bacon in. Discard MOST of the bacon grease (I save mine in a jar in the freezer), BUT KEEP ABOUT 2 TABLESPOONS IN THE SKILLET (My Mom calls this Liquid Gold – ha ha).

See all those little bitty bacon bits on the bottom of the skillet? Those, plus the bacon grease will incorporate LOTS of flavor into your gravy!

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

In a bowl or measuring cup, whisk together milk, flour, pepper and salt, until lump free.

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Put the bacon crumbles and the milk/flour mixture into the skillet.  Heat on medium, stirring constantly, until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat a bit, continuing to stir while the mixture thickens.

Absolutely give it a taste, to check for seasoning. I always add a lot of pepper, and usually more salt to get it to taste just right!

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Once the gravy has thickened, add a Tablespoon (or two!) of cold butter. Stir until butter is melted and incorporated into gravy.

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
It’s a fairly thick gravy. See how it coats the spoon when done?

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Once bacon gravy is heated through, seasoned to taste, etc. get your warm biscuits ready! Split them in half and place them on a plate. I used my recipe for homemade Southern Buttermilk Biscuits here… nice and tall, but any store bought biscuits will do just fine!

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Spoon the hot bacon gravy over each biscuit half. Smother them good!

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
That’s IT!  Grab a fork, and dive on in!  Biscuits n’ Gravy may not be so good for your HIPS, but, mercy… they sure taste good on the LIPS! (Go take a long walk after breakfast… it’s all about balance, right?). I really think you’re gonna LOVE this gravy! Bacon really DOES make everything BETTER!

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
The gravy can be refrigerated if you have leftovers. Cover it well, and it will keep for a couple days. Reheat (you might need to add a touch of milk), stir it well, and it will be ready to eat again!

I see biscuits and gravy on the menu at lots of restaurants that serve breakfast, but honestly… I’d rather have my homemade version. It’s DELICIOUS (and inexpensive too!).  Have a great day, and give this bacon gravy a try on your favorite biscuit… I think you will LOVE it!

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Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits) / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: My Mom

Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 
Make this thick, delicious Southern Bacon Gravy to pour over hot biscuits. Biscuits and Gravy... yum!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon gravy
Servings: 8 servings (2 cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 113 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For gravy:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 pieces bacon , cooked until crisp (RESERVE 2 Tablespoons bacon grease in skillet)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 8 warm biscuits (pre-cooked, or bake them while cooking bacon)
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until crispy. Remove cooked bacon to paper towels to absorb grease. When cool, crumble bacon into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. Do NOT clean skillet. Leave 2 Tablespoons bacon grease in skillet. Discard the rest.
  3. In separate bowl or container, whisk together milk, flour, salt and pepper, until lump-free. Pour the milk/flour mixture into skillet with remaining bacon grease. Add crumbled bacon pieces. Heat mixture on medium (whisking/stirring constantly) until it comes to a boil; reduce heat a bit, and continue cooking and stirring, until gravy has thickened (5-6 minutes). Give it a taste test.
  4. Add additional salt and pepper, to taste (I ALWAYS add more). Once gravy has thickened, add 1-2 Tablespoons cold butter. Stir until butter is melted, incorporated into gravy, and mixture is heated through.
  5. Slice warm biscuits in half horizontally. Place biscuit halves onto serving plate. Spoon hot gravy over each half. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

In the words of my Mom... "you can't have enough pepper in this gravy!". Don't be afraid to season this gravy well! Taste, taste, taste, and add salt and pepper until it tastes exactly the way you want it to. *Caloric calculation is for gravy only.

Nutrition Facts
Southern Bacon Gravy (For Biscuits)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 cup))
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 365mg16%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Make mixed green salads “pop” with delicious, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! This salad dressing’s easy to make from scratch, with only a few ingredients!Make mixed green salads "pop" with delicious, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! This salad dressing's easy to make from scratch, with only a few ingredients!
Looking for an easy, fresh, and wonderful tasting salad dressing for your summer salads? I’ve got just the one for you… Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! With a few basic ingredients and a whisk, blender or food processor, you can have this tasty salad dressing ready to go in just a minute or two!

I love to use fresh strawberries and blueberries in my mixed green salads, along with some feta cheese and pecans or almonds. This addition of fresh fruit to my salads always makes me happy!

The strawberry balsamic vinaigrette flavor (with fresh strawberries) compliments the mixed greens, feta and fruit quite nicely!

Pouring strawberry balsamic vinaigrette over salad, with strawberries and blueberries.

How To Make Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

All you have to do is blend the ingredients until smooth, and BAM! You’ve made this fantastic Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! You can mix the ingredients by hand with a whisk, or you can blend them together in a blender or food processor, if that is easier.  However you mix this salad dressing together, it couldn’t be easier to make!

Do you enjoy making salad dressings from scratch? I sure do, rather than always having to buy them. Homemade dressings always seem fresher that way, and it’s kind of nice to not have a lot of chemicals or shelf stabilizing ingredients in there!

Other Salad Dressing Recipes On This Blog

If you enjoy making your own salad dressings, I hope you will check out my other salad dressings. These include: Bleu Cheese, Italian, Ranch, Citrus DijonPoppyseed Salad Dressing and Citrus Vinaigrette. These salad dressings are full of flavor, and are easy to make!

Mixed green salad, topped with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

Hope you will consider making this Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. The recipe is a keeper!  This recipe, when made as written, makes about 2 cups of salad dressing.

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Recipe Adapted From:  www.theidearoom.net/2016/04/strawberry-balsamic-vinaigrette-salad-dressing.html

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 
Make mixed green salads "pop" with delicious, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! This salad dressing's easy to make from scratch, with only a few ingredients!
Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
Servings: 32 (2 cups total)-1 T per serving
Calories Per Serving: 41 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 8 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 8 large strawberries , rinsed, hulled, and sliced
  • Pinch of salt and pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Place honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sliced strawberries into a blender or food processor.
  2. Process ingredients until smooth.
  3. Lightly season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, to taste.
  4. Enjoy on your favorite salad (especially good with sliced strawberries in salad!)
  5. Store leftover salad dressing in covered container in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry coulis (Koo-LEE) is a 3-ingredient dessert sauce that’s easy to make, and perfect for topping cheesecake, ice cream, cakes, or pancakes.Raspberry coulis (Koo-LEE) is a 3-ingredient dessert sauce that's easy to make, and perfect for topping cheesecake, ice cream, cakes, or pancakes.
Have you ever made Raspberry Coulis before? Coulis is a puréed, sweetened fruit sauce that is really easy to make (only 3 ingredients), and tastes fantastic when served with cheesecake or other desserts! It not only makes a dessert LOOK great… it TASTES great, too!

A coulis (pronounced Koo-LEE) is a slightly thick sauce made from puréed and strained fruit or vegetables. Fruit coulis is typically used to enhance desserts, which is the case with this Raspberry Coulis.

A fruit coulis is fantastic as a “garnish” or accompanying sauce on cheesecake, chocolate cake, ice cream, pound cake, or even on pancakes.

Raspberry coulis is made using only 3 ingredients (and one of them is water), so it is really easy to prepare, and makes about 2 cups. You can use frozen fruit, but I always prefer to use fresh fruit, when in season! Here’s how you make raspberry coulis in about 10 minutes:

How To Make Raspberry Coulis

Place the raspberries, granulated sugar and water into a medium saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil.

Whole raspberries, water and sugar in a pan, ready to cook!

Continue to cook until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 7-8 minutes) and the raspberries have broken down.

Raspberries, sugar and water cook in pan for about 6-7 minutes.

Pour the raspberry mixture into a blender, and mix until the sauce is nice and smooth.

Strain The Cooked Fruit

Once the cooked fruit has been blended, you need to strain the seeds out!  Place a mesh colander over a bowl, then pour the blended fruit into the strainer.

Cooked coulis is poured into a strainer which sits on top of bowl.

Push the liquid through the strainer (the seeds and some solids will remain in the strainer). I like to use a wooden spoon to press down the sauce into the mesh strainer.

Don’t forget to scrape down the underside of the mesh strainer for more raspberry coulis! Discard the seeds, once you have all the fruit coulis in the bowl.

The sauce is forced through a mesh strainer, leaving raspberry seeds behind.

Once all the liquid has been strained through strainer, what is left in the bowl underneath is the finished raspberry coulis. It will be a slightly thick sauce that tastes amazing!

After straining the seeds out, the raspberry coulis is ready to use!

How To Store Raspberry Coulis

I like to pour the coulis into a plastic decorating bottle with a cap on it. These bottles are fairly inexpensive. I got my set of plastic bottles at Michael’s craft store. Handy squeeze bottles make it easier to decoratively drizzle the sauce over the dessert (but is not necessary!).

The fruit sauce is ready to be used right away or can be refrigerated until ready to use. Unused raspberry coulis will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

A plastic bottle helps to decorate desserts with the raspberry coulis.

That’s it! See how easy that was? Raspberry coulis looks great and tastes great, and is a very quick way to “jazz up” a “plain” dessert and make it look fancy! If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to check out my recipe for Peach Coulis!

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Recipe Source: www.marthastewart.com/338850/raspberry-coulis

Raspberry Coulis
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
11 mins
 

Raspberry coulis (Koo-LEE) is a 3-ingredient dessert sauce that's easy to make, and perfect for topping cheesecake, ice cream, cakes, or pancakes.

Category: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry coulis
Servings: 32 Tablespoons (total=2 cups)
Calories Per Serving: 17 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 18 ounces raspberries - 1½ pints (fresh or frozen- I used fresh)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Put the raspberries, sugar and water into a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil on Medium-High heat. Once it boils, reduce your heat to Medium-Low, and continue cooking for about 6-7 minutes, until all sugar is dissolved and raspberries have broken down. Remove pan from heat and let cool.
  2. Place cooled mixture in blender and blend until smooth. Place a mesh strainer/colander (fine mesh) over a bowl. Pour blended fruit purée into strainer. Use a spoon or spatula to push the mixture down into the strainer. Continue pushing liquid through strainer (remember to scrape down the underside of strainer for additional sauce!), until all liquid has been pushed through. You will have seeds and some solids left in strainer. Discard these.

  3. The coulis will be in the bowl below the strainer. Place sauce (coulis) into a covered decorator bottle with a cap or another covered container. The sauce is ready to use immediately. Coulis will last for several days when stored in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you use frozen berries, do not use the pre-sweetened (in syrup) kind. Your sauce will be TOO sweet!

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Coulis
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Mayonnaise

It’s EASY to make your own homemade mayonnaise from scratch, to use on sandwiches, or in other dishes, using only a few simple household ingredients!It's EASY to make your own homemade mayonnaise from scratch, to use on sandwiches, or in other dishes, using only a few simple household ingredients!
I was in the middle of cooking last week and ran out of mayonnaise. Normally I’d run to the store, but was taking care of our sick dog Bailey, (just diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer – sigh…) and I didn’t want to leave her alone, so instead… I made Homemade Mayonnaise!

Problem solved… and it was really EASY! Have you ever made homemade mayonnaise from scratch before? I never had, before making it recently, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results.  Here’s what you do to make your own, with a few simple household ingredients:

How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise From Scratch

Whisk egg yolk, yellow mustard, sea salt, and sugar together in a mixing bowl. I bet you won’t even break a sweat doing this… right?

Egg yolk, mustard, salt and sugar are mixed together to start making homemade mayonnaise

In a separate (small) bowl, stir vinegar and lemon juice together. Slowly pour half of the vinegar/lemon mixture into the egg mixture in a steady, thin stream, while whisking continuously.

Vinegar and lemon juice is whisked into egg mixture for mayonnaise

Whisk briskly, until fully combined.

Ingredients for homemade mayonnaise are whisked until fully blended.

Important Step – Go Slowly!

Add half of the oil in a slow steady stream, while whisking constantly. Don’t rush this step. Just a slow and steady stream of oil, while you briskly whisk the oil in. When you’ve whisked in half of the oil, stop and set oil aside.

Now whisk in the remaining half of the vinegar/lemon mixture. Once that is blended in, finish whisking in the rest of the oil (thin, slow stream).

Light olive oil is added to egg mixture while whisking continuously.

The mixture will be a bit lighter in color and will have thickened up quite a bit. Let it sit at room temperature for about an hour, then cover it and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Homemade mayonnaise needs to thicken in refrigerator before using.

After being refrigerated, you will really notice how much thicker it has become. When ready to use, just give it a stir.

The homemade mayonnaise is done chilling, is thick, and ready to use!

It spreads well, and tastes like MAYO! Go figure! And just think… YOU made it all by yourself! That has to be some kind of Christmas miracle, right?

Many Uses For Your Homemade Mayonnaise

I used this homemade mayonnaise on some sandwiches, a chicken dish I cooked (Santa Fe Chicken), and in some homemade Potato Salad I made for a Memorial Day BBQ!

This condiment was PERFECT, used in each of those dishes!  Hope you’ll try making this simple pantry staple!

Time to make a sandwich with some creamy, thick homemade mayonnaise!

Now if you’re ever stranded on a desert island with all the ingredients AND a whisk (it COULD happen, right?), now you can have homemade mayonnaise, too! How’s THAT for your encouraging thought for the day!

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Recipe Source:  http://www.browneyedbaker.com/homemade-mayonnaise-recipe/#more-33784

Homemade Mayonnaise
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
It's EASY to make your own homemade mayonnaise from scratch, to use on sandwiches, or in other dishes, using only a few simple household ingredients!
Category: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade mayonnaise
Servings: 16 Tablespoons (1 heaping cup)
Calories Per Serving: 16 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 pinches granulated sugar (optional, but I used it)
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar can be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup light olive oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk egg yolk, mustard, salt and sugar together in mixing bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, combine vinegar and lemon juice. Slowly pour HALF of the vinegar/lemon mixture in a steady stream into the egg mix, making sure to whisk briskly until completely combined.
  3. Slowly add HALF of the olive oil in a thin, steady stream, while whisking quite briskly. Once you're added half of the olive oil, set oil aside.
  4. Continue slowly streaming in the remaining vinegar/lemon mixture, whisking briskly while adding.
  5. Now stream in the rest of the olive oil, whisking continuously the entire time you pour it in.
  6. Once all ingredients have been completely blended together, let the mayonnaise sit at room temperature on the counter for about an hour. After that time is up, cover the container and place in the refrigerator. Mayonnaise will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
  7. When ready to use, just give it a quick stir, and you're ready to go! Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you are pregnant, I suggest using pasteurized eggs for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Mayonnaise
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 16 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 76mg3%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Ranch Dressing

You will LOVE how EASY it is to make incredible tasting homemade Ranch Dressing (from scratch) for your favorite green salads, in under 5 minutes!You will LOVE how EASY it is to make incredible tasting homemade Ranch Dressing (from scratch) for your favorite green salads, in under 5 minutes!
If you enjoy ranch dressing on salads, you will love this easy “make it yourself” version, which can be made in under 5 minutes! It’s so easy to make, you will have no need to run to the store for a bottle of ranch salad dressing anymore! It is DELICIOUS!

How To Make Homemade Ranch Dressing

Here’s what you do (look how SIMPLE this is!):

First place all the ingredients for the ranch dressing in a medium sized bowl. WHEW! Did ya break out in a sweat doing that? Yeah… didn’t think so!

Mixing the ingredients to make homemade ranch dressing for salads.

Now mix all the ingredients up, using a whisk or fork to fully combine. Easy peasy!

Now stand back, and take a good look. You just made your very own homemade ranch dressing!

Homemade ranch dressing is whisked together and is now ready to drizzle on green salads!

That’s it!  {{TOLD YOU IT WAS EASY}}. Pour the ranch dressing into a covered, airtight container, and refrigerate until ready to use.

The ranch dressing has a wonderful flavor, very similar to the well-known store-bought version. This recipe, as written, makes about 1 1/2 cups of salad dressing, but the recipe is very easily doubled!

Hope you enjoy this simple Ranch Dressing! We sure enjoy it on salads and in other recipes that require this type of salad dressing.

Green salad is reading to be topped with homemade ranch dressing.

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If you enjoy making your own salad dressings from scratch, here are a few others I think you will enjoy!

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Recipe Source:  http://www.spendwithpennies.com/chicken-club-pasta-salad/

Ranch Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

You will LOVE how EASY it is to make incredible tasting homemade Ranch Dressing (from scratch) for your favorite green salads, in under 5 minutes!

Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch dressing
Servings: 10 ounces (approx 1¼ cups)
Calories Per Serving: 45 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dried dill weed (can also use fresh dill)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & black pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk together ingredients, to fully combine.

  2. Pour dressing into a covered container and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 19mg1%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Poppyseed Salad Dressing

This delicious poppyseed salad dressing is EASY to make in under 5 minutes, using common pantry ingredients! Why buy it when you can make it from scratch?This delicious poppyseed salad dressing is EASY to make in under 5 minutes, using common pantry ingredients! Why buy it when you can make it from scratch?

I love to make salad dressing from scratch. Don’t get me wrong… I have bottles of brand name salad dressings in my fridge, but when I stumble on a great “made from scratch” recipe, I add it to my collection. That’s how it is with this simple poppyseed salad dressing.

I found this recipe on Pinterest, and thought I’d give it a try pairing it with one of my favorite salads that I make often. Sure enough… it was FANTASTIC!  I love knowing the salad dressing is made without a lot of chemicals, but with common household ingredients! And guess what? This salad dressing is wonderful, and can be ready in under 5 minutes!

How To Make Poppyseed Salad Dressing

Here’s how you can make it, too!  Gather the ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, dry mustard powder, chopped red onion, salt, poppy seeds, sugar and oil.

Ingredients needed to make homemade poppyseed salad dressing.

Mix all the ingredients together really well, until the sugar has dissolved, and all ingredients have blended together. Pour into a covered bottle or serving container.

Refrigerate the salad dressing until ready to use (the flavors really “marry” well, the longer you let it refrigerate).

A photo of a spoonful of poppyseed salad dressing.

I’m not kidding you… this poppyseed salad dressing is GOOD!  I might have even taken a spoonful taste the day AFTER we had it on a salad, and oh boy… this one’s a keeper! My husband loved it, as well!

Homemade poppyseed salad dressing, ready to drizzle on a salad!

We used this salad dressing on a mixed green salad (one of our faves) that has mixed greens, toasted almond slices, blueberries, strawberries, and feta cheese. Perfect! I will definitely make this poppyseed salad dressing again!

Salad is ready t drizzle with poppyseed dressing!

Hope you’ll give this recipe for poppyseed dressing a try! Have a blessed day, friends.

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Recipe Source: http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2014/05/23/copycat-cafe-zupas-poppyseed-dressing-spinach-bleu-cheese-salad/

Poppyseed Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This delicious poppyseed salad dressing is EASY to make in under 5 minutes, using common pantry ingredients! Why buy it when you can make it from scratch?
Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poppyseed salad dressing
Servings: 12 (1.5 cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 66 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 4 teaspoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into medium bowl or blender.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together by hand for a minute or two until completely blended, OR blend in electric blender until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate dressing, so the flavors have time to fully come together.
  4. Serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Poppyseed Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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