Enjoy Topping Your Food With Some of These Saucy Flavors!
What takes a meal from being blah to great? Sauces, dressings, dips, spreads, gravies, and syrups—anything you can pour over your foods to add flavor, seasoning, and variety. Change up broccoli with a cheese sauce. Add country gravy to your breakfast sausage. Pour an onion sauce over your pasta noodles. Dip your strawberries in chocolate cream cheese dip. Try an almond syrup over your morning pancakes. Even sandwiches are better with a topping of Roman mustard or buttermilk dressing.
These recipes are simple to make and can replace all those packets and jars you have in your pantry now using fresh and dehydrated foods. Many are gluten-free and make-ahead mixes that you can have ready in 5 minutes. Savory or sweet, meat-lover or vegan, we’ve got you covered. You’ll save money, control ingredients, and avoid expensive “fast foods” when you start making your own favorite toppings with all your favorite flavors.
Vodka Sauce for Pasta
Dressings, Dips & Spreads
Almond Syrup (Extract Base)
Also: Vanilla, Butterscotch, Coconut, Hazelnut, Maple, Anise, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Root Beer, or Rum.
Banana Syrup (Whole Fruit Base)
Also: Apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, papaya, and pineapple.
Blueberry Syrup (Whole Berry Base)
Also: strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, loganberries, and boysenberries. Grapes and cherries work as well.
Creamsicle Orange Syrup (Citrus Base)
Also: lemons, limes, or any other citrus fruit.
Fresh Mint Syrup (Fresh Herb Base)
Also: thyme, fennel, anise, rose, basil, sage, lavender, eucalyptus and any of the mint family like spearmint, catnip, and pineapple mint.
Ginger Syrup (Root, Seed, or Nut Base)
Also: any root, seed, or nut you desire with this method. Try cardamom, hazelnut, clove bud, turmeric, almond slivers, sarsaparilla root, or licorice root.
Tea Syrup (Loose Leaf Tea Base)
Also: Green tea, White tea, Oolong, Red Raspberry Leaf tea, or any of your herb tea blends.
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