Sauce

The Best Ingredient You’re Not Putting in Your Pesto — Tips from The Kitchn

Last August, after blending together the same basic pesto for nearly my entire adult life, I branched out to try a different recipe after picking up a new cookbook. I was excited that the pesto recipe in Run Fast. Eat Slow would help me use up the quickly fading bundle of arugula in the fridge, but more than anything I was totally intrigued by one unexpected condiment in the ingredient list. It's one that I've cooked with tons of time before, although never thought to include in pesto — and now that I have, there's no going back because it makes for the most unbelievable pesto I've ever tasted.

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10 Essential Sauces and Rubs for Grilled Meat — Recipes from The Kitchn

Want some extra insurance that tonight's dinner from the grill will be packed with big, bold flavor in every bite? The solution is simple: sauces and dry rubs. Whether you're firing up the grill for burgers, brats, chicken, or a juicy steak, the secret to really great grilled meat is as simple as a medley of spices from the pantry or a vibrant sauce to match the smoky char.

From classic barbecue sauce to a Southwestern dry rub, these are the 10 essential sauces and dry rubs for grilling season.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Buttery White Wine Pasta Sauce — Recipes from The Kitchn

Take three basic ingredients (you get pasta water and salt as freebies), plus some comfort-food inspiration, and you've got a grown-up version of buttered noodles that's light with just a hint of indulgence. Dry white wine, a pat of butter, and nutty Parmesan come together for a light summery sauce for any pasta you're cooking up. It's a no-fuss homemade sauce you can call on any night of the week, and it doesn't need much more time or effort than it would take to heat up the jarred stuff.

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The 7 Best Sauces from Trader Joe’s — Shopping

Trader Joe's won my heart with its quirky, one-of-a kind products and assortment of items that make getting dinner on the table more convenient and more delicious. Topping that list is sauce. The selection is downright impressive, with a lineup of savory and sweet sauces that are ready to smother anything you're cooking.

Here are seven of my favorites.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Avocado Blue Cheese Sauce — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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I'm going to show you avocados like you've never experienced them before, and there's a chance nothing will ever be the same again. You already know they're pretty irresistible on their own and mashed over toast. We've shown you the wonder of whirling together avocado and goat cheese for an ultra-creamy dip. Now, it's time to take it up a notch with a velvety-smooth sauce that's tangy and pungent, thanks to crumbled blue cheese and a squeeze of lemon.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Roasted Tomatillo Sauce — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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Add a spoonful of smoky, roasted tomatillo sauce to your plate and dinner instantly become a lot more exciting. Blended together with tangy tomatillos, poblano pepper, and a pop of garlic, this everyday sauce hits your tongue with punchy flavor that's just the right balance of sweet and smoky, with a hint of heat.

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