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The fancy name for the basic white sauce is Bechamel Sauce. Bechamel is considered one of the base French sauces upon which other sauces are built, such as Mornay Sauce and Mustard Sauce. Think of it as a great foundation for so[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Mushrooms are a great companion to many foods.This mushroom sauce recipe goes well with beef, poultry, fish, and soups. The variety of mushrooms seems to be endless. Any type that you chose to use will make a w[…]-READ-MORE>
Perfect gravy every time with this easy recipe.
The Backstory: Making a gravy can be very tricky. Too much flour, not enough liquid, incorrect seasonings, and next thing you know, you’ve got a mess on your hands. That is why[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: What a funny name for a sauce. Nowhere does a horse have anything to do with this sauce. Radish does not need any explanation. The only logic that I can think of is when the radishes were harvested some farmer […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Full disclosure: While I’m not quite sure how Easy Marinara Sauce or many of the other Italian-based dishes found their way into so many Jewish homes in general, in my own history, I have a pretty good idea how thi[…]-READ-MORE>
If you master only one salad dressing, make this the one.
The Backstory: I prefer making my own salad dressings. Yes, I do have bottled salad dressings in my refrigerator but nothing can compare with homemade dressing and fr[…]-READ-MORE>
Soy milk cream of mushroom soup is silky, delicious and perfect for those who follow Kosher, gluten-free, or lactose-free diets.
The Backstory: Most cream of mushroom soups recipes cannot be used for Kosher meals where meat or[…]-READ-MORE>
Perfect on fish, chicken, or as dip or marinade.
The Backstory: Lemon sauce is one of the most versatile sauces there is. It can completely change a dish from something very basic, like broiled salmon, for example, to somethin[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My daughter, Jodi, prefers this Honey Mustard Sauce to plain mustard. I can understand why. The sweetness and the spices of the mustard add so much flavor to many dishes. You get that ying and yang of sweet […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This delicious sauce is one of the great French sauces that is actually a derivative of another French sauce: Hollandaise. Bearnaise uses slightly different ingredients than Hollandaise and although both may see[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Hollandaise sauce is one of those classic and decadent toppings that have been around forever. It can turn the most basic vegetable, like grilled or sauteed asparagus, into a culinary masterpiece. Hollandaise is ri[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Growing up in South Africa, applesauce was never a regular feature at the holiday table. Since coming to the States, though, I’ve been introduced to this yummy accompaniment, which is a great addition to most Sha[…]-READ-MORE>