Category Condiments

Canning Cowboy Candy.

So you may be asking…what exactly IS Cowboy Candy?  I had the same question.  But, I saw the recipe brought up over and over and over in one of my canning groups, and everyone absolutely raved about it.  So, I had to give it a try.  Basically, Cowboy Candy is jalapeno peppers added to a […]

Bacon Jam.

Bob found this recipe and thought it looked good…well, duh!!  Thanks to for the recipe. Ingredients: 3 pounds bacon 4 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced 8 cloves garlic, smashed with the flat side of a knife or a pan and peeled 1 cup cider vinegar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 […]

Sweet n Smoky BBQ Sauce.

Last year I tried a recipe for homemade barbecue sauce (see here if you’re interested).  It wasn’t bad, but it was more like glorified tomato sauce and not that sort of smoky kind of sauce you think of when you want to grill barbecue chicken.  I found a new recipe this year in anticipation of […]

Vegan Mayo.

I’ve been wanting to try making vegan mayo for a while and yesterday I was making another vegan recipe that called for it.  It’s just as easy to make as regular homemade mayo and tastes good too.  Thanks to for the recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup plain soy milk (not vanilla) 2 1/2 cups extra […]

Barbecue Sauce.

I did my annual “really-clean-the-fridge” project this week, and as a result threw out all of those expired bottles of condiments that accumulate over time.  I decided that I was not going to cheat and replace any of them – I can make them all, right?? So, first on the list…barbecue sauce.  We’re not huge […]


  So lately I’ve been on a quest to eliminate processed oils.  I know I have to take what I read on the internet with a grain of salt…but if HALF of what I read about things like canola oil are true, I’m eating oil that is already half rancid by the time that I […]

Vanilla Coffee Creamer.

On a mission to find either a) coffee creamer that isn’t filled with all sorts of weird chemicals or b) coffee creamer that isn’t so incredibly expensive, Bob and I came up with several recipes for a homemade version to try.  We made the first one yesterday. Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk 1 cup heavy […]