Collection by Carol Shorter Hicks

Thai Peanut Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
This is an easy to make version of Thai peanut sauce which uses ingredients that most everyone has on hand. It's great with grilled shrimp or fish.

Deliciosa Salsa Verde

Rating: 5 stars 45
Broiling the tomatillos gives this salsa a subtly smoky taste. If you are sensitive to spicy food, remove the seeds from the peppers. This salsa is perfect as both a dip for taco chips and to top enchiladas suizas.

Chef John's Crème Fraîche

Rating: 5 stars 231
Nothing beats the fabulous taste and texture of homemade crème fraîche!

Fresh Peach Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 36
I like to make my breakfast table as pretty as possible. This peach sauce adds a warm golden color to the table and terrific flavor to pancakes, waffles and French toast.
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Green Hot Sauce (Salsa Verde)

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This is great with any tacos. My mother-in-law is from Mexico and showed me how to make this. I only added a few more things to make it better.

Steak Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 226
Easy homemade steak sauce — similar to your favorite brands, but better.

Tangy (Not Sweet) Tartar Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
This the tartar sauce my mom made growing up, no sweet relish here! The pickle juice replaces lemon juice for acidity and tang. So simple and worth the little bit of time. (I don't like sweet pickles in my potato salad either!)

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 96
A simple recipe that tastes great as a topping on vanilla ice cream or pancakes.

Tangy Rhubarb Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 25
This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with an over-abundance of rhubarb. I'm not fond of sugary, syrupy rhubarb sauces but I love rhubarb and I love salsa, so I figured why not put them together! Just grab a bag of tortilla chips, or better yet make your own, and enjoy! Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking. Don't like jalapenos? Don't use them. Mix and match peppers however you like, just be sure to use 3 of them. Also, I prefer Nellie and Joe's® lime juice because it's a bit more tart than regular bottled or fresh-squeezed lime juice, but if you can't find it that's fine, just use what you have.

Quesadilla Jalapeno Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
This is a delicious creamy jalapeno spread to use on quesadillas, tacos, or whatever you want. It tastes just like the one on Taco Bell's quesadillas.

Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
The best homemade version of chocolate sauce to pour over favorite treats.

Chef John's Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 147
A favorite shrimp appetizer with spicy, horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce.