A jar and bowl of sweet pickle relish with three cucumbers lying beside them.

Sweet Pickle Relish

So long, Vlasic. Once you try your hand at making your own sweet relish, you can cross one more condiment off your shopping list.

A bowl of bright green cilantro chutney on a blood wooden table with a flower napkin and cilantro leaves.

Cilantro Peanut Chutney

A bright and herby chutney, that’s packed with garlic and lime. And it has peanuts, an unexpected ingredient that adds just a little touch of umami that won’t go unnoticed.

Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

A rocks glass filled with bing cherries with wine syrup and vanilla ice cream

Bing Cherries with Wine Syrup

A bit zingy, plenty sweet, and just the right amount boozy. Together with vanilla ice cream, you’ve got a great adult ice cream sundae.

Two pieces of buttered toast, one with strawberry jam, on a white plate.

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Here’s a recipe for a small batch of strawberry jam, without all the fuss of traditional canning. Ready in less than an hour, with all the lush taste of peak strawberry season.

A small pot with a small amount of spicy bourbon barbecue sauce left in it and a spoon resting inside.

Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

The secret ingredient to this spicy sauce? Nope. Not bourbon. We said secret. It’s smoked ketchup. (Yup. You heard correctly.) Bacon, too.

A person holding a spoonful of milk mayonnaise above a jar.

Milk Mayonnaise

Maionese de leite in Portuguese, milk mayonnaise–you heard us–is a creamy, eggless emulsion held together by oil, milk (natch), and a lotta love.

A platter of ribs covered with Texas-style barbecue sauce, and a glass of extra sauce on the side.

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.

A bowl of everything bagel seasoning with some scattered around it.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

A sprinkle here, a pinch there, this stuff is the perfect little extra to jazz up anything savory that you’re cooking. And you already love it.

A glass bowl partially filled with Thai chili jam and a spoon on the side.

Thai Chili Jam

A lovely jar of sweet, funky heat for those of you who love anything with a little extra kick. Add a little (or a lot, you spice fanatics) to anything you fancy.

A Mason jar filled with pickled shallots, submerged in brine.

Pickled Shallots

These pretty pink refrigerator pickles are almost instant in terms of gratification, undeniably complex in terms of satisfaction.

Five jars of jam, two apricot and three strawberry rhubarb jam, with some wildflowers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This small-batch refrigerator jam from the famed Sarabeth’s Bakery takes barely any effort and just half an hour. And simply stash it in the fridge. No canning required.

Spicy bourbon maple syrup being poured over waffles from a white pitcher.

Spicy Bourbon Maple Syrup

Our fearless leader’s very own incredibly adult-friendly, sweet-savory sauce that was tailor-made to drizzle all over chicken and waffles, and honestly, nearly everything else.

A bowl of preserved lemon yogurt sauce with a spoon resting in it.

Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce

If you’re looking for a simple sauce, dip, and all-around condiment that you’ll use all summer long and beyond, this is it. Citrusy and creamy and packed to the hilt with fresh dill.

A dish of classic Hollandaise sauce on a white plate with a whisk resting on the dish.

Classic Hollandaise Sauce

Some things are so simple as to seem almost plain—until you taste them. Hollandaise is one such perfectly simple staple.

Two white bowls filled with strawberry rhubarb compote and two spoons resting between them.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberries, rhubarb, lemon, and sugar are all it takes to fix a batch of the sassiest pink sauce you’ve ever tasted.

A small jar of Thai-inspired peanut dressing next to a bowl and jar of chicken salad.

Thai-Inspired Peanut Dressing

Perfect with all manner of salads, skewers, veggies, noodles, and more, this savory dressing doubles as a sauce. And a godsend on busy weekdays.

A brown dish filled with paprika mayonnaise with a spoon on the side.

Paprika Mayonnaise

When you’re in the mood for something with more vigor than regular mayo, give this a try. All the good stuff in it will make you want to slather it on everything.