Amped-Up Portuguese Red Pepper Paste

Each Portuguese family has its own rendition of this classic, a pantry staple known as massa de pimentão. Here's how David has amped it up several notches and in the process created something new.

10 mins

Spinach Almond Pesto

A milder alternative to the classic basil pine nut pesto, this requires just toss spinach, roasted almonds, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor and buzz until smooth. Ten minutes and you're done.

10 mins

Mango Chutney

You'd never, ever guess how quick and easy it is to make this authentic Indian condiment at home. And let's not forget how delicious it is. So much so that folks are calling it "outstanding" and "magic." Enough said.

1 hr 20 mins

Parsley Butter

Perhaps the simplest way ever to gussy up a piece of plain fish, a bland chicken breast, even out-of-season veggies.

5 mins

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

We can think of no more compelling reason to indulge in toast for breakfast than this sweetly tart marmalade.

1 hr 30 mins

Ramp Butter

The stinky spring alliums known as ramps are an ephemeral specialty. Get them while you can and turn them into an (almost) everlasting compound butter.

10 mins

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they'll disappear as you're blissing out on them.

1 d 30 mins

Chipotle Mayonnaise

Chipotle mayonnaise. We dare you to make it and not find it to be awesome on almost anything—fish tacos, burgers,…

5 mins

Sriracha Mayonnaise

A simple dipping sauce, sandwich spread, and all around awesome something to slather, dunk, or otherwise devour with anything and everything.

5 mins

Barbecue Pickles

Yep. Barbecue pickles. They're essentially just store-bought dill slices doused with hot sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Wait'll you try them.

10 mins

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.

10 mins

Homemade Harissa

In the words of one of our recipe testers, "If this sauce is what Moroccan food is all about, then I'm all in." Us, too.

45 mins

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.

3 hrs 25 mins

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish

Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?

2 hrs 30 mins

Vanilla Syrup

You’re going to want to drizzle, douse, and dribble this fragrant homemade vanilla syrup over and into and onto just about everything.

40 mins

Adobo Sauce

Best known as the earthy sauce bathing canned chipotle peppers, this Mexican staple is ridiculously versatile. And easy to make.

30 mins

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that's distinctly sweet, a little sour, and perfumed with dill. It doesn't even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

6 hrs 15 mins

Korean BBQ Sauce

This Korean BBQ sauce is as easy and as authentic as can be. It's also sticky, sweet, spicy, gingery, garlicky, and exponentially more spectacular than anything store-bought.

1 hr

Freezer Tomato Sauce

1. Turn your glut of garden tomatoes into this sauce. 2. Stash it in the freezer. 3. Thank yourself come winter.

1 hr 30 mins