Three resealable plastic bags filled with freezer tomato sauce.

Freezer Tomato Sauce

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

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Apricot Jam

There’s a simple way to extend the ephemeral apricot season, and it has everything to do with these easy peasy preserves.

A bowl of easy gazpacho with ice cubes floating in it on a silver plate with a spoon and a few crostini.

Easy Gazpacho

Perhaps the easiest gazpacho recipe ever, this Spanish classic will have you swearing off takeout all summer long.

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Arugula Pesto

A peppery riff on the classic Italian condiment that may even have improved upon tradition.

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Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

A blue bowl filled with grilled pineapple salsa on a platter with tortilla chips., beer, and lime wedges.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

A quick summer fixer-upper for plain grilled chicken or fish for those nights when turning on the stove just seems like too much.

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Green Sauce

Dubbed “magic sauce,” this zingy green sauce lends an exaggerated oomph to just about anything. Watch how quickly it disappears and you’ll understand the magic.

A pot of raspberry jam with framboise being added to it.

Raspberry Jam with Framboise

No, making homemade jam doesn’t need to be a big production. Not with the right recipe, anyways. This small batch raspberry preserves shows you how simple it can be.

A jar of the best kimchi with a spoon standing up inside it

Kimchi

Canadian by birth but Southerner by choice, chef Hugh Acheson makes a mean Korean kimchi. And just wait’ll you learn his ideas for using it.

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Sichuan Chile Oil

A tongue-tingling chile oil with a haunting and earthy and floral taste thanks to the dance of dried chiles, Sichuan peppers, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.

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Celery Marmalade

Weird, we know. But it uses up all that leftover celery languishing in your veggie bin. And it goes SPECTACULARLY with cheese. You’re welcome.

Catalan lamb skewers on sliced cucumbers topped with a romesco sauce

Sofregit ~ Catalan Tomato Sauce

Sofregit is the Catalan version of the classic sofrito that is the foundation of many, many authentic Spanish dishes. Here’s how to make it.

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Apple Pear Sauce

Applesauce gone to finishing school. That’s how we think of this apple pear sauce sweetened with maple syrup and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stovetop or slow cooker friendly.

Swirls of vegan caramel with a knife on the side

Vegan Caramel

A naturally sweetened sugar fix with toffee overtones that really does coax a rich, sweet, satisfying experience from healthy ingredients.

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Classic Turkey Gravy

Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to turkey gravy recipe. This is it. And all it takes is pan juices or drippings from your turkey, stock, butter, and flour. And a lot less time and effort than you’d imagine.

A pewter platter with chunky red apple cranberry sauce with a serving spoon

Easy Apple Cranberry Sauce

We’re not quite certain which title is more apt—apple cranberry sauce or cranberry applesauce. But then, we’re not so into titles or labels. We’re simply into taste. Whatever you call this, there’s no denying, it tastes lovely.

Apple Cider Glaze

Spicy Apple Cider-Mustard Glaze

Savory, spicy, tangy, and oh so easy, this sticky apple cider glaze is the essence of autumn. Gussies up all manner of chicken and pork.

Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

A small bowl of vegan mayo--soy milk, oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt--nearby is a wooden knife

Vegan Mayo

Every bit as thick, creamy, and delicious as the real stuff. Maybe even better.