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LazyBear's Marinara Sauce

Makes: 3 cups


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) crushed or diced tomatoes with basil
1 tablespoon chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
optional: add 1 cup sliced mushrooms or cooked meat or sausage

Preparation Directions

1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, carrot and garlic in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients.
2. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Serve over cooked pasta as desired.


Alfredo Sauce
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup half and half
1/2 stick butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Salt to taste
serve over 1 package (12 ounce size) fettucine noodles, prepared as directed


Copy cat Winger's dipping sauces trying this soon

Bleu Cheese
1/4 lb. bleu cheese, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. wine vinegar
several dashes of hot sauce, to taste

Tangy Sweet & Sour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. ketchup
2 tsp. + hot sauce
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs. honey
serve with cooked Breaded chicken (homemade or frozen)

Copy cat Arby's sauce so Yummy!

1 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

serve with roast beef, chicken or on hamburgers


Greek Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce for Gyro - Yee roh,

The secret to make thick gyro sauce. When it comes to making thicker cucumber sauce... moisture (water) will make the sauce run thin.


8 oz. plain yogurt (not low-fat)
1 medium cucumber
1/8 teaspoon white pepper or 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 tablespoon dill
2 peeled garlic cloves, finely minced
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Place 1 medium cut up cucumber in a chopper (peel skin, remove pulp and seeds as they are very bitter,) chop until finely chopped. Spoon out on paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible, place the chopped cucumber in a small bowl then stir in 2 finely minced garlic cloves, juice of lemon, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoon dill. Pour off any water from the yogurt and blend in 8 oz, regular yogurt (not low fat) do not over-mix. Cover bowl and immediately place in refrigerator and let set undisturbed for 24 hours so the ingredients will blend and sauce re-thicken (keep chilled when not in use.)

Makes about 2 cups

Tzatziki sauce may also be referred to as tsatziki, tzatziki, satziki, satsike, or simply as a yogurt and cucumber sauce.

This Mediterranean Tzatziki white sauce is delicious on gyros, pita sandwiches, dolmades, roast lamb, roast pork or beef, fish and other seafood, rice dishes, grilled vegetables, vegetable filled egg omelets and many other foods.

As a sauce for a Big Boy hamburger or cheeseburger or another type of sandwich, add and mix in 2 tablespoon dill relish (juice drained,) 2 tablespoon of Real Mayonnaise and 4 tablespoon of this sauce, which is enough for 6 sandwiches. Add 1 tablespoon of sauce to sandwich on top of some shredded lettuce, then add a thick tomato slice and if desired a slice of red onion.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:07 PM
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I googled recipes for Country Gravy (and other types)

then stumbled upon this site with basic home cooking recipes.


Rule of Thumb for Country Gravy:

A tasty gravy has oil (or drippings), flavored liquid, and something to thicken the liquid:

Thin gravy: 1 tbsp oil or butter, 1 tbsp flour, 1 cup liquid.

Medium gravy: 2 tbsp oil or butter, 2 tbsp flour, 1 cup liquid

Thick: 1/4 cup oil or butter, 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup milk
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