My Blue Kitchen

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Everything Culinary Oils


January 24, 2021

"It's settled, and my family and friends know better than to fight me on this: the simple strong flavors from the simple strong ingredients of my culinary oils will always get you the very best meals."

Mexican Rice Salad

Ancho Oil

May 15, 2024

"I made this salad for a cast party a few days ago and I can tell you not much of it was brought back home.  It's bursting with fresh flavor and can be put together in less than a half hour.  That frees up more time for margaritas.  Yay!  Win - win. "

The 7 Deadly Nacho Sins


April 23, 2024

"Nachos are pretty simple, right? You would think it would be rather hard to screw it up."

Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Lemon Oil

April 19, 2024

"A delicious new spin on a classic recipe.  Perfect for weeknights because it's so damn easy to make, especially if you purchase your meat pre-ground. I'm talking 40 minutes; tops.  But, you could also wow your guests at your next dinner party.  I'll never tell that you didn't have to work that hard.  "

Pasta with Tuna Sauce

Marrakesh Oil

October 12, 2023

"I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but we had all the ingredients here at home and that meant I wouldn't have to schlep to the store. "

White Clam Sauce

Dressings & Sauces

March 2, 2022

"This sauce is super easy and very satisfying.  There's lots of fresh flavor without overwhelming the delicate clams. "

Eggplant Parmesan


February 24, 2022

"Everyone has heard of eggplant parmesan, but this recipe is quite different from the typical Americanized version; no pre-salting, no breading and no frying."

Bleu Cheese Dressing

Dressings & Sauces

February 2, 2022

"You simply can't go wrong with this one.  Great on salads, wings, or as a dip. Yeah, Baby!"

Roasted Orange Chicken

Lemon Oil

January 22, 2022

"A one dish chicken extravaganza that's suitable for company and super easy, but you don't have to tell them that. "

Gouda & Bacon Cheese Spread


January 3, 2022

"This was part of my Christmas gift bags for my favorite foodie relatives.  It was a big hit! "

Seed Crackers


January 3, 2022

"Gluten free crackers can be very expensive, but now you can make your own.  These are addictive!"

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