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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."

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. "

Pasta with Tuna Sauce


February 24, 2022

"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. "

Eggplant Parmesan

Tomato Oil

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!"

Quick Vinaigrette

Dressings & Sauces

January 3, 2022

"I needed a simple vinaigrette to dress the greens, one that wouldn't upstage the chicken salad, so this is what I came up with.  The result was excellent.  Perfectly balanced and not too tart.  "

Jill’s Holiday Fudge


December 16, 2020

"My family looks forward to receiving this fudge every Christmas.  With dried cranberries, pistachio nuts and almond extract, who can resist?"

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