I've never cared that much for store bought barbecue sauce. I just like to make things myself from scratch including this spicy, deep red-brown sauce. You'll find it clings well when you slather it on grilled meat.—Helena Georgette Mann, Sacramento, California
One day as a kid, I told my parents I didn't like what we were having for breakfast. They told me to make my own, and I've been cooking every since. I love cranberries, and the sweet-sour taste of this chutney goes very well with fall foods.—Andy Anderson, Graham, Washington
This traditional sauce shared by our test kitchen adds an elegant touch to fresh steamed asparagus. The rich lemony mixture is the typical sauce for eggs Benedict and is also delicious served over broccoli.
We don't care for regular cranberry sauce, so I usually perk it up with other fruit. This pear version is the one my family requests most often. It's sweet, tangy and a beautiful ruby-red color. Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, I often make it in advance.
"My husband, Jimmy, and I created the recipe for this creamy, versatile sauce," says field editor Ruth Marie Lyons of Boulder, Colorado. "I like to serve it over pasta and cooked vegetables...or draped on turkey, chicken, shrimp or tuna."
The raisins cook up plump and soft in this savory golden sauce that will dress up ham for Easter dinner or anytime. A tart hint of lemon balances the fruit's sweetness. You can mix up this delicious accompaniment in minutes.
Williston, North Dakota