I never thought to add fruit to barbecue sauce, but after I saw a contest-winning recipe with the two, I decided to try something similar with pork. I'm glad I did—this turned out to be a family favorite! —Lily Julow, Gainesville, FL
"I think this steak sauce tastes better than the commercial brands," writes Judy Neil of Royal Oak, Michigan. Her creative condiment features everything from tomato paste and raisins to grapefruit juice, honey, garlic and soy sauce.
This elegant meal-in-one from Tammy Strange of Winder, Georgia features a hearty portion of salmon served on flavorful couscous and topped with an amazing mango sauce featuring basil, honey and Dijon mustard.
Add crusty bread and a salad to this easy pasta dish to make a complete meal in mere minutes. "The creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes and basil is a pleasant change from traditional tomato-based sauces," writes Irene Smoliga of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Hot pepper sauce and a jalapeno pepper give this snappy sauce just the right amount of zip. It makes a great dip for tortilla chips or a tangy sauce for tacos and fajitas. "This is always a big hit at parties and office gathering," writes Barbara Sellers of Shreveport, Louisiana. "I even make it for my mother when she needs to bring a dip to a party."
“My sister Amy came up with this recipe that does a great job of making boring old chicken breasts a lot more exciting,” writes Molly Cappone of Columbus, Ohio. “My husband and I just love the wonderful sauce!”
My family is stationed in Italy with my husband, Lieutenant William Robert Blackman. William grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and I’m from Texas, so the dish that spells "home" for us is a good ol' barbecue. I have my own recipe for barbecue sauce that we like to pour all over sliced brisket. Eating it reminds us of weekend barbecues with our families. —Tina Blackman, Naples, Italy