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Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

2 reviews

This tangy Kansas City BBQ sauce is lip-smacking good. It's thick, and a little sweet with a touch of heat. If you like it spicy, add a little more hot sauce or chili powder. —Sherry Pitzer, Troy, Missouri

Russian Potato Salad

1 review

This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...


Easy Pickled Vegetables

This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These...


Basil Salt

1 review

This basil-infused salt adds a touch of herbal brightness to everything from corn on the cob to sliced tomatoes to...


Pressure-Cooker Barbecued Beef Ribs

2 reviews

These tender, tangy ribs taste slow-cooked but are a cinch to make. They’re great for picnics as well as a...

Fried Dill Pickles

You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of Fried Dill Pickels. Don't...


Marinated Steak with Grilled Onions

This marinade is magic —it will make even economy cuts of beef tender and delicious. —Gail Garcelon, Beaverton, Oregon

Happy Hot Dog Relish

3 reviews

This sweet-tart relish combining cranberry sauce and sauerkraut is so good! It's also a nice complement to hamburgers, baked ham...


Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato Jam

1 review

This jam has a robust flavor that complements anything it's served with. The taste and texture make it a yummy...


Microwave Pickles

10 reviews

You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. They're...


Perfect-Every-Thyme Chicken

3 reviews

I prepare this often at shows when demonstrating how to cook on gas grills. People are always pleased with the...

Mrs. Ina’s Corn Relish

Mrs. Ina was an older lady who came to our church for many years. She made an amazing corn relish....


Coffee Barbecue Sauce

5 reviews

Brewed coffee and instant coffee granules add rich color and depth to this sweet-and-sour sauce. It’s wonderful spooned over grilled...


Easy Homemade Pickles

5 reviews

My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....


Sauerkraut Hot Dog Topping

8 reviews

You'll relish this zesty condiment Erlene Cornelius sends! "For years, I stirred this up 'by guess and by golly' before...


Barbecue Sauce

2 reviews

This is a delicious staple to have on hand during the summer grilling season. Use the flavorful sauce to baste...

Easy Rhubarb Relish

I remember eating this relish at my grandmother's over 50 years ago. My mother made it for years and now...


Spicy Mustard

When I make this mustard, I add fresh horseradish from our garden and vinegar seasoned with homegrown tarragon. —Joyce Lonsdale,...


Autumn Pepper Relish

This colorful relish is a favorite with friends and family because it tastes amazing on just about everything. I like...


Tomatillo Relish

2 reviews

I have a very hearty tomatillo plant in my garden. To use up the abundant produce, I decided to make...


Green Tomato Chowchow

1 review

My grandmom’s long-cherished chowchow has Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Her pickled relish of cabbage, onions and peppers is tart and sweet...


Refrigerator Dill Pickles

47 reviews

Easy and economical, Refrigerator Dill Pickles are tangy, zesty and crispy. No one will believe you made them yourself! —Jake...


Red-Eye Barbecue Sauce

I made this recipe for an assignment in culinary school—my first time making barbecue sauce. I have to say, it...


Pickled Sweet Onions

1 review

These slightly crunchy pickled onions are not only a great gift for Christmas, but also a terrific contribution to a...

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Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

15 reviews

My family is stationed in Italy with my husband, Lieutenant William Robert Blackman. William grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and...


Cherry Barbecue Sauce

8 reviews

You can use fresh or frozen cherries to make this flavorful barbecue sauce. It tastes phenomenal on ribs and chicken!...


Vidalia Onion Relish

1 review

Burgers and brats get the star treatment with this sweet onion topping. Bourbon adds a lovely caramel note, and the...


Texas-Style BBQ Sauce

9 reviews

We love a Texas BBQ sauce with all the right moves: ketchup, mustard, lemon juice, chili powder, Worcestershire and brown...


Coney Island Sauce

10 reviews

Put the ketchup aside! Shirley Heston of Pickerington, Ohio turns ground beef, chopped onion, tomato sauce and chili powder into...


Reduced-Sugar Tangy Barbecue Sauce

This is a delicious staple to have on hand during the summer grilling season. A speedy alternative to bottled sauce,...