Homemade garlic herb butter combines a few simple ingredients to create a culinary powerhouse, coating everything it touches with delicious flavor!
Homemade Garlic Herb Butter
- ½ cup salted butter, room temperature, temperature (1 stick, 4 oz)
- 2 cloves crushed or minced garlic (2 tsp)
- 1 tsp dried chives
In a small bowl, combine butter, cloves and chives.
Allow butter to sit for one hour before using.
Hack: Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly covered container for up to 1 month.
Hack: Add ½ tsp salt if using unsalted butter.
Hack: Substitute your favorite herb, such as basil or rosemary, for the chives!
Hack: Spread on toasted baguettes or use it to make garlic bread! You can toss it with pasta, or stir it into mashed potatoes or rice!
Does homemade garlic herb butter have actual health benefits? Yes!!
Suggestion: Substitute this homemade herb garlic butter for the oil in these easy pan-seared scallops/shrimp!
2 tbsp barbecue sauce
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1 tsp red-hot or sriracha sauce
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Allow flavors to blend for 30 minutes before use.
Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly sealed container.
2 servings, 75 calories per serving
This dry Italian salad dressing mix is more economical than buying it ready-made. It comes together quickly with spices you probably already have in your kitchen!!
Dry Italian Salad Dressing Mix
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp oregano
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 tsp basil
- ¼ tsp celery salt
- 2 tbsp salt
Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
For the salad dressing: Combine 2 tbsp mix with ¼ apple cider vinegar, ⅔ cup olive oil and 2 tbsp water. Shake or whisk to combine.
Hack: Use this dry Italian salad dressing mix as a dry rub for chicken or other meats!
Hack: Add this mix to soups or other "one pot" meals!
Did you know? Italian salad was not invented in Italy. Check out the story here!
Suggestion: Use this mix to make fresh pasta salad with peas!
Vanilla cream dessert sauce is a versatile topping that comes together in minutes and can be drizzled over bread pudding, apple crisp or even fruit salad!
Vanilla Cream Dessert Sauce
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp vanilla
Whisk together milk, sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly. Allow to simmer for one minute and remove from heat.
Can be used warm or cold.
Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly covered container.
Did you know? Americans prefer vanilla ice cream by far over other flavors. Check out some more fun facts here!
Suggestion: Pour over a fruit salad, apple crisp or bread pudding!