Ruby Port Cranberry Sauce #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on October 20, 2013

Who says cranberry sauce is just for the holidays? Around here, we love it on turkey sandwiches, so we roast turkey breast all year ’round, just for the sauce! When I saw that the Foodie Stuntman was getting all saucy this week (for #SundaySupper), I knew I wanted to bring this cranberry sauce–instead of water, […]


Italian Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce)

by Anne Papina on September 14, 2013

Growing up, the making of the “gravy” was a big production. Actually, it still is, but once your kitchen fills with the heady aroma of fresh herbs and garlic, you realize it’s worth all the effort. A simmering pot of meaty-tomatoey-herby deliciousness promises of good things to come. My mom would start her day early, […]


Mystical Double Cheese Pizza #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 14, 2013

Has a movie ever inspired you in the kitchen? I mean, who hasn’t fantasized about recreating the famous Quail in Rose Petal Sauce scene from Like Water for Chocolate? After watching Chocolat, did you start adding a pinch of cayenne to your hot cocoa? Maybe you watched Big Night and figured one day you would, […]


Classic Shrimp Louie

by Anne Papina on March 28, 2013

With Good Friday upon us, I thought I’d write about one of my favorite Lenten dishes. I may not have grown up in a religious household, but we did follow certain Catholic traditions. For example, each year for Lent, we’d give up sweets (although I seem to recall Sundays were cheat days).  And certainly we’d […]


This week arrived with a welcome warmth in the air and daylight that seemingly stretched out for miles, or at least past seven… of course, the asparagus is in full bloom at my local market–all signs that it must be Spring. This week the #SundaySupper crew is embracing its arrival with dozens of Spring-inspired recipes. […]


Hot House Enchilada Gravy

by Anne Papina on April 11, 2008

I tracked down this recipe a few years back. I don’t know for sure whether this was the official recipe, but it does taste pretty darn close. The flavor relies almost entirely upon the chili powder, so you may need to try a few different brands before finding the right one. I’ve found that “Grandma’s” […]


Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Butter

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

The following recipes feature some of the season’s most popular ingredients and flavor combinations – from fragrant oranges and bittersweet chocolate to fresh sage and browned butter. Additional flavored butter recipes and a short video demonstrating how to make flavored butters can be found at Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Butter   Save Print Contributed with […]


Cranberry Sage Brown Butter

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

(ARA) – Dress up your table for the season with a holiday favorite – real butter. With the addition of a few choice ingredients, butter can take on an unexpected and appealing new flavor – one that is sure to have your guests reaching for more. Flavored butters, whether savory or sweet, are perfect for […]


Spicy Honey Viniagrette

by Anne Papina on July 19, 2006

Spicy Honey Viniagrette   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Contributed with permission by the National Honey Board and ARA Content. Author: National Honey Board Recipe type: Sauce Ingredients ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons pure Honey 2 tablespoons prepared Szechwan sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 small clove […]


Shitake Mushroom Sauce

by Anne Papina on March 8, 2002

This is great served over steaks, mashed potatoes, or even to eat alone. Shitake Mushroom Sauce   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Sauce Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced ½ lbs shitake mushrooms, washed & sliced ¼ […]