SAUCES & SEASONINGS

In-N-Out Burger Sauce

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014

In-N-Out Is a burger chain in several western states.  It is known for their juicy burgers slathered in their special sauce with optional (though I…

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Ahi Tuna Poki Salad

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

This is a new twist on Ahi Tuna Poki. Marinate good quality cubes of ahi tuna in my Japanese Vinaigrette dressing and serve with your favorite salad…

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BBQ Chicken Marinade

Posted on Sep 28th, 2014

The classic Chamorro marinade is quite simple.  Start off with a base of soy sauce and vinegar -- the ratio is up to you, but I like using a 1:1…

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Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli

Posted on Mar 19th, 2015

My super simple aioli is tangy from fresh lemon juice and packed full of flavor from chopped garlic and cajun seasoning. It takes a few short…

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Fina’denne’ ~ Chamorro ‘Special Sauce’

Posted on Oct 28th, 2013

Chamorro Special Sauce -- that's what my non-Chamorro friends call fina'denne', the literal translation of which means made with pepper or donne',…

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Garlic Ginger Vinaigrette

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

Good salad dressings are quite simple to make.  One of the simplest to make is a vinaigrette, of which the basic components are vinegar…

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Hannah’s BBQ Marinade

Posted on Aug 10th, 2013

My teenaged daughter is the official Marinade maker in our house.  She has a recipe that is so simple yet has all of our friends salivating when…

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Hannah’s Carne Asada Tacos

Posted on Feb 21st, 2014

My daughter loves to cook as much as I do, and she loves to experiment with new dishes.  This is her take on Carne Asada Tacos, complete with her…

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Herb Crusted Salmon with Wild Rice and Lemon Balsamic Salad

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

With the Lenten season upon us, I'm looking for opportunities to cook my favorite seafood different ways.  One of my favorite types of seafood is…

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Homemade Blackened Seasoning

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

Homemade Blackened Seasoning -- it's better than store-bought! This recipe is great when making Blackened Fish or Chicken. Give my recipe a…

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Homemade Dry BBQ Rub

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

Homemade Dry BBQ Rub -- it's better than store-bought! This recipe is delicious on pork (ribs or roasts), beef brisket, and chicken.  Whether…

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Homemade Seasoned Salt

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

Homemade Seasoned Salt -- this is so much better than any store-bought variety. I've listed the very basic ingredients below, but you can create…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

Homemade Taco Seasoning -- it's better than store-bought! This recipe makes the equivalent of one packet of commercial taco seasoning mix.  Use…

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Japanese Salad Dressing

Posted on May 11th, 2014

There is a sushi restaurant I frequent that serves a creamy white salad dressing with their salads that I just love.  It's sweet, savory, and…

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Japanese Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

I love salads, but it's all about the dressing for me. I've been experimenting with various salad dressings but I always seem to migrate toward…

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Lemon Balsamic Salad Dressing

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

This recipe was first published with my recipe for Herb Crusted Salmon (find my recipe here).  Drizzle it over your favorite greens and serve with…

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Lumpia Dipping Sauce

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

Lumpia is delicious all on its own, but occasionally I like serving them Vietnamese style -- on a bed of rice noodles atop a lettuce leaf with a side…

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Miso Donne’ Dinanche (Miso Pepper Sauce)

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014

Donne' Dinanche, or a hot pepper paste, has many variations.  It can be made with just peppers and no other seasoning, or you can add other…

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Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014

This sweet and tangy sauce is perfect with pulled pork. Try it on my Hawaiian Pulled Pork. I think you'll like it. 🙂 Pineapple BBQ…

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Smoked Beef Brisket – A slightly sweet, smoky version

Posted on May 4th, 2014

I love a good BBQ.  It's rare that I use a dry rub when we BBQ at our house, especially since my daughter makes excellent marinades.  However, when…

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Thai BBQ Pork

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

Thai BBQ Pork is one recipe you'll definitely want to try.  The secret is really in the marinade and basting sauce.  Cilantro, soy sauce, lots of…

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Thai Beef Salad

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

This popular Thai beef salad can serve as an appetizer or a meal.  It's quick and easy to prepare so you can have it on your table in just a few…

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2 comments

  1. Ken Cruz says:

    Hafa Adai, Annie!

    Love your site and really appreciate the recipes and effort you put into it!

    Thank you!

    Ken Cruz
    Columbia , SC

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