Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is a product of South Carolina’s large German population and their affinity for mustard. It is an extremely easy barbecue sauce to make because it doesn’t require any cooking. It works very well as a dipping sauce for pork, but it can basically be used however you like. […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments


This homemade spread is a healthier take on the store-bought version. Try this delicious chocolate hazelnut spread over your favorite whole grain breads, or use as a flavorful filling in pastries or desserts. Makes 2 cups  Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes   ©The Culinary Institute of America 


Cranberry-Apple Brandy Syrup

Makes 3 (8 oz) jars Ingredients 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon raisins 1 tablespoon cranberries 3 pieces dried apple 3 dried plums (prunes) 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup bourbon, rum, or brandy Directions Heat brown sugar and water in a small […]

Allergen Friendly, Salads

Creamy Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings We don’t like to dumb food down for kids, but we also know that sometimes kids are picky. So this plant-forward (vegan, in fact!) pasta salad is just a good starting point. The tangy chickpea dressing is creamy like mayo, but packed with protein. Add […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Creating Flavored Honey and Maple Syrup

You might be surprised at how many different flavors and qualities of honey there are. And maple syrup, real maple syrup, has a light body and an intense flavor. But, like anything else, there are ways to “gild the lily” for something special. To make a flavored honey or syrup, […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Date and Almond Cake

Makes 4 to 6 servings Although this is not a baked cake per se, it is formed into a cakelike log. It is a great little snack out of hand, but it is also one of the tastiest accompaniments to cheese, so it makes a fantastic addition to almost any […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Founders’ 1946 Punch

Makes 1 cocktail Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with the rosemary sprig. Honey-Herb and Tea Base Makes about 1 1/2 cups In a saucepan, combine the water, honey, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a simmer and cook for […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Garlic Confit Chablis Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups Ingredients Garlic Confit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 oz shallots, peeled, halved (about 4 shallots) 8 garlic cloves Vinaigrette 1 cup Chablis or other dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoons honey 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus as […]