Shrimp Cocktail Sauce {Copy Cat Recipe}

Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

Since we became “empty nesters” several years ago, it’s amazing how fast all of our condiments expire.  I’m always looking at dates on bottles and wondering why we haven’t eaten green olives, Ranch Dressing or cocktail sauce since 2014.  Even the backup bottles and jars we’ve bought and stored in the cupboard are way out of code.  I’ve slowly learned to make sauces to avoid this frustration.  Cocktail sauce is one of these.
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Garlic Dijon Sausage and Cabbage Sheet Pan Dinner

Garlic Dijon Sausage and Cabbage Sheet Pan Dinner

Garlic Dijon Sausage and Cabbage Sheet Pan Dinner

I’d been toying with the idea of a sheet pan meal with sausage, cabbage and potatoes with a garlic Dijon sauce for awhile.  Having leftover cabbage from St Pat’s Day and buying fresh green beans at the grocery store was a bonus.  They all sounded like they could jump into the pan together and be friends.  The sauce would be the zingy bonus that tied them all together. Continue reading

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb sauce isn’t something I usually make. I’m not a sauce kind of person. I’d rather put rhubarb in buttermilk muffins, some kind of cake or bar or even make juice to add to lemonade or tea. My mother in law, Mavis, is currently mobility challenged and asked me to make some sauce and I just blinked. Are there recipes for such a thing? I had to do some research. Continue reading