Simple Strawberry Sauce (No Cook)

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Simple Strawberry Sauce (No Cook)

Great to pour over ice cream, yogurt, strawberry shortcake, pound cake, cheesecake, pancakes...  Also great to flavor sparkling water, smoothies, cocktails and lemonade!

I pureed mine in my KitchenAid 3.5 cup Chopper, but you could use any chopper, food processor or blender.  

 

Simple Strawberry Sauce Recipe:

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes about 1 cup sauce

 

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons powdered sugar (Can add more to taste)

 

Directions:

Place all ingredients in chopper, food processor or blender and puree until smooth.  

If desired pour through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds.  

Store in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.

 

 

 

 

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip Recipe

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip Recipe:

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

 

Ingredients:

¾ cup light mayonnaise

½ cup buttermilk +more if needed

½ cup sour cream

¼ teaspoon garlic powder or ½ teaspoon fresh minced garlic

¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves (or leave whole if using Food Processor)

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives (or leave whole if using Food Processor)

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill (or leave whole if using Food Processor)

3 teaspoons white vinegar

1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon celery salt or kosher salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

To Make by Hand or using a Mixer:

Whisk together until smooth: mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream. Add in other ingredients and whisk until combined.  Add more buttermilk if thinner texture desired.

To Make if using a Food Processor:

Use Multi-Purpose (metal "chopping" blade)  Add all ingredients to bowl and process until smooth, stop and scrape down the bowl half-way through if needed.  Add more buttermilk if thinner texture is desired.

Steamy Blender Alfredo and Cheese Sauce Recipes

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Hot, Steamy and Ultra Creamy Alfredo Sauce in 6 Minutes!!  

(...and no standing at the stove, stirring and stirring...)  Once it's finished you can add some cheddar cheese to transform the alfredo sauce to a cheese sauce!  Pour over cooked elbow macaroni for mac and cheese!  (I baked mine for about 20 minutes at 350 F to get all nice and bubbly.)

This recipe utilizes a high speed/high performance blender.  I used the KitchenAid High Performance Blender (3 Peak HP).  As long as your blender is the type that can use its high speed/friction to make hot soups, you should be able to make these sauces.

Steamy Blender Alfredo and Cheese Sauce Recipes:

(Using High Speed/High Performance Blender, I used KitchenAid High Performance Blender, 3 Peak HP)

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

Ingredients for Alfredo Sauce:

1 tablespoon butter

½ teaspoon garlic, minced

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

2 ounces cream cheese (I used Philadelphia brand)

1 tablespoon flour or gluten free flour blend (I used King Arthur Flour GF Blend)https://sites.google.com/site/epicuricloudrecipes2/steamy-blender-alfredo-and-cheese-sauce-recipes

3-ounces Parmesan cheese cut into 1” chunks

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

To Make Cheese Sauce:

6 ounces mild cheddar cheese, cut into 1” chunks

 

Directions:

In small skillet sauté garlic in butter for 30-seconds – 1 minute or until softened, then add to blender.

Add milk, cream, cream cheese, flour, Parmesan, salt and pepper.

Turn blender on high/MAX.  In about 30 seconds the mixture may thicken and need to be tamped down.  Blend on MAX speed until it automatically shuts off – 6 min.  (This is a feature of the KitchenAid High Speed Blender.  For other blenders, turn off after 6-minutes.)

The sauce will thicken even more as it rests.

To make cheese sauce, add cheddar cheese after the blender automatically shuts off /when alfredo sauce is finished and blend on MAX for about 1 minute or until all cheese is combined.

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