Strawberry Reaper Hot Sauce

HOT. But not SO hot you can’t enjoy it. Our household enjoys heat within our menus. It’s no surprise to most who follow our recipes here at DBF. Yes, hot sauces and chili peppers abound. And being gardeners? Well… Every year we grow a variety of super hots. Chili peppers have such a wide range…

Walnut Parsley Pasta Filling

Sometimes one of the most unexpected meals becomes a favorite memory. I still remember the first time I had ravioli with a walnut filling. It was in Manhattan, many years ago (I think it was in 2005?) and I was SHOCKED at the simplicity and richness of the meatless dish I ordered. Dressed with a…

Small Batch Fresh Tomato Sauce

Many of you might not have tried to make from scratch, fresh sauce. That’s ok! If I were to take a stab at guessing why – it’s probably due to the recipes out there looking WAY more complicated than they need to be. 25 POUNDS of tomatoes? Peeling and deseeding them?? Checking pH levels to…

Quick & Easy Pizza Sauce

If you like pizza you know that the sauce can make or break it. I like a bright sauce, with a good garlic kick and enough oil to it to hold up after a quick, high temp bake. Pizza that gets it all right has the perfect balance of acidity, smooth creaminess from the right…

Golden Rustic Marinara Sauce

Pasta with red sauce is iconic, I know… but with the HUGE variety of tomatoes out there in the world (and if you grow them like we do, in your garden) it seems unfair not to give these tasty lil babies a chance to steal the show at your next pasta night? This sauce is…