BBQ Sauce Homemade

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Lots of ways to cook BBQ sauce – just a matter of how sweet you want it.  I used a mix of a couple ingredients from different recipes and did make it a little sweeter.  It all depends what you are serving it with and how sweet you and your guests like.

Ingredients

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar (I added a little extra to make a little sweeter)
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (one of my favorite ingredients) :)
1 cup water

Directions

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients above. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for about an hour.

I had lots of extra sauce that I was able to save in mason jars for other delicious meals.  Click to see the delicious Turkey Meatballs recipe I served this delicious Homemade BBQ sauce with.

Cooking with Friends: Pizza for Cheat Day

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We are still going strong with our diet and for cheat day this week two of my girlfriends came over and we made pizza.  We used two pizza doughs from Trader Joe’s (next time I definitely want to try and make the dough)- tips when cooking with this dough, it needs a couple extra minutes in the oven than what the directions on the packaging says.

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The first pizza didn’t cook through all the way and then we left the second one in for longer at a higher heat and it was much better.  We made one pizza with olive oil, garlic, burrata, prosciutto, and arugula – one thing to remember about the arugula is you have to add it after you cook the pizza and then only leave the pizza in the oven with the arugula on it for a minute or so.  Cooking this pizza reminded me how much I love cooking with arugula, you will see more recipes using this peppery delight. Continue reading