Tzatziki Sauce

This is a versatile sauce that goes well on gyros, salads, dips and, falafel. I keep it chunky for gyros, and I blend it for the others.

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  • 8 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (2 for salad dressing)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients and serve. It doesn’t get much easier than that. :)

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Grownup Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is ridiculously easy to make. I like to make it a couple of days in advance.



  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Cognac
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ┬╝ cup orange juice
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 black peppercorn
  • dash of red pepper flakes


Combine all of the spices in a cheesecloth and tie in a knot.

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Reduce to simmer, stirring often for 20 minutes.

Discard the cheesecloth bundle and cool.