Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Confessions of a Cooking Diva

Looking for a good balsamic dipping sauce? Read on for my favorite recipe. Perfect as an appetizer before dinner or for a party. Many years ago when I first moved to Utah I ate at a restaurant called the Hungry I. Sadly, it’s no longer around. It had the best salmon with mandarin oranges. Not […]


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Potsticker Dipping Sauce

Potsticker dipping sauce - confessions of a cooking diva

Friday night’s are date night in our house and it often involves Chinese food. When we go out for Chinese we always, always get potstickers.  I’m very picky about my potstickers and their sauce. I can tell you which Chinese restaurants in Utah have good potstickers and which doesn’t. What can I say? I’m a […]


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Cinnamon Honey Butter

  There is a steakhouse in Utah (not sure how many states this chain is in) that serves the best cinnamon honey butter with it’s rolls. It’s so addicting that you practically gorge yourself on rolls before dinner even arrives. This butter recipe is almost an exact replica of that butter. I am not a […]


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Homemade Taco Seasoning

A couple of weeks I was sitting at work and craving my chicken taco soup so after work I stopped by the grocery store and picked up a rotisserie chicken. Side note, I love rotisserie chickens, you can do so much with them. Don’t you? Anyway…I get home and start to make my soup and […]


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Homemade Shake and Bake Mix

As a kid I loved when my mom would cook chicken with shake and bake. I loved the taste and thought it was fun watching her shake the chicken in the bag with the mix. Fast forward 20+ years…ahem…and I find that I like using shake n bake to cook for my family. My only problem […]


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Homemade Cheesy Garlic Croutons

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Croutons a bit of garlicky goodness. I’ve been a soup purest for years meaning I never added crackers or any garnish to my soup. Never. Ever. That was akin to committing a crime in my book. And croutons? No!!! They were meant for salads only. One should never say never. I received a copy […]


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Homemade Au Jus

I have one of two recipes this week that are way more delicious than they look. As a food photographer sometimes there are certain foods that elude my newbie abilities to make them look as good as they taste. I hope that doesn’t deter you from trying these recipes because, believe me, they are worth […]


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Steakhouse Garlic Butter

To say that I love a good steak would be an understatement. I was born and raised in Idaho and a   typical dinner was steak and potatoes. That is still my favorite meal to date. I tend to be a purist when it comes to my steak, I don’t use a lot of seasonings other than […]


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