6 Condiments You Can Make From Scratch

Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, and even peanut butter can all be easily and quickly made in your own kitchen.

from The Cheating Chef's Secret Cookbook
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    Ketchup
    Forget about buying this American staple-homemade is so much better and an inspired way to use up those extra tomatoes.
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    Mustard
    Named for the plant that produces the seeds from which the powder is derived, this versatile condiment is easily made and adjusted to suit a particular taste or use.
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    Mayonnaise
    Homemade mayonnaise tastes so good that it improves all the salads and sandwiches it gets into. Our version is boiled, eliminating any fear of salmonella contamination from raw eggs. You can experiment with lemon juice for the vinegar and different oil. You also might try cayenne for the white pepper.
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    Cocktail Sauce
    The zesty side for shrimp and other seafood. This is not only cheaper than bottled cocktail sauce, but you can mix ingredients to suit your taste.
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    Tartar Sauce
    Once you've tasted a homemade version of this classic fish accompaniment, you won't waste your money on prepared tartar sauces.
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    Peanut Butter
    This American staple can really eat up your budget. Surprisingly, peanut butter is not only cheaper to make at home, but healthier, too.
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    Your Comments

    • Lwdgo

      All the links worked except the print one so I used my own print method.

    • basyfeltn

      links worked fine in Firefox for me today. 

      note though. recipe for peanut butter is sorta not necessary.  put roasted peanuts in the blender, blend til powdered, keep blending and as the peanut flour warms up from the friction it will release it’s OWN Oil, no added oil required.  keep blending til it gets smooth as silk.  enjoy.  

    • Ruth

      I would also like to know where to store the peanut butter.

      • basyfeltn

        my mom taught me to keep it in the cupboard, her mom kept it in the
        cupboard.  I’m thinking that equals  87 years my family has kept peanut
        butter in the cupboard.  it’s dried nuts, ground up to a paste.  all the
        “liquid” should be oil.  no potential for spoilage, although the
        released oils could conceivably go rancid after a year or so.  just don’t add water.  

    • hopingfor good news

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    • 123abc

      jeez, people, lighten up.

    • 123abc

      jeez, people, lighten up.

    • Emilies18

      This is a big debate in my house hold where does the Peanutbutter go?

      • basyfeltn

        my mom taught me to keep it in the cupboard, her mom kept it in the cupboard.  I’m thinking that equals  87 years my family has kept peanut butter in the cupboard.  it’s dried nuts, ground up to a paste.  all the “liquid” should be oil.  no potential for spoilage, although the released oils could conceivably go rancid after a year or so.  just don’t add water.