A sauce is yummy food’s best friend.

  • We had some leftover beets from the ghost pepper burgers and refuse to let anything go to waste in the CP test kitchen. Of course, we went spicy with these beets, which proved to be a perfect pairing with the cauliflower burger. Yield 1 (16-ounce)...

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    Super-rich and smoky, this pasta topper is a winner, one you’ll be asked to make again and again. Yield 4 servings Zest Factor Hot Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time  10 minutes 2 teaspoons Olive oil 1 (4-ounce) Package cubed pancetta 4     Garlic...

  • A spiced-to-the-max salsa verde teams up with roasted cherry tomatoes and corn to give this pasta dish a cool, smoky depth that finishes with bright and zesty notes. This will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried this before! YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Hot...

  • A blend of pork and beef brings the meatiness—and keeps things moist—and the habaneros add some fruity heat to balance things out. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR hot PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 50 minutes 2 tablespoons oil 1 sweet onion, minced 4 garlic...

  • The question is not, “Why would you make sriracha leather?” Instead, it is, “Why would you not make sriracha leather?” Sriracha enthusiasts abound, and the sauce has gained immense popularity in recent years, with more and more brands creating their own versions. The version served...

  • Traditional Mexican-style street corn recipes have graced the pages of CP a couple times and for good reason—they’re delicious. To keep it simple, party-friendly and a lot less messy, we’re combining all the tasty flavors in one bowl to be scooped up with salty tortilla...

  • This zesty and tangy ranch-style sauce has cool layers of amazing flavor. YIELD 2 cups ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME Overnight COOK TIME None ½ (7-ounce) can Chipotles in Adobo 1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon Soybean oil 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup Buttermilk...

  • Think fruity, zingy love, baby! Solid enough as a standalone salsa for chips, this can also be easily slapped onto any pork, shrimp or chicken appetizer. YIELD 3 cups ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 40 minutes COOK TIME None 2 pints strawberries, chilled, hulled and...

  • Another perfect complement to grilled pork or chicken, it adds a sweet and savory bite that will surely please. It’s also fantastic on grilled hotdogs and brats, and slathered over a giant burger. Make this addictive sauce ahead, and the heat will build by the...

  • This jam is jammin’ with a spectacular depth of flavor that pair so well with so many Cajun-influenced meals. Try it smeared on warm biscuits or cornbread—OMG! It also makes an insane condiment on sandwiches, po’boys and burgers. YIELD 10–12 servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP...