Things I’m Loving Thursday: The Sauce is Boss

Hey all! Hope your Thursday is going well. Wanted to post a little somethin’ somethin’ for this week’s “Things I’m Loving”. Lately my mind has been on the upcoming Super Bowl. Mainly on what delicious snack and/or app I’m going to bring when we go watch the game at our friends house. That’s why I go to Super Bowl parties – the food. Well, that and the awesome commercials ;). If I’m being completely honest here, I don’t even really know what two teams are playing…

I tend to add a dipping sauce to whatever I can, whenever I can. My pork chops need BBQ sauce, and my pizza (the crust especially) needs blue cheese for dipping. If someone puts out a veggie plate, please put out ranch sauce, or even a hummus dip – something to liven up those celery sticks! Often times sauces work to maximize the flavour of that food. And they can be SO good! I’ve compiled a number of sauce recipes I’ve seen lately and thought I’d share them! Some are new and on my “must-try” list, and others are tried and true:

Sweet Baby Rays. Hands down, a favourite BBQ sauce around here. The only problem is, it’s filled to the brim with high fructose corn syrup!! So that inspired me to look for a homemade option.

BBQ Sauce
Outback Bloom Sauce. It’s a copycat recipe from the Outback! This dipping sauce is deeeelish with onion rings!!

Outbak Copycat Bloom Sauce

Chipotle Cream Sauce. This one is EXTREMELY versatile! It goes perfectly with grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, fish tacos, linguine, chips/dip…the options are endless! And this recipe is one of those ones that isn’t REALLY a recipe at all. It’s made up of 5 simple ingredients, is easy to make, and you can tweak the flavours depending on what kind of chilli powders you have on hand.

Chilli Mayo Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce. This one is another knock-your-socks-off-recipe :). The blog who posted this recipe guarantees that you will never go back to store-bought stuff again! It’s easy to make, and the sauce is also quite mild, JSYK.

Red Enchilada Sauce
Cajun Garlic Aioli. <– Mmm. One of my most used sauces. It’s a fancy mayo, seasoned with Cajun/Creole New Orleans spices. Perfect for any chicken sandwich you might make :D.

Cajun Garlic Aioli
Blue Cheese Aioli. So yummy on burgers and for dipping your pizza! The tanginess of the blue cheese and mustard  are mellowed out by the mayonnaise. Enjoy!

Blue Cheese Aioli
Caramelized Onion Hummus. A unique hummus. Simple, heart healthy and flavourful!

Carmelized onion hummus
Nacho Cheese Sauce. Matt and I both have a bit of a weakness for chips and dip. Look how creamy that is! This is a less processed nacho cheese dip. Yay!

Nacho Cheese Sauce
Chipotle Ranch Sauce. This is great for dipping whatever. Pizza, veggies, chips, and is good for potlucks, parties, games, and everything in between!

Chipotle Ranch

There’s these and so many more on my Pinterest page, with apps to go along with them. I’ll post it below – check it out! Kick up your food a notch and add a little spice to your life ;). Thanks for visiting!

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