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    Do your kids go through a bottle of ketchup a week? Do you feel like you wouldn’t survive without your favorite barbecue sauce? If you were to open the refrigerator in any average American home, you would probably find the shelves on the door packed to the brim with condiments of every flavor – you might even find more of them in the cabinets and pantry. Condiments can turn a bland meal into something special, but some of them cost a pretty penny. Keep reading to learn about condiments you can make at home to save money without sacrificing flavor. Make These Condiments at Home to Save Money
    Do you make any of your condiments at home?

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    I've made everything at one time or another. IMO, ketchup isn't worth the time and effort. I'd rather make fresh tomatoes into salsa, or tomato jam. I've made pepper jelly, which is SO much cheaper than buying those little jars. Pickle relish and various kinds of pickles. I've made mayo from scratch, and garlic aioli, but that's a special occasion thing. I cook a lot of asian food so I mix up various dipping sauces, hot mustard, sweet and sour, chili sauce, peanut sauce, etc. and make my own teriyaki, char sui, and phillipino bbq marinades and sauces. I make 99% of our salad dressings from scratch. They are just better tasting with higher quality ingredients and no preservatives. If you just keep oil, vinegar, herbs and a few ingredients you can have a different dressing every night of the week and not have a cluttered fridge. Tartar sauce and thousand island are easy to mix up yourself in small quantities just before supper. I don't make bbq sauce, only because so many other people in this town do and I can buy it easily. It's a local thing.

    Basic cole slaw dressing: https://dearcrissy.com/best-sweet-coleslaw-recipe/

    Tartar sauce: https://www.pauladeen.com/recipe/quick-tartar-sauce/

    asian dipping sauces: https://culinaryginger.com/trio-of-a...ipping-sauces/

    pepper jam: https://www.burpee.com/gardenadvicec...le9910308.html

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    I live a sugar-free lifestyle (KETO) so I want to experiment with some low carb recipes for condiments.
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    With many recipes it's easy to cut the amount of sugar down by 1/3 or more. Splenda works, too, if you want to use that. Or whatever your favorite lower sugar sweetener is. IMO, a lot of salad dressings have unnecessary sugar, just leave it out.
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    I use lots of spices but only mustard as a condiment. I think condiments assault your taste buds just like excess sugar and some types of fat.

    I like the taste of real, unprocessed food. I'd much prefer a tomato than ketchup.
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    I've made steak sauce mixing 1 part ketchup to 1 part Worcestershire sauce.

    I've also made my own tarter sauce, but I find it easier to buy the cheap stuff at the store (which is too stout tasting for me) and put mix one part of it with 3 parts mayo.

    I've made my own mayo in the past and still do in a pinch, but I usually buy a certain brand of mayo. It's just easier.

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    I just mix up mayo and pickle relish or even chopped pickles to use for tartar sauce. We don't use much of that. We always have mayo on hand and pickle relish keeps far part its expiration date, so we usually have the stuff to make it.

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    What I've been using lately is lemon-garlic mayo sauce. Oh my, is it good!

    1/2 tsp minced garlic
    juice from half a large lemon
    1/3 cup mayonnaise
    pinch salt

    Start with the mayo and add garlic and lemon to taste. You might like more or less of either depending on how fresh it is. So far it has been good on fish, chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, and asparagus. I intend to try it on more things.
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    I can pickles and hm bing cherry bbq sauce. We don't use many condiments because we don't like them.

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    @Cricket, saw this and thought of you https://eatthegains.com/6-whole30-sa...at-arent-mayo/ Vegan, paleo and gluten free.
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    I have made ketchup at home from tomato paste. We never used a lot of ketchup but sometimes we had HM oven fries and wanted a little ketchup. I never felt it tasted as good as store-bought though.
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    Add jam to the list. Made blueberry and blackberry

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    I make my own mayo and teriyaki sauce.

    Mayo recipe: http://www.sageandsimple.com/2012/08...nnaise-recipe/

    Teriyaki sauce recipe: http://www.sageandsimple.com/2009/02...ce-for-willow/

    Is bleu cheese dressing a condiment? Recipe: http://www.sageandsimple.com/2015/04...seitan-recipe/

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