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Simple Homemade Condiment Recipes

These easy DIY recipes instantly improve your foods; you'll wonder why you ever bought into the bottled versions.

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1. Ketchup

This homemade ketchup recipe is so much better than bottled, and an inspired way to use up your extra tomatoes.


2. Cocktail Sauce

This zesty dip for shrimp and other seafood isn’t just cheaper than
bottled cocktail sauce; you can also dial up the heat to taste with more
horseradish or hot red pepper.



3. Mustard

Extra additions to this versatile recipe can include turmeric, garlic, tarragon, sugar or honey, salt, and more.


4. Mayonnaise

Our recipe for homemade mayonnaise is boiled, eliminating any fear of salmonella contamination from raw eggs.


5. Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

Traditionally served with poached fish, aioli (pronounced eye-oh-lee)
can also be used as a dip for fresh vegetables or seafood, or as a salad
dressing. This homemade recipe is delicious and cheap to make.


6. Tartar Sauce

Once you’ve tasted this homemade version of the classic fish
accompaniment, you won’t waste your money on prepared tartar sauces.

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