Our Recipes

Every week we test new recipes for Meal Plans by JuliaCooks. And every day we feed our family of 7 (plus friends and neighbors…) Needless to say, we are in the kitchen a lot. Here are our recipes.


1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried oregano or 2 tsp fresh One large clove of garlic Zest of one lime Juice of one lime, plus enough red wine vinegar to equal ¼ cup, if necessary ½ cup olive oil Place the parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, zest,...

Basil Pesto

½ cup pine nuts ⅔ cup grated parmesan 1 garlic clove, smashed 6 or so cups of basil leaves ½-¾ cup olive oil Salt Place the pine nuts, cheese and garlic into a food processor or blender.  Process until the nuts are well ground. Add the basil and, while processing, add...

Enchilada Sauce

4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small or ½ large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped ½ can chipotles in adobo (see note below) 1 28 oz can crushed or diced tomatoes, preferably fire roasted if you can find 1 tbsp tomato paste 2 tsps cumin 2 tsps oregano 1 tbsp brown...

Peanut Sauce

½ cup peanut butter ¼ cup soy sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tsp chili sauce or sriracha (optional) Water as necessary Method: Mix all ingredients.  Add water by tbsps to thin.

Cheese Sauce

4 tbs butter ¼ cup flour 3.5 c milk, warmed 1 lb cheese of choice (cheddar, swiss, gouda, smoked, pepper jack, etc), or a mix, grated Salt and pepper to taste In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.  Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute or two so your...

Chermoula Sauce

3 oz fresh parsley 3 oz fresh cilantro 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp coriander ½ tsp paprika ½ cup olive oil Juice of ½ lemon Salt Pepper Method: Place the parsley, cilantro, cumin, coriander, paprika, olive oil, and lemon into a blender or food processor.  Blend until...

Super Food Your Super Bowl

Super Food Your Super Bowl

Hey, hey, hey, today's the big game! Are you watching? Hosting? Is your team playing? Our team got knocked out, so we are not as invested, but we will likely watch some anyway, if only for the commercials. And...it's a good excuse to hang around with good eats! If you...

For the Kitchen Junkie In Your Life: A Gift Guide

For the Kitchen Junkie In Your Life: A Gift Guide

As much as gift giving is a joyful endeavor, it can at times be full of stress, uncertainty and "oh, geez, what the heck do I get for this one?!?" I love to think about what I can give to someone that will make their day a little brighter or easier or blingy-er (?). I...

Back Away From the Cocoa Packet

Back Away From the Cocoa Packet

Really. Homemade hot chocolate is so easy, inexpensive, tasty. There just isn't any reason to be wasting money on the processed packs. Milk, cocoa, sugar, vanilla, 5 minutes - this is all you need. Ingredients for one tasty, cozy mugful: 10 oz oz whole milk 1 tbsp...

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