Get saucy with your own

Sometimes all you need is a little sauce on the side to turn a 'nice' meal into an amazing one.

“This fresh, beautifully balanced salsa is one of those all-purpose additions to a barbecue that you’ll make again and again. I love that you use the stalks as well as...
This is where brown sugar and ketchup, or tomato sauce, find true love - BBQ sauce love. Kansas City BBQ sauce is the style of sauce that is most commonly...
This recipe is incredibly versatile – use it to top pasta, pizza or crostini. The long cooking melds everything together and the resulting “sauce” tastes rich,...
A combination of roasted red capsicum, eggplant, garlic and lemon, this Croatian dip is a delicious accompaniment to grilled and roasted meats. 
This tapenade is a fabulous appetiser on a piece of crunchy toasted bread, and is the perfect companion to goat and mixed milk cheeses.

Sweet eats: Icing on the cake

Whether you call it frosting or icing, fondant or cream these recipes will have your cakes, cupcakes and spoons covered.

This classic icing is a versatile one. Not only is is delicious on biscuits of all varieties, it can be made with a chocolate twist and coloured to suit your fancy. We...
These cookies are for those in the "I can't bake, but want to" camp. The cookie batter is a straightforward one bowl, beat-with-a-wooden-spoon mixture (no beaters...
This beautiful icing is what makes our red velvet layer cake. If you have any left over, Sally's hot tip is to pipe it into sweet pastry shells, top with a...
This cream cheese frosting recipe by the food department is used here for a moist and decadent hummingbird cake.
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In season: Chestnut

This week, turn that old chestnut into something seriously savoury, deliciously sweet or both!

On the first day of autumn this year, I returned to Gerês. Here, I found green tufts of moss, wet and lush, holly and hawthorn covered with red berries and arbutus...
Fondants were one of the first desserts I mastered after going gluten free. Oh my goodness, the joy of sinking a spoon into something that was both cake and sauce...
This hearty autumn soup is delightful on its own but it can also be enjoyed with any kind of seafood. Grilled prawns or yabbies are just two of many options.
This is a wintry dish for any pork lover. It all started when I spotted a big box of chestnuts at the fruit and vegetable shop. Shiny brown little beauties...
Traditionally filled with azuki (red bean paste), these little pancake sandwiches (dorayaki) are enjoyed all year round as a sweet treat to have with tea. Across...