Asian Hot Sauce

Finely grind up 1 cup of crushed red pepper (if you donít want too much heat, just use 1/2 cup).
(I use a coffee grinder on the fine setting.)
In a mixing bowl, add the ground red pepper, plus:
1/3 cup of sesame oil,
2 cups of corn oil,
1 cup of garlic powder,
6 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and
6 teaspoons of soy sauce.
Stir the ingredients and store in a jar. (A spaghetti sauce jar works perfectly).


These croutons will be better than anything you can buy at a store.
Melt a half a stick of butter into a frying pan and add cut up pieces of your favorite bread.
I use country batard or asiago bread with a nice, crispy crust.
A whole loaf usually goes stale before I can finish it, so the stale part is perfect for croutons.
Sprinkle in some garlic powder, oregano, basil and parmesan cheese and stir it up to coat all the pieces of bread.
Transfer the bread to a cookie sheet lined with non-stick foil and sprinkle on some more parmesan cheese.
Broil the croutons until they start to brown and flip them so they brown evenly.
Let them cool and store in tupperware.


Italian Salad Dressing

This dressing is just as good as what you can buy in a bottle.
In a small bowl, mix in:
1/2 cup of corn oil,
a squirt of red wine vinegar,
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder,
a sprinkle of oregano and basil and
4 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.
As you still the ingredients, you may want more cheese if you like a thicker dressing.

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