Toasted Sesame HummusThis hummus recipe is special because it is made with freshly ground tahini, the Middle Eastern sesame paste nearly essential to hummus. The power of the blender blades grinds the sesame seeds into a silky purée, lending a wonderfully rich elegance to the chickpeas, lemon, and garlic.
Moscow Mule CocktailTraditionally served in a copper mug, this zingy 1940s-era summery cocktail has recently made a resurgence. This version uses crushed ice rather than ice cubes for a smoother drink. The key to a good Moscow Mule is real ginger beer, which is spicier than ginger ale.
Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue SauceMake the switch from the bottled sauce to homemade. This recipe features complex flavors but is nicely balanced with apple cider vinegar, chipotle chile, and sweet raspberry jam.
Homemade MayonnaiseStore-bought mayonnaise is fine for sandwiches, but you’ll find that homemade mayonnaise is a sauce unto itself. While our recipe is nearly foolproof, it’s always helpful to have a troubleshooting cheat sheet in your hip pocket just in case.