Homemade condiments and dressings are vastly superior in flavor and are a fraction of the cost of anything you might find on the shelves of specialty food stores. Also, a batch of condiments and dressings you prepare at home will yield enough for months, plus extra for your friends. Think of these preparations as small culinary investments with delicious dividends, your accomplices in the kitchen, an integral component of your secrets. Having condiments and dressings handy in your pantry guarantees a delicious dish even if you make a very plain dish, since you can accessorize it in interesting and exciting different ways each time!