Stove Top Balsamic Glazed Carrots; Secret Recipe Club

Ready for the July edition of the Secret Recipe Club?

This month I explored Mother Would Know.

Indeed…. she would. But that’s another subject entirely.

Laura, the author of Mother Would Know is both a mother dispensing culinary advice and a daughter requesting culinary advice.

The name fits, doesn’t it?SRC-300x75

She has so many delicious-sounding (and looking) recipes on her blog it was hard to choose one to try.

In the end it came down to finding a recipe that fit into my menus plus the fact that I had no vegetables from my potager yet.

And I really wanted to make the Balsamic Glaze.…..

Carrots are one of my stand-by veggies and I can always use a new recipe. I opted for Stove Top Balsamic Glazed Carrots.

The carrots were great (modified slightly as usual) – as was the Balsamic Glaze.

Check out the links above for the original recipes.

Stove Top Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 – 3 large carrots, cut into sticks
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Glazed Carrots


  • Heat butter, oil and vinegar in a medium skillet
  • Add carrots, cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and sautè until fork tender and vinegar is reduced to a thick glaze, 5 – 10 minutes longer
  • Remove from skillet and serve.

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I did it a little differently than Laura….. Because, once again, I forgot to plan.

I didn’t make the glaze ahead of time.

I decided it could just reduce in the skillet while the carrots cook for the same net effect.

It worked, although my carrots are much darker than Laura’s (hers are prettier….)

I actually made the glaze at the same time as I cooked the carrots.

I love the glaze…. and it’s so easy. Laura doesn’t add anything to the Balsamic vinegar but, as I had a bottle of cheap Balsamic, I added a bit of honey. I reduced it in a skillet which really went quickly

Balsamic Glaze


  • 1 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs honey

balsamic glaze


  • Combine vinegar and honey in a small skillet
  • Cook at a medium simmer until reduced by half. 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Stir often and watch carefully
  • When done, cool. 

There are so many other recipes that I want to try, once cooking returns to the kitchen. Laura really has an eclectic mix on her blog….. recipes from around the world.

These Sesame Crusted Meatballs are going to be a lovely first course or maybe on top of spaghetti squash for a main course.

How could I not try Indian Butter Chicken? The title alone makes me drool.

Once I get my slow-cooker back out I’ll be making Slow Cooker Chickpea Stew.

It’s been years since I’ve made stuffed cabbage rolls but Jewish Stuffed Cabbage has me inspired to do it again. And have a look at all the snow in the photos! Nothing like looking at piles of snow to make one appreciate summer.

Last update on July 4, 2016

11 thoughts on “Stove Top Balsamic Glazed Carrots; Secret Recipe Club”

  1. Oh, my…. I LOVE THIS… we eat carrots a lot, and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it – look at the COLOR of these babies…. wow!

    pinning. Right. Now..

  2. What a FAB recipe for a sunday lunch accompaniment or even as a veggie main course with crusty bread!Great pick for SRC and Happy 4th July too! Karen

  3. Those look so good, and as it just so happens, I have carrots in the fridge and a really yummy balsamic that needs to go with the carrots. Great choice.

  4. Thanks for giving us permission to use our cheap balsamic and tell us how to help it along! Absolutely GREAT SRC pick!

  5. Sally, I thought they were a little dark…. but I loved the flavor!

    Karen, perfect with a roast I think… And thanks!

    Sid, like me…. always have carrots in the fridge

    Karen, you’re right, Laura’s blog is great!

    Thanks, Nicole – yes, a hard time choosing.

    Emily, hope she likes them as much as we did.

    Phillip, we like simple…. and flavorful lol

    shockingly…. perfect job for the cheap Balsamic! I treasure the good stuff too much.

  6. It’s so much fun to see what appeals to my Secret Recipe Club partner each month. Love your take on my stove top carrots with balsamic glaze.

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