Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

April 16, 2014 It's amazing what a little fruit sauce can do. "How about some waffles for breakfast?" "No00, thaaaanks." "How about some waffles with strawberry-rhubarb sauce for breakfast?" "Really?  Is it a special occasion or something?" Making fruit a little extra special always turns something standard into a little party! I used to make this strawberry-rhubarb sauce to go with the Lemon-Ice Torte that I have been preparing for Passover since I graduated from college.  (If you're new here, that was a loooooong time ago.)  I have always thought that the torte is delicious...

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