Dips

Victoria’s Classic Haroset

March 23, 2013

Victoria’s Classic Haroset (Charoset) My Classic Haroset is sweet with raisins and cinnamon.  You can vary the nuts by using pecans, hazelnuts or a combination.  Make sure to use Gala, Braeburn or Jonagold apples.  Don’t use Red Delicious because they are too bland.  INGREDIENTS 3 Large Peeled, Cored  & Sliced...

Mediterranean Salsa

February 2, 2013

Mediterranean Salsa If you need to whip up a quick salsa as either a dip or condiment here is a super easy and quick recipe.  Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping for tacos or burritos.  INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 Cups Diced Tomatoes 1/2 Cup Pitted & Chopped Black...

Basic Hummus

January 12, 2013

Basic Hummus I am just going to come out and say it: I really love hummus.  I have no problem with grabbing some pita bread and calling it dinner.  Sometimes I like to throw spiced lamb or chicken on beds of hummus and often I use hummus as a sandwich...

Za’atar

January 5, 2013

Za’atar Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture of herbs, sesame seeds, sumac and salt.  It is a spice blend that dates back to the 13th century.  Za’atar is used many ways, but most frequently used as a table condiment.  Dip warm flatbread into some olive oil and then dip...

Pineapple Guacamole

December 29, 2012

Pineapple Guacamole If you’re having a New Year’s Eve party or needing to bring a dish to a party here is a great dip to bring.  It’s easy to make and the pineapple dresses up a basic guacamole.  It’s best to use fresh pineapple for this dip. INGREDIENTS 3 Diced...

Corn Salsa

August 16, 2012

Corn Salsa Is there anyone who doesn’t love a good salsa?  This salsa can be made as hot or mild as you want it.  Serve it with chips as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to eggs, tacos or grilled meats and fish.  INGREDIENTS 4 Ripe Plum Tomatoes 1 Ripe...

Artichoke & White Bean Dip

July 24, 2012

Artichoke & White Bean Dip Quick, easy and healthy!  Use my Artichoke & White Bean Dip as a dip or as a substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches.  The white beans and yogurt make a creamy dip without adding much fat.  INGREDIENTS 12 Ounces Marinated Artichokes (Drained) 15 Ounces White Beans...

Homemade Ricotta

June 2, 2012

Homemade Ricotta   Homemade Ricotta sounds like a lot of work, I know, but trust me it is actually pretty darned easy.  If you rinse the pot with cold water before pouring in the milk it will save you some serious cleanup.  The reserved liquid whey can go into soups,...

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

May 18, 2012

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette   This vinaigrette is one of the most versatile vinaigrettes.  It keeps well for several weeks in the refrigerator.  It is delicious on salads, in stir fry dishes and as a marinade for seafood, chicken or beef.    INGREDIENTS 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil 1/4 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar 1...

Cinco De Mayo Salsa

May 5, 2012

Cinco De Mayo Salsa   Is there anyone who doesn’t love a good salsa?  This salsa can be made as hot or mild as you want it.  Serve it with chips as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to eggs, tacos or grilled meats and fish.    INGREDIENTS 4 Ripe...

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