All posts in "Dips, Salsas & Sauces"
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Vegetable Bean Dip

By admin / May 18, 2017

This is a super simple and really healthy dip that can be kept in the refrigerator for those snacking emergencies. It can be served as a dip or sprinkled over your favorite greens to spruce up a salad. You’ll love all the colors and textures this dip has to offer! Get this recipe by clicking […]

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Hot Texas Wiener Sauce for Chili Dogs

By admin / March 1, 2017

Being from Jersey, Hot Texas Wieners are a thing. I grew up going to the Hot Grill on Lexington Avenue in Clifton. Once you’ve had those hot dogs, nothing will compare. The Hot Texas Wiener Sauce recipe below is the closest I’ve come to replicating the Hot Texas Wiener from my childhood. The recipe appears […]

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Chili Lime Yogurt Dip with Salsa Pita Chips

By admin / January 19, 2017

Simple, healthy ingredients make for a great up-front appetizer or snack. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt is perfect for this recipe. Dips are great with veges, pita chips, tortilla chips or just about anything. Chip & Dip Bowl To see the recipe click next below.

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Hot Cowboy Dip

By admin / December 28, 2016

A hot dip brings people around the coffee table. Here is a hearty hot dip that is perfect served with tortilla chips. Add some sliced jalapenos to jack it up a bit if you like it spicy and enjoy. Click next below to get this recipe.

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Homemade Hummus

By admin / August 2, 2016

I think I am addicted to hummus. I probably eat hummus 6 days a week with pita chips. I also top it with different things depending upon my mood. I buy my hummus at the supermarket….and love it. However, I love to cook and I decided that I’d like to make it myself. So, naturally, […]

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Watermelon Fire & Ice Salsa

By admin / July 8, 2016

Watermelon truly signifies summertime. By the time watermelon is in the stores, we are all craving summer fruit. This Watermelon Fire & Ice Salsa is perfect for one of those summertime party events. It is hot and cool and Delicious! If red, yellow and orange peppers are available in the store, adding them to this delicious […]

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S’mores Dip

By admin / April 29, 2016

S’mores are a summer-time favorite. This is a great way to serve S’mores to a group of people. This is one of those quick and easy indulgent desserts that is a crowd-pleaser. Ingredients 4 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars Graham Crackers Marshmallows Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the round cast iron pan […]

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

By admin / March 18, 2016

If you love bacon and blue cheese, you will love this dip. This is a great dip to serve at a party and is also  great spread on a panini. Try spreading this bacon and blue cheese dip onto your next ham or turkey panini. Ingredients 1/2 pound bacon 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 […]

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Classic Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

By admin / January 26, 2016

I finally found a recipe for Classic Thai Peanut Dressing that tastes like I get when out in my favorite Thai restaurant. I’ve been looking for this recipe for a long time and am happy to share it. This dressing is great with as a simple salad as simple made up of iceberg, red onion, […]

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Greek Yogurt and Avocado Dip

By admin / September 10, 2015

Greek Yogurt offers a delicious tang and makes this creamy dip a healthier choice. Ingredients 1 cup of Greek Yogurt 1 mashed ripe avocado 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro 1/2 of a fresh lime, juiced Directions Mix all ingredients and serve with chips of your choice

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Avocado Dip

By admin / July 2, 2015

This Avocado Dip made with Greek Yogurt is very versatile.  I’ve used this “dip” as a salad dressing, as a dip, and instead of mayo on a sandwich. Creamy and delicious, this avocado dip is similar to guacamole but has the health benefits of Greek yogurt. Ingredients ⅛ cup diced Vidalia onions 1 large avocado, diced […]

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Strawberry Jam

By admin / June 24, 2015

Three simple ingredients make this delicious strawberry jam. Fresh strawberries are in the stores now. Homemade strawberry jam is great on crackers, toast, ice cream – you name it. Ingredients 1 pound fresh, ripe strawberries 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 lemon, juiced Directions Rinse, hull and slice strawberries into thin slices. Add strawberry slices into a saucepan. Heat pan on […]

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Homemade Steak Sauce

By admin / June 23, 2015

Summer and steak go hand in hand.  Steak sauce is something that is a must for a grilled steak.  Everyone has a favorite steak sauce.  I like to make my own because I can make it exactly how I like it.  This homemade steak sauce  is great with a juicy grilled steak.  Feel free to alter it […]

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Homemade Sriracha sauce

By admin / June 23, 2015

Sriracha sauce is pretty much always on the shelf in my house. It has become a favorite flavoring agent for all kinds of recipes as well as something we use in place of ketchup. I decided I’d check out how to make my own Homemade Sriracha sauce so, here is the recipe. Ingredients 24 ounces (weight) […]

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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

By admin / June 22, 2015

Not being a fan of bottled salad dressing, I make my own.  A good Thousand Island dressing will make any salad delicious.  Serve with a full salad or a simple wedge. One of the things I love about this Thousand Island dressing recipe is that all of the ingredients are always in the house so I […]

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Sweet & Spicy Dry Rub for Ribs

By admin / May 21, 2015

The key to making delicious ribs is in the method. I like to begin with a dry rub which coats and permeates the meat with a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor so that as they cook long and slow in a low-heat oven the flavors from the rub are infused into the ribs. After 2 1/2 hours […]

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Tomato Bacon Jam

By admin / May 18, 2015

Tomato Bacon Jam doesn’t sound like jam at all, does it?  This tomato bacon jam is delicious spread on your favorite sandwich and is amazing on a grilled cheese sandwich. Try serving it on toasted Italian bread or using it in place of steak sauce.  Once you try it you will be thinking up any excuse to use […]

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Green Goddess Dip

By admin / May 1, 2015

Green Goddess is a salad dressing made with mayonnaise, garlic, and anchovies, and colored with parsley and green onions. This dip uses Greek yogurt and makes the most delicious Green Goddess Dip ever. Green Goddess Dip is perfect for dipping vegetables, snazzing up a wrap, sandwich or panini, or to dip your favorite chips into. Ingredients […]

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Cilantro Mayonnaise

By admin / March 18, 2014

Bacon is packed with flavor and is delicious wrapped around large sea scallops. Recipes for Bacon Wrapped Scallops have been around forever, but they never get old. Spicy Cilantro Mayonnaise really adds a delightful kick to the traditional Bacon Wrapped Scallop recipe. The cool mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, and spicy chili paste make the perfect dipping […]

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

By admin / March 3, 2014

I was recently introduced to this Green Goddess Salad Dressing at a restaurant in the Hideout in Pennsylvania.  I love it!  It tastes like a really flavorful Ranch dressing.  I read that it was a popular salad dressing in the 70’s and 80’s but I guess I wasn’t paying attention then because I never heard […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

By admin / October 10, 2013

Having Ranch Dressing on your pantry shelf is a must.  It is great for salads and dips.  Here is a recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix that can be used as a seasoning for chicken or fish or used to make homemade ranch dressing. Ingredients 1/2 cup dried chives 3/4 cup dried parsley 2 tablespoons […]

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Homemade Italian Seasoning

By admin / October 10, 2013

Italian Seasoning is used in all sorts of recipes.  I find it easier to make a Homemade Italian Seasoning mix and store it on the spice shelf so that I can grab it and sprinkle it into what I am making without having to grab a half dozen seasoning jars. Homemade Italian Seasoning is easy […]

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

By admin / October 10, 2013

Tacos are pretty popular around our house.  Tacos are quick and easy to make and can be customized based on your individual likes.  Tacos are a fun meal for everyone.  I serve them with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green onions, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Some prefer the hard tacos, but I like the flour […]

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Spicy Aioli

By admin / June 17, 2013

Spicy Aioli is a great dipping sauce with a kick.  Serve it on a sandwich, dip fried zucchini into it, or drizzle it over zucchini, corn, and tomato cakes.  Spicy Aioli is delicious no matter what it is served with! Ingredients 1/2 C Mayonaise 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced Juice of 1 […]

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Herbed Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip

By admin / November 14, 2012

Ingredients 1 cup sour cream 8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 1/3 cup blue cheese (or blue cheese crumbles) 2 tablespoons fresh chives or scallions, minced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano) 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, finely minced 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper Directions Allow cream cheese to […]

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Fresh Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salsa

By admin / June 18, 2012

Fresh delicious ingredients make this a perfect summer salsa. Ingredients 3 ears of white corn, husks and silk removed 5 tomatoes, finely chopped 1/3 cup of red onions, minced 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 3 tbls. fresh basil, minced 2 tbls. jalapenos, minced Juice of 3 limes salt and pepper to taste 1 avocado, pitted […]

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

By admin / January 12, 2012

Try serving Buffalo Chicken Dip is an alternative to wings at your next get-together.  It is creamy, bubbly hot, and delivers a great kick! Serve with chips, vegetables, lettuce leaves, crackers….most anything works with this Buffalo chicken dip. Ingredients 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1/2 cup any flavor FRANK’S(R) […]

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7 Layer Mexican Dip

By admin / January 11, 2012

Mexican dips are a favorite at any gathering – especially on Super Bowl Sunday.  This recipe will be a crowd pleaser for sure. The best part about this 7 Layer Mexican Dip is that you can create it how you like it! Switch it up and add what you like best.   Here’s the basic […]

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BBQ Sauce

By admin / May 23, 2011

This bbq sauce is very versatile and can be made with your favorite fruit or seasonal fresh fruit.  Each fruit really makes this bbq sauce taste different.  Give each a try to find which you like best. BBQ sauce is great on chicken, wings, pork chops (or pork roast), and ribs of any kind.  Perfect […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

By admin / April 15, 2011

Ingredients 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (without the oil they are packed in) 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons pine nuts (toasted) 2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano grated cheese 3 tablespoons olive oil (or oil from sun dried tomatoes) salt and pepper to taste Directions Place everything into a food processor and […]

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Spinach Pesto

By admin / April 15, 2011

Ingredients 1 cup baby spinach (packed) 1/4 cup fresh herbs (chopped, I used a combination of parsley, basil, and cilantro) 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons walnuts (toasted) 1/4 cup feta 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 lemon (juice and zest) salt and pepper to taste Directions Place everything into a food processor and blend.

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Texas BBQ Sauce

By admin / March 11, 2011

Traditional Texas BBQ Sauce is a sweet and spicy mixture of tomato, vegetables, and spices. This Texas BBQ Sauce is a traditional BBQ sauce compared  to some of the more popular sauces of today.  A home-made Texas BBQ sauce takes a few minutes to make but is worth the effort. This Texas BBQ Sauce recipe […]

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Blackening Spice

By admin / March 11, 2011

Ingredients 2 teaspoons ground paprika 4 teaspoons dried leaf thyme 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to your taste 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions Combine all ingredients Place […]

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Pineapple Salsa

By admin / March 10, 2011

Ingredients 1 can pineapple chunks 1 Vidalia onion (diced) 1 Red bell pepper (diced) 1 Green bell pepper (diced) 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons coriander leaves (chopped) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 jalapeno pepper (optional) salt (to taste) Directions Combine pineapple, red bell pepper, onion, and green bell pepper in a bowl and mix. […]

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Reuben Dip

By admin / March 10, 2011

A few times a year, I love indulging in a pub Reuben ! A Reuben is definitely an indulgence.  It is high in fat and calories and FLAVOR!  I am a believer in eating anything and everything you like – in moderation. I came across this recipe for a Reuben Dip which brings a bit […]

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Piri Piri

By admin / March 10, 2011

Piri Piri is a hot pepper oil infused with lemon and used in Portuguese, Caribbean, and African cooking.  The words Pili-Pili, Piri-Piri, and Peri-Peri all are used to refer to hot chile peppers, sauces and marinades made from them, and foods cooked with those sauces and marinades. This spicy hot marinade can be used on […]

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Pesto

By admin / March 10, 2011

Every spring I plant basil and the plants always do so well that we can’t use it up fast enough. What to do? Basil pesto, of course! Here is a simple recipe. Note that pesto is always made to taste, based on the ingredients on hand. This isn’t a science – adjust the ingredients to […]

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Peach Salsa

By admin / March 10, 2011

Peach Salsa – wonderful at this time of year.  Peaches are coming in from all over and if you live in farm country as I do, you are probably buying them at your local orchard.  This recipe for peach salsa brings together a combination of flavors that cannot be beat. Peach salsa can be served […]

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Mexican Layered Dip

By admin / March 10, 2011

There are a million recipes for Layered Mexican Dips.  I had this Layered Mexican Dip at a party I attended recently and it was a bit different.  The bottom layer of this Layered Mexican Dip is pureed with chipotle peppers – it gives a nice smokey flavor. As with any recipe, you can alter it […]

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Mango Salsa

By admin / March 10, 2011

Mango salsa is a great with grilled fish or chicken, added to a salad, or served with tortilla chips.  We can get mangoes in our supermarkets year-round, but pretty soon the stores will be flooded with them because we are coming into mango season. One of the great things about mango salsa is the ability […]

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Tartar sauce

By admin / March 10, 2011

Ingredients     1/2  cup mayonnaise     2  tablespoons chopped scallions     1  tablespoon sweet pickle relish     1 1/2  teaspoons  capers     1 1/2  teaspoons  fresh lemon juice     1/2  teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce Directions Mix all ingredients and serve with blackened tilapia, cod fish cakes, crab cakes, grilled salmon, lemon pepper grouper, or your favorite […]

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Hummus

By admin / March 9, 2011

Hummus is one of the oldest foods in the world.  Hummus is a blended dip which originates in the Middle East and has recently become popular in Western countries. It is made from chickpeas, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and contains iron, protein and Vitamin C.  Hummus can be found at most supermarkets and […]

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Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

By admin / March 9, 2011

Everyone has a favorite hot dip, and no winter party would be complete without at least one. They’re comfort party food, made with rich ingredients and enjoyed with crunchy dippers. For dippers, the usual assortment works very well: crackers, chunks of bread, veggies, toasted pita wedges, and tortilla chips. You could also try Scoops brand […]

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Guacamole

By admin / March 9, 2011

Guacamole is a wonderful Mexican dip made with ripe avocados. Guacamole is served with tortilla chips but is also eaten with Mexican entrees as one of many garnishes. Making guacamole is really very simple and worth the few minutes it takes to do so.  The key to a great guacamole is the use of ripe […]

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Blue Cheese Dressing

By admin / March 7, 2011

Blue Cheese Dressing Blue cheese dressing is an indulgent treat whether you are serving it on your salad or dipping wings or vegetables in it. This blue cheese dressing recipe is quick and easy to make and is sure to satisfy. There are are two things that make this blue cheese recipe better than other […]

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