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Slow Cookin' Sunday: Sugar-Free Apple Butter. The mystery of apple butter has been sufficiently and successfully solved.

Slow Cookin' Sunday: Sugar-Free Apple Butter

Baklava Style Walnut Butter. Are you ready for this?

Baklava Style Walnut Butter

This, my friends, is all the taste of Baklavas, without ANY of the guilt. This, is MY dream come true. I’ve always had a big thing for baklavas. No, wait, cross that. There. Baklavas just make me go completely gaga. I do refrain from eating them however, because, well, they are made with phyllo dough and anything made with phyllo dough is usually DRENCHED in butter and fat. OK, now, could anyone direct me to the nearest threadmill, please? Pumpkin Butter with Cinnamon Cranberry Biscuits. The smell of fall spices brings childhood memories rushing back into my mind.

Pumpkin Butter with Cinnamon Cranberry Biscuits

Even though I grew up in a Taiwanese family, I also grew up in a fairly rural part of Southwest Virginia, tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. A close family friend, who was like a grandmother to me, would always cook a huge batch of apple butter every fall. I remember visiting her at her house and watching her stir a huge cauldron full of the wonderful smells of apple butter brewing inside. As a tribute to her, (and as a tribute to pumpkin season), I decided that we needed some pumpkin butter in the house. Pumpkin butter is ridiculously easy to make, and even better when you use fresh homemade pumpkin puree. This pumpkin butter goes wonderfully with toast, biscuits and pretty much any other bread item. Most hilarious search terms and Roasted Garlic & Carrot Hummus « Doughing Rogue.

Whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, I glance through the google search terms that lead people to this blog.

Most hilarious search terms and Roasted Garlic & Carrot Hummus « Doughing Rogue

There are some real gems in there. For example: fat belly sew (hmmm… I guess they get my fish costume?) Mouse poop in quinoa (huh!?!?) Ironic mattress (huh?!?!) Good times. In other news, we’ve been getting tons carrots and garlic from our CSA. Roasted Garlic & Carrot Hummus, makes about 4 cups -1 bunch carrots -1 head garlic -about 1/2 cup olive oil -1 can chickpeas -2 T tahini -1 T cumin -1 T corriander -juice of one lemon -salt & pepper Prep: Preheat oven to 375. Let’s do this: Line up your carrots on a cookie sheet with your garlic. Roast for about 30 minutes or until carrots and garlic are tender. Add chickpeas, tahini, spices, and lemon juice to food processor. Tide and Thyme (dot) Com » Rustic Roasted Tomato Salsa.

Isn’t it amazing that salsa is the #1 condiment in the United States?

Tide and Thyme (dot) Com » Rustic Roasted Tomato Salsa

We love salsa in our house. Whether it’s a chunky pico de gallo, or a smoky salsa verde – we have yet to meet one we diddn’t like. This recipe is no exception. When I came across it on my friend Josie’s site, I knew it was going to be a winner. First of all, it’s Rick Bayless. I also loved the addition of fire-roasted tomatoes as the base. Rustic Roasted Tomato Salsa 2 fresh jalapeno peppers2 garlic cloves, unpeeled1/2 cup finely chopped white onion1 15-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes with garlic, in juice1/2 cup (loosely packed) roughly chopped cilantro1 lime, juiced Salt and Pepper Heat a small skillet over medium heat, and dry roast the peppers and garlic, until soft and blotchy in spots.

Meanwhile, rinse the onion in a fine-mesh strainer under cold water. Date-Almond Pesto: The Best Thing I Ever Ate…Recently. Non-oil Shiso Dressing. Vegetarian◎Vegan◎Raw food◎Recipe Shiso(Perilla)

Non-oil Shiso Dressing

Creamy Tofu Dill Dip. Vegetarian◎Vegan◎Raw food◎Recipe Creamy Tofu Dill Dip Ingredients 1/3 soft tofu 2 tsp vinegar 1 tsp dill seed 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp parsley chopped 1/4 tsp garlic powder(optional) Dill Weed Directions 1.

Creamy Tofu Dill Dip

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip. It seems that I may be a little addicted to hot cheesy dips.

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Last week I made a hot sweet onion dip and while I was looking for recipes for it I came across some recipes for hot spinach and artichoke dip. This new dip filled with cheese, cream cheese and mayonnaise sounded so good that I had to try it right away. But, with both spinach and artichokes in it, it is just a little bit healthier. ;) One of the things that I liked about this recipe was that I would get to use artichokes again and I had been looking forward to doing so. The last time I used fresh artichokes and this time I got to try canned ones. This dip is super easy to make; you just mix all of the ingredients and bake until bubbling and golden brown on top. This recipe appears in the Game Day Party Food eCookbook along with 19 more of the tasiest snacks on Closet Cooking and 5 all new drool inducing treats! Creamiest Homemade Hummus…Ever. August 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm After making a huge batch of homemade hummus yesterday, I can boldly make that statement.

Creamiest Homemade Hummus…Ever

Jalapeno Popper Spread Recipe.