background preloader

Hot Spinach Dip

Hot Spinach Dip
We’ve all had good spinach dip. A little sour cream, a little cheese, some thawed frozen spinach and you’re in business. It’s the type of party dish you throw out on a table with a few crackers, maybe some slices of toasted baguette, and it’s guaranteed to be gobbled up in a matter of minutes. You may be used to seeing it served cold or at room temperature on most occasions, but those of us who take our dips seriously know that there is nothing quite like a hot version. Somewhere between a french onion dip and everybody’s favorite green side dish, creamed spinach, this warm rendition satisfies in ways a cold version simply cannot. Just think — all those wonderful, rich flavors that are usually muted by the frosty interior of your refrigerator come alive when warmed through in the oven. Adapted from Martha Stewart This recipe is awesome as a dip and would be just as delicious as a side. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Makes 3 cups

Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas You seriously must try these. Over the weekend I was introduced to these little gems. I was at a birthday party where a mom friend mentioned her addiction to “fried chickpeas”…hmmm…sounded good to me. When she told me how she made them I was instantly intrigued. Why haven’t I thought to do this myself? Christmas Jell-O Shots new! Christmas 2009 We’re on a roll after our Halloween Jell-O shot extravaganza. Do we have Christmas Jell-O shot recipes, you ask? Of course we do! Capturing the flavors of the holiday season requires thinking outside of the Jell-O box, so most of these recipes start with unflavored gelatin. Recipe for Bacon Cheese Dip at Life's Ambrosia Of all the things that will be on our Super Bowl Party table from the chicken wings to the hot dogs to the jalapeno bites, I must say that the thing I am looking forward too the most is the dips. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love dips. Whether creamy, spicy, hot or cold, you will generally find me standing directly in front of them with chip in hand ready to scoop up all of the goodness. This love of dips means that I could not possibly let Super Bowl week pass without sharing a dip recipe with you. So I present to you this Bacon Cheese dip with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions. I must warn you: this dip is thick.

Guacamummus or Hummamole (Avocado Hummus) Recipe So…what’s a girl to do when gorgeous, big, ripe avocados are on sale during “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”? Make guacamumus! Or hummamole! (Or if you really want to be boring – avocado hummus.) :) Whatever you want to call it, this fantastic marriage of my two favorite dips — hummus and guacamole — is definitely a winner. I went for a good blend of my two favorite recipes, but depending on what ingredients you have around, feel free to play around with the recipe. Jan 2008 01-31-08: dont get it Share this comic: 01-30-08: brush n booze 01-29-08: self esteem is awesome 01-28-08: i got yer raisins right here 01-27-08: dangerfish Pierogies Recipe at Epicurious Make dough: Put flour in a large shallow bowl and make a well in center. Add water, egg, oil, and salt to well and carefully beat together with a fork without incorporating flour. Continue stirring with a wooden spoon, gradually incorporating flour, until a soft dough forms. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead, dusting with flour as needed to keep dough from sticking, until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes (dough will be very soft).

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites On Fridays, I teach cooking classes to two kids in our neighborhood. They are pretty knowledgeable-so my job is easy:) I think it is fantastic that they want to learn how to cook at such a young age-they are in the 3rd and 4th grade. Since we don’t have any kiddos yet, I am glad I get to work with these kids. We have a great time in the kitchen. On Friday we made homemade soft pretzels,the traditional salty ones and cinnamon and sugar pretzels.

Pinup art that kicks you in the teeth @lodown: That's the exact same impression I got from the images. I guess the intention wasn't to subvert, just 'put a new spin on', which is a shame. I like the images well enough, but 'oooh, pretty' doesn't make for very good art, it's just pretty. @lodown: No intention to subvert pinups. Where you get that notion? @silver-bolt: Well, that's why I said, "if". Turbaconducken (Turducken Wrapped in Bacon) Click for Bacon! Just in time for the winter season comes a recipe that is sure to bring bacon lovers some warm holiday cheer. Turbaconducken. That’s right — a chicken stuffed in duck stuffed in a turkey, all wrapped in bacon. Otherwise known as a bacon-wrapped turducken.