Buffalo-Bacon-Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Two of my all time favorite guilty pleasure dips are Buffalo Chicken Dip and Artichoke and Spinach Dip. So I was pretty excited when I saw this recipe and knew that I had to give it a try. [Read more…]

Butternut Squash-Sage-Goat Cheese Spread

Fall has arrived! And it’s my favorite time of the year. Cooler temperatures, leaves changing, amazing natural light and comfort food – all good things. Having grown up in California I really didn’t get to experience fall until I came east to college in 1986. [Read more…]

Texas Caviar Dip

This dip is good all year round but particularly good now as it contains black-eyed peas which when eaten on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day are thought to bring you luck and prosperity in the new year. Who wouldn’t like a bit of that? [Read more…]

Pineapple Salsa

Think of this as kind of a sweet-savory fruit salad turned into a dip. While the pineapple provides the strongest flavor the sweetness is cut by the lime, jalapeño and cilantro. It also offers a nice contrast of textures from crunchy peppers to the soft avocado. [Read more…]

Wild Mushroom-Truffle Dip

Recently my college/post-college roommate, Elisabeth R, and her husband, Dan S, visited us from Seattle. After a great visit to the amazing Longwood Gardens (the spring tulips were in full bloom) we went to a lovely lunch at Sovana Bistro in Kennett Square, PA.  Ed took the scenic route where we went by the Kennett Square water tower which proclaims Kennett Square as the “Mushroom Capital of the World.” [Read more…]

Artichoke and Caper Dip

When I think of Easter artichokes are one of the first foods that come to mind as my mother always served steamed whole artichokes on Easter. This dip satisfies that artichoke craving but you can make it all year long since it uses canned artichoke hearts. [Read more…]

Beer Cheese

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Whether Ben Franklin actually said this or not (there’s debate out there) I think he’d be even happier with this beer and cheese combination. What better time for beer and cheese than the Super Bowl?  [Read more…]

Lemon-Thyme Ricotta Dip

This simple dip provides a great vehicle to showcase some of your highest quality ingredients. The best ricotta is made from sheep’s milk (if you have a choice). And be sure to use your best quality olive oil – even better if you have lemon olive oil in your pantry. [Read more…]

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

One of the reasons I love this time of year is the fresh tomatoes. There’s nothing like a locally grown tomato – they put the ones we get the rest of the year to shame. This year I have been particularly smitten with heirloom cherry tomatoes. [Read more…]

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Dip

If you’re from the south, you know that eating black-eyed peas either just before midnight on New Year’s Eve or on New Year’s Day will bring you luck and prosperity in the new year. This tradition dates back to the Civil War. [Read more…]