The chocolate fondue is as simple as melting some chocolate. We use our sterno (non-electric) fondue pot for the chocolate. It mimics a double boiler. The chocolate can be done in either. If you don’t have two fondue pots or don’t want to clean the one you use for the main course, simply melt…
Since New Year’s Eve is all about parties, I thought I would show give you an easy and delicious party dip. And I mean….who doesn’t love dip? It really is the perfect party food. It is easy to eat, fun, and great for a crowd. Here is a simple and quick version of white bean dip.This bean dip gets a Southwest twist with the addition of chipotle peppers, chili powder, and even a pinch of cayenne. It is easy to make and ready in less than 10 minutes. I soaked and cooked the white bean myself, but if you prefer you could use a low sodium canned variety. I also toasted a little whole wheat bread to serve the dip, but tortilla chips or pits would work great also!
I am a pesto addict. I think it might be the perfect sauce. it has everything a great sauce should…nuts, cheese, herbs, and pretty colors. For the longest time I only ever made traditional pesto, but recently I have decided to branch out! Here is one of my newest addictions…Spinach Pesto! It is delicious! And a great way to use up that extra spinach in our fridge. Trust me, once you try it, you will be a convert as well!!!
I’m a huge fan of nutty grainy flavor so I was excited to experiment with quinoa. I thought the flavor of the quinoa would go well with some chili kinds of flavors, and I was right. This dish is delicious. Its one of the first recipes I got right the first time! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did.
Hey, it’s Jessica again. I am still in Georgia this week visiting family. And there is one thing I have to say…it is definitely fall. Like actual fall…which is unusual this time of year in GA. The weather said it was going to get in the 20s this weekend…I mean what is that…it’s the south…that kind of stuff is not supposed to happen in Georgia. Anyway, I digress.
I don’t know about you, but I love anything resembling a casserole. If there is something warm, baked and savory…i’m in! I am starting to love quinoa. It is so easy to cook, can be flavored with anything…and to top it off its really healthy! So I wanted to find a way to mix my love of quinoa and casseroles together in one amazing dish. and the result…..Spinach Quinoa Pie!
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Clove
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
I wanted to make a mac’n cheese dish that had all the satisfying creaminess without all the “bad stuff” of the traditional version. I made it with spaghetti squash instead of pasta and added Greek yogurt instead of butter. The result…an amazingly delicious dish that was exactly what i wanted on this dreary day.
By the time I got to my friends house I was craving some warm delicious comfort food. I wanted something hearty, filling, and it definitely had to have cheese. After some deliberation I decided to make these spinach and goat cheese quinoa cakes. They were easy, fast, and exactly what I needed.
I was first introduced to the ginger, honey and carrot combo in college. When my folks would come up for football games they would stay outside town at this little bed and breakfast. They also served dinner on Friday nights. One Friday night, they served a variation on these carrots. It became a family favorite. They sold us this Junior League cookbook, where the owner had gotten the recipe. I have no idea where that cookbook ended up through the years but I have continued to cook these carrots. The recipes have changed and morphed over the years into what it is today. And, its delicious