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Dips

Alice Fobes’ Pink Shrimp Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

My family has a tradition of serving a buffet on Christmas eve. This dip is a nice, colorful choice, with crackers. 2 3-oz pkgs cream cheese 1/3 C mayonnaise 3 T chili sauce 2 t […]

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Artichoke Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a favorite for our traditional Christmas eve buffet. From Sharon Stellrecht. l 14oz can artichoke hearts (not the marinated sort) l cup Hellman’s Mayo (the “light” kind is fine, but why bother?) l […]

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Dips

Avocado and Banana Guacamole

2/16/2014 meps 0

I haven’t tried this one yet, but it seems like a good way to stretch a single avocado into a larger batch of slightly sweet guacamole. 1 ripe avocado 1 large ripe banana 1/2 medium […]

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Dips

Bacon and roasted pepper spread

5/5/2007 meps 0

The next time I make this, I’ll probably add a little milk, sour cream, or yogurt to thin it down. This recipe is definitely a spread, but it would also be tasty as a dip. […]

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Beet hummus

9/23/2010 meps 0

1/2 lb pound beets, cooked, peeled, and diced 2 T tahini 4-5 T lemon juice 1-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 T cumin 1 T lemon zest 1/4 t salt 1-1/2 t sesame oil (optional) […]

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Dips

Black Bean Dip

5/9/2010 meps 1

1 can black beans, drained Several tablespoons of olive oil Several tablespoons of lime juice Several teaspoons of chili powder About a teaspoon of ground cumin Large clove of garlic, diced very fine Mash all […]

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Dips

Caponata

11/7/2006 meps 0

1 large eggplant 2 T olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2-1 t salt 3 T tomato paste 1/4 C red wine vinegar (you can also use a mixture of cider […]

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Appetizers

Chicken Fingers Dijon

7/2/2006 meps 0

This is intended as a finger-food appetizer, but you could also serve it as a main dish, with the chicken pieces over a bed of salad greens and the dip as dressing. For an Italian […]

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Dips

Crudite stars

7/2/2006 meps 0

You can use either jicama or kohlrabi for this. Peel and slice the vegetables into 1/4-inch discs. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut one or more stars from each slice. If you have other […]

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Dips

Cucumber dish

5/1/2007 meps 1

This reminds me of an Indian “raita,” used to cool your mouth alongside super-hot curries. Or a Greek “tzatziki.” Karen, of s/v Panta Rhei, brought it to the PSCC “Horror d’Hoover” contest. From “Recipes for […]

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Dips

Dhal Dip

3/23/2006 meps 1

A pressure cooker recipe… 1 T olive oil 1 t butter 1 small onion, chopped 2 t ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 garam masala 1/4 t […]

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Dips

Ginger Dip for Vegetables

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C Hellmann’s mayonnaise 1/2 t ginger 2 t grated onion 4 t soy sauce 2 t milk 2 t vinegar Mix ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 or more hours. Serve with fresh veggies, […]

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Dips

Good Baba Ghanouj

5/6/2006 meps 0

I used to like this recipe, but then I found a better way to do it, one that really showcases the eggplant. See “Best Baba Ghanouj.” This version is more like hummus-with-eggplant. However, if you […]

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Dips

Green tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)

1/29/2008 meps 0

15 tomatillos, husked and finely chopped 3 serrano chiles, finely minced 1 bunch cilantro, finely minced 2 T lime juice 2 t sugar 1 t salt Combine ingredients and allow flavors to blend for a […]

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Dips

How to Make Sour Cream

2/17/2014 meps 1

1 quart milk (mixed from powder)1/2 C buttermilk (mixed from powder) Combine and let stand for 12-15 hours at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit (either a warm place, or in a thermos or insulated pitcher). When […]

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Dips

Hummus

5/6/2006 meps 1

1 can chickpeas 1/2 C tahini 6 T lemon juice Salt 2 T olive oil 1 T finely chopped parsley or mint Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Blend the chickepeas, 1/4 C of the […]

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Loraine’s Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s Grandma, Loraine, invented this recipe long ago, and gave it to some friends. Many years later, a woman served it to her at a party, saying, “Isn’t it funny, this dip has the same […]

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Dips

New Horsey Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

A Meps original from about 2002, when I discovered that you don’t need a packet of instant soup mix to make a yummy dip. 1 T cream style horseradish 1 T mayo 1 C nonfat […]

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Dips

Palestinean Olive Dip

5/6/2006 meps 1

2 C green olives, pitted and rinsed 2 T tahini 2 T chopped fresh cilantro 1 T lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/8 t cayenne Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place on […]

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Dips

Pink Beet Dip

7/3/2006 meps 0

8 oz cottage cheese 16-oz canned beets, drained and diced 1 T dill Salt and pepper Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. This is lovely with white crudites, like jicama, […]

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Dips

RED PEPPER CHIPOTLE CHILI CREAM

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Pat Fulnecky, served at Marsh House meditation retreat 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 roasted red pepper 1 chipotle pepper without seeds or stem, soaked in hot water until soft Blend in food processor. Add […]

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Dips

ROASTED GARLIC CONSERVE

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 large, plump heads of garlic (about 9 oz) 4 T olive oil 3 anchovy fillets in oil, drained � t salt 1 T balsamic vinegar 1-1/2 t chopped fresh rosemary (3/4 t dried) � […]

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Dips

Roasted Pepper Cream

11/29/2006 meps 0

My favorite thing to do with roasted red peppers is my friend Will’s Romesco Sauce. But that one is just too rich for everyday use, so I was glad to find this simple roasted pepper […]

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Smoked Salmon Ball

10/7/2006 meps 0

Wondering what to do with that can of salmon that’s been in the cupboard forever? This wonderful recipe turns inexpensive canned salmon into a gourmet dish. If you don’t give the secret away, people will […]

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Dips

Spinach Dip

6/12/2007 meps 1

It seems like every few years, a new dip becomes the rage. Spinach Dip was THE thing to make in the 1980’s, but it was later supplanted by Artichoke Dip. It’s still a delicious offering […]

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Dips

Swiss Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

For Barry’s family, this was a New Year’s Day tradition. For each serving: 1/3 lb Gruyere cheese, grated 6-1/2 T Rhine wine 1 t corn starch 1-1/2 t Kirschwasser (cherry brandy) clove of garlic freshly […]

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Dips

Tina’s Artichoke Dip

6/12/2007 meps 1

This is a variation of one of my favorites, Artichoke Dip. The water chestnuts are a fantastic addition, adding a surprising crunch that’s reminiscent of Spinach Dip. Just to show how dips are incestuous, I’ve […]

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Dips

Toasted pecan and white bean dip

2/2/2007 meps 1

I was out of ingredients to make hummus, but craving something similar. So I invented this and was amazed at the rich, complex flavor. 15-oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 C pecan halves […]

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Dips

Tomatillo guacamole

5/11/2006 meps 0

2 tomatillos 2 avocados 1 T fresh lime juice Dash salt Remove the papery skins from the tomatillos and dice them. Peel, seed, and chop the avocados. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mashing […]

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Dips

Wasabi Dip

5/8/2006 meps 0

2 t wasabi powder 1/4 C silken tofu 2 cloves garlic 2 T rice vinegar 1 T tamari 1/4 C yogurt or sour cream 1/4 C vegetable oil 1 T toasted sesame oil Reconstitute the […]

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Dips

Will’s Sweet Pepper and Water Chestnut Dip

6/12/2007 meps 1

Will brought this to Barry’s birthday party, and everyone there wanted the recipe. “Yum, what’s the crunchy thing in there?” everyone asked. It’s the water chestnuts! Will admits the recipe wasn’t completely original — he […]

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Dips

Wine-Swiss Cheese Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is great for a New Year’s Day brunch, or a romantic evening for two. 1 garlic clove, halved 1-1/2 C dry white wine or sauterne 4 C (1 pound) swiss cheese (we always used […]