Cervelle de Canut

29 April 2021

Cervelle de canut is a French specialty from Lyon and literally means ‘silk worker’s brain’, named for the silk weavers of 19th century Lyon who were called ‘canuts’. It’s a fantastic nibble. Spread it over crusty bread.

Roasted Sweet Potato Dip

2 December 2020

You may have had hummus, but have you ever had sweet potato dip? It’s similar, but different. Serve with tortilla chips, fresh veggies, breadsticks, pita chips, spread on crostini, or use as a base on a flatbread pizza. Just use your imagination, the sky’s the limit!

Roasted Green Tomato Salsa

28 September 2020

My sister inspired me to make a green salsa similar to how you would make one by roasting tomatillos, but using all green tomatoes instead. This is a tangy and fresh tasting salsa using fresh lime juice and cilantro. Change the peppers and spices to your liking! Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for chicken or fish.

Simple Smoked Salsa

25 August 2020

This salsa is so easy to throw together on days when you already have the smoker going. Tweak it to your preferred heat level by leaving some or all of the jalapeno seeds in for a spicier salsa! The longer you let the salsa sit, the better it becomes. I like to use hickory wood, but fruit woods also work great.

Skordalia (Greek Garlic Potato Dip)

19 August 2020

Not only is this a fabulous dip for vegetables and breads and things like that, it’s also served as a side dish for things like fried fish and grilled meats–so this stuff is as versatile as it is easy to make.

Muffuletta Spread

24 July 2020

This simple spread is reminiscent of a classic New Orleans muffuletta sandwich. This can be served on crackers, toasted bagels, or crostini. Also a nice addition to a pasta salad, a cheese board, or spooned on to grilled fish, pork or chicken. It will keep for up to a month in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

Spicy, Creamy Corn Salsa

7 July 2020

An easy, quick and delicious recipe that you can make with items you more than likely have. This corn salsa is so versatile that it can be served as a dip or as a cold side dish.

Watermelon Salsa

2 July 2020

A simple salsa that is sweet and just mildly spicy. This is made with watermelon, Anaheim pepper, onion and balsamic vinegar. Hotter chilies can be substituted for more spice.

Peach Pear Salsa

30 June 2020

A sweet and spicy topping for most grilled, baked, or broiled meats. It’s especially tasty on grilled halibut and chicken.

Sassy Chicken Enchilada Dip

29 June 2020

My sister-in-law made this for a holiday, and it was a quick solution for me to use at a party the following night. It is a quick and easy appetizer, and different than the rest of the dips we are used to! Definitely classified as a keeper! Serve with tortilla chips.