It doesn’t matter who you root for. It matters what you feed your party guests. At least that’s how it works in Saucy Dipper’s house.
As you gear up for the Super Bowl (or any other football party), consider making a few party dips. Here are 12 of my favorite recipes, which also happen to be super easy to make.
Salsa: the Spanish word for fresh or cooked sauce. By my definition, it means delicious dip.
Salsa is arguably one of the most popular of all appetizers, not to mention one of the easiest dips to make. Chop up your favorites and toss it in a bowl with seasonings and voila…a bowl of goodness.
Most of us are familiar with the tomato and pepper salsa served with tortilla chips at Mexican restaurants, but there’s a whole world of salsas out there. (more…)
When Boulder Sausage sent me a fun note about a recipe contest they’re hosting on their Facebook page, I immediately thought about entering a tasty fruit salsa. (By the way, visit their page to vote for your favorite recipes.)
And what fruit goes best with sausage? Pineapple. Of course.
At first I thought I’d stick with pineapple only, but the salsa looked drab. It needed life.
Several weeks back I was fortunate to tour the Helliemae’s Handcrafted Caramels factory here in Denver. I went with my gal pals from No Plain Jane’s Kitchen and Creative Culinary. What a treat! Let me tell ya.
The fact that Ellen (the brains behind Helliemae’s) opens her doors once a month to the public and invites people to ask questions, sample the caramels, and take a peek at her kitchen is not only generous, it’s smart marketing. The day we visited there must’ve been more than 15 people milling around. (more…)
This last 4th of July was the perfect opportunity for me to make a birthday cake dip. The recipe is as easy as they come — only three ingredients. Plus, people love it. Who doesn’t like cake…or dip?
Birthday cake dip recipes are all over the Internet. I first discovered the concept on Burgh Baby, where the recipe calls for 1/2 cup cake mix. In my dip, I wanted a stronger cake flavor, so I added more mix. You might want to add more as well, but be careful not to add too much cake mix…it’ll turn gummy if you do.
How do you make ricotta sauce, you ask? Ummmm…turn up the heat on some ricotta and add a touch of milk. It doesn’t get easier, or tastier. That is reason #1. (more…)