How to Make Game Day Guacamole Dip

Everyone has their own take on guacamole. Some recipes call for sour cream, other don’t. Some guacamole recipes call for garlic salt, while others insist on fresh garlic. Some call for more heat than a simple red onion can provide…jalapeños, poblanos, serrano, etc. And then there’s the debate on lemon juice versus lime juice in… Continue reading How to Make Game Day Guacamole Dip

A Christmas Sweet Potato Dip for All the Boys and Girls? Take the Poll.

I have a theory that men don’t like sweet potatoes. None of the men in my life like them anyway. I took to Twitter to test my theory and discovered that quite a few men actually do like sweet potatoes, especially the famous Christmastime sweet potato with marshmallows. But I’m still not convinced that the majority of… Continue reading A Christmas Sweet Potato Dip for All the Boys and Girls? Take the Poll.

Not Your Mother’s Cauliflower (Dip)

We’re on a cauliflower kick at my house. Roasted cauliflower, spicy cauliflower dip, and mashed cauliflower: they’re all delicious and low calorie. One medium-sized head of cauliflower has 145 calories. 145 calories! Add a couple pats of butter or sour cream and your calorie count obviously goes up,  but STILL. Cauliflower is my new best… Continue reading Not Your Mother’s Cauliflower (Dip)

Adventures in Aji Sauce

When living in New York, we ate at a place called the Chicken Festival often. You can laugh at the name if you want, but until you’ve tasted their roasted chicken magic you really don’t know what you’re missing. We found this little Peruvian restaurant on accident during a rain storm and returned almost weekly… Continue reading Adventures in Aji Sauce

Autumn-Themed Dips and Sauces

With autumn well underway and the holidays at our doorstep, it’s only natural that you’d want to make pumpkin, squash, and other harvest-y dips and sauces. I know I do and so do many other food bloggers that I follow on FoodBuzz and Twitter. A few fall-inspired sauce and dip recipes have really stood out… Continue reading Autumn-Themed Dips and Sauces

A Crazy Simple Vinaigrette Recipe

As one of the five mother sauces, vinaigrette was high on my list of sauces to prepare for the first time. I found that it is not only easy to make, but it’s also fun to make. You get to shake a sealed Tupperware bowl like a crazy woman (or crazy man if it fits). Vinaigrette is essentially one… Continue reading A Crazy Simple Vinaigrette Recipe

Tzatziki Sauce Harder to Say than Make

You know I love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods. The garlic, the tahini, and all that dipping and saucing makes it one of my most craved cuisines. But pronouncing it, well, that’s a tough one for me. My Midwestern accent means there’s nothing sexy about me saying tzatziki. Pronounced tsah-ZEE-kee, it is a cold sauce and… Continue reading Tzatziki Sauce Harder to Say than Make

Enchilada Sauce: Bringing Cultures Together

I know Mexico and Spain have different cuisines, but when I made a Spanish tortilla I was at a loss for complementing the dish with a sauce. Every time I’ve eaten Spanish tortilla it was sans sauce, so I could’ve have just eaten it solo, but c’mon. Who do you think you’re talking to? I… Continue reading Enchilada Sauce: Bringing Cultures Together