My guacamole is very free-form, but here are the basics: Figure about 1/2 large avocado per person. I don't care whether I'm using Haas or regular avocados - some people do. Pick ones that give to mild pressure but are not mushy. If you can't find any that are ripe, get hard ones and keep them in a paper bag for a couple of days until they ripen.
A friend made this at a get-together and it quickly disappeared and was on high demand, so she gave me this recipe. Great if you like garlic! (NOTE: This IS a garlic recipe and has a strong garlic taste!)
A recipe from the Dec/Jan 2k1 issue of Taste of Home. So easy and great fun for the whole family! To remove the marshmallow creme from the jar I use a rubber spatula & the fluff just sticks to it. Otherwise microwaving it for a few seconds at a time might make it release easier.
This recipe came from one of my husband's friends. Odd sounding ingredients (all two of them), but VERY addicting! He suggested eating them with Bugles and I can tell you it was an excellent suggestion. Sweet from the jelly, creamy from the cheese, and a little bite from the pepper. Mmmmmmm.
I'm not sure if it taste like chocolate chip cookie dough exactly because of the cream cheese, but it is very good. You can serve this dip with graham crackers, vanilla wafer cookies or pretzels. I love it for when I need a sweet dessert but don't have the time to bake cookies. Cook time is cooling time for the butter mixture.
The Mediterranean version of the ever popular Mexican layered dip. Instead of using garlic salt, I mix a large clove of pressed garlic with the hummus. Serve with toasted pita, flat bread or tortilla chips.
This is a delicious twist on fruit dip.
Different from the regular cream cheese based dips, this is lighter and creamier.
Serve with fresh fruit slices and squares of pound cake or angel food cake.
Hope you enjoy!
This is my favorite recipe to bring to appetizer parties. It is so yummy when spread on some crusty french bread. I guarantee all of your guests will love it and you'll come home with a plate that was scraped clean!
This is a great change from the usual fruit dip recipes and it is so easy to make with only three simple ingredients. It is a recipe from my niece who got it from a friend who prepares fruit trays for a major grocery store. The preparation time is an estimate of the time it takes to prepare the fruit.
My mom learned how to make this from a local of Guadalajara Mexico. It is very simple to make and quite delicious! It's always a big hit when I have guests over. Great for a margherita party! Serve with tortilla chips (try recipe #263512). Out of necessity, I have omitted the tomatoes and it still tastes great. I have also added a few tbsps of fresh chopped cilantro when I have it on hand.
I bought some marinated feta at Eumundie Markets recently, and was VERY impressed, so I did what all cooks do, I copied it :)
This is the basic recipe, you can add Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, or even chopped olives.
you can use any pesto for this, I have tried it with sundried tomato pesto, and it was good, but I prefer the fresh taste of the basil pesto:)
this will keep well in the fridge, and the flavours meld better if made the day before its needed.
I have made this with soft greek feta, but I have to say I prefer the aussie feta, as it holds its' shape so much better.
If there are any leftovers, you can use it as a base for Greek pizza...yummy