This is a very good cream style salad dressing using Hellman's dressing/mayo. Hellman's is known as Best Foods in some parts of the US. I don't recommend substituting a different brand of mayo--Hellman's has a distinct flavor that works well with this recipe.
Okay, so it's not low cal but you'll dip a lot of vegetables in it so that helps!! Keeps really well in the fridge and can be made with reduced fat ingredients. My dad's note on the recipe says "this is an excellent tasting dip."
The guy in charge of food samples at my local Trader Joe's was serving this today. Sounds a little unusual, but it's really good. This guy has a knack for putting things together and coming up with a winner. It was served on wedges of whole grain tortillas. A different vinegar could easily be subtituted if you're not near Trader Joe's
This is another recipe from the California Rancho cookbook. Very easy to make and makes a very unique appetizer. According to the notation in the cookbook, chiles used to be brined and kept in crocks to preserve them in the off season. The author suggests serving the chiles with sharp cheese and bread. Pasillas are also called poblanos and although they're not a hot as jalapenos they can still burn you a bit if cut barehanded.
This is a recipe from one of Madhur Jaffrey's books. I was looking for a different way to get my husband to eat lean meats and this worked (even though he did still put it on a bun). I served it with rice and Korean dipping sauce and it was yummy--no leftovers and even the kids ate some!!!!!
There's a lot of similarly titled recipes on this site, but none quite like this. This came from one of those "make ahead" cookbooks and is great for a quick weeknight meal. The orange marmalade is the key. Can be put together and frozen for later.
This is a good summer potato recipe--grilling the potato pieces vs. cooking them in the oven. The heat of the grill caramelizes the potato nicely and since they're already mostly cooked, burning them is less likely. Th seasonings could be varied to whatever suits you.
This is my attempt to re-create an infused dipping oil served at Bernardi's Restaurant in Pontiac, IL. Yummy with or without asiago cheese grated on top and crusty bread dipped in. Vary some of the seasonings to alter flavor.
I came up with this one a number of years ago and it was published in CL's reader recipes. I must be honest--when I make it I increase the blue cheese some and add crisped prosciutto on the top. Yummy!!!