Dips, Spreads and Glazes

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Holiday Spread

Ingredients 8 oz. cream cheese 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup Granny Smith apples, chopped fine 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1/2 cup cranberries, chopped fine 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice Directions Soften cream cheese, whip with milk and cream. Stir in apples, walnuts, cranberries and lemon juice. Chill for several hours. […]

The Best Cheeseball

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded pepperjack cheese 1/2 green bell pepper, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt Directions In medium bowl combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, Worcestershire […]

Pecan-Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted Directions Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Beat at high speed until smooth; […]

Fresh Orange Curd

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 cups fresh orange juice (about 4 pounds navel oranges) 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon grated orange rind Directions Combine sugar and cornstarch in a 3-quart saucepan; gradually whisk in fresh orange juice. Whisk in lightly beaten eggs. Bring to a boil (5 […]

Mummy Loaf with Dip

Ingredients 1 (1 lb.) loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed 3 pieces of string cheese 1 (16 oz.) container of sour cream 1 envelope of ranch dip mix 1 black olive Directions The bread dough should rise according to directions on package. Once dough has risen, roll out to form 12 inch oval shape with […]

Peanut Sauce

Ingredients 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 cloves garlic, minced and crushed 2 tablespoons rice vinegar Directions Combine all ingredients in saucepan over low heat (mixture will become easy to combine as peanut butter melts). Continue stirring over low heat until ingredients are combined and […]

Basic Dipping Sauce

Ingredients 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons corn starch 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced and crushed 2 tablespoons sugar Directions Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring, until sugar dissolves and corn starch is well mixed. Cool before serving.

Eggplant Hummus

Ingredients 1 large eggplant 1 can chickpeas, drained (garbanzo beans) 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) Dash sea salt 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (optional) Directions Slice eggplant in half, and roast in 400° oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until soft. Allow to […]

Celery and Apple Steam-Fry with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup water 4 cups celery, diagonally sliced 1/2? thick 2 cups diced sweet red apples (approx. 2 medium) 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons water 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts (optional) Directions In large skillet bring water to a boil. Add […]

Steak with Mixed Fruit Salsa

Ingredients 1 cup chopped peeled peaches 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 avocado, peeled and chopped 1 red ripe tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 4 ribeye steaks Salt and pepper to taste Directions In medium bowl, combine peaches, blueberries, avocado, and tomato; mix […]

Honey Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup honey Directions Place chocolate in food processor fitted with blade attachment and pulse until chocolate reaches coarse sand consistency. Heat whipping cream over low heat, being careful not to boil. Add to food processor while still running, then add honey. […]

Hot and Honey Dip

Ingredients 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup Dijon-style mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Black pepper Cayenne pepper, to taste Directions Beat together honey and remaining ingredients. Use as a dip for pretzels and bread sticks, fresh or fried vegetables, chicken wings or shrimp.

Basil-Lemon Sauce

Ingredients 10 large fresh basil leaves (about 1 cup loosely packed) Zest and juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup Directions Combine basil, lemon zest and juice, oil, and maple syrup in a blender. Puree and transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Keeps in the refrigerator […]

Pineapple Pepper Jam

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 (1.59 oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks 1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies Juice of 1 lime 6 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and […]

Peach Melba Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.59 oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pitted, peeled peaches (about 4 medium) 1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1 6-oz. con.) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 5 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and contents of package in a bowl into well blended. […]

Mango Chili Jam

Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1 (1.59-oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 2 cups diced, crushed mango 2 green jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced 1 red jalapeno pepper (or Serrano) seeded and finely diced 4 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and contents of pectin package in a bowl until well blended. Add […]

Berry Blitz Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.59-oz pkg.) freezer jam fruit pectin 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup crushed blackberries (about 1-1/2, 6 oz. container) 1 cup crushed blueberries (about 2, 4..4 oz. container) 1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1-1/2, 6 oz. container) 1 cup crushed strawberries (about 1, 1 lb. container) Zest of 1 small lemon 5 (8 […]

Pomegranate Jelly

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups prepared* or bottled pomegranate juice (about 5 large fruits or 2 -16 oz. bottles) 1 (1.75 oz) pkg. fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine, optional 5 cups sugar 6 (8 oz.) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in […]

Blueberry Jam

Ingredients 1 1/2 quarts blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed/not drained) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 box Sure-Jel or Can-Jel 4 cups sugar Directions Remove stems and crush fully ripe blueberries completely, one layer at a time.(Or blend them coarsely in a food processor.) Measure 4 cups of crushed fruit. Add more berries if necessary. Place […]

Blueberry Jam

Ingredients 1 quart blueberries sugar as needed 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped Directions Put half the berries in large saucepan and crush slightly; add remaining berries. Cook over medium heat until soft. Remove from heat and measure; add 1 cup sugar for each cup berry pulp. Return to pan and add apple. Stir until […]

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