Dips, Spreads and Glazes Recipes

Pineapple Chili Salsa

Ingredients 4 cups cubed seeded peeled papaya (about 2 lb or 2 med) 2 cups cubed, cored, peeled fresh pineapple (about half of a medium pineapple) or canned pineapple (about 1 20-oz can) 1 cup golden raisins 1 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup chopped seeded Anaheim peppers […]

Grilled Salmon Steaks with Savory Blueberry Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon honey 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 cup fresh blueberries 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives 4 (6 ounce) salmon steaks 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock, vinegar, orange juice, […]

Strawberry Jam Cookie Recipe

Ingredients 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, softened to room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups flour 1/3 cup jam, jelly or marmalade (strawberry, of course) 1/3 cup slivered blanched almonds Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease baking sheet. In large bowl, cream butter until smooth and […]

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 8 oz. cold cream cheese 5 tablespoons softened butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar Directions Beat cream cheese with butter and vanilla until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar that has been sifted after measuring. Continue to add more sifted powdered sugar until you reach a consistency and sweetness that fits your taste.

Baked Cheddar Bacon Spread

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened 2 s sour cream 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 lb. sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 s shredded Cheddar cheese, divided assorted crackers Directions In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, onion and mayonnaise until smooth. Fold in bacon and 3 cups of […]

Gridiron Potato Dip

Ingredients 2 s packaged, frozen mashed potatoes (firmly packed) 1 milk 1/2 light or regular ranch salad dressing 1/2 plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers, chopped 1/4 pitted Kalamata or ripe olives, chopped 1/4 red onion or chives, chopped 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper, or to taste […]

Crock-Pot Apple Butter

Ingredients 3 cups of white sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Directions DO NOT ADD WATER. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours Stir, turn on low and cook 9 hours more. DO NOT REMOVE LID OR STIR DURING THIS TIME. Put apple butter through a food mill. (I have […]

All-Day Apple Butter

Ingredients 5 1/2 lbs. apples, peeled and finely chopped 4 s sugar 2 to 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions Place apples in slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover […]

Garlic-Orange Glaze

Ingredients 2 tablespoons orange or tangerine juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 brown sugar 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon minced garlic or garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 3 s thin carrot slices minced candied ginger, optional Directions In small bowl, whisk together orange juice and cornstarch, stirring in sugar, vinegar, garlic and orange […]

Caramel Frosting

Ingredients 3 s light brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons corn syrup 3 tablespoons butter dash of salt 3/4 cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions In large saucepan, combine ingredients and mix well to blend. Bring to boil; cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and cook to 230° on candy thermometer or until soft ball forms when […]

Knorr’S Spinach Dip

Ingredients 1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, drained and squeezed dry 1 pkg. Knorr’s vegetable soup mix 1 small can water chestnuts, chopped 1 1/2 s sour cream 1 mayonnaise Directions Mix sour cream and mayonnaise together in bowl. Pour in soup mix, water chestnuts and spinach. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for at least four hours. […]

Coconut Butter Cream Icing

Ingredients 2 s unsalted butter (softened) 4 to 8 tablespoons cream of coconut, to taste 1 sugar (divided) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder* 1/2 water 1 tablespoon pineapple juice 5 large egg whites (5 fluid ounces) 1 tablespoon lime juice (optional) 1/2 + 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar Directions In mixing bowl beat butter until smooth […]

Spicy Tomato Salsa

Ingredients 6 pounds tomatoes (about 12 large) 9 dried hot chilies, seeds removed 15 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 3 s diced red onion 6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced 1 1/2 s chopped cilantro, packed tightly 1 tablespoon salt 3/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes 3/4 red wine vinegar, 5% acidity Directions Peel, seed […]

Zucchini Jam

Ingredients 6 s zucchini, grated, peeled 6 s white sugar 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1 water 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained 2 (3 oz.) boxes gelatin (any flavor you like) Directions Add 1 cup water to zucchini and bring to boil, cooking for 6 minutes. Add sugar, lemon juice and pineapple. Cook […]

Traditional Salsa

Ingredients 7 s diced, seeded, peeled and cored tomatoes (about 5 pounds) 6 green onions, sliced 2 jalapeno peppers, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced Directions Combine all ingredients in a large saucepot. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Carefully ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rim and […]

Red Raspberry And Blueberry Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.6 oz.) freezer jam pectin 1 1/2 s sugar 2 s red raspberries, crushed 2 s blueberries, crushed 5 (8 oz.) or 2 (16 oz.) can-or-freeze jars Directions Combine freezer jam pectin and sugar in medium bowl, stirring to blend evenly. Add crushed red raspberries and crushed blueberries. Stir mixture 3 minutes. Fill […]

Vegetable Dip

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 small onion, grated 1 pint mayonnaise dash of Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon beef bouillon, dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water Directions Beat ingredients until smooth. Serve with vegetables or chips. Erma Miller Spartansburg, PA

Killer Homemade Chip Dip

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1 tablespoon instant onion dash of garlic salt mustard to taste 4 tablespoons homemade mayonnaise Directions Mix together and serve at room temperature for potato chip dip. Can add more or less mayonnaise for desired taste and consistency. Sue Barr Dover, Ohio

Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce For Seafood

Ingredients 1/2 clam juice 1/2 dry sherry 1/2 whole milk 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon shallots, minced 1/2 bay leaf 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon flour 3/4 lb. (3 sticks) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions Reduce first six ingredients (clam juice, sherry, whole milk, […]

Fluffy Strawberry Frosting

Ingredients 2 egg whites 1/2 sugar 1/2 strawberries, hulled and sliced 2 teaspoons orange liqueur 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions Combine all ingredients in top of double boiler and place over boiling water. Beat with electric mixer 6 to 7 minutes, or until mixture holds stiff peaks. Spread over cake. Makes enough to frost 2 […]


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