Party Foods

Brie-Blackberry-Caramel Roll

27 November 2010

1 tube refrigerated crescent roll pastry (or recipe ready pastry sheets) 1 triangle brie 3/4 cup of your favorite jam (I use DPF’s Seedless Syrah-Blackberry Jam) 1 cup pecans, chopped Caramel topping (use either your own or jarred) 1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  On a piece of parchment paper, roll out dough into a rectangle […]

Delish Taco Dip

2 November 2010

1/2 onion, diced 3 – 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans black beans, drained (reserve liquid) 1 cup sour cream 1 packet taco seasoning (if you want my home made stuff, send me an email!) 1/2 – 3/4 cup salsa 1 small can green chilis 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 – 2 cups cheddar cheese, […]

Ranch Style Chicken Skewers

25 September 2010

1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp. dried chives 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro 1/2 tsp. dried dill 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. onion powder 1 tbs. worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. white vinegar 1 tbs. agave syrup 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. salt 4 – 5 chicken breasts, […]

Pulled Fajita Chicken

22 July 2010

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 tbs. chili powder 8 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup orange juice 1. Place chicken into a slow cooker. 2. In medium sized bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken, and turn to coat. 3. Cook on […]

Southwest Bean and Corn Salad

12 June 2010

2/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. white sugar 1 tsp. ground pepper 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. chili powder 1/8 tsp. cayenne powder 2 tbs. fresh cilantro, minced 2 cups black beans 2 cups corn 1 – 2 jalepenos, minced 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, […]

Sesame Spinach Pasta Salad

9 June 2010

I originally obtained this recipe from my best friend Renee’s Sister-in-Law.  I misplaced the original, and now I’m not sure how much it has changed – but it’s damn good! 8 oz. rotelle pasta (or whatever you like) 1/4 cup sesame oil 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/4 […]

Homemade Hummus

25 April 2010

2 cups garbanzo beans, drained (reserve juices) 1/3 cup tahini 4 cloves garlic 1 tsp. cumin 1 tbs. olive oil Juice of one lemon 1 tsp. salt 1. Combine  all ingredients except for the salt in a food processor or blender (an immersion blender works too).  Blend until smooth. This gets very thick, and at […]

Addictive Peanut Dip

7 February 2010

Ok, so my husband nicknamed this Mark’s Crack…I thought because he is addicted to it like some people are addicted to crack…the double entendre was lost on me until moments ago!  The recipe was given to me by my dear friend Julie Intlekofer.  It’s seriously to die for.  Serve with parbroiled mini potatoes, carrots, pita […]