Category: Dips & Sauces

Dip Recipes from Around the World

Finger foods are universally loved by kids and adults alike for their no-fuss, no-muss nature, but they could not exist without their trusty companion: the dip. Canadians may first think of ranch sauce or garlic aioli when asked about our favourite dips, but this staple can be as varied and creative as your imagination allows. …

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A Festival Of Food For Cinco De Mayo

May is one of the nicest months of the year; the weather is warming up, flowers are in bloom and summer is near – also during the month of May one of the most colorful and happiest holidays are celebrated by a fun loving group of people who love color, song and dance and good …

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100 Guacamole Recipes In One: A Guide To Making Guacamole Dip

The key to an amazing guacamole dip isn’t finding the best of all the guacamole recipes out there. After all, we all have different tastes, so what’s perfect for someone may not be as great for someone else. The key is learning how to make your own guacamole recipes – for a dip that’s just …

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Dandelion Blessings! 

The first yellow spots in the lawn and along roadsides are telling me every year that winter is finally over, and that the promise of life has come back, and Mother Earth will provide for us with an abundance of food and beauty again. Shining like little yellow stars they take over controlled lawns. They …

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Creamy Roasted Garlic and Greens Dip

Whether you’re serving flatbread, sliced veggies or your favourite crackers, it’s always a challenge figuring out the perfect dip to accompany them. Try this rich and flavourful appetizer recipe below. “Roasting garlic mellows the sharpness and enhances its natural sweetness, giving this rich dip an addictive caramelized flavour”, shares Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s …

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Easy Lemon Hummus

Hummus is a spicy, healthy Mediterranean treat. This blend of beans & spices makes a great dip, spread or topping. However, if you have discovered the great taste of hummus, you have probably also discovered that it is expensive! Store bought hummus can be up to 6.00 dollars for a small plastic tub. It tastes …

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What Is Pesto?

Simple Definition Pesto is a sauce that contains crushed up basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil. Simple, right? No, not quite because one unique quality of pesto is that it can take myriad forms. Versatility Is a Virtue Do any two pesto sauces taste exactly alike? No. Some may be similar to one …

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Practice Makes Perfect: A Dress Rehearsal for Your Turkey

The holidays are approaching and before you know it, you’ll be thinking about that daunting task of cooking a turkey. This holiday season, make sure your bird impresses all the guests and relatives by conducting a dress rehearsal for your turkey. More than 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, according to a National …

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Canning 101: How to Make Apple, Banana and Pumpkin Butters

During the fall months, I look forward to going to our local orchard and purchasing some fresh fruits and vegetables. After I get home, I enjoy getting out my water bath canner and canning supplies, and making up a few batches of various butters. Canning is a lot easier than it sounds and making butters …

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Recipe: Mixed Greens with Bacon Dressing

Double-duty recipes make flavorful sides or full meals Dress up your greens and add some extra crunch with this bacon-infused salad recipe. Perfect as a side dish, this quick-to-prepare and delicious meal can also hold its own as a busy weeknight dinner. Add shredded chicken for extra protein. Mixed Greens with Bacon Dressing Preparation time: …

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