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CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

I was SO hungry after spending a day prepping the boat for late spring launch that I didn’t even take the time to snap pictures of the process for this recipe. Regardless of whether you see the steps or not, you HAVE to try this ….   Rich, creamy, spicy, cheesy, meaty…   It should have served 4, but there was precious little left after the two of us dove in…     CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP 1 lb of sausage…

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YUMMY DIPS and SPREADS part 2: CHEDDAR HORSERADISH GUINNESS SPREAD

YUMMY DIPS and SPREADS part 2: CHEDDAR HORSERADISH GUINNESS SPREAD

Of the two Trader Joe’s spreads tried on a recent trip to Rhode Island the Beetroot Hummus was tasty but the Cheddar Horseradish Spread was my fave. …very zingy and cheesy! Here is my attempt to reproduce that yummy cheesy zingy goodness… CHEDDAR HORSERADISH GUINNESS SPREAD 4 cups shredded aged cheddar 8 oz cream cheese or goat cheese 1 tbsp dijon mustard 3 tbsp strong horseradish 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 cup stout dash Tobasco sauce dash Sriracha sauce dash…

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YUMMY DIPS and SPREADS part 1: BEETROOT HUMMUS

YUMMY DIPS and SPREADS part 1: BEETROOT HUMMUS

On a recent visit to Rhode Island, for a Marine Systems/Marine Electrical Workshop a friend and I stopped at Trader Joe’s to buy some food for our hotel room. My first visit and what a treat! …lots of yummy temptations… My friend suggested we find things we have never had before.. Great idea! …so we bought Beetroot Hummus (among other things) Bright pink and pretty darned tasty. It made a great bed picnic treat after a long day on the…

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OF FIGS and TEDDY BEARS

OF FIGS and TEDDY BEARS

I needed some fig jam to make a little appetizer for an upcoming dinner party. The former me would normally have run to the local market in search of a jar of fig confiture, usually over-priced but this Kat is gaining wisdom with her advancing age. We always keep dried fruit onboard for easy healthy quick energy snacks and they keep so well. Go easy on these though if you are conscious of your sugar intake because dried fruits. although…

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LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD

LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD

photo by Wolfram Schubert Hey there Galley Peeps, the Kat will be away again, this time only briefly. Here is something yummy to snack on while I’m away… …ricotta, artichokes, spices and some tangy lemon…   …mix it all together…     LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD 2 cups ricotta 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2-3 cloves garlic, grated 1 can artichokes, well drained and chopped 1/2 cup grated parmesan 1 tsp dried chilis 1 tsp dried chives 1/2 tsp sea salt…

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TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER

TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER

Would you like a simple no-fuss breakfast this morning? …mixed up the butter, honey and lemon. ….toasted some Panettone. …just boil an egg of two to serve with and maybe some fresh fruit. I halved the original recipe thinking that would be enough. We couldn’t stop eating it! a little more toast to go with a little more butter to go with a little more toast… and on and on…. TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER 1/2 stick unsalted butter,…

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CHEESY BACON DIP

CHEESY BACON DIP

When I cook bacon onboard I usually add a few extra strips for future meals like BLT’s (there’s that ‘cook once eat twice’ thing) or this little dip, perfect for an impromptu cockpit party or a pot luck offering. The original recipe is baked for 15 minutes in a 350 ° oven but it needs only a minimal amount of heat to render it that perfect texture for dipping your favourite crackers or veggies (use a heat proof dish and…

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SPICY CHIA STRAWBERRY JAM

SPICY CHIA STRAWBERRY JAM

Considering all of the apparent health benefits of chia seeds, and the relative ease and success of my chocolate chia pudding (link), I decided to translate these little miracles into a spicy jam. …just a few simple ingredients… …takes less time and effort than traditional jam… …and we get the added health benefits… We aren’t big jam eaters but a touch of this spicy ‘confiture’ with a little bit of cheese on a little bit of bread… (link to making…

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WHITE BEAN & PALM HEART DIP with PEPPERONI CHIPS

WHITE BEAN & PALM HEART DIP with PEPPERONI CHIPS

Today I am trying out R.E.D.’s new toy… Kitchen King Pro manual food processor It seems like the perfect addition inexpensive, small and no battery life will be sacrificed in the process… For my first attempt I decided to make a hummus-type dip White Bean and Palm Heart Dip 1 can white beans, drained 1 can palm hearts, drained 6 garlic cloves 3 tbsp tahini (or natural peanut butter with a splash of sesame oil) 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice…

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SPICY STRAWBERRY JAM

SPICY STRAWBERRY JAM

“The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam to-day.” “It’s jam every other day; to-day isn’t any other day, you know.”  Red Queen Through the Looking Glass. This is jam with an attitude. Best served with a dollop of goat cheese on a crispy cracker… Spicy Strawberry Jam 2 pounds fresh strawberries hulled and chopped 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 serrano peppers (other spicy peppers can be substituted – I used 4 Thai chilis – Oh my,…

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