PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS

So versatile when one night you are enjoying a fresh delicious cracker dip… So easy to make and will be a hit at your next docktails gathering. On its own with a cracker or add the crunchy tangy bite of an apple slice. …and the next night transform it into a tasty pasta supper… …add a salad of tomatoes, bocconcini and a fresh crop of […]

Read Me Leave comment

FULL MEAL CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

I’ve really been missing our cockpit dinners, especially cheese fondu. It’s one of the easiest meals. So little preparation and minimal clean up. Imagine a warm starry evening, perfectly chilled white wine, a little dip of this and a sip of that, great conversation with friends. All the best components for boat entertaining. I took my basic cheese fondu recipe and added chicken leftover from […]

Read Me Leave comment

MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

Want to add a touch of the exotic North Africa to your next party? Try this mildy sweet with a touch of spicy dip. MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS what you will need 1 lb carrots, cut into 1″ pieces 3-4 cloves garlic (skins left on) 4 tbsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup tahini 1 tbsp Harissa 1 1/2 cups chick peas 2 tbsp fresh lemon […]

Read Me 1 Comment

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 […]

Read Me Leave comment

PERFECTLY EASY QUESO

I’ve found out through trial and error that the road to the perfectly easy queso is paved not with a good quality cheese but with good old cheese slices. I can hear the critics now!… Eeeuw! …cheese slices? …AKA plastic cheese? …with a list of ingredients longer than my arm? By perfect I mean smooth, creamy, velvety, drippy queso. And another advantage of cheese slices […]

Read Me Leave comment

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 […]

Read Me Leave comment

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 […]

Read Me 6 Comments

ARTICHOKE SPINACH HUMMUS

I am thinking I may have to find some way of ‘blending’ onboard. There are so many yummy recipes for soups, sauces and dips that require pureeing. A friend said that next year she will bring her battery operated blender should we ‘need’ a Marguerita or three whipped up… But space is at such a premium that I still haven’t quite come to terms with […]

Read Me 1 Comment

ROASTED RED PEPPER DIP

    Roasted Red Pepper Dip Ingredients: 1 small Onion chopped 2 cloves Garlic sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 12 ounces Roasted red peppers approx 1-3/4 cups 1/2 cup Walnuts 1/2 cup Fresh basil packed 1 slice White bread chopped 2 tablespoons Lemon juice Salt & pepper to taste     In skillet saute garlic and onion in oil till tender and transparent. I have […]

Read Me Leave comment