TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Hummus

Top: Hummus, lightly garnished at Shaya | New Orleans. Second: Hummus with sophisticated garnishing at Shaya. Third: Hummus on a sandwich from EatWellEnjoyLife.com. Bottom: Hummus flatbread with arugula, at The Purple Carrot.   Hummus, a dip and spread made from chickpeas, has been eaten for millennia: Chickpeas and the sesame seeds used to make tahini…
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RECIPE: Hot Cheese & Bacon Dip

When the weather gets cooler, the foods get warmer. Here’s a flavorful hot fall and winter dip from Kraft. You serve it warm and bubbly, with crudités, crackers, cocktail franks or cut-up regular franks or brats. Kraft developed it with their brands: Kraft Real Mayonnaise, Oscar Mayer Brand bacon, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Shredded Three…
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RECIPE: Artichoke Dip With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Artichoke dip with sun-dried tomatoes. Photo courtesy Mooney Farms.   After yesterday’s recipe for spinach and artichoke dip appeared, our friend Rachel emailed to say: “I don’t like spinach. Do you have a recipe for artichoke dip without it?” This one’s for you, Rachel: an award-winning recipe courtesy of Mooney Farms. The recipe uses Mooney’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Artichoke Hearts Beyond Spinach & Artichoke Dip

March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day. Yes, there’s a holiday for just about everything: Here are the food holidays. If you shop at a club store, you may run across large cans of artichoke hearts or artichoke pieces, nicely priced. There are also occasional sales on regular formats (13.85 ounce cans). Grab them! Should…
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TIP: Create A DIY Guacamole Party Bar

Guacamole with crispy bacon and shredded cheddar. Here’s the recipe. Photo and recipe courtesy Sabrina Modelle | The Tomato Tart via California Avocado Commission.   National Guacamole Day is September 16th, and we wondered: If there are salad bars and frozen yogurt bars, cereal bars, baked potato bars and chili bars*, why not a guacamole…
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