FOOD FUN: Combine Two Popular Dips, Hummus & Tzatziki

Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good…
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RECIPE: Green Olive Tapenade

Tapenade is an easy-to-make appetizer or snack that complements beer, cocktails and wine. Photo courtesy Pompeian.   It couldn’t be easier to make the popular Mediterranean olive spread, tapenade (at least in these modern days of food processors). You can use any type of olive, from mild to pungent; black, green or a mix. Here’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey & Nuts Spread & Topping

Homemade honey with nuts. Photo courtesy AppleTurnover.tv.   Honey Nuts Cheerios, Chex, Shredded Wheat and Special K; honey nut peanut butter and honey-roasted nuts: Honey and nuts are a natural pairing. If you’ve got nuts and honey, you can take the duo one step further: Combine them into a delicious bread spread and dessert topping,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Pimento Cheese Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger using pimiento cheese from ZoesKitchen.com. Photo courtesy Zoe’s Kitchen.   We recently received a shipment of cheese spreads from Tonya’s Gourmet Creations. The company makes cheese spreads in Carolina Blend, Dilly Beef, Feta-Greek, Smokey Bacon Cheddar, Southwest Chipotle and Sun-Dried Tomato. It reminded us of our mom’s pimiento cheese spread, which she enjoyed…
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THANKSGIVING RECIPE: Pumpkin Cream Cheese

What’s for breakfast during pumpkin season? Bagels with pumpkin cream cheese spread! We recently devoured a whole wheat bagel with pumpkin cream cheese at Dunkin Donuts, and are now hooked on this holiday spread. It’s easy to make, with your choice of cream cheese (regular or fat free) or fresh goat cheese. Or, substitute sour…
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