5 results for tag: Spread

Terrific Green or Black Olive Tapenade

If you have never had olive tapenade before, you have been missing out.  It is a wonderful dip/spread, packed full of flavor, and super easy to make.  This particular recipe was developed for a friend’s wedding, and though we made a lot, it disappeared within a few minutes.  It makes a terrific appetizer. In... More

Batista’s Nacho Cheese Sauce

A Wonderful All-Purpose Cheese Sauce This week I had the privilege of a visit from my good friends from West Virginia, and they graciously shared their family’s favorite (plant-based) cheese recipe. It is quick and easy, with a cheese-sauce like texture, and an amazing taste. This is indeed an all-purpose cheese, and can ... More

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip is one of my dad’s absolute favorite things. However, it is traditionally a cholesterol nightmare. Here is a recipe that is creamy, delicious, full of flavor, and you guessed it, totally cholesterol free. It is in fact gluten free as well. Give it a try this holiday season, and watch it disappear ... More

Grandma’s Norwegian Blueberry Jam

Once a year I visit my grandma in Norway, and once a year I get grandma’s wonderful, wild, blueberry jam. There is just nothing like it. I don’t even care that my tongue gets blue and that my teeth look gray. It is definitely worth it. The Norwegian blueberries are small and slightly tart, and the fact that she can pick ... More

Hummus Three Ways

  I love hummus!  Store bought hummus cannot compare to a homemade version, and it is so simple to make, give it a try, you might like it too!   Classic Hummus: 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup olive oil (or water if you don't want to use oil) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ... More