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Healthy Hummus

daisi - February 23, 2011
Hummus (1)

I’m always in need of a HEALTHY snack. If I don’t have healthy snacks readily available I will eat chocolate, donuts, chocolate donuts, candy, more chocolate… see the problem?? I love hummus, but I do not love the over-priced store bought hummus (especially when the roommate eats the entire container in one sitting). So I learned to make it and I think it is better …

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

daisi - February 1, 2011

The super bowl is quickly approaching and I have seen about a thousand recipes for dips I’d like to try. I’m even considering having a “dip party” so I can eat as many dips as possible in a single day. Don’t judge. I love this salsa recipe because it’s a different, tasty, you can use it in various recipes (foreshadowing much?) and most importantly it’s …

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Hot Spinach Dip

daisi - January 17, 2011
spinach dip

The second installment of meatless Monday is an appetizer, dip, or pizza topper.  The combination of ingredients is the basic recipe for any hot dip, be it: artichoke, spinach & artichoke, or just spinach.   Ingredients 2 packages frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry 1 cup mayonnaise 1 block cream cheese, room temperature or microwave for 20 seconds 2 green onions, finely chopped ¼ tsp. …

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Chipotle Artichoke Dip

daisi - October 3, 2010
chipotle artichoke dip

First of all, I got a new toy for my kitchen.  And I’m in love with it. Beautiful (thanks Mom for my birthday gift!). I made this dip for a pot luck lunch Sam had at work, as well as for our tailgate for the OU v. Utah State game and I believe it was a success so I thought I’d share. First here is …

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beans with wilted spinach

daisi - June 8, 2010

Last week I was making meatloaf for dinner.  I use the term “making” lightly as I was just heating up a frozen meatloaf I bought at Homeland. I never really liked meatloaf as a kid because I didn’t like ketchup or catsup or however you spell it these days.  But as I was wondering around Homeland, they had samples of the butcher’s meatloaf and it …

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In-Season Veggies

daisi - May 24, 2010

I stole this list and fun facts from the Bargain Babe blog. Here is an updated list of in-season fruits and vegetables, which are almost always cheaper than buying out-of-season produce. Greater supply…lower prices. It’s nice to know what is in season and cheap this time of year.  Also, you can click on the items that are underlined in blue for recipe suggestions and fun facts …

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Veggie Risotto

daisi - May 15, 2010
veggie risotto

Once upon a time Sam wanted pasta….wait, that’s every night.  As usual I didn’t want to go to the store since I live 20 minutes away from the nearest grocery store (except the farmer’s market but it was closed).  I had some leftover asparagus and onions from my trip to the farm so I started there and decided to make a fresh vegetable risotto.  FYI …

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Cinco de Mayo!

daisi - May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last night I celebrated Quatro de Mayo with $1 tacos and $2 tecates at El Guapo, a nice warm-up for the real deal tonight! In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d share a black bean salsa recipe I made the other day. It makes a LOT of salsa, so get ready to share. I hope I remember all of the …

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