Posts Tagged 'Appetizer'

Salsa and Red Bean Dip — Sometimes simpler is better

Serves 6 to 8
Adapted from Woman’s Day magazine

We had some friends over the other night and I wanted to make something new. A dip maybe?
My wife had found this recipe in Woman’s Day magazine and I decided to give it a try.
It is just store bought salsa and red beans (or black or white) mixed in a blender. What could be more simple?
The results: a delicious dip that is ready in a minute or two. Give this a try. You will not be disappointed.

Recipe follows.

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Tasty Japanese Cucumber Salad

Adapted from an old Internet recipe
Serves 4

I am always up for something new. And when that “something new” turns out to be simple to prepare and tasty it’s a win/win.
So it is with Japanese cucumber salad or Sunomono. It is the simplest of dishes yet is crisp and refreshing. It can accompany just about any meal.
There is not much more left to say, except be careful cutting up the cucumbers. See what happened to me here.

Recipe follows
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Mussels in Beer

Adapted from a recipe at

Serves 4

I just love mussels. My family? Not so much.
But, whenever we are having a seafood dinner involving many different kinds of seafood, I usually can sneak in some mussels. This is a very easy recipe and the flavors the beer adds to the mussels are amazing.
I also use this recipe when I make paella and I will post that recipe later.

Recipe follows.

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Deviled Eggs


This is not really a recipe but a post pointing you to a website all about deviled eggs.  Boy, does this guy know about deviled eggs.  And rightfully so, the website is called The Deviled Egg Gourmet and the address is: Deviled Eggs.

There are pages and pages taking you through how to make deviled eggs.  Maybe more than you ever wanted to know.  But, it’s a fun read and you do learn a lot about eggs.

The recipes are at the end and there are some good ones.  I made the one with pickle relish and horseradish.  I would never have thought to put horseradish in deviled eggs, but it was very good.  You should visit the site and give it a try.

California Bean Dip

From an Internet search years ago.
Serves 10 to 12

This eye-pleasing combination of white corn, black beans and Mexican-style seasonings is irresistible! Serve it with corn chips or Scoops.

Recipe follows.

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