Just think how far the dip world has come, evolved if you will. There was a time when French Onion Dip was the go-to staple for Game Day or family gatherings. A packet of onion soup mix, a tub of sour cream, and a big bag of ruffled potato chips and we were in dip heaven.
I made this Autumn Thyme Wedge Salad a couple weeks ago and have been dying to share it with you. It has so many wonderful seasonal flavors that it sings of Autumn Thyme. The star of the salad were the Warm Goat Cheese Fritters. They were so good they deserved their own recipe post (and so delayed the introduction of our newest wedge salad recipe).
Pub Fries. They are single handedly responsible for my decision to make Fry Sauce. That bucket of perfectly Crispy Baked Potato Wedges deserved an equally perfect dunking sauce. But which one should I make?
Fire Roasted Poblano, Cilantro & Lime Dressing is my new favorite. Slightly smoky bright flavors, balanced by toasted cumin, cilantro and fresh lime juice. I wanted each component to hold it’s flavor identity, so I’ve left it slightly chunky. Turns out this dressing doubles as a kickin’ salsa :) and soon to be used as a marinade.
This has been my Summer of Jam. In years past I had avoided making jams and jellies simply due to my lack of understanding of the canning process. However, once I discovered how easy it was to make skillet jams the creative juices began to flow. Strawberry Jalapeno and Peach Jalapeno Skillet Jams gave me the confidence to take on Tomato Bacon Jam.
When summer tomatoes are at their best, I could eat a ‘matter’ sandwich for dinner every night. Give me some fresh baked white bread, sliced garden tomatoes, Homemade Mayonnaise and listen to me utter these words. Good gracious!
The first White BBQ Sauce I ever had was from Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in Atlanta. We catered a company event and brought in a full spread of their pulled pork, beef brisket, and smoked chicken. Along with the meat, they provided three distinct BBQ Sauces, one of which was White BBQ Sauce. It seemed odd and quite appealing to this girl who loves all things creamy. Holy Wow! was the first thing I thought when I tasted it.
We have since recreated this mayonnaise & vinegar based BBQ sauce at home. It’s creamy yes, but has a nice punch from the horseradish and creole mustard. Black pepper and garlic round out the depth of flavor. From what we’ve discovered White BBQ Sauce is a Northern Alabama favorite. I can tell you, we Georgians have become quite fond of it too.
Refrigerator Pickles take the unknown out of making pickles. I know nothing about canning and preserving, although both are on my culinary bucket list. I have however successfully made a couple variations of pickles. These Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans are ready in two days. They are crisp with a slightly spicy zing. Delicious.