Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bacon and Onion Dip

This is a quick dip to make but gets better if it sits in the fridge for about an hour before serving.

1 tablespoon Bacon Bits
3 tablespoons chopped onions
1/2 cup mayo
1 cup Sour Cream
1 tablespoon olive oil

In a saucepan add butter and onions, when onions begin to turn translucent add the bacon bits, let bacon bits soak up most of the butter (about 1 minute) mix everything together and let stand in fridge for 1 hour for best results. Serve with Chips or your favorite veggies. Yum!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tarter Sauce

I made this recipe about 20 minutes ago to go with some Salmon that I pan seared.


1/2 c Mayonnaise
2 TBSP Sweet Pickle Relish
2 TBSP Finely Chopped Onion (I prefer red onion)
1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Combine all ingredients in bowl and serve alongside your fish dish.

Use this as a dip for veggies, just add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of soy sauce.

Some people like to add a teaspoon of fresh finely chopped Dill to the Tarted Sauce when serving with fish. I sometimes use Parsley.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Poor Man's Gnocci

This is a great little trick for using leftover mashed potatoes or baked potatoes.

In a bowl make sure that your potatoes are mashed very well (I used approx 2 cups of leftover potatoes) add 1 egg and mix well. Add any type of seasonings you prefer. I added approx 1/4 cup flour to the mixture to tighten it up to a dough. Yours may take more/less flour due to the moisture in your potatoes and the egg. In salted boiling water add teaspoon size dumpling to the water and wait 30 seconds after they float. Remove them and pat dry on a paper towel. You can sauce them with Pesto or Alfredo Sauce and Serve.