The “Party Book” and a vintage dip recipe (circa 1960)

During the holidays, I often wax poetic and get nostalgic about my childhood.   This is going to be one of those posts.   (Please bear with me.)

My mom and aunt were both home economics teachers.   (Today they would be called FACS teachers for Family and Consumer Sciences.)    They would often discuss the latest food trends, . . . → Read More: The “Party Book” and a vintage dip recipe (circa 1960)

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

I great dip, spread, or wrap filling. Delicious!! . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheese Spread

A delicious appetizer for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheese Spread

Another great new appetizer: Not your ordinary cheese dip

Who knew there was a World Cheese Dip Championship? Here is a great recipe for Avocado Goat Cheese Dip that would get my vote! . . . → Read More: Another great new appetizer: Not your ordinary cheese dip

Great Northern Bean Dip

Hunger pains, raiding the pantry, the invention of a new appetizer. . . . → Read More: Great Northern Bean Dip

Christmas Gift # 12: White Queso

I’m dreaming of a white queso….An expensive meal leads to a new dip recipe. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift # 12: White Queso

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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