Condiments

Condiments

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

I. LOVE. Blue cheese dressing. Like I kind of have a sick obsession with it. It’s literally THE ONLY salad dressing I ever use. And I use it on more than just salad. I dip cheese fries in it (because it’s better than ranch). I dip anything “buffalo” in it (because it’s better than ranch).
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Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

I have previously //waxed poetic here// about my love for blue cheese dressing.  I consider myself a blue cheese dressing expert.  I know what restaurants have good blue cheese dressing, and what restaurants have meh blue cheese dressing.  I have had my go-to recipe for forever, which is straight out of a //Morton’s Steakhouse cookbook//,
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Bruschetta

Bruschetta

Bruschetta! How do you say this, by the way?  Broo-skett-ah?  Broo-shett-ah?  Who knows.  I don’t care.  I say Broo-shett-ah. Anyway.  I love bruschetta because you know why?  It makes me think of spring and summer, because can you really think of anything fresher and more delicious than a juicy, ripe tomato and some fresh basil?
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Chipotle Cheese Sauce

This cheese sauce has been tweaked and perfected quite a lot over the years, but it wasn’t till last year that I started adding chipotle to it to spice it up a bit. Prior to adding chipotle, I would add dry chili powder, pepper jack cheese, regular Tabasco, and sometimes even pickled jalapeno juice to
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Chipotle Mayo

Chipotle Mayo

Ok so let me just be honest up front and say that THIS IS NOT MY RECIPE.  It’s Bobby Flay’s.  But it’s so simple, and so perfect every time I make it, that I really have to share it with you.  There is literally no way that I could improve upon it and make it
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Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip

I don’t really know what Chuy’s is, I am assuming it’s a restaurant of some kind, all I know is that when I saw //this dip// on Pinterest it looked creamy and delicious, and those are my two favorite criteria for anything going into my mouth. I was excited to make it for a Mexican-themed
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Dill Pickle DIp

Dill Pickle Dip

I have to be honest, I wasn’t totally sure about this tip.  I 100% chose it because I knew my husband would devour it (and devour it he did), because he is a pickle fiend.  And I love pickles, especially Claussen pickles, but I was not sold on the idea of them being lost in
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Fresh Ricotta Toasts

So like.  Did y’all know you can make ricotta at home?  And that it’s better than almost anything you could buy at a store (unless you have access to some mom and pop Italian market that makes it fresh)? It’s true.  And it was SO easy to make, that of course I immediately had to
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Garlic Bread Spread

Garlic Bread Spread

When I was a kid my mom used to make the most buttery, salty garlic bread.  I am not entirely sure how she made it, I should probably ask her.  But one day while scrolling through Pinterest, I found //this recipe for Garlic Bread Spread// and it sounded so much like what my mom made,
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Herbed Goat Cheese

Herbed Goat Cheese

I discovered within the last couple of years that I am, indeed, a passionate lover of goat cheese. Not really the crumbly goat cheese – I like the stuff that comes in a log and is creamy and tangy and delicious. So when I saw //this recipe for Herbed Goat Cheese//, my mouth immediately started
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Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Several years ago, I went to visit my friend Sara in Kansas City with some girlfriends, and we went out to dinner at this Italian place called Garozzo’s.  On the way there, Sara raved about the bread dipping oil.  WAIT TILL YOU DIP YOUR BREAD IN THAT OIL… OMG.  And I chuckled a little, thinking,
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Mexican Street Corn DIp

Mexican Street Corn Dip

I mentioned in my post for Mexican Street Corn Tostadas a couple weeks back that I was pretty inspired by that recipe and made a corn dip….thing. Is it weird that I think the words “corn dip” just don’t jive together?  I don’t know why.  It sounds pretty redneck.  Y’ALL COME FETCH YA SOME CORN
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Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Believe it or not, I never ate at an Olive Garden until I was well into adulthood.  I was in my early 20s and living in Spokane, WA with Aaron, and there is (or, was, rather) a major lack of non-chain restaurants in Spokane.  We couldn’t find a mom and pop pizza shop to save
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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is like… the perfect condiment for Mexican food. I use it on almost everything I make that’s Mexican.  Tacos, taco salads, nachos, quesadillas, even as a dip on its own.  Obviously you want to make sure you have the freshest, ripest ingredients as this is a raw dish with simple flavors. Two
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Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

Earlier this year I discovered the amazingness that is pimento cheese. I went to Lexington for work and we went to this amazing little place to eat called Stella’s Kentucky Deli.  I really went for the hot brown, but came away with a newfound love and appreciation for pimento cheese.  (The hot brown was also
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Sriracha Ranch

Sriracha Ranch

If you know me at all, you know how much I like dips.  I like to dip things in dips.  Especially, especially, especially creamy, mayo-based dips!  I do not dip fries in ketchup.  Why would I do that when I could use the excuse to ingest more mayo?! My favorite thing to dip things into
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