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Smoking Seafood

My favorite food is seafood, so naturally that would play a big part in my summer project to learn how to use a charcoal/wood smoker like a pro. Some of my first smoking experiments were ribs and ...

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Dip into Summer

  If there’s one thing that every picnic needs, it’s a good, crowd-pleaser kind of dip. In fact, I would say that about most parties. Most gatherings, even. Basically, if there are more than four ...

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Brandade: Your New Favorite Dip

  I remember first trying brandade when I was in culinary school and experiencing a moment of euphoria. Brandade is a Mediterranean dip consisting of pureed potatoes, salt cod, garlic and olive oil, ...

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Seven Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

  The latest cheese challenge in The Chopping Block's private Facebook group got me thinking about what’s the most cheesy, ooey, gooey dish that I like to make. Immediately, I knew: spinach artichoke ...

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Buffalo Dip for your Cheese Cravings

For some reason, I start craving dips when the weather starts to drop even to the 70’s. August and September feel like football games and hanging out by a bonfire. But with the world the way it is, I ...

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Get Cracking with these 15 Minute Holiday Crackers

  I’m not going to lie, I love a good dip. For years I’ve been whipping up the classiest of condiments, the tastiest of toast toppers and the sexiest of spreads but I’ve got to admit, I’ve been ...

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Spicy Corn, Bacon and Candied Jalapeno Dip

I raided the refrigerator at our Lincoln Square store last Sunday in the hopes of coming up with a creative and delicious tasting for all of our guests to enjoy as they shopped. I found a few ears of ...

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Stuffed Crust Pizza Dip

  My French Onion Dip was a hit last month when my friends joined me for the Super Bowl, so when it came time to start watching March Madness, I knew I had to come up with a dip that would be the ...

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A Taste of Old Florida

  While some of you were shivering through the polar vortex earlier this month, I was home in Florida. Before you get all jealous know that I made the last minute trip home for a family emergency. ...

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Winning French Onion Dip

Football is a big deal in my house. Sundays are spent in sweatpants, cozied up on the couch, yelling at the TV, and enjoying delicious food to go along with the games (this is an all-day affair after ...

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