Olive Dip

Olive DipWinding down … Summer about to end. Squeezing in as many barbecues as possible. Enjoying icy wines in the now less than 3 digit heat. If you’re doing the same and need a new quick dip recipe here it is! This recipe is inspired by the 3 ingredient dip recipe in the latest Wine Enthusiast magazine. The September edition has a beautiful Porchetta, a Beer Braised Chicken and so many more delicious recipes. It’s an amazing issue!

I’ve changed up the recipe because I love Greek olives but any black olive will do. I’ll bet homemade green olives would work, Leonard! (My cousin, who cures his own.) Instead of Parmesan (I was fresh out) I used Asiago. Take a look at this easy recipe. You’ll love it!

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Cold pasta Salads

From Your Pantry or Garden

Cold Pasta Salads

 

 

Faster than going through the drive-thru you can create a Cold Pasta Salad. If you have pasta (fusilli to shell to wagon wheel and much more works) in your pantry you are more than half-way there. Freely make substitutions to this salad to make it a family favorite. All sorts of room for creativity. I just love these salads year ’round.

 

Be fearless and give this a try!

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Hot Ham and Cheese

Hot Ham and Cheese

 

Here’s a twist on an old time favorite. Feeds a group easily. Make it your own by adding a few of your favorite condiments. I love this for my guy who’s looking forward to a great lunch after golf. Take this recipe and change it up with small bread slices for that special tea or reception. This actually can be served without the baking. Just a handy recipe to have around.

 

Enjoy!

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