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Quick Dips in 10 Minutes Submitted by: RC2STEP
Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.
Making Guacamole Submitted by: PHLOX
The real trick to great guacamole is to use good avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe and of the Haas variety! Serve this dip with corn chips, or an array of fresh vegetables.
Making Macaroni Salad Submitted by: Linda
This recipe is easily multiplied for a crowd. Everyone in my family asks me to bring this to our functions. I even make it for weddings. Sometimes I use a mixture of different kinds of pasta, especially if I only have a little of this kind or that. Depending on what type of macaroni used, more dressing may be required. The recipe calls for red onion, but sweet onion is great, too.
Making Pasta Salad Submitted by: Heather
This is a super easy but wonderfully tasty salad recipe I picked up years ago which has become a summer tradition with my family! The ingredients and proportions are adjustable to personal preference. For added flavor, you can boil the pasta in a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part chicken broth.
Making Salsa Submitted by: KIKIWOOD
This is a very good salsa recipe. Simple ingredients are boiled and blended to created a flavorful, spicy mixture that's great with tortilla chips and on Mexican-style foods. The amounts of onions and jalapenos may be varied; canned crushed tomatoes may be substituted for fresh.
Perfect Slow Cooker Chili Submitted by: Danelle
The slow cooker is a great way to make chili. This beefy chili is packed with beans, veggies, and spice.
Making Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Submitted by: BRENDASUM
This recipe starts out on the stove, and ends up in the slow cooker! Add your favorite BBQ sauce and eat plain or on a bun! Great for parties.
Making Wings to Feed a Crowd Submitted by: Patrick
This yummy honey barbeque sauce is great on chicken wings, pork, or short ribs. The soy sauce and oyster sauce hint at an Asian inspiration, while the gin gives it an undeterminable edge.