Sunday, March 10, 2013

Poppy Seed Dressing (Zupas

{Poppy Seed Salad Dressing}
by Caroline Drake

1/2 cup Heinz Gourmet Salad Vinegar
1 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
3/4 of an inch slice of purple onion, minced fine
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbs Poppy Seeds
3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
place all items in a blender or food processor and blend well.

Serve over lettuce with berries and sugared pecans

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips from Vittles and Bits Blog 1 large, uniformly-shaped russet potato, scrubbed well and sliced into 1/8" rounds* cooking spray 3/4 C. shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese salt & pepper to taste 2 T. crumbled bacon (about 2 slices) - I used real bacon bits chopped parsley or chives, for garnish (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring sliced potatoes to a boil in cold, salted water to cover for 5 minutes. Carefully drain, and transfer slices to a paper-towel lined countertop or cutting board. Pat to dry. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay out potato slices so they are overlapping on it. Spray lightly with additional cooking spray, then sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese & bacon. Bake 12-14 minutes in preheated oven until cheese is melted & bubbly. Serve with chipotle ranch sauce (recipe below). Serves 2. *You can use 2 medium-sized potatoes rather than 1 large. Also, I like to leave the skin on but you can peel the potatoes if you prefer. Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce 1 T. ranch dressing 3 T. sour cream 1/4 t. chipotle chili powder 1/8 t. cayenne (adjust more or less depending on how spicy you want). 1/8 t. salt 1/8 t. garlic powder Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine. Refrigerate any leftovers.