Crab Dip Recipe

Crab Dip

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Crab Dip
This is one of my grandmother's recipes that has been a part of our family gatherings for as long as I can remember. It is a must have for us. It is quick, easy, and delicious. It is almost always the first bowl to go empty. This recipe was featured by the Minnesota Vikings as part of their game day apps during my time in Minneapolis.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Serve with your favorite crackers or toasted bread.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Cheese Log Dip Recipe

Cheese Log Dip

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Cheese Log Dip
This cheese dip makes a great addition to any spread. Perfect for entertaining at home since it can be made ahead of time and ready whenever your guests arrive. Serve it with chips, crackers, and/or fresh cut vegetables.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 8 Hours
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 8 Hours
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine cheese spreads and cream cheese. Mix well.
  2. Add chopped celery and onions. Mix again.
  3. From into desired shape.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and roll cheese mixture in chopped parsley and pecans.
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Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Asiago Cheese Dip Recipe

Asiago Cheese Dip

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Asiago Cheese Dip
This is another family standard around Christmas time. This dish can be made ahead of time and then baked when needed making it an easy addition to any gathering. It's best served hot, but holds up well over time. Serve with an assortment of crackers, crostini, or chips.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, 1/3 cup Asiago, green onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix well.
  3. Place into an oven safe 1 quart casserole dish.
  4. Top with 1 tablespoon Asiago cheese.
  5. Bake until top is golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Grated Parmesan can be substituted if needed.

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Fried Garbanzo Beans

Fried Garbanzo Beans

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Fried Garbanzo Beans
These are a wonderful treat enjoyed plain or as I used them, in place of croutons on a salad. This is a very basic recipe I made for a specific dish. The possibilities for these are truly endless. Let your imagination and personal tastes guide you when making these for yourself. They are definitely enjoyed as fresh as possible.
Course Appetizer, Misc
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer, Misc
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat saute over medium-high heat.
  2. Once pan is hot, add olive oil.
  3. Carefully add garbanzo beans.
  4. Saute garbanzo beans for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove garbanzo beans to a paper towel lined bowl.
  6. Remove paper towel and toss with paprika and salt.
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Bacon Onion Crouton Recipe

Bacon Onion Croutons

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Bacon Onion Croutons
I hate to admit it but I used to use bulk pre-made croutons at the first restaurant I was the chef at. I resisted for so long making my own. At the time it was more an issue of time then quality. That all changed the day I made croutons from scratch for a private party. I sneaked a fresh crouton of the pan and popped it my mouth and never again did I use pre-made croutons.
Course Misc, Soups/Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Salads
Ingredients
Course Misc, Soups/Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Salads
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut bread into small cubes and place in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle warm bacon fat over bread.
  4. Add parsley, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper to bread.
  5. Toss well to combine but gentle enough to not break the bread apart.
  6. Place bread crumbs on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until croutons are golden brown.
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Ham Glaze Recipe

Ham Glaze

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Ham Glaze
This is one of my father's "recipes". I use the word recipe lightly as it was more a list of ingredients and would depend on what we had in the house. I took his frame work and made it an actual recipe that I use to this day. At home, I still do it his way and use what ever I have one hand.
Course Misc
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Course Misc
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted and all ingredients are well mixed, about 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Extra glaze can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for future use.

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Fire-Roasted Corn Salad Recipe

Fire-Roasted Corn Salad

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Fire-Roasted Corn Salad
During our Elote craze at Dotzy's, we had an enormous amount of corn on hand. So I roasted some off and added some other fresh vibrant vegetables and made this delicious and visually appealing salad. This is a great addition to any summer meal, from burgers, to barbecue, to grilled steaks. Make a smaller amount, and this is a great salsa for any Mexican dish you might be preparing.
Course Misc, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Misc, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct medium-high heat.
  2. While grill is preheating, prepare the rest of the ingredients for your salad.
  3. Once grill is ready, grill corn until it is slightly charred on all sides, 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from grill. Place corn on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, carefully cut kernels off of cob.
  5. Place corn kernels in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
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bourbon bacon

Bourbon Bacon

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Bourbon Bacon
This bacon is so good it turns vegetarians into meat eaters. This is a perfect addition to any gathering. It can be served all by its self or added to any of your favorite burgers or sandwiches. The possibilities are endless.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Strips (approximately)
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Strips (approximately)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine brown sugar and bourbon in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Place a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush both sides of bacon with bourbon glaze and space evenly on wire rack.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn bacon over and continue cooking until slightly crispy and the edges are dark, 10-15 minutes more.
  7. Remove bacon from over and allow to cool slightly. Remove bacon from rack while it's still warm to avoid it sticking.
Recipe Notes

Be careful as bacon can burn rather quickly so always keep an eye on it.

If you prefer your bacon less crispy do not flip bacon and remove from oven when desired.

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Street corn elote

Street Corn – Elote

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Street Corn - Elote
Fresh sweet corn might be one of my favorite Midwest ingredients. Here we make a tradition Mexican street food, Elote. We served this for the first time at Dotzy's during the first ever Kiddos Who Care Market. It was such a hit, we put it on our seasonal menu.
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Street Corn - Elote
Elote Wet Rub
Elote Dry Rub
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Street Corn - Elote
Elote Wet Rub
Elote Dry Rub
Instructions
Street Corn - Elote
  1. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct medium-high heat.
  2. While grill is heating prepare the wet and dry rubs.
  3. Once grill is ready, grill corn until it is slightly charred on all sides, 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from grill and brush a generous layer of wet rub on all sides of corn.
  5. Sprinkle dry rub on corn and serve with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
Elote Wet Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. This can me made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Elote Dry Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. This can me made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Recipe Notes

I like to tie the husks back using butcher's twine to make a handle.

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Orange Mint Rice Recipe

Orange Mint Rice

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Orange Mint Rice
Spruce up your normal white rice with this flavorful and bold orange mint rice. I served this with some delicious coconut shrimp but the sky is the limit for this wonderful side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the rice and saute over high heat for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Add salt and pepper. Be generous, but remember you can always add more later.
  4. Pour the orange juice over the rice. The rice should be so hot the orange juice sizzles as you add it.
  5. Bring the orange juice to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover the rice and cook until the rice has absorbed all the juice. This should take approximately 25 minutes.
  6. Once rice is done, fluff with a fork.
  7. Add mint immediately before serving as it will turn brown.
Recipe Notes

For a quick and easy version of this recipe use a rice cooker. Follow the instructions for your specific rice cooker but substitute orange juice for water.

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