TIME'S UP! THE WINNER WILL BE POSTED SOON!
I confess that it has spent the last couple of months languishing in the company of the other cookbooks I received during the 2008 holiday season. I may have flipped through the pages when I received it, but that was all.
In preparation for this giveaway, however, I took a closer look. And a part of me doesn't actually want to give this one away now, but ah well, I've made the commitment and I must keep my word.
I wanted to pick out and make one of Fallon's dips BEFORE posting the contest, just so I could have the recipe and photos ready to go. But I ran into a problem. I couldn't pick just one to do. First I picked this one, then I thought that one sounded good, too…and pretty soon I had a list of five or six I wanted to make.
I jotted down the ingredients I'd need (most of the ingredients were things I already had on hand, fortunately) and zipped out to the grocery store yesterday intending to crank out all of the recipes in one afternoon.
Okay, that was a bit ambitious. So instead, I made two of them yesterday, and I'll put together at least two more today and post them over the course of the weekend. Just so you can see what you're in for if you enter and win this handy little book.
The recipe portion of the book is divided into four sections – "Cool Dips and Spreads," "Salsas and Such," "Warm Dips and Spreads," and "Dependable Dippers." That last section includes suggestions for great alternatives to potato chips and corn chips to serve alongside your dips.
Okay, enough blathering on. Like I said, I'll be posting recipes from the book over the next several days, so you can see what you'd be in for if you had your very own copy of this charming volume.
The deadline for entries will be…..let's see, since I've got a bunch of recipes to post, let's make the deadline Wednesday, April 1st, at midnight, eastern standard time. (And that's not a set up for an April Fool's Day joke – it's really and truly the deadline!)
In the comments section of this post, tell me what sort of dip or salsa you find completely addictive. It can be something you make yourself, it can be onion dip from a dry mix that your mom used to make when you were a kid. Whatever it is – please share
I'll start – oh no…just one favorite? Well, I make guacamole very often – at least once a week. I don't have a recipe – it changes depending on what other ingredients I have. No lime? I use lemon. No cilantro? How about some basil? My kids don't like the zing of onions or the heat of jalapenos, so if I'm making some for them I'll leave those out – in fact Alex's favorite guacamole consists of mashed avocado. And that's it. When it's just Bill and me, I'll go all out with tomato, cilantro, shallots or onions, tiny bits of any kind of hot pepper we have on hand, a good squeeze of lime, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Yum.
So let's hear it – what's your dip addiction?