Monday, August 11, 2008
Hi All, it has been quite sometime since I have posted a tried & true recipe! So I thought that would be exactly what I do today!...This recipe comes again from the "Barefoot Contessa",...Ina Garten. For those of you that read my blog, you already know that I LOVE Ina's philosophy when it comes to food, ..fresh, beautiful & delicious food served simply!...So today's recipe is all those things...Ina's "Sun-Dried Tomato Dip"!....so delicious you will make it again & again! This recipe is extremely easy & quick ...& one that I have made forever!!! Whip some up & let your family be the judge!.....
INA GARTEN'S "SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP":
4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (8 tomatoes)
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
10 dashes, hot red pepper sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
Puree the tomatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, red pepper sauce, salt and pepper in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the scallions and pulse twice. Serve at room temperature.
Serve with crisp veggies and crackers... or as done at our house,..spread on slices of slightly warm Tuscan bread, alongside a salad of "garden greens" tossed with a bit of sweet vinagrette!! So yummy!
Note: makes 2 cups....
And one more thing....My dear friend Lori at "Morning Glories and Moonflowers" honored me this evening, with the "You Make My Day Award"!!!!....I have never seen this charming award, so was simply "over the moon" that I was among the lovely ladies who Lori passed it on to! Thank you so much for thinking of me!...you always "make my day"too!
Now for the deserving ladies I am pleased to pass this award on to!.....