In my beautiful kitchen, I love to whip up a variety of dipping sauces, depending on the main course or snacks being served. Usually in preparing various dips, it can take at least 10 minutes of preparation and then the finished product goes into the refrigerator for chilling. Here are just a few of my family favorites.
1. Mustard Pretzel Dip
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup prepared mustard
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup diced minced onion
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
In a bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 30 mins. Serve with sourdough pretzel nuggets. Makes 3 1/2 cups.
2. Salmon Burger Dill Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Couple teaspoons of zucchini relish
In a bowl, combine all and refrigerate. Serve with Salmon Burgers or Fish Sticks.
3. Curry-Ketchup Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon curry powder.
I use this sauce for dipping sweet potatoes in. Peel four small
Spaghetti is an easy go-to dinner on nights when you’re short on time, but at your busiest, even spaghetti can’t get on the table quick enough.
Use these hacks to make your quick dinners even quicker.
1. Add your salt later
It’s true that adding salt to your water enhances the taste of your pasta, but don’t add the salt until the water is already boiling. Adding it earlier will only increase the water’s boiling point, making the whole process take longer.
2. Use pot-sized pasta
Breaking up spaghetti makes it easier to eat, but it takes time (and usually makes a mess). Buy Mueller’s Pot-Sized Pasta to shave time off your cooking and your cleanup.
3. Precook your meat
The next time you get a free half hour or so, cook up a bunch of hamburger (or whatever meat you prefer in your sauce), and freeze it in baggies, separated by how much you’ll need per batch. Put it in the fridge to thaw the night before and you can skip the browning step when you’re cooking. Just take it out of the freezer and add it