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{in the kitchen} roasted red pepper and white bean dip

I need to try this. Looks delicious!

Last week I made a Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean dip for a NYE gathering at my friend’s house. The dip was so good that I had to make it again this week. Oh, and the best part? I used my new food processor from Christmas and it worked a MILLION times better than a blender. Big girl stuff. It’s funny how your love for things change over the years. When I was little it was friendship bracelets and dolls, now kitchen accessories. Real cool Katey.

roasted red pepper dip{KateyK Photography}

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Fresh Basil Sauce

Magazine purge, recipe #2. (Rachael Ray July/August 2012) Again, haven’t tried it, but it looks like a nice sauce to use on meats or veggies.


  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • ¼ tsp salt

Puree all ingredients in blender until smooth. Spoon sauce over chicken, scallops, steak, or veggies. Makes 1/2 cup.

Reblogging so I don’t forget to try this wild rice! Looks great.

T Hollis


One of those weeks…but I promised to post a new recipe, so here it is:

Wild Rice For Company – Summertime


  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, minced
  • 2 ribs Celery, sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 3 cups Wild Rice Mix (I use H.T. Traders from Harris Teeter Food Store)
  • 1 quart organic Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon T’s House Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried Cranberries or White Raisins or chopped dried Apricots
  • 2 Scallions, chopped, both white & green parts
  • 3/4 cup toasted Walnuts, broken into smaller pieces
  • 1 Yellow Squash, quartered, thinly sliced


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan.
  2. Sauté onion & celery until translucent.
  3. Add garlic.
  4. Stir in rice to coat completely.
  5. Pour in broth & seasoning then bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  6. Cover & reduce heat to Low.
  7. Cook 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat & set aside 5 minutes.
  9. Stir…

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