Take That Chip and Dip It

It’s National Chip & Dip Day!!! Yes!!! So, of course, just the facts, first, as brought to us by Foodimentary.com:

The potato chip has been around since 1853.

 

It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.

 

The chips we use for dipping first became popular in the 50’s.

 

Really anything can be made into a dip: salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, even squash

 

Chips and salsa are probably the most well-known chip & dip, and the go-to for many of us. Have you ever made our own salsa? I have, and it can be a lot of work when done traditionally, here is a recipe if you are wanting to give it a go. If you are wanting quick and good, here is a different recipe. And for all of you you Pico de Gallo fans, I have one for your too, click here

 

I wanted to make sure everyone is covered for today, so I have also found a recipe for guacamole,  bean dip, and, last but not least, one for all of the Hummus lovers out there.

 

Whatever your preference, today is the day to indulge a little, and enjoy!

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It’s National Brownie Day!!

I cannot walk by a plate of brownies without eating at least one. These days I tend to limit my brownie consumption to this amazing gluten-free recipe. It is egg-free, grain free, nut free, low glycemic, and to die for!

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I got to thinking; where did brownies come from anyway.  Well, thanks to the invention of the internet, you can find out just about anything.  Here’s a great article about the invention of brownies, which turned out to be in 1893 when the chef’s at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel had a culinary challenge to meet… Read on

I thought I would share one more recipe with you, just in case you want a little veggie with your brownie!! This one is quite delicious and worth trying if you are not as sensitive to foods! Check it out here!!

Men Making Dinner

So, what’s the big deal about men making dinner that we need a special day on the calendar dedicated to it.  Until recently, men ruled commercial kitchens all over the world.  Think about how many famous male chefs there are, even if you go to the Food Network many of the competitions (like Iron Chef, or Chopped) are male driven. So, I think instead of making dinner myself,  I’ll take a different turn and look at some great female chefs of San Francisco (here is a list if you want to take a peek: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/san-francisco/best-female-chefs-in-san-francisco-california), just over the hill, and head there for dinner – Join me?

 

 

And if you have time, and interest, here is a quick little blurb on why women are not getting the respect they deserve in  the kitchen:

http://ediblesanfrancisco.ediblefeast.com/girl-talk-why-women-dont-get-respect-in-kitchens )

Whether you ended up cooking yourself, or ran out, I would love to hear some of your favorite dishes, or things to cook.