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Great for families, this double-tiered food steamer by the Oster brand combines countertop convenience with healthy options for home-cooked meals. The unit’s steaming bowl offers a 5-quart capacity, while its 2 transparent steaming bowls make it possible to see the progress of your food.
I’ve written about Global Grub before and their wonderful DIY cooking kits. I am particularly fond of the tamale kit, which while I hate to admit it, makes better tamales better than I do. I’ve followed plenty of recipes and even have a book on tamales, but this kit is tops. The excellent chiles in the kit are what makes it so great as well as the easy to follow instructions. The kit is generally offered only seasonally at Christmas time.
One of my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers is a simple plate filled with fresh veggies and a bowl of creamy dill dip. But do you know what tastes even better with dill dip than carrot and celery sticks? Steamed and chilled brussels sprouts!
It might seem a bit unusual to add steamed Brussels sprouts to a crudité platter, but they are really delicious served with a fresh dill dip or ranch dip. In my family, the steamed Brussels sprouts are one of the first things to disappear from the appetizer table (along with the deviled eggs, of course).
Dilly dip can be made with dried dill, fresh dill or a combination of the two. While the recipes floating around my family rely on dried dill and sometimes a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch, I like to add some fresh dill when it’s available. Chopped Italian parsley is another great addition that adds a nice fresh flavor to the dip.
If you don’t have access to fresh herbs or you just want to make the dip with what you already have in the pantry, it tastes great even without the fresh dill and parsley. Experiment and make it your own. Just don’t forget the steamed and chilled Brussels Sprouts!
I’ve included instructions in the recipe below for preparing the Brussels sprouts in a way that keeps them bright green and vibrant after cooking, which is important if you’re going to serve them to guests. Overcooked, gray-green Brussels sprouts really don’t look very appetizing!
So tell me, does your family have a favorite Thanksgiving appetizer? Have you ever tried cold, cooked Brussels sprouts with a creamy dip?
Other Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas:
Other Brussels Sprouts Recipes from my Fall Fest Friends:
Healthy Eats: 5 Healthier Ways to Spruce Up Brussels Sprouts
Creative Culinary: Bowtie Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
The Fed Up Foodie: Beef and Brussels Sprouts Stew
Hey Grill Hey: Brown Sugar Bacon Brussels Sprout Bites
A Mind “Full” Mom: Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Taste with the Eyes: Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Italian Sausage, Balsamic Syrup
The Mediterranean Dish: Fall Rotini Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
The Mom 100: Roasted Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and Leeks with Spicy Drizzle
Devour: Every Day We’re Brusselin’: 4 Craveable Brussels Sprout Salads
Swing Eats: Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Sherry Over Loose Polenta
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Pan Seared Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Pear & Walnut Salad
FN Dish: 7 Recipes That Will Make Literally Anyone a Brussels Sprout Believer
I hope that the week treated you well and that you’re on your way to enjoying a wonderful weekend. We have a usual weekend planned here! My sister’s birthday is tomorrow so she got to pick out dessert, and she sent me a Facebook video (not in English) of what looks to be a layered pavlova cake with fresh fruit. I can’t wait to create it – I think it’s going to be a fantastic spring/summer dessert!
As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!
Margarita Cupcakes – Vanilla cupcakes infused with lime and tequila, brushed with more tequila, and then topped with a tequila lime buttercream frosting.
Spicy Southern Cheese Crackers – These homemade cheese crackers are spicy, buttery, and totally addicting!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies – These chocolate chip cookie dough brownies start with my favorite basic brownie recipe, and are topped with an egg-free cookie dough.
Friday Things – Crawling, store hours, chocolate, tank tops, and more…
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Layered pavlova cake (my sister’s pick for her birthday!)
Recipes and posts from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like, too:
Starting my Cinco de Mayo menu with this cheesy chipotle bacon guacamole (omg!).
Can I eat this cinnamon roll layer cake for breakfast? (please say yes)
Pretty sure I’m going to make garlic butter roasted mushrooms my default side dish for everything.
Peanut butter cookie dough dip? I’ve died and gone to heaven.
These cookies and cream stuffed brownies are the ultimate Oreo lover’s dream!
Have a delicious weekend!
I like to use fresh fruit when I’m baking, but I have been known to use a wide variety of frozen and canned fruit, as well. These shelf-stable (or freezer-stable) options let me use my favorite fruits all year round, so I can enjoy ripe berries in the winter and homemade pumpkin bread in the spring if I am in the mood for it. These Peach Blueberry Muffins combine two wonderful summer fruits – peaches and blueberries – into a muffin that can easily be enjoyed all year round.
The muffins start out with ripe peaches. You can use fresh peaches (in season), frozen and defrosted peaches, or jarred peaches. If you are using jarred peaches, choose fruit that is packed in juice instead of syrup and drain it well. The peaches should be pureed until quite smooth. This puree is stirred into the muffin batter and brings a delicious peach flavor into every bite. Using the puree also means that you won’t have any soggy bites of muffin, which you can encounter with fresh peach chunks that they give off a lot of moisture when baking. The peachy batter has blueberries – again, fresh or frozen can be used – stirred into it before baking. Be generous with the blueberries.
The finished muffins are soft and fluffy, with a nice high rise that makes them look very attractive. They have a soft, floral peach flavor and bursts of intense berry in just about every bite. I topped my muffins with a sprinkle of coarse sugar before baking to give the muffin tops a little texture and to add some additional sweetness. The muffins are at their very best when they are fresh from the oven, but they’ll remain nice and moist for at least a day or two after baking if you store them in an airtight container.
Peach Blueberry Muffins
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 tsp orange zest
3/4 cup peach puree (approx 2 medium, ripe peaches)
1/4 cup milk
8 oz blueberries, fresh or frozen
coarse sugar for topping
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, vegetable oil, egg and orange zest until well combined. Stir in half of the flour mixture, followed by the peach puree and milk. Stir in the remaining flour mixture, stirring until no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Fold in blueberries until well-distributed. If using frozen berries, toss them in a spoonful of flour before adding them to the batter.
Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with coarse sugar
Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of each comes out clean, or with only a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool before servin.