CAROLE’S CRAB DIP

As you can easily see, this one is very difficult to make. Be sure to allow plenty of time so that you don’t have to rush around at the last minute! When Carole makes anything¬† you can count on it involving¬† three tons of butter. This dip is sooooo yummie. The next time I make…

CRAB REMOULADE WITH AVOCADO

I made this little jewel up. I like to make the remoulade and then put a dab on pieces of avocado with a cocktail pick in each. This also can be great for lunch. Take one half of an avocado and fill the center with the remoulade. Line a small plate with some lettuce leaves,…

DAVE’S ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE

The original entry was written in 1986, band name and phone number are long gone Whenever Dave is around, I hit him up to make us some guacamole. Have you ever noticed, when other people cook it always taste better? His guac is the best and here’s how he does it… We’re having technical difficulties……

KENMARE BAY MUSSELS IN WINE CREAM SAUCE

Let’s face it… Nobody can make mussels as great as the ones at the “RITZ” but I love them so much that I keep trying. These are super good and can carry me over ’til I move back to California and I can get my “fix” for real! SAUCE: 3/4 cup dry white wine 1/4…

OLIVES MARINATED IN GIN

Sometimes I get the biggest kick out of myself. Every now and then, Doug will have a gin martini before dinner. I love it when he orders those because I always get at least one of the olives. I gave a bridal shower for Carole and decided to give everyone a little chuckle. I had…

MALIBU CHILI CON QUESO

I like to use a baby crock pot or a chafing dish to keep the dip “just warm” while serving. It’s just not the same when its cold. Also, we like it hot so we add some diced jalapenos when it’s cooking. But, of course, do whatever you want to… I mean, like really man,…

PARTY TOAST (DIP)

This is little Douggie’s favorite thing to take to a party as long as he has a “cold beer” to go along with! Throw some Tostitos in a bowl to use for dippers.¬† It has been a hit every time we’ve made it. 1 pkg. Lawry’s taco seasoning 1 lg. container sour cream (Have you…

PAULA’S CEVICHE

Paula makes the tastiest ceviche I think I’ve ever had. The only problem is that I never got the recipe. Dear Paula, MOTHER OF TWO: Could you please fill this enormous void in my life? Thank you berry, berry much. Love,    

STEAK TARTARE WITH SOUR CREAM AND CAVIAR

This recipe for steak tartare is the best I’ve ever had. I love to put a teaspoon of the beef mixture on a square of cocktail, pumpernickel bread, topping it with a dollop of sour cream and a little dab of caviar, an idea which I stole from Hans Prager when he had fancy cocktail…

OYSTERS COUNTRY GENTLEMEN

These “Oysters Rocky” are better than those at Delaney’s. I’m really into them PLUS, you know, they ARE an aphrodisiac. There is a watercress mixture involved in this recipe that has to be refrigerated overnight which is really a plus, since it allows you to get that part done the day before you want to…