A Chilled Dip for July 4th

Are you scheduled to have a house/apartment full of people this holiday weekend? Or, are you mooching off your “good” friends? Either way, you should definitely have a dip.  And no, not a dip in the pool–I’m hoping you’re already planning to do that.   Here's a quick dip recipe for you to print out and put in your back pocket (or beach bag) for your last minute weekend grocery trip.  It's easy to make and will compliment any classic 4th of July burgers-and-dogs barbecue. So, let the fireworks begin…..around your picnic table! Save … [Read more...]

Mango Guacamole

Hopefully we're all staring down a few months of barbecues, pool parties, and family get togethers. Don't let your guests eat boring snacks!  Spice things up with this recipe for Mango Guacamole - a refreshing summer twist on the tried-and-true traditional recipe. Guaranteed you'll have to have a large stock of ripe avocados in your drawer because this dish will be in high demand. Enjoy! Save Print Mango Guacamole Author: IMUSA Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Mexican Prep time:  10 mins Total … [Read more...]

Pesto Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

We're thrilled to have our resident soup expert, Seriously Soupy (aka Serena), reveal her latest original soup recipe: Pesto Cauliflower Carrot Soup. With Serena's help over the past few years, we've come to learn that there's nothing you can't do with soup!  With some creativity and very few ingredients, you can make the most wonderful tasting recipes at very little cost.  Serena herself has recipe-tested and penned a catalog of over 100 soups and has taught soup classes and given tours.  So, if anyone knows soup, it's Serena! Here's … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

My family just got back from an unforgettable trip to Southeast Asia. We have very dear friends who relocated to Hong Kong so that was the impetus to setting our sights eastward. Then we decided to tack on 3 more countries to our southeast Asian adventure, not knowing if and when we’d ever get to that part of the globe any time soon as it seems our schedules continue to get overrun by our kids’ activities. Lucky for us, our children are terrific travelers, interested in the sights and the delights of any foreign place. I always say, you … [Read more...]