Salsas and sauces

Healthier Ranch Dip for your Kids

Most kids love ranch, right?  Sometimes the only way to get them to eat a vegetable is to dredge it in ranch first.  Well that’s all well and good, but traditional ranch dressing is very high in fat and low on protein- almost negates the vegetable value. Here’s a ranch dip that gets a few more marks on the healthy scale.   You can adjust seasonings to your liking.



Pineapple Salsa is Addictive

I have finally given up on scrounging through the cabinets looking for something to scoop up my pineapple salsa.  Let’s face it, I’m really just looking for an excuse to eat it.  I finally found the perfect dipper.  A BIG SPOON!  Now I shamelessly sit down with the whole bowl and the spoon and eat it like cereal.  I can’t get enough of the sweet-salty freshness.  Oh yeah…. it’s a great accompaniment to pork, chicken and salads.  I like that you can get these fresh ingredients year-round. Here’s the stupid-easy recipe.  TIP: To peel a pineapple, cut off the top and bottom first and then sit it on a cutting board on its flat bottom.  With a sharp knife, peel the outside skin from top to bottom, following the curve of the pineapple. Be sure to cut just behind the dark “eyes” of the pineapple.  You don’t want that in your salsa.   Slice into quarters and remove the tough core pieces before dicing into bite-size pieces.