I'm looking for a gourmet gift basket (food items) to give to work colleagues to share in an office. I'd like to get some nice items, but do not want to spend more than $100. Does anyone know of any stores in Manhattan that sell nice baskets?
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.
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