In a beautiful gift basket, I received a jar of merlot jelly. I have no idea what to do with it - and it's huge. I was thinking of just serving on a canape with a matching cheese. Any other / more interesting ideas?
Many folks feel that mussels are a restaurant dish—something to order off the menu. But they’re surprisingly affordable at the market and quick and easy to cook at home. They’re also a great option for those looking for sustainable seafood choices.
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.
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