Friday, August 2, 2013

The Barefoot Contessa - Ina's Fridays

My friend Chaya suggested I might enjoy being in her Ina Friday's cooking group.  It meets once per month. Even though this is the fourth month for the group, I decided to join in today. This month the theme was appetizers. 

There are so many wonderful Ina appetizers I had a hard time choosing just one.  I finally settled on Ina's Herb Dip.  It will go nicely with the lasagna pizzas that I plan to prepare for tonight's dinner.  It was easy to make and tastes delicious!  When I make dips, I really wonder why I ever buy the prepared ones at the store because to make your own really only takes a little preparation and a little time.  The finished product is so delicious.


Here is the recipe:

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 
1/2 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
4 scallions, white and green parts, minced 
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced 
1 teaspoon kosher salt 
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

Place the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and blend. Serve at room temperature.

Here is a list of the other group members if you want to check out what appetizer they made this month.

Ansh @ Spice Roots (Ansh will return in June)
Barbara @ Moveable Feasts 
Bhavna @ Just a Girl From AAmchi Mumbai
Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes
Linda, @ Tumbleweed Contessa (Beginning in June)
Linda @ There and Back Again (beginning in June)
Martha @ Simple Nourished Living
Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home
Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits
Nancy @ My Picadillo
Ria @ Ria's Collection (beginning in June)
Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman
Veronica@ My Catholic Kitchen 

9 comments:

Alyce said...

Welcome to Ina Fridays! I love chips and dip; you picked a winner. Happy weekend.

teaandscones said...

This herb dip looks and sounds very fresh and tasty. I will def have to try this one. ANd, yes, you are right about store bought.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Welcome to our little group!

This looks like a wonderful party food - I agree about store bought dip...

Chaya Selig said...

I am so glad you did join us. I know you and I think this is just your kind of group, a nice bunch of members and some of Ina's delicious recipes .... a winning combination and now we have Peggy, someone on I like and respect, with us.

Ansh Dhar said...

Welcome to Ina Fridays! Delicious Dip!

Martha said...

Welcome to Ina Fridays! It's so fun to have you with us. I too am a big dip fan and this looks delicious. Because I'm a greedy eater and a Weight Watchers lifetime member, I'm going to attempt to lighten it up a bit with nonfat Greek yogurt and reduced fat cream cheese!

Mary Callan said...

Oh that dip sounds so delicious - love the flavors. Glad to have found your blog and happy to follow you :)
Mary x

Lita said...

This does look good. Welcome to Ina Fridays. I look forward to it each month. Drop by my kitchen.

Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

Justagirl fromaamchimumbai said...

Peggy that looks so fresh, love it. Welcome to INA Friday's.