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I was catching up with friends recently and we were all asked to bring a plate, which I love doing as it helps the hostess.  My friend Cathy made the most delicious chocolate dip, served with fruit.  The kids and adults all loved it, we gobbled it up very quickly.  This is a great bring a […]

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  • Catherine

    Can anyone clarify what is thickened cream? In the UK we have single, double and whipping cream?? Thanks xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Catherine, yes it is the same as your whipping cream.:)ReplyCancel

  • could you use plain Greek yoghurt instead thickened creamReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Lanette i have never tried but i can’t see any reason why not.:)ReplyCancel

  • Gemma

    Another great option is cream cheese made into a slightly sweetened dip. I recently did powdered sugar and lemon, but the options are numerous: honey or maple syrup, cinnamon or even a delicate amount of cardamon would be nice. Served with fruit and ginger biscuits it went down like a treat!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Lanette i have never tried but i can’t see any reason why not.:)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Oh i like the sound of using cream cheese, great idea Gemma!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    I’m not a fan of microwave cooking. If I did on the stove in a saucepan would I just put all ingredients in and stir until melted and combined?ReplyCancel

Come late afternoon I feel really peckish, 18 months ago I would have gone for a sugar hit, however now I much prefer a little savoury snack and I love having some dip in the fridge for just this reason. Plus it is also a great after school snack for the kids.  This Tomato and Onion […]

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  • Tessa

    ooh this sounds so good and even more so with the hint of tabasco, my favourite.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I don’t usually use tabasco on my meals, my hubby covers most of his food in it. But I really did love the little hint of tabasco in this dip, you’ll love it TessaReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    sounds to easy, and is relatively good for you. So going to try this one. Can we substitute anything else for tabasco.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      You could leave the Tabasco out if you want yvonne, give it at least one dash as it does add a little bit of flavour, I found the 5 dashes wasn’t hot just gave the dip a lovely tang.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Yummo! This looks so good!
    I’ve been reading a lot of Vitamix ‘healthy dip’ recipes lately and noticed lots use macadamias or cashews all whizzed-up to make it ‘creamy’ without cream for less calories, they’d probably work in the thermomix too.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Ooh yes that is a great idea, Jennifer! I didn’t think of using macadamias or cashews!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Wow, yummo and healthy as well. Why do we seem to get the munchies in the arvo? Good for everyone…ReplyCancel

 Last year I made some really delicious savoury cheese biscuits, I am asked frequently what is the dollop of green on top, it’s a Avocado Horseradish spread with smoked salmon. Avocado Horseradish spread Serves: Ingredients 1 avocado 25g horseradish cream 10g lemon juice Instructions add avocado to bowl chop on medium in food processor or thermomix […]

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This tomato, spinach & cashew dip is my absolute favourite dip of the moment.  It’s so flavoursome and a really lovely snack when you are feeling a little bit peckish for something savoury.  I usually make sure I have some homemade dip in the fridge especially for those moments around 4pm when I’m feeling a […]

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My taste buds have really changed lately, I am enjoying more savoury foods than sweet.  I’ve been enjoying making some dips and having them on hand in the fridge for the moments I am feeling a little peckish. But this one is perfect to serve at an upcoming Christmas gathering. Serve with crackers & vegetable […]

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  • Made this today too. It’s a huge amount!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Enough for a crowd!ReplyCancel

  • Kara

    Hi Katrina, jut wondering how long this would keep in the fridge and whether it is freezable?

    Love your work!


    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Kara, I have kept it in the fridge for about 5 -7 days. I have never frozen it only because i think it would separate once it was defrosted.ReplyCancel

Beetroot is one vegetable that I rarely put on our plates for lunch or dinner.  I’m not sure why as I really enjoy it when I do eat it.  However, I came across this recipe below at Childhood 101, created by Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy.  I have never of thought of adding beetroot to […]

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  • Samantha

    Oh Kat I’m so glad I’m not the only crazy person who likes to experiment with things not so usual. I made a Beetroot Cake for my friends birthday! One of my other friends declared that I was weird – I like to eat weird things.

    It’s kinda true. I’ve had red wine cake, kangaroo lasagne, kanga bangas.

    But that’s just what I’ve made. When in Indonesia I eat frog, snails and turtle (not so keen to try snake though!)ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I love a Jamie Oliver recipe for when I’m doing a roast beef – use small beets (or chop large beets into golf ball size pieces) add a few crushed garlic cloves, some fresh sprigs of marjoram and thyme (I love lemon thyme) about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and a generous glug of olive oil. Mix together, wrap into a packet of double thickness alfoil so it won’t leak then bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for about 45 minutesReplyCancel

    • ooh wow, my mouth is watering that sounds so delicious, will definitely have to give this a go, thank you for sharing:)ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    I make a beetroot tzatziki, grated betroot in yoghurt with cumin seeds mint horseradish and lemon.ReplyCancel

  • AFreshLegacy

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe Kat. Along with these biscuits our other fav way to enjoy beetroot is beetroot chips.ReplyCancel

  • christiechildhood101

    Thank you so much for featuring Kyrstie’s recipe, Kat. How good do those cupcakes look – just added that recipe to my list to try!ReplyCancel

    • Don’t they look good, I love finding recipes with hidden goodness in them.ReplyCancel

  • I love beetroot, fresh, roasted, pickled – any way at all. but unfortunately my husband and son both despise it, only a little less than broccoli (my favourite vegetable!). But, I think I will have to go check out that biscuit recipe, and the muffins. Who could resist those?ReplyCancel

    • Chook

      Think beetroot and broccoli are chick veggies. They are my 2 favourites as well!ReplyCancel

We had family over recently for dinner and I wanted to give them something to nibble on for the afternoon.  Usually when we get together for dinner we always have crackers and dip or chips and bread with dinner but I thought I would mix it up a little and make a delicious cob loaf […]

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  • Trish

    I put my cob loaf in the oven with the filling in and the lid on and bake until the loaf and broken pieces are crunchy and brown and it melts the filling and warms in and makes it nice and gooey
    The crunchy pieces and great for the dip
    I don’t know how long in the oven but I put it in at about 180c just till its all brown and golden and crunchy
    It’s great all warm
    Great idea ReplyCancel

    • Ooh this sounds like pure yumminess Trish, will have to give it a try :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela Hamilton

    I make a similar dip and have been told that it only works with the frozen spinach – which is a pain in the arse, So thank you for the fresh spinach tip. I also add diced water chestnuts.ReplyCancel

  • disqus_ewFyGybFX9

    I made a fantastic bacon one the other weekend, it was FANTASTIC :) love cob loaf dipsReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    I do one with 250 – 300g each of mayonnaise, a pkt spring vege soup, 1 pkt frozen spinach (defrosted and all water squeezed out). Mix it all together and pour into cob loaf. I like to make the filling several hours before (or the night before) so the soup mix had time to fully flavour the rest of the mix. It also thickens after a while in the fridge.ReplyCancel

    • Kirsty

      That should say 250 – 300g each of mayonnaise and sour cream. I just use whatever quantity of sour cream is in the container and then match it with mayoReplyCancel

      • Kate - Kat's Assistant

        Sounds great yummy, Kirsty!ReplyCancel

  • Vivienne

    Thanks for sharing your cob loaf. I do a similar one using ham and chopped up onion and I bake mine in the oven. I also place the bread that’s been pulled apart and slowly baked that as well which make the pieces of bread crusty. Delicious all the same. I am going to try your one for an event coming up soon.ReplyCancel

  • Lele

    Yum I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Years ago we used to do onion dip – one can reduced cream, a packet French onion soup mix, a squeeze of lemon juice. I like your recipe better because we get the greens in! XxReplyCancel

Mexican layer dip is a great dish to bring along to BBQ’s.  It is always a crowd pleaser. Mexican Layer Dip Serves: Prep Time Total Time 10 mins 10 mins Ingredients 2 packets of corn chips 450g can refried beans 35g packet taco season mix ½ cup sour cream (or enough to cover one layer) […]

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  • Sunshine Mands

    Thanks for this. I used to do one with cream cheese, but have decided I am no longer comfortable givng that to my children so this is a great alternativeReplyCancel

  • Cassandra

    Mine is slightly different I use a small tub of sour cream, no lemon juice or salsa. I put re fried beans on bottom, then avo, then mix sour cream and taco seasoning together as next layer, tomatos and a few shallots pieces then cheese on top. I use a $2 container rectangle container from junkie shops with the lid. Yum making my mouth water.ReplyCancel

    • It’s making my mouth water too, yummo, thanks for sharing your version Cassandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Fi @ My Mummy Daze

    *drool* this is one of my all-time favourite dips!! Love it! I could go with some now… Fi xxReplyCancel

  • shell.kel

    yum! I will have to give this one a go great to take to parties


  • […] Mexican Layer Dip, is a great dish to bring along to BBQ’s.  We had a games afternoon, so I made it to snack on! […]ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    I do .. Bottom layer – mix together 4 bean mix, chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion. Next layer – chopped/sliced lettuce, next layer – large tub of sour cream, top layer – crushed/broken cheese flavoured Doritos.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Macdonald

    Both sound delicious. Might have to get making. Happy Australia Day lunch!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hope you enjoyed it on Australia Day :)ReplyCancel