Favorite Ingredient Friday ~ Hot Pizza Sauce Dip, Garden Tomato Sauce & Alfredo Sauce


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
2 tablespoons green onion slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cream cheese and Italian seasoning, spread onto bottom of 8″ mini baker stoneware pan. In a small bowl combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese mixture over cream cheese mixture. Spread the pizza sauce over the mozzarella cheese mixture: sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese mixture. Top with green onion. Bake 15-18 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with sliced French bread or fresh vegetables for dipping. Yield – 14 servings

6 cups chopped tomatoes
i bunch cilantro, chopped fine
1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped fine
Juice of 1 lime*
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
jalapeno, minced to taste

Toss all together and chill 24-48 hours before serving. You end up with about 7 1/2 cups of salsa.

4 tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon minced garlic, jar
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/2 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Gradually add heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in salt, pepper and grated Parmesan cheese and stir constantly until melted. Whisk in egg quickly and heat through.

I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks, and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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Hi Tamy!

This looks good. I’ll have to give it a try.

If you were looking for Jack and Jill today, I was a little late getting it posted, but it’s there now.


My daughter is loving your blog! I hope you don’t mind, but she’s copying all those yummy recipes and will be trying them all out for us.

She loves to cook and try new things. Thanks for all the great ideas!!