Appetizer

Veggie Dip

Beetroot Hummus

Eat your carrots Plentiful year-round, root vegetables can be found in a wide variety of colors from deep purple beets to vibrant orange sweet potatoes and carrots and creamy white parsnips, turnips and rutabagas. Easily obtainable and budget friendly, these nutritious vegetables are packed with nutrients from the soil and have a high concentration of […]

My best sweet salsa

My Best Sweet Salsa

Fruit or vegetable? As a child, I remember going into our family garden, picking the biggest, reddest tomato I could find, wiping any dirt off on my shorts and biting into this sun-kissed delight. The juice dripped down my chin and I relished every bite. It was my favorite then and that hasn’t changed. We […]

Shrimp Dip

Shrimp Dip

In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest’s friend Bubba gives a seemingly never-ending list of all the ways shrimp can be prepared – “you can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it,” and the list continues. We don’t have room for that many preparations, but we think you’ll like the ones submitted. Rice […]

sausage dip maybe

Sausage Dip

The Other White Meat Considered by some to be the other white meat, lean cuts of pork are low in fat and a naturally high source of protein. In fact, a study conducted by the USDA found pork tenderloin to be more lean than skinless chicken breast. It also contains many essential nutrients and vitamins. […]

Sticky Wings

Sticky Wings

Years ago, I was at a fall fair and visited a honey vendor. I was skeptical when I saw the vast variety  of honey offered. After all, how could honey vary in flavor? Well, I learned my lesson that day. I sampled several and was surprised how different they each were. It all depended on […]

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

Feeding the Arts Who: Galena Center for the Arts Cost: $23.49 includes shipping Details: Soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 131 Send checks to: Galena Center for the Arts, 219 Summit Street, Galena, IL 61036 or call 779-214-0261 Print Recipe Bruschetta Course Appetizer Cuisine Italian Servings servings Ingredients 3-4 plum tomatoes seeded and diced25 fresh […]

Sweet & Spicy Salsa

Submitted by Kenna Rathai, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Print Recipe Sweet & Spicy Salsa Course Appetizer Cuisine Mexican Skill Level Beginner Servings Ingredients 1 medium jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped1 medium ripe avocado diced2 cups strawberries finely chopped1/4 medium red onion finely chopped2 tbsp. cilantro finely chopped1 tsp. fresh lime juice1/4 tsp. sugarsea salt […]

Sally’s Garden Dip

Submitted by Ruth Short, Shelby Electric Cooperative This is a great dip to make when the garden is going strong. We love it and have passed it along to many. Print Recipe Sally's Garden Dip Course Appetizer Cuisine Other Skill Level Beginner Servings Ingredients 1 15 oz. can Black beans wash and drain1 15 oz. […]

Guacamole with Cheese and Chilies

Guacamole with Cheese and Chilies – 1993

As Illinois Country Living celebrates its 75th year, so do the recipes pages. From the very first issue, recipes and homemaking tips were a part of the magazine. We thought it was only appropriate to go back and include recipes across the years. This month, we have one recipe from each decade including the first […]

Mexican Dip

Recipes from the Parish  Who: Wesbein and Cropsey United Methodist ChurchesCost: $16 includes shippingDetails: soft-backed, spiral boundPages of recipes: 137Send checks to: Susan Wright, 36681 E. 1000 N Rd., Saybrook, IL 61770 or call 309-475-9080. Print Recipe Mexican Dip Course Appetizer Servings Ingredients 1 can Mexican corn drained1 c. Mayonnaise1/2 c. Parmesan cheese grated4 oz. pepper jack cheese shredded Course Appetizer Servings Ingredients […]