Congratulations to Jennifer Nichols, who just won my random drawing for “Entertaining Simple” by Matthew Mead. Jennifer won by submitting an inexpensive appetizer for chili dip, which calls for just a block of cream cheese, a can of chili and hot sauce to your taste. As a nice twist, the dip can be served in a bread bowl.
Thanks to everybody who submitted recipes for the contest. Even if you didn’t win, we all won a little bit by collecting a few new ideas for the next time we’re headed out to a gathering and looking for a quick, easy, inexpensive hors d’oevres to take along. My Super Bowl column next week will feature two of the recipes that were submitted: Jennifer’s chili dip and Amy’s cheesy olive bread (which came from the Pioneer Woman Web site).
As long as I’m talking about great Web sites, I’ve got one you should all check out. Reader Win Hunt alerted me to this site, which is called TasteSpotting. When you go to the site, you will first be greeted by a screenful of beautiful photos of food. If you see something that looks good to you (um, everything) all you do is click on the photo to get recipes. If you need to work up an appetite or find a great recipe, TasteSpotting should be another stop on your tour around the Web. But don’t forget to come back to the Fridge Magnet!