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Caramelized French Onion Dip With Kettle Cooked Chips

A junk food favorite, french onion dip, is elevated by making it from scratch with caramelized onions and homemade kettle chips.
September 2, 2015

Homemade French Onion Dip with Kettle Cooked Chips recipe, Waiting on Martha

When I’m in the mood for junk food, my go-to will forever and always be Dean’s French Onion Dip and Ruffle’s Potato Chips (well, and French Fries, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Watermelons and Flaming Hot Cheetos). But when I’m specifically craving that salty crunch, I know I’ve got to get my hands on chips and dip stat.

I like to think of my recipe for Caramelized French Onion Dip with Homemade Kettle Cooked Chips as an elevated version, if you will, of my go-to snack.  Since it’s homemade french onion dip, I say it’s a perfectly acceptable appetizer to serve at your next party. Come Fall, I know I’ll be dishing out this winning kettle cooked chips and homemade dip combo all football season long (along with tailgate-worthy drinks of course).  

Also known as the perfect tailgating snack in my household, it keeps guests happy even if there’s a fumble on the play. And if there’s ever any left over (doubtful), you can rest assured that I’ll finish up the dip and kettle cooked chips in my pajamas in bed. Enjoy!  Truly, MKR

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Creamed Vidalia Onion Bake With Homemade Bread Crumbs

Local to Georgia, vidalia onions are the star of this creamy, crunchy casserole
August 27, 2015

Vidalia Onion Bake with Homemade Bread Crumbs recipe, Waiting on Martha Vidalia Onion Bake with Homemade Herb Bread Crumbs recipe, Waiting on MarthaHomemade vidalia onion casserole, Waiting on Martha

Vidalia onions are local to Georgia, and I try to buy, cook and eat local whenever possible, as you know.  Unlike its brothers, the yellow, red and white onion, vidalias lack the sharp, astringent taste of other onions, and in turn taste sweet.  While I don’t discriminate against any onions (I adore them all), I will say you can find me grilling vidalias on the big green egg with just olive oil, salt and pepper quite often.  So when I had the opportunity to team up with Williams-Sonoma and whip up something local to my great state of Georgia, I immediately thought vidalias.  

So with summer beginning to sing its last sweet song, I knew I wanted to try a recipe that eases a summertime flavor into fall.  My answer: a recipe for Creamed Vidalia Onion Bake with Homemade Herb Bread Crumbs.  Sweet vidalias and shallots combine with creamy mushrooms and warm cinnamon, to then be topped with crispy herb breadcrumbs to create the perfect bite. Sweet + salty, soft but with a crunch.  

This dish completely stands on it’s own, but it would also be the perfect accompaniment for grilled steak, roast chicken or Thanksgiving dinner.  Imagine a little bit of this, a bit of stuffing, and a bit of turkey all on one fork…divine!  (Is it too early to talk Turkey??)

Be sure to tune in for my Williams-Sonoma Instagram takeover this Friday; I’ll be celebrating its store opening at Ponce City Market here in Atlanta all weekend long!  I’ll also be at the store all day Friday, so come say hi and join in the (yummy) festivities.  Can’t be there in person, I’m periscoping from the store at 12:00 est on Friday so make sure you join us at least virtually!  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Rustic White  |  This story is in collaboration with Williams-Sonoma, a brand we love and adore.  Opinions, recipe and images are 100% our own.

Vegan Pesto Heirloom Tomato Salad

Vegan pesto sauce coats crisp heirloom tomatoes, creamy avocados and freshly chopped herbs for the best ever tomato salad
August 25, 2015

Vegan Pesto Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe, Waiting on Martha

Recently I’ve had so much fun sharing a behind-the-scenes look into my kitchen and the recipes we’re cooking up in the Rye kitchen via Snapchat (username WAITINGONMARTHA).  And per your requests, I’m bringing you my recent recipe for my Vegan Pesto Heirloom Tomato Salad.

One of my favorite parts of summertime cooking is utilizing the fresh and seasonal ingredients that make each dish a hit.  As you’ll remember, we recently nommed on an Heirloom Tomato Spaghetti Squash Lasagna a few weeks ago that was just beyond. 

And the combination of this dish’s heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, avocados, basil, cilantro, chives and vegan pesto sauce are vibrant and delicious. The crisp crunch of the tomatoes matched with the creaminess of the avocado and the mix of flavors from the fresh herbs creates the perfect bite.  And how can I forget the sauce…it’s quite possibly the best ever vegan pesto sauce.  So. Stinking. Good!  Truly, MKR

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